Research journal publishes first-ever obesity-focused education competencies

DENVER—Today, the research journal Obesity published the study «Development of Obesity Competencies for Medical Education: A Report from the Obesity Medicine Education Collaborative» which outlines the first set of obesity-focused competencies to improve obesity medicine education for physicians and advanced healthcare providers. The 32 competencies were developed by The Obesity Medicine Education Collaborative (OMEC), an…

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Tapping into the way cells communicate

A new technology discovered by UConn School of Dental Medicine researchers records cellular communication in real time — providing a closer look into the dynamics of cell secretion and a greater understanding of how cells repair tissue. In a study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Kshitiz Gupta, an assistant…

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Wearable technology to personalize Lu-177-DOTATATE therapy for NETs

IMAGE: a) Maximum intensity projection showing relative positions of organs and tumors in the simulations with sample activity levels. b) Plot of counts for 2D detector array. Red boxes represent detector… view more  Credit: R. Miyaoka et al., University of Washington, Seattle, WA Researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, are developing a user-friendly…

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The ‘Euphoria’ Teenagers Are Wild. But Most Real Teenagers Are Tame.

Teenage dramas have typically presented a soapy view of high school, with more sex, drugs and wild behavior than in real life. But HBO’s new series “Euphoria” portrays a youth bacchanal that’s a stretch even for Hollywood. The show suggests that our modern society, with its smartphone dating apps, internet pornography and designer drugs, has…

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U.K. Court Says Mentally Disabled Woman Must Have Abortion

LONDON — A British court has ordered an abortion for a mentally disabled woman against her and her mother’s wishes, with the judge calling the decision “heartbreaking” but in the best interests of the woman, who is 22 weeks pregnant. The unidentified woman, who lives in London, is in her 20s and has the mental…

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Dinner, Solved

Good morning. Two days into the season, and it’s past time to open up the summer house of the mind, commence the annual rereading of Colson Whitehead’s “Sag Harbor,” get ready to hit the grill in shorts and flip-flops on the final day of the weekend, make some spiedies (above) even though you didn’t think…

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‘The Rooster Must Be Defended’: France’s Culture Clash Reaches a Coop

SAINT-PIERRE-D’OLÉRON, France — The rooster was annoyed and off his game. He shuffled, clucked and puffed out his russet plumage. But he didn’t crow. Not in front of all these strangers. “You see, he’s very stressed out,” said his owner, Corinne Fesseau. “I’m stressed, so he’s stressed out. He’s not even singing any more.” She…

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Medical News Today: Hypertension treatment may slow down Alzheimer’s progression

Researchers have found that nilvadipine, a drug that doctors regularly use to treat hypertension, may help people with Alzheimer’s disease by increasing blood flow to the brain. New research suggests that a high blood pressure drug may slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. This progressive…

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Caroline Passano, William Cagney IV

Caroline Taylor Passano and William Patrick Cagney IV were married June 22 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Baltimore. The Rev. Jack M. Dennis, a Roman Catholic priest and an uncle of the bride, performed the ceremony. Mrs. Cagney, 28, works in fund-raising at the Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery in Washington. She graduated from…

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