Immune system discovery could aid quest for stem cell therapies

A discovery of how stem cells are protected from viruses could inform the development of therapies for use in medicine, research suggests. The finding could help research aimed at boosting the immune response of stem cells — early stage cells with the potential to become specialised tissues — for use in treating disease or damaged…

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Children in Quebec are not diagnosed early enough with type 1 diabetes

IMAGE: Dr. Meranda Nakhla, senior author of the study, is a pediatric endocrinologist at the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and a scientist from the… view more  Montreal, May 14 2019— Elwyn was a healthy 13 month-old toddler when she started drinking water from the bathtub. Over time, she became increasingly…

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Implementing a care pathway for spatial neglect to improve stroke outcomes

IMAGE: Dr. Barrett is a cognitive neurologist, is director of the Center of Stroke Rehabilitation Research at Kessler Foundation. view more  Credit: Kessler Foundation East Hanover, NJ. May 14, 2019. Spatial neglect remains a hidden disability despite the availability of effective tools for the diagnosis and treatment for this common complication of stroke. Addressing this implementation…

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Complete removal of tumor reduces risk of recurrence of cancer in dogs

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The relative risk of a recurrence of cancer is reduced by 60% in dogs whose tumors are completely removed, a new analysis by Oregon State University researchers has found. The researchers reviewed published veterinary studies and found a recurrence of less than 10% in dogs where the soft tissue sarcoma was completely…

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NIAAA honors Dr. Geoffrey K. Mumford with Senator Harold Hughes Award

IMAGE: Geoffrey K. Mumford, Ph.D., Associate Executive Director for Government Relations in the Science Directorate of the American Psychological Association (APA) view more  Geoffrey K. Mumford, Ph.D., Associate Executive Director for Government Relations in the Science Directorate of the American Psychological Association (APA), received the Senator Harold Hughes Memorial Award today from the National Institute on…

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New Tax Will Help Washington Residents Pay for Long-Term Care

Eligible residents who live in Washington State will have a new benefit available to them starting in 2025: a $100-per-day allowance for a variety of long-term care services, which will last up to a year. The money will come from a payroll tax that begins in 2022, according to rules in a bill that the…

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The edit: Meet the Winner of the Modern Love College Essay Contest

When Kyleigh Leddy, a senior at Boston College, wrote the piece that won this year’s Modern Love College Essay Contest, she didn’t intend on it reaching a wide readership. Ms. Leddy wrote it simply to write it. But afterward, she realized it presented a unique perspective on love today. One day after Ms. Leddy finished…

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How to Revisit the Ghosts of Your Past

We all have moments from our past that gnaw at us — a regret, an unanswered question, an old tragedy. We obsess over these moments when we can’t sleep, or when we need a good cry. But most days, we try to ignore these unwelcome memories, pushing them aside so we can buy groceries or…

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$2 Billion Verdict Against Monsanto Is Third to Find Roundup Caused Cancer

A jury in Oakland, Calif., ordered Monsanto on Monday to pay a couple more than $2 billion in damages after finding that its Roundup weed killer caused their cancer — the third jury to conclude that the company failed to warn consumers of its flagship product’s dangers. Thousands of additional lawsuits against Monsanto, which Bayer…

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Medical News Today: What to know about cluster A personality disorders

People define personality disorders in many different ways. According to one definition, a personality disorder is a mental health condition that affects how a person thinks and feels and how they relate to other people. Cluster A disorders usually involve awkwardness in social situations, distorted thinking, and distance from society and relationships. There are 10…

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