Study estimates how common carriers of polyglutamine disease-associated gene variants are in general population

Bottom Line: Huntington disease is one of nine rare hereditary neurodegenerative diseases known as polyglutamine diseases. This observational study estimated how common carriers with intermediate and pathological ranges of polyglutamine disease-associated gene variants were among the general population using data from five European studies that included DNA samples for more than 14,000 participants without a…

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Is conception by IVF associated with childhood cancer risk?

Bottom Line: This study compared the risk of childhood cancer diagnosed in the first decade of life among children conceived by in vitro fertilization with those children conceived naturally. Included in the study were almost 276,000 children conceived by IVF and more than 2.2 million other children; 321 cancers were detected among the children conceived…

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Colorado drug takes aim at cancer metastasis

IMAGE: Heide Ford, Ph.D., and colleagues show that targeting SIX1/EYA may stop breast cancer metastasis. view more  Credit: University of Colorado Cancer Center Many cancers are relatively harmless at their site of origin, and it is only when they metastasize to sites like the brain, bones, lungs, and liver that they become especially dangerous. And so,…

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Eccrine Systems announces collaboration with Maxim Integrated Products

IMAGE: This is an Eccrine Systems advanced sweat sensor worn by an individual pedaling a stationary bike. view more  Credit: Eccrine Systems CINCINNATI—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Eccrine Systems, Inc. announced today that it is collaborating with Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM) on the development and integration of analog signal processing technologies to drive Eccrine’s sweat sensing platform. Maxim…

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Women dominate ob/gyn field but make less money than male counterparts

AURORA, Colo. (April 1, 2019) — While women outnumber men as Ob/Gyn practitioners, they still make significantly less money and the pay gap extends to subspecialties like reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI), according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. «It’s interesting that the Ob/Gyn field is dominated by women and yet…

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The Kardashians Tell All About Jordyn Woods, Fyre Festival and Being Billionaires

Image “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” Season 16 — with artistic direction by Kanye West.CreditMiller Mobley/E! Entertainment Keeping Up With the Kardashian Cash Flow Are Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, Kendall and Kylie America’s savviest C.E.O.s? March 30, 2019 But maybe you’re in a rush, so here’s some great highlights: Kim Kardashian West said she will not…

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How We Hang Out at Work Together Online Now

Ever seen someone flip a coin with a forklift? Just place the coin on a hard, smooth surface. Lower the tip of the blade onto it, about halfway across the coin, leaving a bit of pressure, and ever so gently rake it back. The edge of the coin will catch, sending it flying up and…

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‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ Returns With Its New Star … Kanye West?

Image “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” Season 16 — with artistic direction by Kanye West.CreditMiller Mobley/E! Entertainment For the return of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” this weekend, we spoke with each of the five Kardashian-Jenner sisters — that’s Kourtney, Kim, and Khloé Kardashian, and Kendall and Kylie Jenner — about their entwined and individual…

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Medical News Today: The ‘burden of disease’ in those who recover from addiction

Recent research shows that more than one-third of people who are recovering from addiction continue to experience chronic physical disease. People are familiar with the effects of addiction, but what about the aftermath? Excessive use of alcohol and drugs can lead to mental and physical health issues, some of which include anxiety, depression, diabetes, liver…

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Medical News Today: Could reused cooking oil trigger breast cancer spread?

A recent study in mice showed that reheated cooking oil might trigger cell changes that can promote late-stage breast cancer growth. A new study looks at the effect of reused cooking oil on breast cancer metastasis. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign tested «thermally abused frying oil,» which is cooking oil that has…

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