Study introduces ‘the Big Bang Theory of migraine’

Girls who approach puberty at a more rapid rate than their peers may be at higher risk of migraine, according to new research. New research may have found what triggers migraine in some women. Migraine affects children as well as adults, and statistics show that boys and girls experience the condition at a similar rate…

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Adolescents who skip breakfast may develop obesity

A paper published in Scientific Reports describes how researchers affiliated with the University of São Paulo’s Medical School (FM-USP) in Brazil and colleagues at institutions in Europe evaluated behaviors leading to weight gain in adolescents. Childhood obesity can favor the premature emergence of health issues such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The main…

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Critical heart drug too pricey for some Medicare patients

An effective drug to treat chronic heart failure may cost too much for senior citizens with a standard Medicare Part D drug plan, said a study co-authored by a John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) researcher at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The therapy is a combination of sacubitril/valsartan called Entresto®. Researchers found…

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How fat prawns can save lives

IMAGE: River prawns, like this Macrobrachium prawn raised in a local hatchery in the Senegal River basin, can consume a dozen or more snails per day. A team led by University… view more  Berkeley — Before bite-sized crustaceans like crayfish, shrimp and prawns land on our dinner plates, they first have to get fat themselves —…

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Researchers unveil experimental compound to block therapeutic target in blood cancer

IMAGE: Jason Wong, Blossom Damania, PhD, and a team of UNC Lineberger researchers have discovered a hyperactive cell signal that contributes to tumor growth in primary effusion lymphoma, an aggressive blood… view more  CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina — Researchers at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered a hyperactive cell signal that contributes to tumor…

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Failure to launch: Parents are barriers to teen independence

IMAGE: Infographic view more  Credit: Michigan Medicine ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Something most parents don’t want to hear from their teenager: I am not prepared to be an adult, and it’s your fault. Nearly all parents (97%) in a new national poll say they are helping their teen become more independent by using strategies like allowing…

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