NIH to host session on newborn genomic sequencing findings

Researchers will review findings on implications for health and care of newborns at the final public session of the National Human Genome Research Institute’s Newborn Sequencing in Genomic Medicine and Public Health (NSIGHT) program. NSIGHT investigators will present their work addressing the challenges and opportunities associated with the possible use of genomic sequence information for…

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FDA designates molecular test for concussions as ‘breakthrough device’

IMAGE: By evaluating cognitive performance while a person is undergoing advanced brain imaging, scientists with the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute will determine the accuracy and relationship of blood biomarkers indicating brain… view more  Credit: Virginia Tech A portable test to help people suspected of having concussions or mild traumatic brain injuries has received a boost from…

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Gender bias continues in recognition of physicians and nurses

IMAGE: Journal of Women’s Health, published monthly, is a core multidisciplinary journal dedicated to the diseases and conditions that hold greater risk for or are more prevalent among women, as well… view more  Credit: (c) 2019 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers New Rochelle, NY, June 17, 2019—A new study has shown that patients are significantly more…

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Here’s Baby Archie, on Prince Harry’s First Father’s Day

Image Hello, world. An image of 6-week-old Archie Mountbatten-Windsor was published on social media by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for Father’s Day.CreditThe Duke and Duchess of Sussex LONDON — The first time Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was introduced to the world, a mere two days after he was born in May, he slept through…

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Food Prep Safety When Using Cutting/Chopping Boards

Checking out new, delicious recipes your family will love is fun. Less fun is discussing safety precautions while cooking. But when you’re going to be cooking — especially for other people — you want to ensure that you’re following the best safety standards to keep everyone healthy. In this guide, we’ll go over food prep…

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This Town Comes Alive Once a Year, as Thousands of Snakes Mate

NARCISSE, Manitoba — Tokyo has its cherry blossoms, the Netherlands has its tulip fields, and Paris offers itself. But the Canadian province of Manitoba has a remarkably distinct springtime attraction too: tens of thousands of amorous snakes writhing around in pits. While Manitoba’s tourist agency doesn’t promote the Narcisse Snake Dens with the same zeal…

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The Damage of Dad-Shaming

Two years ago, a national poll of parents showed that many mothers were very aware of being criticized for the parenting decisions, small and large, that make up daily life with children. Now the same poll has turned to fathers, and it turns out that they also frequently feel judged and found wanting. In this…

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Medical News Today: Mouse study finds enzyme that prolongs life

New research in mice uncovers a previously unknown «pathway toward healthy aging.» A circulating protein from the blood of young mice led to health improvements and visible signs of rejuvenation when researchers gave it to aging mice. Scientists have found an enzyme that might have antiaging properties in humans as it does in mice. As…

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Medical News Today: Vitamin D supplements may not prevent type 2 diabetes

A large new study has examined the effects of vitamin D on a diverse group of adults and found no evidence that this supplement can prevent type 2 diabetes. Vitamin D supplements don’t do much to prevent type 2 diabetes. Vitamin D is an essential vitamin; it builds and maintains healthy bones. Our bodies produce…

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