Could genetic breakthrough finally help take the sting out of mouth ulcers?

A large breakthrough has been made in the genetic understanding of mouth ulcers which could provide potential for a new drug to prevent or heal the painful lesions. Mouth ulcers affect up to 25 per cent of young adults and a higher proportion of children. Previous research has shown that mouth ulcers are partially heritable,…

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NEHI recommends action on adoption of next generation therapies in Massachusetts

IMAGE: NEHI (The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation) released a white paper today recommending that Massachusetts health care payers, providers, and the state’s biopharma industry come together in collaboration to… view more  Credit: NEHI March 5, 2019, BOSTON—NEHI (The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation) released a white paper today recommending that Massachusetts health care…

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Medical News Today: How does Zoloft affect bipolar disorder?

Zoloft is a type of medication that doctors call a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, or SSRI. They may recommend it for mental health conditions, including certain types of bipolar disorder. There are some side effects to consider before using this drug, however, and some may be cause for concern. Anyone who is uncertain about their…

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Hospital and Time of Delivery May Affect Mother’s Health

A mother’s health during a hospital birth may depend in part on the time of day and the kind of hospital. For a study published in Risk Analysis, researchers recorded maternal complications in more than two million births, tracking complications that can reasonably be controlled by hospital staff: severe perineal laceration, ruptured uterus, unplanned hysterectomy,…

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How to Make Meals From Office Snacks

Some of the most compelling meals are born of strange constraints. The rationing of World War I gave us the eggless, butterless, milkless cake. Later, during the Great Depression, housewives poured sugary syrup over Ritz crackers to create the filling for a back-of-the-box recipe called Mock Apple Pie. Today’s MacGyverish food and drink derives not…

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Critic’s Notebook: A Delicious Link to Oaxaca in South Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Each week, in a kitchen in South Los Angeles, Alfonso Martinez prepares about 400 pounds of moronga — a light, onion-flecked cloud of a sausage, already crimson from a base of fresh pig’s blood, pushed to a deeper, more exuberant shade by the addition of dried red chiles. The loops of sausage…

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