The Checkup: The Impact of Early Sexual Initiation on Boys

Every couple of years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asks middle and high school students to fill out surveys in class for the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System. If students are sexually active, it asks for the age of first sexual intercourse, which is an important milestone. From a public health point of…

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BU finds rare gene mutations may prevent heart disease

Targeting apolipoprotein B (APOB) gene has not been tested in clinical trials for cardiovascular outcomes because of risk of fatty liver disease, but naturally-occurring mutation suggests it may be effective. A kind of rare gene mutation may prevent heart disease, according to a new study co-led by a Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH)…

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Half of all patients with syncope have CT head performed with a yield of 1.2% to 3.8%

IMAGE: Systematic review: Cohort studies in English/French. Two prospective, 15 retrospective, eight education department, six hospitalized, three other. view more  Credit: KIRSTY CHALLEN, B.SC., MBCHB, MRES, PH.D., LANCASHIRE TEACHING HOSPITALS, UNITED KINGDOM DES PLAINES, IL — More than half of patients with syncope underwent CT head with a diagnostic yield of 1.1 percent to 3.8 percent.…

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1 in 5 civil monetary penalties due to EMTALA violations involved psychiatric emergencies

IMAGE: 230 settlements from Office of the Inspector General 2002-18. view more  Credit: KIRSTY CHALLEN, B.SC., MBCHB, MRES, PH.D., LANCASHIRE TEACHING HOSPITALS, UNITED KINGDOM DES PLAINES, IL — Nearly one in five civil monetary penalty settlements related to Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) violations involved psychiatric emergencies. That is the conclusion of a study…

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Common food additive found to affect gut microbiota

University of Sydney research provides new evidence that nanoparticles, which are present in many food items, may have a substantial and harmful influence on human health. The study investigated the health impacts of food additive E171 (titanium dioxide nanoparticles) which is commonly used in high quantities in foods and some medicines as a whitening agent.…

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CDC concurs with panel led by Regenstrief scientist on misapplication of opioid guidelines

INDIANAPOLIS — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is clarifying its guidelines on opioid prescribing, citing the findings of a review panel led by Regenstrief Institute Research Scientist Kurt Kroenke, M.D. Dr. Kroenke and his colleagues found that many clinicians, policymakers and payers are misapplying the CDC’s guidelines, and those actions are negatively affecting…

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New insights into treatment targets for men with advanced prostate cancers

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, and CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — A study published recently in the Journal of Clinical Oncology Precision Oncology, an American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) journal, outlines findings from the largest-ever prospective genomic analysis of advanced prostate cancer tumors. Using comprehensive genomic profiling (CGP) to analyze thousands of tumor samples from men with…

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New recommendations for a thyroid and cardiovascular disease research agenda

IMAGE: Thyroid, the official journal of the American Thyroid Association®, (ATA®) is an authoritative peer-reviewed journal published monthly online with open access options and in print. view more  Credit: (c) 2019 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers New Rochelle, NY, May 13, 2019—New Recommendations for a Thyroid and Cardiovascular Disease Research Agenda have been co-published in Thyroid®…

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Aethlon Medical collaborates at Colangelo golf event engaging participants for CTE studies

PHOENIX, Ariz. — May 13, 2019 — Aethlon Medical Inc. (AEMD) and its diagnostic subsidiary, Exosome Sciences, in collaboration with the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the Prostate On-Site Project (POP), announced that Aethlon, TGen and POP will engage with participants for their studies of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in living individuals during the…

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