Pakistan’s War on Polio Falters Amid Attacks on Health Workers and Mistrust

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistani officials had been hopeful that 2019 would be the year they would succeed in their campaign against polio, and declare Pakistan polio free. But a complete victory has proved elusive. Instead, the country’s anti-polio campaign has been hobbled by recent deadly attacks on health workers and resistance from parents in some…

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Hello, Arya! ‘Game of Thrones’ Baby Names Are for Girls.

When Katherine Acosta, who lives in Houston, was prescribed bed rest after a miscarriage in 2017, she started watching “Game of Thrones” for the first time. Within a week, she had seen all seven seasons. Then, she watched all of the episodes twice more. So when she became pregnant again that year, Ms. Acosta knew…

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Chanel Taps Naomi Campbell for New J12 Watch Campaign

Earlier this month, model Naomi Campbell celebrated 33 years of working in the fashion industry. In her time, she’s walked countless runway shows, landed on more than 800 magazine covers, and guest starred in TV shows like Fresh Prince of Bel Air and music videos like George Michael’s Freedom!. Today, she adds another line to…

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Medical News Today: How stress eating might prime the body to store fat

Using a mouse model, researchers discovered that insulin controls a molecular pathway in the brain that activates during stress and leads to more weight gain. New research explains why eating high-calorie foods when stressed may lead to more significant weight gain. Researchers have long been aware that stress can lead to addiction and increase the…

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Personal Health: Virtual Reality as Therapy for Pain

I was packing up at the end of a family vacation in Florida when my back went into an excruciating spasm unrelieved by a fistful of pain medication. As my twin sons, then 8 years old, wheeled me through the airport, one of them suggested, “Mom, if you think about something else, it won’t hurt…

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AmorChem | Champions of the 2019 KNOCK OUT!

Montreal, April 26th 2019 — The Contenders of the fifth AmorChem KNOCK OUTTM Event valiantly climbed into the ring and duked it out against a panel of Heavyweight Champions for a chance of winning a coveted $500,000 financing from AmorChem. All the Contenders displayed remarkable courage and agility in the ring, yet only one team…

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Tel Aviv university study paves way for innovative treatment of epilepsy

A drug commonly used to treat multiple sclerosis may, after necessary modifications, one day be used to treat patients with epilepsy, researchers in Prof. Inna Slutsky’s lab at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine and Sagol School of Neuroscience at Tel Aviv University have discovered. This is good news for patients with Dravet syndrome, one of…

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Co-use of cannabis and tobacco linked to poorer functioning among young adults

More than a third of young adults report using both cannabis and tobacco or nicotine products, providing a unique challenge to public health officials as cannabis is legalized in more jurisdictions, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Studying a group of young adults from California, researchers examined the many different ways that cannabis and…

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