Kids with headache after stroke might be at risk for another stroke

A new study has found a high incidence of headaches in pediatric stroke survivors and identified a possible association between post-stroke headache and stroke recurrence. Headache developed in over a third of participating children, on average six months after the stroke. Fifteen percent of patients suffered another stroke, typically in the first six to 12…

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Norovirus structures could help develop treatments for food poisoning

IMAGE: Zooming in on the norovirus structure at near atomic detail view more  Credit: Joshua-Tor lab/CSHL 2019 Cold Spring Harbor, NY — Noroviruses are a leading cause of food-borne illness outbreaks, accounting for 58% of all outbreaks and cause 685 million cases worldwide each year. There is no effective therapeutic against them. Having knowledge of the…

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Sickle cell disease needs more attention

The promise of new treatments for sickle cell disease, a group of inherited red blood cell disorders, has never been so great, but it will only be realized if there is constant investment in health policies such as programs for screening newborns, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, where most cases occur. This point is made in…

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Researchers discover trigger for muscle-wasting condition

Among all major cancers, pancreatic cancer has the highest rate of death — 93 percent of patients die within five years of diagnosis. Treating the disease is difficult not only because the tumors spread quickly, but because of a muscle-wasting condition called cachexia that affects at least 80 percent of people with pancreatic cancer. However,…

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Penn researchers influence CDC’s clarification on prescribing opioids for cancer pain

IMAGE: Penn Nursing’s Salimah H. Meghani, PhD, MBE, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor of Nursing & Term Chair of Palliative Care; Associate Director of the NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health; and… view more  PHILADELPHIA (June 12, 2019) — To reduce the number of people who may misuse, abuse, or overdose from opioids, multiple national agencies including…

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Adults with sleep apnea are more likely to experience involuntary job loss

SAN ANTONIO — Recently unemployed people with undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea have a higher risk of having lost a job multiple times, according to preliminary results from a new study. Results show that individuals with undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea were more likely to have experienced multiple involuntary job losses. Compared to participants who did not…

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The Wikipedia gender gap

Wikipedia is one of the most successful online communities in history, yet it struggles to attract and retain editors who are women — another example of the gender gap online. In a recent University of Washington study, researchers interviewed women «Wikipedians» to examine the lack of female and non-binary editors in Wikipedia. The team identified…

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A microscopic topographic map of cellular function

IMAGE: Gavin King and a team of scientists used this atomic force microscope, bottom right, to study the movement of the E.coli proteins. Unlike previous studies where proteins were frozen, the… view more  The flow of traffic through our nation’s highways and byways is meticulously mapped and studied, but less is known about how materials in…

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Back to Basics for a Designer Whose Business Got Too Tight

Scott Sternberg would prefer you not call him “quirky,” as has happened many times before. It’s “a word people like to use for me a lot,” Mr. Sternberg said, “which I don’t love.” So we will not repeat the offense, further than to note that, while Mr. Sternberg may not be quirky, there he was,…

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