Researchers unveil experimental compound to block therapeutic target in blood cancer

IMAGE: Jason Wong, Blossom Damania, PhD, and a team of UNC Lineberger researchers have discovered a hyperactive cell signal that contributes to tumor growth in primary effusion lymphoma, an aggressive blood… view more  CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina — Researchers at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered a hyperactive cell signal that contributes to tumor…

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Failure to launch: Parents are barriers to teen independence

IMAGE: Infographic view more  Credit: Michigan Medicine ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Something most parents don’t want to hear from their teenager: I am not prepared to be an adult, and it’s your fault. Nearly all parents (97%) in a new national poll say they are helping their teen become more independent by using strategies like allowing…

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More ED visits because of alcohol, 175% increase in 25- to 29-year-olds seeking care

New research shows dramatically rising visits to emergency departments (ED) related to alcohol, especially for women, with a 175% increase in alcohol-related visits from young people aged 25 to 29. The article, published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), shows increases in ED visits related to alcohol that are occurring much faster than overall ED…

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Early introduction of peanuts in babies to reduce allergy risk

Podcast post-embargo link: https://soundcloud.com/cmajpodcasts/181613-five Worried about peanut allergies in children? A practice article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) outlines five things to know about early introduction of peanuts in infants to reduce the risk of peanut allergy. Infants who are fed peanut protein regularly have a lower risk of peanut allergy. To prevent peanut…

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Gun ownership linked to greater incidence of domestic homicides

IMAGE: Firearm Ownership and Domestic Firearm Homicide Rates, By State, in the United States, 1990-2016. view more  Credit: American Journal of Preventive Medicine Ann Arbor, July 22, 2019 — A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, published by Elsevier, reveals a unique and strong association between firearm ownership and the risk of domestic…

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More colorectal cancer cases are being diagnosed in younger patients

The incidence of colorectal cancer in adults younger than 50 years of age has increased in the United States since 1970. A new study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, found that the proportion of adults diagnosed with colorectal cancer under age 50 in the United States has…

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School readiness impaired in preschoolers with ADHD symptoms, Stanford study finds

Preschoolers with symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are much less likely than other children their age to be ready for school, new research from the Stanford University School of Medicine has found. The study, which will be published online July 21 in Pediatrics, is among the first to comprehensively examine school readiness in young children…

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Plasticizer interaction with the heart

IMAGE: New preclinical research finds acute exposure to MEHP, a common plasticizer used in medical equipment, increases risk for alternans and arrhythmias, disruptions in heart rhythm. The images above show changes… view more  Credit: Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, Plasticizer Interaction with the Heart, Volume: 12, Issue: 7, DOI: (10.1161/CIRCEP.119.007294) Calling an ambulance during an emergency, emailing…

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Start-Up Says It’s Changing Eye Care for the Better. Others See It Differently.

The colorful ads on Facebook and Instagram promise a fantastic bargain: “Stop overpaying for contact lenses. Get 30 contacts delivered to your door for ONLY $1.” Captions like “wow” and “what a steal” splash across images of teal containers and lenses perched on fingertips, urging consumers to act fast. This social media marketing has been…

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The Very Best Things to Cook This Week

Good morning. I’ve been spending a lot of time on the water lately, in a spot east of Long Island where the tide brings in cold ocean water twice a day, vodka-clear, to wash away our sins. It’s been quiet under the hot sun as red-tailed hawks patrol an empty shoreline, scaring away the terns,…

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