Spirituality linked to higher quality of life for stroke survivors, caregivers

DALLAS, May 26, 2020 — Higher spirituality among stroke survivors was strongly linked to better quality of life for them and their caregivers who may also feel depressed, according to new research published today in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal. May is American Stroke Month. For many stroke survivors, a…

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Dementia gene raises risk of severe COVID-19

Having a faulty gene linked to dementia doubles the risk of developing severe COVID-19, according to a large-scale study. Researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine analysed data from the UK Biobank, and found high risk of severe COVID-19 infection among European ancestry participants who carry…

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Defects in developing frog brain can be prevented or repaired with bioelectric drugs

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (May 26, 2019)— Researchers led by biologists at Tufts University have discovered that the brains of developing frog embryos damaged by nicotine exposure can be repaired by treatment with certain drugs called «ionoceuticals» that drive the recovery of bioelectric patterns in the embryo, followed by repair of normal anatomy, gene expression and brain…

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App calculates risk of delaying cancer care during pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic has overwhelmed healthcare systems across the country, doctors have postponed surgery and other treatments for thousands of patients with cancer. These delays may last for months, especially for those with early stage and less aggressive disease. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been a good way for doctors to compare the long-term risk to…

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New research identifies two drug classes that could be re-purposed for T1D treatment

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. — Researchers from the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute (IBRI), a leading independent, industry-inspired applied research institute, and Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) Center for Diabetes Research, identified two classes of compounds that prevent most of the effects of interferon-α (IFNα) on human beta cells, paving the way for potential future clinical trials of…

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Women almost twice as likely to choose primary care as men

Analysis of osteopathic medical school survey data reveals women are 1.75 times more likely to choose primary care than men, according to a study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Researchers sought to understand the factors that are associated with an increased likelihood of specializing in primary care. «Considering the critical need for…

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Former surgeon general Dr. Vivek Murthy receives award

New York, NY, May 26, 2020 —The Vilcek Foundation and The Arnold P. Gold Foundation are pleased to announce Dr. Vivek Murthy, 19th Surgeon General of the United States, as the recipient of the 2020 Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare. This award shines a spotlight on immigrant leaders in U.S. healthcare and recognizes the…

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NUS researchers develop a new library of atomically thin 2D materials

Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have created a whole new library of atomically thin, two-dimensional (2D) materials using a novel and powerful approach of engineering the composition of transition metal dichalcogenides. Materials that are atomically thin offer a platform to explore a wide range of intriguing physical properties and could provide many…

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Perfume Etiquette Tips

We recall the situations where it is appropriate to apply more drops of the precious perfume, and when it is better to restrain ourselves. Below are some tips on fragrance etiquette – how much, when and why – all you need to know about the unwritten rules of wearing a perfume. Use perfume only on…

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Tips for Ridding Coats and Pullovers of Fuzzy Pillings

In some parts of the world, April weather was almost summer-like, somewhere it turned out to be quite severe, but it’s finally time now to put warm things on the farthest shelf wherever you are! But before that you need to take care of them. This means to wash them and get rid of fuzzy…

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