High-risk sexually transmitted HPV virus associated with increased CVD risk

DALLAS, February 7, 2019 — Infection with high-risk strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), which have been linked to cancer, might increase the risk of heart and blood vessel or cardiovascular disease, especially among women with obesity or other cardiovascular risk factors, according to new research in Circulation Research, an American Heart Association journal. While…

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Folliculin mutations disrupt embryo implantation

IMAGE: Researchers at the UW Medicine Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine in Seattle are studying genetic controls of a critical, early stage of embryonic development to try to… view more  Credit: Jennifer Hesson New information is unfolding on the genetic controls of an early turning point in pregnancy. As the tiny, dividing cell mass,…

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Researchers develop prostate cancer prediction tool that has unmatched accuracy

New York, NY (February 7, 2019) — A team of researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC) have developed a novel machine-learning framework that distinguishes between low- and high-risk prostate cancer with more precision than ever before. The framework, described…

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Medical News Today: The best healthful fast-food options

Fast-food outlets are abundant and, while fast food has a reputation for being unhealthful, a growing number of the big chains are adding more nutritious options to their menus. Outlets that allow greater customization of orders tend to have lower calorie or more nutritious choices. However, there are healthful options on the menu of most…

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What Is Late-Term Abortion? Trump Got It Wrong

President Trump on Tuesday evening asked Congress to ban a type of abortion often referred to as “late-term abortion.” He said he wanted to protect “children who can feel pain in the mother’s womb.” He scorned New York’s recently passed Reproductive Health Act, saying that lawmakers had “cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation…

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