Recognizing Miscarriage as an Occasion for Grief

The emotion and attention around the model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen’s decision to discuss her miscarriage on social media a few weeks ago remind us that this is still a topic that is not easy for many people to talk about. Stories of pregnancy loss, and the grief and complex emotions it leaves behind,…

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Think You Have ‘Normal’ Blood Pressure? Think Again

So you think your blood pressure is normal? Think again. The latest iteration of an “ideal” blood pressure — a level of 120 millimeters of mercury for systolic pressure, the top number — that Americans are urged to achieve and maintain has been called into question by a long-term multiethnic study of otherwise healthy adults.…

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With deep learning algorithms, standard CT technology produces spectral images

TROY, N.Y. — Bioimaging technologies are the eyes that allow doctors to see inside the body in order to diagnose, treat, and monitor disease. Ge Wang, an endowed professor of biomedical engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has received significant recognition for devoting his research to coupling those imaging technologies with artificial intelligence in order to…

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Scientists map the human proteome

Twenty years after the release of the human genome, the genetic «blueprint» of human life, an international research team, including the University of British Columbia’s Chris Overall, has now mapped the first draft sequence of the human proteome. Their work was published Oct. 16 in Nature Communications and announced today by the Human Proteome Organization…

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For toddlers with autism, more intervention hours are not necessarily better

A multisite study led by UC Davis Health found that two prominent early intervention models for autism had a similar impact. The researchers compared developmental and symptom improvements in toddlers with autism who received one year of one-on-one intervention sessions using either the Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI) or Early Start Denver Model (ESDM). They…

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Cleveland Clinic joins new consortium to map nuclear DNA in four-dimension

Cleveland Clinic has been named a participating institution for the newly established Center for Integrated Multi-Modal and Multi-Scale Nucleome Research, made possible by a recently awarded five-year, $6.5 million consortium grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund. Ming Hu, PhD, assistant staff in the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, is a co-investigator…

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Newborn brains lack maturity to process emotions as adults do

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Humans aren’t born with mature brain circuitry that attaches emotions to the things they see or hear in their environment, a new study shows. Researchers studying brain scans of newborns found that the part of the brain involved in experiencing emotions isn’t functionally connected in a mature way with the regions that…

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Less invasive ventilation use grows dramatically, without needed data

More research is needed before a less invasive form of ventilation is used near the end of life for patients who have cancer and dementia, recommends the authors of a scientific paper published in JAMA Internal Medicine. While analyzing data from nearly 2.5 million Medicare-funded hospitalizations within the last 30 days of a patient’s life,…

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Untreated sleep apnea is associated with flu hospitalization

DARIEN, IL — As we approach flu season, adults with obstructive sleep apnea may want to take extra precautions. A study published online as an accepted paper in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine is the first to find that patients with sleep apnea who did not use CPAP therapy were more likely to be…

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