Adolescent exposure to anesthetics may cause alcohol use disorder, new research shows

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — Early exposure to anesthetics may make adolescents more susceptible to developing alcohol use disorder (AUD), according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. David Werner, associate professor of psychology, and Linda Spear, distinguished professor of psychology, led a team of Binghamton University researchers in examining whether exposure to…

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The death marker protein cleans up your muscles after exercise

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen’s Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports have demonstrated that physical activity prompts a clean-up of muscles as the protein Ubiquitin tags onto worn-out proteins, causing them to be degraded. This prevents the accumulation of damaged proteins and helps keep muscles healthy. Physical activity benefits health in many ways, including…

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AMP releases preliminary results to nationwide SARS-CoV-2 molecular testing survey

ROCKVILLE, Md. — May 28, 2020 — The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP), the premier global, molecular diagnostic professional society, today released the preliminary results of its April 2020 SARS-CoV-2 Testing Survey for clinical laboratories. The anonymous survey was created and administered to document clinical laboratory efforts and experiences. The results will be used to…

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Octapharma USA & BioMatrix support research focused on COVID-19 & myocardial dysfunction

PARAMUS, N.J. (May 28, 2020) — Octapharma USA and BioMatrix Specialty Pharmacy are supporting a new investigator-initiated research study led by Kelly McCants, M.D., Medical Director of the Norton Heart & Vascular Institute in Louisville, Ky., focused on treating patients with the coronavirus (COVID-19) and presenting with COVID-19-associated myocardial dysfunction. Octapharma USA is donating Octagam…

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Beyond the garnish: Will a new type of produce get the microgreen light?

Microgreens. They’re leafy green vegetables that are relatively new to the dining room, but a study by a Colorado State University team indicates that they will be welcome company at the table. «You’ve probably heard of sprouts and baby greens,» said lead researcher and registered dietitian nutritionist Sarah Ardanuy Johnson, an assistant professor and director…

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Increased activity not always the best advice for neck and back pain

The study primarily includes industrial workers and employees in jobs with a lot of physical activity, such as nurses, cleaners and people in service professions who are required to stand a lot. Moving more and sitting less has been the ongoing mantra, but this study comes to some different conclusions. «Regular physical activity is still…

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Coronavirus Epidemics Began Later Than Believed, Study Concludes

The first confirmed coronavirus infections in Europe and the United States, discovered in January, did not ignite the epidemics that followed, according to a close analysis of hundreds of viral genomes. Instead, the outbreaks plaguing much of the West began weeks later, the study concluded. The revised timeline may clarify nagging ambiguities about the arrival…

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‘We Loved Each Other’: Fauci Recalls Larry Kramer, Friend and Nemesis

“How did I meet Larry? He called me a murderer and an incompetent idiot on the front page of the San Francisco Examiner magazine.” Speaking as he passed though a fever check on his way into the White House, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, recalled…

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Is Takeout and Delivery Food Safe?

As America begins to reopen for business, restaurants in several states have reopened for indoor dining. Others, like those in Connecticut and New Mexico, are serving outdoors only. Restaurants in New York City and Los Angeles allow no sit-down service at all. In most places, takeout and delivery are still the most available and convenient…

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