Researchers, patients meet to discuss Stevens-Johnson syndrome

Scientists and patients from all over the world are gathering in Vancouver, Canada, on Friday and Saturday to discuss new discoveries and future direction in the treatment of Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis (SJS/TEN), a drug-induced disease that has a mortality of up to 50%. SJS/TEN 2019 is co-chaired by Elizabeth Phillips, MD, professor of Medicine…

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Study in mice uncovers an unknown pathway for breast cancer tumors to recur

IMAGE: Staining shows collagen deposit, in blue, within a residual breast tumor following Her2 inhibition. view more  Credit: Duke Health DURHAM, N.C. — For many women who thought they had beaten breast cancer, the news that it has roared back years later comes as an especially cruel diagnosis with no clear answers for why or how…

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Healthy aging entails reorganization of function in prefrontal brain areas

Researchers from HSE University and York University have become the first to analyse the results of 82 functional neuroimaging studies on working memory mechanisms in different adult age groups. The meta-analyses showed that across studies the agreement of various areas of the prefrontal cortex decreases with ageing, suggesting reorganization of brain function during healthy aging.…

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Dentists can be the first line of defense against domestic violence

PHOENIX — The University of Arizona College of Medicine — Phoenix and Midwestern University have published an article to bring to light the important role dentists can play in identifying domestic violence victims. Published April 11 in the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, the article reports that as much as 75 percent of head…

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Global Health: Measles Outbreak Infects 695, Highest Number Since 2000

The number of measles cases in the United States has risen to 695, the highest annual number recorded since the disease was declared eliminated in this country in 2000, federal health officials said on Wednesday. The total has now surpassed the previous high of 667 set in 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control…

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Medical News Today: Hair breakage: 10 causes and ways to repair

Hair breakage can happen for a variety of reasons, including specific hair products, diet, and stress. Home remedies can help. People can experience hair breakage that affects all types of hair from straight to curly. It can make hair look frizzy or coarse either at the ends or near the top, or crown, of the…

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Trump Declares Commitment to Ending Opioid Crisis ‘Once and for All’

ATLANTA — President Trump, after a week devoted to criticizing the Mueller report and investigations by congressional Democrats, turned on Wednesday to a policy matter, vowing to “smash the grip of addiction” caused by the opioid epidemic. Addressing a conference of health professionals and addiction specialists in Atlanta, Mr. Trump promised to provide more funding…

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Long-Term Use of Antibiotics Tied to Heart Risks

Using antibiotics for two months or longer may be linked to an increase in a woman’s risk for cardiovascular disease. The finding, published in the European Heart Journal, applied to women who used the drugs when they were 40 and older. Researchers used data on 36,429 women free of cardiovascular disease at the start of…

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W.H.O. Says Limited or No Screen Time for Children Under 5

In a new set of guidelines, the World Health Organization said that infants under 1 year old should not be exposed to electronic screens and that children between the ages of 2 and 4 should not have more than one hour of “sedentary screen time” each day. Limiting, and in some cases eliminating, screen time…

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