Health inequality threatening more adolescents worldwide than ever before

A detailed global study of the health and well being of the world’s 1.8 billion adolescents and young adults reveals a growing inequality — and greater health challenges than those faced 25 years ago. Of the 1.8 billion adolescents aged 10-24, an additional 250 million worldwide are living in countries where they face a triple…

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Study suggests hip replacement patients can skip hip precautions

Low-risk patients undergoing a total hip replacement with a posterior approach can skip the standard hip precautions currently recommended for post-surgical recovery, according to a new study conducted at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), in New York City. Eliminating standard precautions in this population did not increase the risk of hip dislocation, according to the…

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El Camino Hospital first in California to offer new treatment for severe COPD/emphysema

IMAGE: El Camino Hospital today announced it is the first hospital in California to have successfully performed the new and recently Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved lung valve treatment for… view more  Credit: Pulmonx Corporation — www.MyLungsMyLife.com Mountain View, Calif. — March 11, 2019 — El Camino Hospital today announced it is the first hospital…

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Adolescents are more likely than adults to use fruit- and candy-flavored e-cigarettes

IMAGE: Adolescent and young-adult e-cigarette users report tempting e-juice flavors as a leading reason for use. They are more interested in experimenting with fruit-, candy-, or menthol-flavored e-cigarettes than with tobacco-flavored,… view more  Credit: Norris Cotton Cancer Center LEBANON, NH — E-cigarettes were initially intended as a smoking cessation tool, yet vaping has skyrocketed among kids…

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Gene behind long-recognized mitochondrial disease has highly varied effects

Philadelphia, March 12, 2019—For more than two decades, mutations in a gene located in the DNA of mitochondria have been classified as a mitochondrial disease and linked to a particular set of symptoms. However, according to new findings from researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), mutations in this gene, which encodes an essential part…

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Movie technology inspires wearable liquid unit that aims to harvest energy

IMAGE: A Purdue University team created wearable technology to convert mechanical energy into electrical energy. view more  Credit: Wenzhuo Wu/Purdue University WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A fascination with movie technology that showed robots perform self-repair through a liquid formula inspired a Purdue University professor to make his own discoveries — which are now helping to lead…

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Two papers describe how a membrane protein can move both lipids and ions

IMAGE: Schematic drawing of the transmembrane portion of TMEM16 family proteins. Upper panel shows a scramblase, in closed (nonconductive) intermediate (ion conduction) and open (lipid exchange) configuration. The lower panel shows… view more  Credit: C. Paulino, University of Groningen The TMEM16 family of membrane proteins was hailed as representing the elusive calcium-activated chloride channels. However, the…

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PolyU establishes an alliance with eight institutions to advance research in nursing

IMAGE: Group photo of the representatives of the participating institutions after the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding. view more  Credit: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with eight participating universities / institutions in the Greater Bay Area (GBA) to establish The Nursing Alliance…

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