Time for a closer look at Pyrethroid insecticides

January 3, 2020 — In an invited Commentary just published in JAMA Internal Medicine, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health professors Drs. Steven Stellman and Jeanne Mager Stellman offer their perspective on results from a recent study on Pyrethroid, among the most widely used insecticides in the world for public health control of vector-borne illnesses,…

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Versatile bile acids

Could bile acids—the fat-dissolving juices churned out by the liver and gallbladder—also play a role in immunity and inflammation? The answer appears to be yes, according to two separate Harvard Medical School studies published in Nature. The findings of the two studies, both conducted in mice, show that bile acids promote the differentiation and activity…

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MDI Biological Laboratory to expand innovative data literacy program

BAR HARBOR, MAINE — The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced that it is expanding its innovative SEPA (Science Education Partnership Award) program, which aims to improve secondary school education in data literacy while addressing the public health threat posed by arsenic in well water. The National Institute for General Medical Sciences, an institute of the…

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Yale study urges lifesaving drug treatment to combat Ukraine’s HIV epidemic

New Haven, Conn. — A new study led by Yale University researchers finds that scaling up use of methadone and buprenorphine — medications for treating opioid use disorder known as opioid agonist therapies (OATs) — could greatly reduce HIV transmission rates and prevent deaths in Ukraine, where the disease is epidemic among people who inject…

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With Partial Flavor Ban, Trump Splits the Difference on Vaping

In September, President Trump, the first lady and two of his top health officials gathered in the Oval Office to announce they would take what Mr. Trump called “very, very strong” action against the fast-growing epidemic of teenage vaping: a ban on the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes. Groups representing thousands of vape shops around…

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Rachel Feinstein Unveils the Darker Side of Fantasyland

If Rachel Feinstein had a spirit guide, it would probably be Sleeping Beauty. For the artist — known for her extravagantly detailed fantasy sculptures, installations and paintings — the fairy tale princess may be the most relatable of the otherworldly creatures that animate her work.   “When I was younger, I was asleep for a long time, my ideas…

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Gucci Celebrates the Year of the Rat with Mickey Mouse

According to the traditional Chinese calendar, January 25 marks the beginning of the Lunar New Year and the start of the Year of the Rat. To celebrate, Gucci has unveiled a very literal collection featuring the most famous rodent of the world: Mickey Mouse. Titled the ‘Year of the Mouse,’ the vast collection from creative…

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Medical News Today: How to remove dead skin from the face

The skin naturally renews itself every 30 days or so. This process happens when the outer layer of the skin, or epidermis, sheds dead cells and replaces them with new ones. Dead skin cells shed through normal daily activities, such as pulling clothes on and off. A person is unaware when old skin cells fall…

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What Is the Keto Diet and Does It Work?

A recent survey of registered dietitians named the low-carbohydrate keto diet yet again as the most popular diet in the United States. Powering this diet is fat, and loads of it — all the way up to a hefty 90 percent of one’s daily calories. Its fans (and marketers) feed social media with before and…

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Medical News Today: Removing the core of a boil: What to know

A boil is a large, red, painful lump on the skin. It is a type of skin infection that develops around a hair follicle or oil gland. These infections occur when bacteria become trapped beneath the skin. Over time, a boil will develop a collection of pus in its center. This is known as the…

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