Dead probiotic strain shown to reduce harmful, aging-related inflammation

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Dec. 9, 2019 — Scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine have identified a dead probiotic that reduces age-related leaky gut in older mice. The study is published in the journal GeroScience. But what exactly is leaky gut and what does a probiotic — dead or alive — have to do with…

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BU study finds new factors linked to suicide

First-of-its-kind study used machine learning and health data from the entire Danish population to create sex-specific suicide risk profiles, illuminating the complex mix of factors that may predict suicide. A new study led by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers finds that physical illness and injury raises the risk of suicide in men…

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New diagnostic methods to monitor blood disorders enabled by bio-rad’s droplet digital PCR technology showcased at 2019 Ash Annual Meeting

Orlando FL. — December 9, 2019 — Scientists will present more than 40 abstracts highlighting research driven in part by Bio-Rad Laboratories’ Droplet Digital PCR (ddPCR) technology at the 2019 American Society of Hematology (ASH) meeting in Orlando Florida, December 7-10. The research presented will illustrate the sensitivity, precision, and speed of Bio-Rad’s ddPCR, which…

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Calculating genetic links between diseases, without the genetic data

Physicians use standard disease classifications based on symptoms or location in the body to help make diagnoses. These classifications, called nosologies, can help doctors understand which diseases are closely related, and thus may be caused by the same underlying issues or respond to the same treatments. An important part of understanding disease is estimating its…

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Ban on Surprise Medical Bills May Pass After All

ImageAir ambulances can save lives, but they can also often result in surprise medical bills.Credit…Courtland Wells/The Vicksburg Post, via Associated Press Turns out, even as the impeachment debate blazes, Democrats and Republicans can agree on one thing: They don’t like surprise medical bills. Leaders of key Senate and House committees have reached a consensus on…

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A Farewell to Feministing and the Heyday of Feminist Blogging

Soon after Anna Holmes took on the job of building the website Jezebel, in 2007, she set it apart from established publications like Vogue and Elle with a post offering $10,000 to anyone who would send in the best unretouched version of a women’s magazine cover photo. And with that, Jezebel had marked its territory:…

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Medical News Today: Breast cancer: Does hair dye increase risk?

A recent study has investigated links between hair products and breast cancer. The findings have caused a stir, so in this article, we put the results into perspective. Share on PinterestA new study looks at hair dye and breast cancer risk. Overall, breast cancer affects around 1 in 8 women during their lifetime. Although breast…

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Rei Kawakubo Talks ‘Orlando,’ Opera and the Performance of Gender

On Dec. 8, “Orlando” will have its premiere at the Vienna State Opera. The opera represents a meeting of female creative minds across time and countries: It is based on the novel by Virginia Woolf, composed by Olga Neuwirth, with a libretto by Ms. Neuwirth and Catherine Filloux, directed by Polly Graham, with costumes by…

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