Genomic warning flag just in time for beach season: Jellyfish toxins

IMAGE: Box Jellyfish are one of the most deadly organisms on the planet. They are considered so dangerous that they are the only jellyfish to have its own category in the… view more  Credit: Allen Collins An article published today in the Open Access journal GigaScience [1] might make you squirm if you plan to hit…

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Pear-shaped is better for postmenopausal women, even if they are normal weight

IMAGE: Among postmenopausal with normal body mass index, higher trunk fat is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease, whereas higher leg fat is associated with decreased risk of cardiovascular disease. view more  Credit: European Heart Journal Postmenopausal women who are «apple» shaped rather than «pear» shaped are at greater risk of heart and blood vessel…

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New strategies and approaches needed to cope with growing burden of brain diseases

IMAGE: Professor Anne Hege Aamodt, President of the Norwegian Neurological Association, presented The Norwegian Brain Health Strategy 2018-2024 to attendees at the congress. Norway are the first country in Europe to… view more  Credit: European Academy of Neurology (EAN) (Oslo, Monday, 1 July, 2019) New strategies for preventing and coping with the growing burden of brain…

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Statin use reduces mortality and stroke risk in dementia patients, new study shows

(Oslo, Monday, 01 July, 2019) The use of statins is significantly associated with a reduction in the risk of mortality in dementia patients, new research presented today at the 5th European Academy of Neurology (EAN) Congress has shown. The study, which analysed 44,920 Swedish dementia patients from the Swedish Dementia Registry between 2008-2015, found users…

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Early warning signs of eating disorder revealed

Early warning signs that someone may have an eating disorder have been revealed in a large-scale data study conducted by Swansea University researchers. The results, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, showed that people diagnosed with a disorder had higher rates of other conditions and of prescriptions in…

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Sabrina Rahman, Haseeb Frahmand

Dr. Sabrina Rahman and Haseeb Frahmand were married June 29 in a traditional Muslim ceremony. Samiullah Safi, an imam, officiated at the Falls Church Marriott Fairview Park, a hotel in Falls Church, Va. Dr. Rahman, 33, is an attending physician for emergency medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, N.Y., and…

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Luis Alvarez, Champion of 9/11 Responders, Dies at 53

Luis G. Alvarez, a former New York City detective who pleaded with Congress this month to extend health benefits to police officers, firefighters and other emergency workers who responded to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, died on Saturday in a hospice in Rockville Centre, N.Y. He was 53. His family announced his death in…

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Medical News Today: Letter from the Editor: It’s good to laugh

«Laughter is an instant vacation,» American comedian Milton Berle once said. After Medical News Today‘s annual summer party, I have to agree. The MNT editorial team had lots of fun at the annual summer party. In previous years, MNT‘s summer party events have included community gardening and a rocky, but joyous boat trip. This year,…

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NASA Reopens Apollo Mission Control Room That Once Landed Men on Moon

[Read all Times reporting on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. | Sign up for the weekly Science Times email.] HOUSTON — After Gene Kranz retired in the 1990s, he started to give occasional tours to VIPs at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. It was there in the Apollo Mission Control Center that…

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America’s Biggest Road Race Is Atlanta’s Fourth of July Tradition

Welcome to the Running newsletter! Every Saturday morning, we email runners with news, advice and some motivation to help you get up and running. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. On Thursday, I’ll wake up, walk the dog, eat breakfast and drive to the start line of my local Firecracker 5K, a…

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