GW study identifies need for disaster preparedness training for dermatologists

WASHINGTON (Jan. 30, 2020) — The dermatology community is inadequately prepared for a biological disaster and would benefit from a formal preparedness training program, according to a study from the George Washington University (GW). The article is published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. Natural and man-made disasters can cause a range of dermatologic…

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Study provides first look at sperm microbiome using RNA sequencing

DETROIT — A new collaborative study published by a research team from the Wayne State University School of Medicine, the CReATe Fertility Centre and the University of Massachusetts Amherst provides the first in-depth look at the microbiome of human sperm utilizing RNA sequencing with sufficient sensitivity to identify contamination and pathogenic bacterial colonization. «We show…

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Obesity Medicine Association announces key updates to its 2020 Adult Obesity Algorithm

DENVER, COLO. — Jan 30, 2020 — The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) today announced the immediate availability of the 2020 OMA Obesity Algorithm®, with new information for clinicians including obesity myths, polycystic ovary syndrome, obesity and psychiatric disease, ketogenic diet, as well as many other updates. «For the past seven years, the OMA Obesity Algorithm…

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Can exercise improve video game performance?

Time spent playing video games is often seen as time stolen from physical activities. Research has shown that exercise has many physical and cognitive benefits. But what if exercise could benefit video game performance as well? A new study led by neuroscientist Dr. Marc Roig and his research team from the School of Physical &…

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As Coronavirus Explodes in China, Countries Struggle to Control Its Spread

Australians flown home from Wuhan, China, will be quarantined on an island for two weeks. Americans, also evacuated from Wuhan, will be “temporarily housed” on an air base in California. And in South Korea, the police have been empowered to detain people who refuse to be quarantined. For countries outside China, the time to prevent…

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Eat Natto, Live Longer?

Eating fermented soy products may reduce the risk of premature death, researchers report. Some soy products, like tofu, are not fermented. But others — miso, natto and tempeh, for example — are made using bacteria or mold in a fermentation process. Soy sauce, if made in the traditional way, is also fermented. The study, in…

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After All These Years, Barbie Is Still Reinventing Herself

One doll is bald. Another has a prosthetic limb. And another doll’s curly dark hair is swept away from her face to show she has vitiligo, a condition that causes patches of skin to lose melanin. They are among several new Barbie dolls that Mattel is hailing as its “most diverse doll line” that features…

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