Higher suicide rates evident among youth certain groups of Medicaid enrollees

IMAGE: While the overall suicide rate did not significantly differ between the groups, compared with the non-Medicaid group, the suicide rate in the Medicaid group was significantly higher among youth aged… view more  Credit: American Journal of Preventive Medicine Ann Arbor, January 17, 2019 — According to a new study published in the American Journal of…

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Another piece of Ebola virus puzzle identified

IMAGE: Ebola virus (red) replicates much faster in human macrophages depleted of RBBP6 protein (right panel). view more  Credit: Texas Biomed A team of researchers have discovered the interaction between an Ebola virus protein and a protein in human cells that may be an important key to unlocking the pathway of replication of the killer disease…

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Rutgers scientist identifies gene responsible for spread of prostate cancer

IMAGE: When Antonina Mitrofanova learned she couldn’t become an oncologist, she changed majors to computer science. Now, a pioneer in the emerging field of biomedical informatics she is fighting cancer… view more  A Rutgers study has found that a specific gene in cancerous prostate tumors indicates when patients are at high-risk for the cancer to spread,…

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World Trade Center responders at increased risk for head and neck cancers

A Rutgers study has found a significant increase in head and neck cancers among workers and volunteers who responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC), pointing to newly emerging risks that require ongoing monitoring and treatment of those who were exposed during the initial response. The study, which is the…

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Medical News Today: 1 in 4 US antibiotics may be inappropriately prescribed

A recent analysis provides more evidence that inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics is common in the United States. An analysis of antibiotic prescriptions for more than 19 million people found that over 23 percent were for ‘inappropriate’ use of antibiotics. Researchers from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA,…

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Modern Love: Listen: Joanna Kulig Reads ‘A Kiss Deferred by Civil War’

When ethnically charged graffiti began appearing in her town of Mostar, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Nikolina Kulidzan paid little attention. In 1992, she was a 12-year-old Serbian girl in love with a Croatian boy named Marko. She was unaware that her country, and her budding relationship with Marko, would be torn apart by a brutal…

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High-Dose Vitamin D No Better Than Low-Dose

Image Low blood levels of vitamin D are tied to bone loss that can lead to falls and fractures. But taking vitamin D supplements in high doses showed no benefits over low-dose vitamin D, a randomized trial found. The study, in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, included 379 British men and women whose average…

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17 Winter Work Dresses That Don’t Require a Desk Blanket

We love a dress year round, so of course we’re forcing them into our winter work wardrobe. Strategically reach for heavier fabrics, renew your obsession with long sleeves, and stock up on Uniqlo’s Heattech tights (seriously, they’re warmer than pants). Shop 17 work dresses that will help you survive the cold without sacrificing style, ahead.

Sleeping Less Than 6 Hours a Night Tied to Heart Disease

Image Sleeping less than six hours a night, and sleeping poorly, are associated with hardening of the arteries, a new study has found. Researchers used accelerometers attached to the waists of 3,974 healthy men and women, average age 46, to monitor the duration and quality of their sleep over seven nights. All underwent physical exams…

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