Decline in physical activity often starts as early as age 7

Overall physical activity starts to decline already around the age of school entry. While the proportion of physically inactive individuals rises with age there still are groups of people who manage to increase their physical activity level in adulthood and old age. While the level of physical activity varies between individuals, it can also vary…

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Scientists review influenza vaccine research progress and opportunities

IMAGE: Transmission electron micrograph of H1N1 virus particles. view more  Credit: NIAID In a new series of articles, experts in immunology, virology, epidemiology, and vaccine development detail efforts to improve seasonal influenza vaccines and ultimately develop a universal influenza vaccine. The 15 articles are part of a supplement in the April 15 issue of the Journal…

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Dr. Shaun Sabico wins the ESCEO-IOF Pierre Meunier Young Scientist Award

IMAGE: Dr. S. Sabico (right) wins ESCEO-IOF Pierre Meunier Young Scientist Award on April 6, 2019. view more  Credit: International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) Dr Shaun Sabico was presented with the ESCEO-IOF Pierre Meunier Young Scientist Award at a special ceremony held on April 6 at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis & Musculoskeletal Disease (WCO-IOF-ESCEO ’19…

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Exploiting metabolic differences to optimize SSRI dosing in adolescents

IMAGE: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology is dedicated to child and adolescent psychiatry and behavioral pediatrics, covering clinical and biological aspects of child and adolescent psychopharmacology and developmental neurobiology. view more  Credit: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers New Rochelle, NY, April 8, 2019—In a simulated study, exposure to and maximum blood concentrations of two selective…

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Mass. General study provides insight into use of critical care resources

A study by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators has found wide variation in the use of different hospital units — intensive care or general medical units — to deliver a type of advanced respiratory support called non-invasive ventilation. The team’s report published in Critical Care Medicine found no differences in length of stay or in-hospital…

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UTMB to lead program to advance treatments against potentially bioterrorist pathogens

GALVESTON, Texas — The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Profectus Biosciences, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Mapp Biopharmaceutical and Genevant Sciences Corp. have been awarded up to $35 million to advance the development of rapid-acting vaccines and broad-spectrum treatments of the highly-lethal hemorrhagic fever viruses Ebola and Marburg. The U.S. Department of Health and…

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$3,000 to Rent a Movie? Bringing the Theater Home for the 1 Percent

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Fred Rosen, the retired Ticketmaster tycoon, was eating a melted ham-and-brie sandwich at the exclusive San Vicente Bungalows and spouting forth about belts. Yes, what people use to hold up their pants. You can buy one at Walmart for $4, he noted. Or you can get one at Gucci for $1,500.…

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Medical News Today: Alcohol use disorder: Brain damage may progress despite sobriety

A new study goes against the grain of previous research by suggesting that alcohol-induced brain damage does not stop when alcohol use ends. Instead, the harmful effects of alcohol may continue during abstinence. The findings have important implications for the process of recovery from alcohol dependence. The effects of excessive alcohol use may last much…

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