Back new PACK training tackles common diseases in developing countries

An educational outreach training package has shown to be effective for improving management of respiratory diseases in Brazil, raising hopes it could be rolled out to treat other common, severe diseases in low- and middle-income countries. Researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the University of Cape Town, with partners from Brazil, the…

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Understanding the adolescent brain

New research from University of Alberta neuroscientists shows that the brains of adolescents struggling with mental-health issues may be wired differently from those of their healthy peers. This collaborative research, led by Anthony Singhal, professor and chair in the Department of Psychology, involved adolescents between the ages of 14 and 17 who had a history…

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Leaders of Texas innovation join forces to improve research to commercialization in the state

DALLAS— Texas’ premiere scientific research organization, TAMEST (The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas), will host a multi-disciplinary conference on innovation as part of TAMEST’s 2020 Annual Conference: Innovating Texas in Dallas from January 7-9, 2020. The conference aims to catalyze research commercialization by creating forums of state experts on innovation to work…

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Critics’ Claws Are Out for ‘Cats’: A Roundup of Reviews

When the first “Cats” trailer dropped in July, the internet convulsed with revulsion and awe. People were unprepared for the digital fur technology that was unleashed in the two-minute spectacle. “If this messed up world doesn’t kill us first, ‘Cats’ will clearly finish the job when it opens on Dec. 20,” Garrett Martin of Paste…

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C.D.C. Links Deadly Listeria Outbreak to Hard-Boiled Egg Plant in Georgia

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week warned distributors against selling hard-boiled eggs bought in bulk from a Georgia production plant that it said was the likely source of listeria contamination that had led to sicknesses in five states, including one death and four hospitalizations. Officials with the federal Food and Drug Administration…

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Lizzo’s Best Outfits Ever

Since bursting into pop culture with breakout songs including «Juice» and «Good as Hell,» Lizzo has cemented her place as a musical icon. A truth that doesn’t hurt: Lizzo has been serving looks ever since. From showing up to the VMAs in a red sequin «Siren» dress to breaking the AMAs with the tiniest purse…

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Congress Approves Raising Age to 21 for E-Cigarette and Tobacco Sales

The House and Senate have now passed a provision that would ban the sale of tobacco and e-cigarettes to anyone under 21, at a time when Congress and the Trump administration are facing public pressure to reduce the soaring rates of teenage vaping. President Trump has spoken in favor of increasing the age limit, and…

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Medical News Today: Breast reduction surgery: Everything you need to know

Breast reduction surgery, which doctors may call reduction mammoplasty, is a medical procedure that reduces the overall size of a person’s breasts. According to the authors of a 2019 article, breast reduction surgery is one of the most common cosmetic procedures. In this article, we discuss breast reduction surgery, including the procedure and how it…

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Boys Born Small at Higher Risk for Infertility

Boys born small may be at risk for infertility in adulthood. Danish researchers examined birth and health records of 10,936 men and women born between 1984 and 1987. The study, in Human Reproduction, found that 10 percent of the babies were born small for gestational age. The health and behavioral characteristics of the mothers of…

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