Scholarly journals work together to disseminate knowledge in ob-gyn

Citation rates of scholarly journal articles are tracked in many medical specialties and can affect health care treatment and research. Until the publication of a recent Rutgers-led study in JAMA Network Open, there have been no comprehensive bibliometric studies of obstetrics and gynecology articles. The researchers identified 3,767,874 articles in the journal Science’s Science Citation…

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‘Quit vaping searches increased during lung-disease outbreak

BOSTON — E-cigarettes have been sold for more than a decade, seemingly without incident, but in the summer of 2019 serious lung injuries began appearing among some e-cigarette users — especially adolescents and young adults. By last January of 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported more than 2,700 hospitalizations for EVALI, or…

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Loyola Medicine study explores hypnotherapy for gastrointestinal issues

MAYWOOD, IL — Loyola Medicine is among the first to conduct a clinical study using hypnotherapy to treat functional dyspepsia, a gastrointestinal disorder affecting approximately 10 percent of the population. People affected by functional dyspepsia experience frequent stomach upset, including symptoms of stomach pain or burning, nausea, bloating, belching and a prolonged feeling of fullness.…

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Brain inflammation in veterans with Gulf War illness

BOSTON — In a new discovery, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have detected widespread inflammation in the brains of veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Illness (GWI). These findings, published online in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity on February 3, could serve as a guidepost for identifying and developing new therapies for people with…

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In Coronavirus, $45-Billion Cruise Industry Faces a Big Challenge

For the cruise industry, the coronavirus is a public-relations nightmare. For more than a week, the world has watched as the Diamond Princess ship has been quarantined in the Japanese port of Yokohama, its 3,600 passengers and crew stuck and the number of people infected by the coronavirus climbing to at least 175. A second…

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Coronavirus News: Live Coverage and Updates

Here’s what you need to know: ImageThe Dalai Lama in Bodhgaya, India, in January.Credit…Agence France-Presse — Getty Images ‘All engagements of His Holiness the Dalai Lama remain indefinitely postponed.’ The Dalai Lama has canceled all upcoming public events indefinitely because of the coronavirus outbreak, according to a schedule posted on his website. “As a precautionary…

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