Nerve stimulation may benefit women with fibromyalgia

A treatment involving electrical nerve stimulation helped women with fibromyalgia in a recent clinical trial. The findings are published in Arthritis & Rheumatology. Fibromyalgia is characterized by pain and fatigue, particularly during physical activity. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) delivers electrical currents through the skin to activate nerve pathways in the body that inhibit pain.…

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Study suggests antiretroviral therapy does not restore disease immunity

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (January 6, 2020) — A study led by researchers from SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University and Oregon Health & Science University, published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases1, showed that, despite successful antiretroviral therapy (ART), antigen specific memory to vaccinations that occurred before HIV infection did not recover, even after immune reconstitution. Additionally,…

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JUUL delivers substantially more nicotine than previous generation e-cigs and cigarettes

JUUL delivers substantially more nicotine to the blood per puff than cigarettes or previous-generation e-cigarettes (e-cigs) and impairs blood vessel function comparable to cigarette smoke, according to a new study by researchers at UC San Francisco. The study, which appears online Jan. 4, 2020, in Tobacco Regulatory Science, found that nicotine concentrations were five to…

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New research may lead to increased use of available hearts for transplant

CINCINNATI — A new study provides hope that the number of children dying on the transplantation list while waiting for a new heart could potentially be reduced dramatically. The study, published online in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery, demonstrates that many of the donor hearts deemed «high-risk» can be transplanted with the same survival rates…

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Progesterone from an unexpected source may affect miscarriage risk

About twenty percent of confirmed pregnancies end in miscarriage, most often in the first trimester, for reasons ranging from infection to chromosomal abnormality. But some women have recurrent miscarriages, a painful process that points to underlying issues. Clinical studies have been uneven, but some evidence shows that for women with a history of recurrent miscarriage,…

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Golden Globes 2020: Live Updates

Here’s what you need to know: Ricky Gervais is hosting the night’s festivities. ImageIn his cutting opening monologue, Ricky Gervais poked fun at Hollywood’s focus on diversity and pronounced that “no one cares about movies anymore.”Credit…Paul Drinkwater/NBC, via Getty Images BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Hollywood’s self-congratulatory season kicked into high gear on Sunday, as the caustic…

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The Best Dressed Celebs at the Golden Globes 2020

Award season for 2020 has officially begun, and the Golden Globes did not disappoint. The red carpet featured Billy Porter’s angelic feather train, bedazzled ear muffs by way of Rooney Mara, and everything in between. See who made the cut on our list of the best dressed celebs at this year’s red carpet ahead. 1…

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2020 Golden Globes Red Carpet: Fashion at the Awards

For the 77th annual Golden Globes, some things have stayed the same (Ricky Gervais returned for his fifth stint as host) but others have not (the Globes menu is vegan now, because of the climate crisis). This year, once again, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has been criticized for snubbing women in several big categories…

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