COPD underdiagnosed in older adults, but can be managed

«Recognizing and Treating COPD in Older Adults,» the latest issue of the What’s Hot newsletter from The Gerontological Society of America, addresses what is known about the prevalence, incidence, and impact of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in older adults. Despite high incidence of COPD — as many as 30 million Americans are affected —…

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Study seeks to reduce barriers to breastfeeding premature babies

A mother’s own breast milk has infection-fighting factors and nutrients to help fuel growth and development in babies and may be easier to digest than formula. Providing this nourishment is particularly important for infants born prematurely, both while they are receiving care in a hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and after they are able…

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Boston University researcher receives grant to fight melanoma

(Boston)—Deborah Lang, MD, associate professor of dermatology at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), has been awarded a two-year, $250,000 grant from the Harry J. Lloyd Charitable Trust to further her basic science research on the molecular and cellular biology of melanoma. Specifically, the award will support her project: Transcriptional Mechanisms underlying the shared…

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Scientists Worry About Political Influence Over Coronavirus Vaccine Project

In April, with hospitals overwhelmed and much of the United States in lockdown, the Department of Health and Human Services produced a presentation for the White House arguing that rapid development of a coronavirus vaccine was the best hope to control the pandemic. “DEADLINE: Enable broad access to the public by October 2020,” the first…

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How to Make Your Face Slimmer?

How to make your face slimmer? Today we will share a few tips for those who think their face is chubby (just in case – we do not think so). Drink water Oddly enough, not to have edema (and this is one of the reasons for a chubby face and a plump body), you need…

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Nordstrom Uses Influencers to Promote Safety and Draw Anxious Shoppers

Wendy Nguyen, a fashionable Instagram personality with 1.1 million followers, is regularly tapped by retailers like Macy’s and Banana Republic to promote their wares on social media. They typically want her to take a stylish photo in their apparel and enthuse about their brand and any upcoming sale or product line. But Ms. Nguyen recently…

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