Medical News Today: Mouse study finds enzyme that prolongs life

New research in mice uncovers a previously unknown "pathway toward healthy aging." A circulating protein from the blood of young ...
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In the Running World and Beyond, Being #BraveLikeGabe

Welcome to the Running newsletter! Every Saturday morning, we email runners with news, advice and some motivation to help you ...
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Medical News Today: Hundreds of current medical practices may be ineffective

"Medical reversal" is a term that defines instances in which new and improved clinical trials show that current medical practices ...
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Medical News Today: How a lethal toxin might help in the opioid crisis

With the opioid crisis in the spotlight, scientists are searching for new ways to tackle pain. One group has turned ...
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Bribes and Backdoor Deals Help Foreign Firms Sell to China’s Hospitals

BEIJING — A trip to the sauna. A golf club membership. Luxury watches. Neatly packed bricks of red Chinese bills ...
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For the Third Time, W.H.O. Declines to Declare the Ebola Outbreak an Emergency

For the third time, the World Health Organization declined on Friday to declare the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic ...
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Identifying the risk of recurrence of developmental disorder in future pregnancies

Having a child with a developmental disorder can cause parents to worry about the outcome of further pregnancies. In cases ...
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Drug Makers Sue to Block Requirement for Listing Prices in TV Ads

Three of the nation’s major drug manufacturers sued the Trump administration on Friday to block a rule that would force ...
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Groundwork Is Laid for Opioids Settlement That Would Touch Every Corner of U.S.

Every city, town and county in the United States could receive a payout in a settlement with the largest makers, ...
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Medical News Today: What to know about steroids and MS

Multiple sclerosis attacks the protective coating around the nervous system. People with the condition often experience periods of severe symptoms, ...
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Eager to Limit Exemptions to Vaccination, States Face Staunch Resistance

As measles spread across the nation earlier this year, 71 residents of Vancouver, Wash., fell ill, most of them unvaccinated ...
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Medical News Today: Low fruit and vegetable intake may account for millions of deaths

Findings from a new study suggest that inadequate consumption of fruits and vegetables may be a major factor in heart ...
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A Dad by Any Other Name

After the divorce, my daughter Marisa started calling me Bill. “It’s Dad,” I’d hiss through clenched teeth, smiling at the ...
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Measles Outbreak: N.Y. Eliminates Religious Exemptions for Vaccinations

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] ALBANY — Lawmakers in ...
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Here Is What Jessica Biel Opposes in California’s Vaccine Bill

A contentious bill that would make it more difficult for Californians to avoid mandatory vaccinations for their children leapt into ...
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Dr. Teruko Ishizaka, Who Advanced Allergy Treatment, Dies at 92

Dr. Teruko Ishizaka, an immunologist whose joint research with her husband in the 1960s advanced the monitoring, treatment and prevention ...
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Fecal Transplant Is Linked to a Patient’s Death, the F.D.A. Warns

Two patients contracted severe infections, and one of them died, from fecal transplants that contained drug-resistant bacteria, the Food and ...
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Small cluster of neurons is off-on switch for mouse songs

VIDEO: Ultrasonic recordings reveal the 'love song' a male mouse produces when he is pitching woo to a female. view more  ...
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Researchers identify traits linked to better outcomes in HPV-linked head and neck cancer

Using a new blood test that's in development, University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers identified characteristics that ...
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Integral Molecular reaches milestone in I-O target discovery collaboration with Daiichi Sankyo

Integral Molecular, the industry leader in discovering antibodies against multipass membrane proteins, today announced that it has successfully reached the ...
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American football: The first quarter is crucial

Researchers from Dartmouth College, New Hampshire have found evidence that players born in the first quarter of the year are ...
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WVU researcher studies new treatment for pancreatic cancer

IMAGE: According to the American Cancer Society, about 45,000 Americans will have died from pancreatic cancer by year's end. That's more ...
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Artificial nose identifies malignant tissue in brain tumours during surgery

IMAGE: Flue gas created by an electric knife is fed directly into the measurement system. view more  Credit: Antti Roine An ...
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Using waves to move droplets

IMAGE: A glycerol droplet travels along with the wave. Small particles in the droplet visualize the internal fluid flow. view more  ...
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Moral emotions, a diagnotic tool for frontotemporal dementia?

Paris, France --June 14, 2019- A study conducted by Marc Teichmann and Carole Azuar at the Brain and Spine Institute ...
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Iowa State’s Geetu Tuteja selected for Pew Scholars Biomedical Research Program

IMAGE: This is Geetu Tuteja. view more  Credit: Iowa State University News Service AMES, Iowa -- Geetu Tuteja, assistant professor in ...
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USC study finds e-cigarette cartoon ads may increase likelihood of vaping

Like the infamous "Joe Camel" advertisements for cigarettes in the 1980s and 90s, the use of cartoon characters in ads ...
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Researchers’ discovery could lead to improved therapies for duchenne muscular dystrophy

IMAGE: Florida State researchers and their collaborators found that sarcospan can help stabilize cardiac cell membranes, which become fragile in patients ...
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Nephrology and Public Policy Committee (NPPC) aims to intensify research activity

"Epidemiological and clinical research and public policy in Europe are generally considered to be comprehensive and successful, but there is ...
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Better prognosticating for dogs with mammary tumors

IMAGE: Karin Sorenmo (left) and colleagues created a practical tool for assessing prognoses for dogs with mammary tumors. The research emerged ...
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Human contact plays big role in spread of some hospital infections, but not others

An observational study conducted in a French hospital showed that human contact was responsible for 90 percent of the spread ...
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Salk scientist Diana Hargreaves named Pew-Stewart Scholar for innovative cancer research

IMAGE: Diana Hargreaves, an assistant professor in Salk's Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory, has been named a 2019 Pew-Stewart Scholar for ...
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Can we still have fun if the UK goes carbon neutral?

Mainstream strategies generally address the challenge of reducing carbon by reviewing consumption, but a complementary approach looks at how people ...
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Working in the last 6 months before haemodialysis is associated with a better survival

Employment is a key determinant of quality of life for all people, including haemodialysis patients1, 2. Employment offers social support ...
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UMass Amherst cell biologist chosen for Pew Scholars Biomedical Research Program

IMAGE: UMass Amherst assistant professor named to Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences. view more  Credit: UMass Amherst University of ...
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Overweight men are inhibiting childbirth

IMAGE: Doctoral Thesis. view more  Credit: University of Tartu About 15% of couples in fertile age have experienced fertility problems. Men ...
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Dr. Henry Lynch, 91, Dies; Found Hereditary Link in Cancer

A half-century ago, when researchers said cancers were caused by exposure to toxins in the environment, Dr. Henry T. Lynch ...
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Medical News Today: What to know about surgery for MS

Multiple sclerosis attacks the protective coating around the nerves throughout the body, including those in the brain. Multiple sclerosis is ...
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Bastion of Anti-Vaccine Fervor: Progressive Waldorf Schools

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] CHESTNUT RIDGE, N.Y. — ...
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Tracking Your Sleep? Beware Orthosomnia and Other Risks

Are you sabotaging your sleep in your quest to improve it? Many new tools are becoming available to monitor your ...
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Depo-Provera, an Injectable Contraceptive, Does Not Raise H.I.V. Risk

For decades, many African women in need of birth control they could use in secret have relied on intramuscular hormone ...
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How Much Nature Is Enough? 120 Minutes a Week, Doctors Say

It’s a medical fact: Spending time outdoors, especially in green spaces, is good for you. A wealth of research indicates ...
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A Fractured Ankle Turned Me Into My Father

I have become my father. I don’t mean I’m short-tempered, overly particular about petty things or obsessed with finding cheap ...
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Artificial light during sleep puts women at risk of obesity

There is a close link between lifestyle choices, such as diet and exercise, and a person's weight. Researchers now identify ...
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Medical News Today: Red meat and death risk: Study offers new insights

People who increased their red meat intake over 8 years had a higher death risk in the following 8 years ...
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Women are better than men at remembering words and faces

Have you ever had an argument with someone of the opposite sex and realized that the two of you had ...
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Salmonella resistant to antibiotics of last resort found in US

Researchers from North Carolina State University have found a gene that gives Salmonella resistance to antibiotics of last resort in ...
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People using third-party apps to analyze personal genetic data

The burgeoning field of personal genetics appeals to people who want to learn more about themselves, their family and their ...
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One-fifth of US surgeons still overusing riskier procedure to create kidney dialysis access

IMAGE: A diagram showing how kidney dialysis is conducted after an arteriovenous (AV) fistula surgery has provided access to the circulatory ...
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Once thought to be asexual, single-celled parasites caught in the act

IMAGE: The single-celled parasite Leishmania can reproduce sexually, according to a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis ...
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Urban Studies Institute receives $250,000 grant to study mobility challenges, improve health outcome

IMAGE: Georgia State University's Urban Studies Institute has been awarded a two-year, $250,000 grant under Systems for Action, a national program ...
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Georgia State signs license agreement to develop non-invasive method of diagnosing liver fibrosis

IMAGE: Georgia State University has signed a license agreement with Precision MedCare LLC, a biomedical solutions company founded by Yi Jiang, ...
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Research finds pre-pregnancy weight affects infant growth response to breast milk

New Orleans, LA - In the first study of its kind, LSU Health New Orleans researchers report that women's pre-pregnancy ...
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Encouraging critically necessary blood donation among minorities

IMAGE: Better community education and communication are critical for increasing levels of blood donation among minorities, according to a study by ...
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Environmental champions honored by Toxics Use Reduction Institute

BOSTON - State legislators joined the Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA) program today to recognize 2018 Champions of Toxics Use ...
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Study shows that strength and weight training can control diabetes in obese individuals

IMAGE: A moderate training protocol reduced liver fat and made the organ more sensitive to insulin, even before loss of body ...
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Bats, Not Dogs, Are the Most Common Source of Rabies

Bats are the main cause of human rabies in the United States and have been for several years, responsible for ...
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N.I.H. Head Calls for End to All-Male Panels of Scientists

The word “scientist” does not specify a gender. And yet, for eons — well, ever since conferences and symposiums emerged ...
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Dr. Kenneth Forde, Surgeon Who Fostered Cancer Screening, Dies at 85

Dr. Kenneth A. Forde, a pioneering surgeon who helped educate the public about cancer risks by performing a colonoscopy on ...
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How to Protect Your DNA Data Before and After Taking an at-Home Test

Consumer DNA testing kits like those from 23andMe, Ancestry.com and MyHeritage promise a road map to your genealogy and, in ...
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Florida Company Sued Over Sales of Skimpy Health Plans

One Ohio resident paid $240 a month for health insurance that she later learned didn’t cover her knee replacement. Saddled ...
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‘If We Do This Right’ Maybe H.I.V. Will Be Forgotten

If the 50 years since Stonewall has ultimately been about social and legal progress for L.G.B.T.Q. people, it has also ...
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The Latest Reason to Breast-feed: Milk Is Alive

In the earliest days after birth, millions of bacteria make their home in a baby’s body — in the skin, ...
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Scientists Find Ancient Humans Used Weed 2,500 Years Ago, Too

An association between weed and the dead turns out to have been established long before the 1960s and far beyond ...
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Medical News Today: Can naltrexone help with multiple sclerosis (MS)?

Naltrexone, in low doses, has recently become a popular drug for treating multiple sclerosis. This is an off-label use, and ...
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Planned Parenthood to Host Women’s Health Forum for 2020 Democrats

Planned Parenthood Action Fund is set to host a forum on reproductive rights for the Democratic primary field this month, ...
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Medical News Today: Insomnia: ‘Long-distance’ CBT as effective as in-person therapy

Thousands of people around the world experience insomnia, which affects their quality of life, health, and productivity. One effective way ...
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Pushing the Limits of Human Endurance

Our bodies seem to adjust to prolonged, repeated physical exertion and its energy demands by burning fewer — instead of ...
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Can Home Cooking Reverse the Obesity Epidemic?

Many nutrition experts blame processed foods for the obesity epidemic, suggesting that a return to home cooking would turn it ...
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Could gut bacteria drive the spread of breast cancer?

New research in mice has discovered that disrupting the gut microbiome may result in more aggressive breast cancer.One factor that ...
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A microscopic topographic map of cellular function

IMAGE: Gavin King and a team of scientists used this atomic force microscope, bottom right, to study the movement of the ...
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The Wikipedia gender gap

Wikipedia is one of the most successful online communities in history, yet it struggles to attract and retain editors who ...
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Adults with sleep apnea are more likely to experience involuntary job loss

SAN ANTONIO - Recently unemployed people with undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea have a higher risk of having lost a job ...
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Penn researchers influence CDC’s clarification on prescribing opioids for cancer pain

IMAGE: Penn Nursing's Salimah H. Meghani, PhD, MBE, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor of Nursing & Term Chair of Palliative Care; Associate ...
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Researchers discover trigger for muscle-wasting condition

Among all major cancers, pancreatic cancer has the highest rate of death - 93 percent of patients die within five ...
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Sickle cell disease needs more attention

The promise of new treatments for sickle cell disease, a group of inherited red blood cell disorders, has never been ...
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Norovirus structures could help develop treatments for food poisoning

IMAGE: Zooming in on the norovirus structure at near atomic detail view more  Credit: Joshua-Tor lab/CSHL 2019 Cold Spring Harbor, NY ...
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Does pornography use affect heterosexual women’s intimate experiences with a partner?

IMAGE: Journal of Women's Health is a core multidisciplinary journal dedicated to the diseases and conditions that hold greater risk for ...
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Kids with headache after stroke might be at risk for another stroke

A new study has found a high incidence of headaches in pediatric stroke survivors and identified a possible association between ...
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Vittorio Gallo, Ph.D., inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha

IMAGE: This is Vittorio Gallo, Ph.D., Chief Research Officer at Children's National view more  Credit: Children's National Vittorio Gallo, Ph.D., Chief ...
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Free Your Mind (From Self-Doubt)

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Medical News Today: What causes penis skin to peel?

Peeling skin on the penis often occurs as a result of friction, chafing, or an allergic reaction, but other possible ...
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Medical News Today: Undetected diabetes may double risk of heart attack, periodontitis

New research finds an intriguing link between undetected blood sugar disorders and the development of heart attacks and severe gum ...
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White Meat vs. Red Meat and Cholesterol Levels

Many people choose white meat over red in the belief that white meat is less likely to lead to high ...
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Heartburn Drugs Can Lead to Fatal Heart or Kidney Disease

The heartburn drugs called proton pump inhibitors, or P.P.I.s, are known to have serious side effects. Now researchers have documented ...
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How to Fast

“Fasting is mental over physical, just like basketball and most other stuff in life,” says Enes Kanter, the 6-foot-11 center ...
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Insys, the Opioid Drug Maker, Files for Bankruptcy

The opioid manufacturer Insys Therapeutics filed for bankruptcy protection Monday, days after agreeing to pay $225 million to settle a ...
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Women caught in a pickle by their own immune systems

IMAGE: The Pregnancy Compensation Hypothesis suggests that evolution shaped men's and women's immune systems differently. It also suggests that in modern, ...
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Brain activation provides individual-level prediction of bipolar disorder risk

Philadelphia, June 11, 2019 - Patterns of brain activation during reward anticipation may help identify people most at risk for ...
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Genetic marker linked to increased risk of diabetic peripheral neuropathy

IMAGE: Alessandro Doria, MD, PhD, MPH, Director of the Molecular Phenotyping and Genotyping at Joslin Diabetes Center and Professor of Medicine ...
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The Gerontological Society of America congratulates 2019 awardees

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) -- the country's largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging -- is ...
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Electronic inhaler monitoring reduces hospitalizations, ER visits in patients with COPD

VIDEO: Electronic Inhaler Monitoring Reduces Hospitalizations, ER Visits in Patients with COPD. view more  Tuesday, June 11, 2019, Cleveland: In one ...
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How nurses bring clarity to the nature of social change

IMAGE: Penn Nursing's Patricia D'Antonio, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Carol E. Ware Professor in Mental Health Nursing; Chair of the Department ...
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UC researcher examines impact opioids and HIV have on each other

IMAGE: Jason Blackard, PhD, is shown in the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. view more  CINCINNATI--A University of Cincinnati (UC) ...
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Zarit earns GSA’s 2019 Robert W. Kleemeier Award

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) -- the nation's largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging -- has ...
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Fulmer Earns GSA’s 2019 Donald P. Kent Award

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) -- the nation's largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging -- has ...
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Research reveals sustainable method to produce lifesaving opiate antidotes at reduced cost

IMAGE: Poppy plant view more  Credit: Howard Berg ST. LOUIS, MO, June 11, 2019 - Overdose from opiates has skyrocketed. According ...
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A Judge Rules Against One Stem-Cell Clinic. There Are Hundreds of Them.

A judicial ruling this month that will stop questionable stem-cell treatments at a clinic in Florida is widely seen as ...
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Maine’s New Abortion Law Will Allow Non-Doctors to Perform Procedure

The governor of Maine signed a bill on Monday that will expand access to abortions in the state by allowing ...
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Medical News Today: What to know about severe asthma

Severe asthma refers to asthma that does not respond well to regular asthma treatments, such as inhaled corticosteroids and inhaled ...
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