University of Minnesota researchers discover Mediterranean diet ingredient may extend life

MINNEAPOLIS, MN- February 21, 2020 – Researchers at the University of Minnesota Medical School discover a potential new way in which diet influences aging-related diseases. Doug Mashek, PhD, a professor in the Departments of Medicine and Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, leads a team of researchers who discovered that olive oil in the Mediterranean diet…

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Despite burdens most pediatricians very supportive of national vaccination program

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 21, 2020) – Despite bureaucratic hurdles, the vast majority of pediatricians want to keep participating in a national program that provides vaccinations at no cost to children who are on Medicaid, uninsured, or who are American Indian/Alaska Native, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The Vaccine For…

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Study detects abnormally low levels of a key protein in brains of young men with autism

BOSTON – Using cutting-edge imaging technology, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have shown that the brains of young men with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have low levels of a protein that appears to play a role in inflammation and metabolism. This surprising discovery, which published online today in the journal Molecular Psychiatry provides an…

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Telemonitoring plus phone counseling lowers blood pressure among black and Hispanic stroke survivors

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21, 2020 — Adding phone-based lifestyle counseling to home blood pressure telemonitoring is an effective strategy to improve long-term blood pressure control among minority stroke survivors with uncontrolled high blood pressure, according to late breaking science presented today at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2020. The conference, Feb. 19-21 in…

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Study finds trend toward benefit in using blood-clotting agent for bleeding stroke

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21, 2020 — A common medication that reduces bleeding could be a treatment for bleeding stroke, particularly if administered quickly, according to late breaking science presented today at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2020. The conference, Feb. 19-21 is in Los Angeles, a world premier meeting for researchers and clinicians…

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