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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Technique is almost 86 percent effective in preventing maternal death from hemorrhaging

BOSTON– According to the World Health Organization’s latest statistics, from 2017, more than 800 women around the world die every day from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth — the vast majority of them in resource-poor areas. The leading reason is postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), which accounts for 27 percent of maternal mortality and occurs…

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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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