Centring sexual and reproductive health and justice in the global COVID-19 response

April 9, 2020 — The Lancet commentary “Centring sexual and reproductive health and justice in the global COVID-19 response” highlights the detrimental impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic response on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). The piece emphasizes the threat to SRH services, caused by policies designating these services as non-essential and diverting…

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Mayo Clinic offers guidance on treating COVID-19 patients with signs of acute heart attack

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Much remains unknown about COVID-19, but many studies already have indicated that people with cardiovascular disease are at greater risk of COVID-19. There also have been reports of ST-segment elevation (STE), a signal of obstructive coronary artery disease, in patients with COVID-19 who after invasive coronary angiography show no sign of the…

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Researchers reveal important genetic mechanism behind inflammatory bowel disease

Philadelphia, April 9, 2020 – Researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have pinpointed a genetic variation responsible for driving the development of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The genetic pathway associated with this variation is involved in other immune disorders, suggesting the mechanism they identified could serve as an important therapeutic target. The findings were…

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Mind-body medicine experts urge full integration of stress reduction into care and research

In a perspective published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers from the Benson-Henry Institute (BHI) for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and from UC Davis Health call for broader use of mind-body practices. In a time when meditation, yoga and mindfulness increase in popularity for general well-being, the piece emphasizes…

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Bentham Book Series, Frontiers in Natural Product Chemistry, indexed in Scopus

Frontiers in Natural Product Chemistry [ISSN / E-ISSN: 1574-0897 / 2212-3997], has been accepted for inclusion in Scopus. Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature including scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Frontiers in Natural Product Chemistry is a book series devoted to publishing monographs that highlight important advances in natural…

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