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Vitamin D requires magnesium: You can take supplements but still stay deficient in D if your magnesium levels are too low / Zoey Sky - - Reading time 2 mins - Share :
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Energy-absorbing plastic frame developed to protect troops from blasts that harm the brain / Edsel Cook - - Reading time 2 mins - Share :
(Natural News) A joint study by two major Maryland universities have created a new shock absorbing device to protect the people inside military vehicles from traumatic brain injuries (TBI) during a landmine or IED blast, reported ScienceDaily. More than a quarter of a million members of the ...

Scientists identify genes that could inform novel therapies for EBV-related cancers

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VCU Massey Cancer Center researchers have identified two genes that are responsible for governing the replication of the Epstein-Barr virus, an infection that drives the growth of several types of cancer. The discovery could lead to the development of novel therapies for virus-associated diseases...

Blood pressure-lowering treatment strategies based on cardiovascular risk versus blood pressure: A meta-analysis of individual participant data

PLOS Blogs / Kunal N. Karmali - - Reading time 20 mins - Share :
by Kunal N. Karmali, Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, Joep van der Leeuw, David C. Goff Jr., Salim Yusuf, Alberto Zanchetti, Paul Glasziou, Rodney Jackson, Mark Woodward, Anthony Rodgers, Bruce C. Neal, Eivind Berge, Koon Teo, Barry R. Davis, John Chalmers, Carl Pepine, Kazem Rahimi, Johan Sundström, on b...

Causes of death and infant mortality rates among full-term births in the United States between 2010 and 2012: An observational study

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove by Neha Bairoliya, Günther Fink Background While the high prevalence of preterm b...

Marine researchers say recent sea star wasting disease epidemic defies prediction

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Beginning in 2013, a mysterious disease crippled sea star populations up and down the U.S. west coast. Over a matter of months, many sea star species died in record-breaking numbers, though the ochre sea star was among the hardest hit. Now, researchers have analyzed just how much the populations ...

State-by-state causes of infant mortality in the US

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Sudden unexpected death of infants (SUDI) was the most common cause of infant mortality among children born full term in the US according to estimates from a state-by-state study.

Limiting shifts for medical trainees affects satisfaction, but not educational outcomes

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Limiting first-year medical residents to 16-hour work shifts, compared to "flexing" them to allow for some longer shifts, generally makes residents more satisfied with their training and work-life balance, but their training directors more dissatisfied with curtailed educational opportunities. Th...

Metabolite therapy proves effective in treating C. difficile in mice

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A team of UCLA researchers found that a metabolite therapy was effective in mice for treating a serious infection of the colon known as Clostridium difficile infection, or C. difficile.

Primary prevention of cardiovascular disease: The past, present, and future of blood pressure- and cholesterol-lowering treatments

PLOS Blogs / Maarten J. G. Leening - - Reading time 8 mins - Share :
by Maarten J. G. Leening, M. Arfan Ikram In a Perspective, M. Afran Ikram and Maarten Leening discuss the evolving approaches to determining cardiovascular risk.

Cockroaches' DNA reveals why they thrive in filthy places

The Guardian / Ian Sample Science editor - - Reading time 1 mins - Share :
By identifying which genes are key to the bugs’ survival, scientists hope to find ways to better control themThe secrets of the cockroach’s ability to thrive in some of the most disgusting places on Earth have been discovered in its DNA. The American cockroach spread around the world after it...

What are opioids and what are the risks?

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove Donald Trump has announced plans to tackle the opioid crisis. What are they and why ...

US children now draw female scientists more than ever

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When drawing scientists, US children now depict female scientists more often than ever, according to new research, which analyzed five decades of 'Draw-A-Scientist' studies conducted since the 1960s. This change suggests that children's stereotypes linking science with men have weakened over time...

Does testosterone make you mean?

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove The ‘risk-taking’ male hormone is blamed for everything from sexual violence to ...

Listen: Program fights food insecurity for families of sick kids

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While taking care of a sick child in the hospital can be a nightmare for any parent or caregiver, many families must also contend with being hungry while caring for their child. Stacy Lindau leads a program to help combat hunger called Feed1st. With six food pantries located throughout the Unive...

Majority of U.S. adults have poor heart health: study

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove (HealthDay)—America's heart health went from bad to worse between 1988 and 2014, a...

Skeletal System: Facts, Function & Diseases

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove The human skeleton has 206 bones and performs several vital functions.

Stephen Hawking’s long life with ALS reminds us how little we know about the disease

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Health The condition often kills patients within a few years. Stephen Hawking lived for 55 years following his diagnosis with ALS, a condition that often kills patients within a few short years. The research isn't entirely clear on…
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Virus risk on planes is lower than you might think, study says

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Severe war injuries and PTSD can impact hypertension risk

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US service members severely injured in the Iraq or Afghanistan wars or diagnosed with PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder) face a greater risk of high blood pressure. Injury severity and PTSD were each independently associated with an increased risk of high blood pressure.

Measuring neutrophil motility could lead to accurate sepsis diagnosis

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove A microfluidic device developed by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigator...