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Asian/Pacific Islanders living in ethnic enclaves less likely to have pregnancy or birth complications

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Among Asian/Pacific Islander women living in the United States, those who reside in ethnic enclaves--areas with a high concentration of residents of a similar ancestry--are less likely to have pregnancy or birth complications than those living in other areas, suggests a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions.

Study examines foods served within faith community settings related to child health

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Childhood obesity affects about 13.7 million children and adolescents in the United States and has been increasing for more than four decades.

New study examines TBI in women survivors of intimate partner violence

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While the diagnoses and treatment of sport-related concussion have well-established guidelines and protocols, a new study from UBC's Okanagan campus is looking at what has previously been an understudied group--women survivors of intimate partner violence.

New gene mutation involved in familial thyroid cancers identified

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Researchers from Penn State College of Medicine identified a new gene mutation that may cause a type of familial thyroid cancer.

Prior DDT exposure may contribute to diabetes risk among Asian Indian immigrants

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Previous exposure to the pollutant DDT may contribute to the risk of diabetes among Asian Indian immigrants to the United States, according to a study from the University of California, Davis.

Parental permissibility for alcohol associated with risky drinking in adolescence

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Many parents permit their adolescent children to drink alcohol, believing this helps teach them responsible use and avoids the appeal of 'forbidden fruit'. In research studies, greater parental permissibility for alcohol has been linked to earlier and heavier drinking in adolescence.

Pioneering CRISPR therapy leaves two patients free of blood disease symptoms

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The first two clinical trials for CRISPR-based treatments for inherited blood disorders have been successful.

Premature deaths for some racial groups caused by emissions from electricity generation plants

Rss Feed - 2 hours 54 min ago
Air pollution doesn't just come from cars on the road, generating electricity from fossil fuels also releases fine particulate matter into the air.

Prior exposure to pollutants linked to increased risk of diabetes risk in Indian immigrants

Rss Feed - 3 hours 4 min ago
In 2004, the United Nations Stockholm Convention banned the production and use of many persistent organic pollutants, such as dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane and polychlorinated biphenyls.

Intermittent fasting – not just a fad for cardiac patients

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A new study suggests patients with cardiac catheterization have a longer lifespan if they carry out intermittent fasting.

Scientists discover new molecular drivers of Parkinson's disease

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Scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have uncovered new molecular drivers of Parkinson's disease using a sophisticated statistical technique called multiscale gene network analysis.

Study shows gender differences in prognosis predictive utility of breast cancer recurrence score

Rss Feed - 5 hours 26 min ago
The TAILORx study published last year offered good news for women with early-stage ER-positive breast cancer who scored at intermediate risk for recurrence according to a genetic assay test.

Rheumatoid arthritis linked to other diseases before and after diagnosis, shows study

Rss Feed - 9 hours 25 min ago
A Mayo Clinic-led study involving 3,276 patients has found that people with inflammatory bowel disease, Type 1 diabetes or blood clots may be at increased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.

Students who rarely ate breakfast achieve lower GCSE grades

Rss Feed - 9 hours 40 min ago
Students who rarely ate breakfast on school days achieved lower GCSE grades than those who ate breakfast frequently, according to a new study in Yorkshire.

New brain research by UTHealth student was showcased at Neuroscience 2019

Rss Feed - 10 hours 25 min ago
Brain research by a student in a laboratory at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) was singled out for special attention at the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) annual meeting in Chicago Oct. 19-23.

Subpopulations of tumor cells may exhibit diverging behaviors from bulk tumor

Rss Feed - 10 hours 31 min ago
Subpopulations of tumor cells may exhibit diverging behaviors from the bulk tumor due to an alternate stress response that diverts tumor cells from apoptotic death.

Sepsis survivors express a need for advocacy and follow-up support

Rss Feed - 17 hours 29 min ago
Survivors of sepsis--a life-threatening response to an infection--have expressed a need for advocacy and follow-up support, according to a study authored by professors at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, and published in Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing.

PCORI Board approves $70 million to support projects designed to improve care for health conditions

Rss Feed - 17 hours 37 min ago
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Board of Governors today approved $70 million to fund 21 studies and related projects designed to improve care for health conditions that impose high burdens on patients, their families and the healthcare system.

Cell factors decide if a cancer grows or dies, says new study

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A new study published today in the journal Cell Reports by scientists at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) shows that the direction taken by a cancer cell depends on the configuration of the cell itself as well as the activation of a universal cancer cell receptor called CD95.

Dopamine may worsen lung inflammation in asthma

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A new study on a mouse model of asthma shows that nerve cells producing dopamine, a neurotransmitter, signal T cells in the body to promote inflammation due to allergic reactions in the lungs during childhood but not in adult mice.