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After skyrocketing, opioid abuse plateaus but remains too high, national analysis shows

While the breakneck upswing in opioid abuse has leveled off, it remains disturbingly high and does not appear to continue its decline, according to an analysis of national data......»»

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Increase in inflammatory bowel disease in developing world predicted

For the last century, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been a challenge for patients and the medical community in the western world. New research shows that countries outside the western world may now be facing the same pattern of increasing IBD.....»»

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Health: New protein aggregation measurement tool

A team of scientists have described the synthetic genetic tool they built to quantitatively sense, measure and manipulate protein aggregation in live cells. This may open the door to greater understanding and treatment of a range of maladies from Alz.....»»

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Pollution responsible for 16 percent of early deaths globally

Diseases caused by pollution were responsible in 2015 for an estimated 9 million premature deaths -- 16 percent of all deaths worldwide, according to a report......»»

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Exploring how herpes simplex virus changes when passed between family members

A new study offers a rare glimpse into the genetics of a herpes simplex virus transmission event -- information that may prove useful in future development of therapeutics and vaccines. The study reveals nearly perfect genetic transmission of the vir.....»»

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Breast cancer risk quantified based on rare variants and background risk

Rare variants combined with background genetic risk factors may account for many unexplained cases of familial breast cancer, and knowing the specific genes involved could inform choice of prevention and treatment strategies, according to new finding.....»»

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Acetaminophen may help reduce postoperative shivering

Administering acetaminophen, such as Tylenol, during surgery may reduce the incidence of postoperative shivering, suggests a new study......»»

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Ketamine may help treat migraine pain unresponsive to other therapies

Ketamine may help alleviate migraine pain in patients who have not been helped by other treatments, suggests a new study......»»

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Risk factors for Duchenne muscular dystrophy identified

A new study suggests that more people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy could live longer by identifying and more aggressively treating patients with certain risk factors......»»

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Teens" views vary on pediatric genetic testing for adult-onset conditions

Adolescents display a complex and nuanced understanding of the issues around pediatric genetic testing for conditions that do not appear until adulthood......»»

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Genetics specialists" views on genome editing

Genetics professionals around the globe hold varying views on genome editing in humans, agreeing with the general public on some aspects and differing in others......»»

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How genes and environment interact to raise risk of congenital heart defects

Infants of mothers with diabetes have a three- to five-fold increased risk of congenital heart defects. Such developmental defects are likely caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. However, the molecular mechanisms by which mat.....»»

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RANKL expressed by osteocytes has an important role in orthodontic tooth movement

Researchers have revealed that RANKL expressed by osteocytes is essential for the bone remodeling during orthodontic tooth movement. This result can facilitate the development of novel therapeutic strategies in orthodontics......»»

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Personal omics data informative for precision health and preventive care

Multi-omics profiling, the measurement and analysis of a person's genome along with other biomolecular traits, is an important step toward personal health management that provides valuable, actionable information, according to new findings......»»

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Audit uncovers concerns about the use of electroconvulsive therapy in England

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) continues to be used in England without comprehensive national auditing......»»

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Women who give birth in winter or spring less likely to have postpartum depression

Women who give birth in winter or spring are less likely than women who deliver in the fall or summer to suffer from postpartum depression (PPD), suggests a study of more than 20,000 women. The study also found that women who delivered babies at a hi.....»»

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Cell biology: Cleaning up? Not without helpers

Scientists explain assembly and transport function of 'old' calcium pumps by 'new' partner proteins......»»

Source:  SciencedailyCategory: BiomedOct 20th, 2017Related News

Childhood cancer survivors commonly stay at jobs to keep health insurance, new study finds

A significant number of childhood cancer survivors are worried about keeping their health insurance, to the point of letting it affect their career decisions, the results of a national cancer survey find......»»

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Country"s prevalence of visual impairment, blindness associated with level of socioeconomic develop

In an analysis of data for 190 countries and territories, those with higher levels of socioeconomic development had a lower prevalence of visual impairment and blindness, according to a study......»»

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Brain takes seconds to switch modes during tasks

The brain rapidly switches between operational modes in response to tasks and what is replayed can predict how well a task will be completed, according to a new study in rats......»»

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