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Fast food makes the immune system more aggressive in the long term

Public Release: 11-Jan-2018

Study by the University of Bonn shows that even after a change to a healthy diet, the body’s defenses remain hyperactive

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Acetaminophen use during pregnancy associated with elevated rate of language delay in girls

Public Release: 10-Jan-2018

The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine

(New York – January 10, 2018) — In the first study of its kind, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai found an elevated rate of language delay in girls at 30 months old born to mothers who used acetaminophen during pregnancy, but not in boys. 797 more words

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Company-sponsored CRISPR clinical trials set to start in 2018

Public Release: 10-Jan-2018

American Chemical Society

This year could be a defining one for CRISPR, the gene editing technique, which has been hailed as an important breakthrough in laboratory research. 324 more words

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Patients who receive prescription opioids are more satisfied with care than other patients

Public Release: 9-Jan-2018

Prescription opioid use and satisfaction with care among adults with musculoskeletal conditions

American Academy of Family Physicians

Patients with musculoskeletal conditions who receive prescription opioids are more satisfied with their care than comparable patients who do not receive opioids. 163 more words

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Malnutrition frequently underdiagnosed and undertreated among hospital patients

Public Release: 9-Jan-2018

More than 40 years on, the skeleton is still rattling in the hospital closet. Healthcare professionals present the latest studies on adult and pediatric malnutrition in US hospitals in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics … 1,318 more words

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Common birth control shot linked to a 40% increased risk of HIV infection

Public Release: 4-Jan-2018

Research indicates alternative contraception methods may help protect women

The Endocrine Society

WASHINGTON–Transitioning away from a popular contraceptive shot known as DMPA could help protect women in Sub-Saharan Africa and other high-risk regions from becoming infected with HIV, according to a research review published in the Endocrine Society’s journal… 460 more words

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Sepsis kills most in ICUs, with 55.7 percent mortality rate

Public Release: 13-Dec-2017

A global problem according to the WHO, sepsis serves as an indication of a health system’s low bed availability in ICUs and lack of preventive measures regarding hospital infection. 1,125 more words

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