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Researchers identify new pathway that controls fat formation

In work suggesting new therapeutic targets to fight obesity, UT Southwestern researchers have identified a novel mechanism that regulates the creation of fat in mammals. “Obesity is a global health problem that represents a major risk for several chronic diseases, including Type 2 diabetes, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, cardiovascular disease, stroke, and cancer,” said Dr. Joshua Mendell, Professor of Molecular […]

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What Are Hot Flashes—And Why Do They Happen During Menopause?

Hot flashes are practically synonymous with menopause—but, despite most people being aware of their existence, many don't know what, exactly, hot flashes are. While not every women experiences hot flashes during menopause, those that have (and do) are well aware that the experience is pretty miserable. “I've had several patients describe being in meetings and needing to excuse themselves because […]

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Are you just a worrywart or is it something more?

(HealthDay)—Everyone goes through moments of worry, but for some people, anxiety takes over their lives. How can you tell if you’re an average worrywart or if you might have an anxiety disorder? Your degree of distress is often a good indicator. Normal anxiety typically comes from a specific source of stress, like an upcoming job interview or a fight with […]

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MAC Cosmetics Appoints New Senior Executive

MAC Cosmetics has a new senior executive. The company announced today that it has appointed James Aquilina as senior vice president and general manager for international and global commercial, a role previously held by Mary Renaud, who retired in August after 35 years with MAC. Aquilina has spent 13 years of his career with The Estée Lauder Companies. He was […]

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'They thought he wasn't going to make it' – Parents of 'miracle' boy (3) born with half a functioning heart

The parents of a three-year-old boy born with half a functioning heart has told of how their “miracle” son has battled through a number of surgeries, septicemia, pneumonia and a stroke. Ger and Alva Doyle, from Balbriggan, Co Dublin, were told that their unborn son, Samuel has hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLS) during their 20-week anatomy scan on 11 September, […]

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Would a Purdue Bankruptcy Protect the Sacklers? Good Question.

After months of negotiations and threats, Purdue Pharma has finally filed for bankruptcy. But it’s hardly a done deal. The bankruptcy filing is part of a settlement agreement that the company and its owners negotiated with lawyers for states and thousands of local governments that have struggled for years with the opioid crisis. They support the deal because it offers […]

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‘I had lost everything’: Addiction stories shared at Recovery Day 2019 in Moncton

People gathered in Moncton to share stories of recovery and talk about the stigma around recovering from addictions Monday. The fifth-annual “Recovery Day” comes as a spike in meth has become more prevalent in the community. People who have struggled with and overcome addictions spoke and shared success stories, while also talking about the challenges they faced. “I didn’t know […]

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