Blood pressure and glucose control may prevent common arrhythmia

Blood-pressure and glucose control may be effective in preventing heart block, a common form of arrhythmia, and the subsequent need for a pacemaker, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco. In an analysis of more than 6,000 Finnish patients, appearing online May 24, 2019, in JAMA Network Open, UCSF researchers found that more than half of the […]

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Abby Lee Miller Survives Rare, Aggressive Cancer That Attacked Her Spine and Left Her Unable to Walk

Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller announced she’s won her battle with Burkitt lymphoma. “The cancer is completely gone,” the 53-year-old reality TV star told People. Miller told People that she’s thankful to those who have helped her through her debilitating illness. “I’m more than grateful. I’m thankful. I was always grateful, but I think I must say, ‘Thank you,’ a hundred […]

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A new genetic tool to modify and understand gene function

Scientists of the National Center for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC) led by Rui Benedito have developed a new genetic tool called iSuRe-Cre that provides certainty in Cre-inducible genetic modifications, a key technique for understanding gene function. Most analysis of gene function in biomedical research relies on the use of Cre-lox technology. Since its introduction in 1994, this technology has revolutionized biomedical […]

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Jenelle and David Appear in Court Over Custody of Children After CPS Visits

Fighting for her children. Jenelle Evans and David Eason appeared in court on Thursday, May 16, after her sons, Jace and Kaiser, and the pair’s daughter, Ensley, were removed from their home, Us Weekly can confirm. While the couple tried to get the kids back from child protective services, Us can confirm CPS took the children after the hearing. The 27-year-old […]

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Don't Let the Summer Weather Make Your Vagina Hot, Itchy and Angry

Summer can be pretty freaking awesome — lounging on a beach, picnicking by a lake, romancing in a hot tub. Then, there are times when warm weather and seasonal activities can lead to not-so-fun moments for your ladybits. Here are six instances when you might experience issues down there, fixes for when you do, and ways to potentially avoid them […]

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This Woman Says Her Husband Stopped Getting Physical With Her When She Lost Weight and He Didn't

Body image problems can definitely take a toll on relationships. But usually, feeling better about yourself and your body can help resolve these problems, at least partially. That isn’t the case for one woman who took to Reddit to talk about a marital issue she’s experiencing because she’s lost weight. Her husband, who is overweight, appears to be jealous of […]

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Physical and mental health of seniors linked to optimism, wisdom and loneliness

Ten thousand Baby Boomers turn 65 every day. By 2029, the entire generation born between 1946 and 1964 will be at least that old. What happens next concerns millions of Americans. Advancing age is broadly associated with declining cognitive, physical and mental health. In a new study of older adults living independently in a senior continuing care facility, researchers at […]

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When doctors and nurses can disclose and discuss errors, hospital mortality rates decline

The diffusion of a culture of openness in hospitals is associated with lower hospital mortality, according to a study conducted among 137 acute trusts in England by Veronica Toffolutti (Bocconi University and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) and David Stuckler (Bocconi University) published in Health Affairs. Hospital openness, defined as an environment in which staff freely speak up […]

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A new approach to targeting tumors and tracking their spread

The spread of malignant cells from an original tumor to other parts of the body, known as metastasis, is the main cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Early detection of tumors and metastases could significantly improve cancer survival rates. However, predicting exactly when cancer cells will break away from the original tumor, and where in the body they will form new […]

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