Young Women Are Skipping Cervical Cancer Screenings. What's Going On?

Real talk: When was the last time you got a Pap test? A new study found an alarming trend in who is getting Pap tests and when. The research, published in the Journal of Women’s Health, looked at women ages 16 and older living in Olmsted County, Minnesota from 2005 to 2016. In 2016, just 64.6% of women ages 30–65 […]

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Research confirms nerve cells made from skin cells are a valid lab model for studying disease

The incidence of some neurological diseases—especially those related to aging, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases—is increasing. To better understand these conditions and evaluate potential new treatments, researchers need accurate models that they can study in the lab. Researchers from the Salk Institute, along with collaborators at Stanford University and Baylor College of Medicine, have shown that cells from mice […]

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Activated PMN exosomes are pathogenic entities that cause destruction in the COPD lung

University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have found a novel, previously unreported pathogenic entity that is a fundamental link between chronic inflammation and tissue destruction in the lungs of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. COPD is the fourth-leading cause of death in the world. This pathogenic entity—exosomes from activated polymorphonuclear leukocytes, or PMNs—caused COPD damage when the […]

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Dietary supplements: What vitamins make sense and which are not – counselors

The times, as the vitamin tablets were declared to be the elixir of life, are long gone. Rather, studies are piling up, the vitamins in pill form that are considered risky or, at best, superfluous. But there are exceptions. Who wants to do something Good for his health, often resorts to food supplements. Numerous studies have demonstrated that isolated vitamins, […]

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Emotional Hangovers Are a Real Thing — Here's How to Cure Them

Many of us (unfortunately) know what a hangover is and have experienced one. After a long night of drinking, we wake up feeling sluggish, dizzy and nauseated and have a sensitivity to light or sound. But it’s not just alcohol that can make you feel awful the next day — emotions can have the same effect. So what is an emotional […]

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These Are the 10 Diets Everyone Tried in 2018, According to Google

2018 was a year filled with diet fads. And thanks to Google, we know exactly which diets rank as the most popular over the past 12 months, based on how often they were searched. What do the numbers tell us about how—and what—we’ve been eating this year? Many of us hopped on the strategic starvation train; others went high fat, low carb. A diet with […]

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What are the ethics of baby gene-editing?

A Chinese scientist’s stunning claim he has pioneered the world’s first genetically modified baby has suddenly made the eternal debate over ethics and emerging scientific capabilities pressing and real. Should everything that becomes technically possible be carried out? For most ethicists the answer is no—but the tricky part is whether it can be prevented. “It’s obvious that everything that is […]

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The five types of problem drinking are more common at different ages

Alcohol abuse is more complicated than simply drinking too much. There may be five separate types of problem drinkers, according to Penn State researchers, and each one may be more common at different stages of life. In a study, Penn State researchers discovered five distinct classes or “profiles” among people with alcohol use disorder, with each profile defined by a […]

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