Nine Ways Real Moms Make Gift Buying For Parties Easier

Kid’s birthdays are trying under the best of circumstances: they usually involve some combination of melted ice cream, cloying music, and the screeches of other people’s children. While there might not be a way to get rid of chocolate ice cream stains and unsettling clown performances, there is one thing in your control that can get better: the gifts. Because […]

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Carly Waddell Explains Inspiration for ‘Popular’ Name Charlie Wolf

Joining the wolfpack! Bachelor in Paradise alums Carly Waddell and Evan Bass welcomed their second child together, Charles Wolfe, on Tuesday, November 12, only to realize the name wasn’t as unique as they had thought. In her first Instagram post since the birth of her healthy baby boy, Waddell, 36, explained the inspiration behind their bundle of joy’s name and […]

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New method described for quantifying antisense oligonucleotides in nuclei

A novel method uses subcellular fractionation to quantify label-free antisense oligonucleotides (AONs)- designed to silence targeted genes—that have crossed into the nucleus of a cell, where they can exert their effects. Researchers used this method to correlate nuclear entry of several AON molecules with target gene knockdown and they report their results in Nucleic Acid Therapeutics. Troels Koch and colleagues […]

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Celiac disease screening for family members

Celiac disease is an immune reaction to eating gluten. A recent Mayo Clinic study found that this autoimmune disease tends to run in families. Researchers say screening family members of celiac disease patients could prevent long-term complications, such as nutritional deficiencies, development of new autoimmune conditions and small bowel malignancy. If one member of a family has celiac disease, there […]

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New strategy for encapsulating nutrients makes it easier to fortify foods with iron and vitamin A

About 2 billion people around the world suffer from deficiencies of key micronutrients such as iron and vitamin A. Two million children die from these deficiencies every year, and people who don’t get enough of these nutrients can develop blindness, anemia, and cognitive impairments. MIT researchers have now developed a new way to fortify staple foods with these micronutrients by […]

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WHO launches initiative to boost insulin access for diabetics

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The World Health Organization on Wednesday said it had begun an initiative that would cut prices and dramatically increase insulin access for diabetics. The UN health agency voiced alarm ahead of World Diabetes Day Thursday at the soaring prevalence of diabetes in the world, with nearly three times more diabetics today than 35 years ago. There […]

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All surgery, even small procedures, are dangerous for frail patients

There’s no such thing as a low-risk operation for frail patients: Even simple procedures such as fixing cataracts or repairing hernias are dangerous, study warns Mortality is higher in frail patients than previously thought, researchers said Almost 12% of frail patients had died after low-risk surgery within thirty days In comparison, 0.22 per cent of strong patients had died in […]

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Selena Gomez Says Body Shamers Attacked Her Online for Weight Gain

As if dealing with lupus isn’t difficult enough, Selena Gomez has revealed the devastating effects of being body-shamed when she gained weight as a result of the autoimmune disease. Appearing on her friend Raquelle Stevens’ video podcast Giving Back Generation, which “aims to incentivize newer generations to give back ‘one good deed at a time," Gomez, 27, talked about dealing with […]

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There Might Be A Scientific Explanation For Veggie-Haters

For picky-eaters out there who’ve never had a steamy love affair with dark greens, don’t “get” the Kale obsession and never met a Chopt salad they could stand, researchers at the American Heart Associations Scientific sessions may have found a gene explaining why some people just aren’t able to get into leafy greens. Turns out, you might just be a […]

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