Niger unveils measles vaccination plan for 4 million children

Niger launched a campaign on Friday to vaccinate more than four million children against measles, one of the biggest causes of child mortality in the country, the health ministry said. The one-week nationwide vaccination programme aims to “eliminate measles by the end of 2020”, Health Minister Illiassou Mainassara said, adding, it “will reach 4.254 million children” aged from 9 months […]

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Why Duchess Meghan Had to Quickly Exit Royal Engagement for Son Archie

Duchess Meghan has her priorities straight! The new mom left a royal engagement quickly to be with her son, Archie Harrison-Mountbatten Windsor. “I’ve got to get back to the baby, it’s feed time,” the Suits alum, 38, was overheard telling a group of women while leaving the launch of her Smart Set capsule collection in collaboration with Smart Works charity […]

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Why young females with obesity are at early risk for cardiovascular disease

In the face of obesity, the sex hormone progesterone that helps females get and stay pregnant appears to also put them at increased, early risk for cardiovascular disease, investigators report. Premenopausal women are considered protected from cardiovascular disease, but evidence indicates obesity can negate those benefits, and in fact put them at even higher risk than men, but just how […]

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How This Guy Lost 40 Pounds and Got Shredded for His 40th Birthday

• Approaching his 40th birthday, Aaron Archer found himself at 230 pounds and nearly 25 percent bodyfat due in part to unhealthy eating habits. • After hiring a personal trainer, Archer started doing regular HIIT workouts in addition to weight training and calorie tracking. • By the time his birthday arrived, Archer had completed a 40 pound weight loss transformation […]

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Study supports germline testing for all metastatic breast cancer patients

Genetic testing for all metastatic breast cancer patients may be an optimal strategy for identifying additional patients with increased risk as well as response to targeted therapies, according to research published in JAMA Oncology. In the study, 100 patients were tested regardless of whether they met the current National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines. Among the 14 patients who did […]

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Gabrielle Union Praises Paparazzi for Snapping ‘Amazing Ass Shot’

Gabrielle Union isn’t about to look a gift horse in the mouth — especially when the favor involves a photographer capturing her butt and beach body at its best in a bikini! The L.A.’s Finest star revealed exclusively to Us Weekly that she was grateful the paparazzi captured at the ocean with her husband, Dwyane Wade, during their fifth anniversary […]

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Enzyme known for promoting cancer found to also protect healthy cells

New research from the University of Maryland and the National Institutes of Health reveals a new role for the enzyme telomerase. Telomerase’s only known role in normal tissue was to protect certain cells that divide regularly, such as embryonic cells, sperm cells, adult stem cells and immune cells. Scientists thought telomerase was turned off in all other cells, except in […]

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Sedentary lifestyle for 20 years linked to doubled mortality risk compared to being active

Two decades of a sedentary lifestyle is associated with a two times risk of premature death compared to being physically active, according to results from the HUNT study presented today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology. Study author Dr. Trine Moholdt of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway said: “Our findings imply […]

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Retina-on-a-chip provides powerful tool for studying eye disease

The development of a retina-on-a-chip, which combines living human cells with an artificial tissue-like system, has been described today in the open-access journal eLife. This cutting-edge tool may provide a useful alternative to existing models for studying eye disease and allow scientists to test the effects of drugs on the retina more efficiently. Many diseases that cause blindness harm the […]

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Stable home lives improve prospects for preemies

As they grow and develop, children who were born at least 10 weeks before their due dates are at risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder and anxiety disorders. They also have a higher risk than children who were full-term babies for other neurodevelopmental issues, including cognitive problems, language difficulties and motor delays. Researchers at Washington University School of […]

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