Exclusive: Tiffani Thiessen's Kid Knows Santa Isn't Real & She's Into It

As the oldest of four siblings, I was the first to find out that the supplier of Christmas presents isn’t the holly-jolly man in red that I thought it was. While of course that revelation was a little disappointing, learning the truth brought with it a sense of pride: I was a big kid, I was on my parents’ team […]

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Researchers report new insights into Parkinson’s disease-related mortality

By following a group of newly diagnosed patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) for a decade or more, researchers have been able to identify several factors never before reported that appear to be associated with higher mortality rates in PD patients compared to the general population. As reported in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease, these factors are early onset of PD, […]

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Heart attack registry: Unprecedented insight into STEMI occurrence, treatment in North India

A new study published in Clinical Cardiology introduces the North Indian (NORIN) ST‐Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) Registry and provides preliminary data collected since its start in January of this year. The prospective cohort study’s first author, Sameer Arora, MD, UNC School of Medicine cardiology fellow and preventive medicine resident, says researchers will follow approximately 3,500 patients admitted for STEMI […]

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Bride loses eight stone in a year to fit into her dream wedding dress

When Gemma Dobbing found the perfect dress for her wedding, she was determined to slim down to make sure it fit on the big day. Gemma, 32, had put on weight in recent years following the birth of her little boy, Charlie, now three. The council worker had been so busy that her diet simply wasn’t a priority, resulting in […]

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The Towels That Will Make Your Kids Excited To Get Into (& Out Of) The Tub

Is there anything better than bath time, and helping your sweet little one splash around in a tub full of bubbles? One thing might come close: wrapping your newly clean kiddo in a fresh, soft hooded towel for post-bath snuggles. Okay, okay…it’s not always so idyllic, we admit. Bath time can be killer on your back and knees, and while some […]

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Insight into cells’ ‘self-eating’ process could pave the way for new dementia treatments

Cells regularly go through a process called autophagy—literally translated as ‘self-eating’ – which helps to destroy bacteria and viruses after infection. When it works, this process counteracts neurodegenerative conditions such as dementia and Huntington’s Disease, by getting rid of unwanted proteins and their resultant harm to cells. But when autophagy fails or defects occur, it can give rise to such […]

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Mini-kidneys grown from stem cells provide new insights into kidney disease and potential therapies

An international team of researchers led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has grown ‘miniature kidneys’ in the laboratory that could be used to better understand how kidney diseases develop in individual patients. The mini kidneys, known as kidney organoids, were grown outside the body from skin cells derived from a single patient who has polycystic kidney disease, one […]

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New insights into young men’s sexting practices in youth sexting culture

Drawing on findings from a qualitative study published by the Journal of Youth Studies, new research from Dr. Emily Setty explores young men’s sexting practices and how they position themselves within youth sexting culture in terms of masculine heterosexuality. Young people who engage in sexting—the digital exchange of personal sexual messages and images—are considered at risk of potentially irreparable psychological, […]

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Snout dated: Slow-evolving elephant shark offers new insights into human physiology

The mineralocortoid receptor (MR) regulates water and sodium transport throughout cells and tissues, which is critical for controlling blood pressure and so, not surprisingly, the MR is common to all vertebrate animals. Aldosterone, which is a physiological steroid for land vertebrate MRs, evolved in lungfish (forerunners of land vertebrates), suggesting that the evolution of aldosterone was important in the conquest […]

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Micro-computed tomography provides new insights into Paget’s disease

A MedUni Vienna study group led by Peter Pietschmann from the Institute of Pathophysiologyand Allergy Research in cooperation with the University of Vienna and the Museum of Natural History Vienna has made a detailed analysis of the microarchitecture of bones affected by the bone metabolic disease known as Paget’s disease. High-resolution micro-computed tomography techniques offer insights into the course of […]

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