Taking out the protein garbage becomes more difficult as neurons age

Cells dispose of harmful “trash” through autophagy, a normal and necessary process in which aggregated proteins and dysfunctional structures are handled. If any part of this fails, waste builds up inside cells, eventually killing them. According to a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, as cells age, their ability to shed harmful refuse […]

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More than 600 people swabbed to find donor match for girl with cancer

One-year-old with leukaemia inspires 600 people to get swabbed in a bid to find her a stem cell donor after chemotherapy failed to cure her cancer Phoebe Ashfield was diagnosed in January but chemotherapy didn’t work Her only option is a stem cell transplant but her parents are not matches Their world was ‘turned upside down’ after her diagnosis at […]

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Discovery of mechanism behind precision cancer drug opens door for more targeted treatment

New research that uncovers the mechanism behind the newest generation of cancer drugs is opening the door for better targeted therapy. PARP inhibitors are molecular targeted cancer drugs used to treat women with ovarian cancer who have the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations. The drugs are showing promise in late-stage clinical trials for breast cancer, prostate cancer and pancreatic cancer […]

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Addicted to tanning: When it's about more than achieving 'a healthy glow'

‘Tan Mom’ says she was ‘proclaimed dead’ before emerging from recent health scare Patricia Krentcil, dubbed the ‘Tan Mom’ after allegedly bringing her 5-year-old daughter into a tanning booth, is said to have been ‘proclaimed dead’ before emerging from a recent health scare. Placed in a medically-induced coma after collapsing on a Florida street, Krentcil is now recovering from her […]

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'PLL' Cast, More Celebs Congratulate Shay Mitchell on Pregnancy

Sending congratulations! Shay Mitchell‘s famous friends are sending her all the love following news that she is pregnant with her first child. Mitchell, 32, made the announcement on Instagram on Friday, June 28, sharing a photo of her cradling her bare bump. “Does this mean I’m allowed to drive in the car pool lane at all times now?” the actress […]

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Celebs Send Their Teens Off to Prom: Kelly Ripa, Jerry Seinfeld and More

Going glam! Celebrity parents, including Kelly Ripa and Jerry Seinfeld, are showing off their teenagers’ 2019 prom looks on social media. “It only took 20 hours, but we finally got two approved prom photos,” the Live With Kelly and Ryan host, 48, captioned an Instagram upload of her 17-year-old daughter, Lola, and her date. “#prom2019.” In the sweet shot, the […]

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Next Steps! See Dwayne Johnson and More Celebs Whose Kids Graduated in 2019

Time to celebrate! 2019 will be a year to remember for so many celebrity’s children who graduated this spring. From preschool to grad school, these members of famous families are closing a chapter — and their parents couldn’t be prouder. Kate Gosselin, for instance, gushed about her twins, Mady and Cara, when the 18-year-old’s high school careers came to a […]

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More opioids given than prescribed in emergency department

(HealthDay)—The rate of emergency department visits with opioids only given during the visit is higher than the rate for visits with opioids only prescribed at discharge and for visits with opioids given and prescribed, according to a May data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics. Pinyao Rui, M.P.H., and Susan […]

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Stem cell differences could explain why women are more likely to develop adrenal cancer

Scientists have discovered a potential biological reason why women are more likely to develop adrenal disorders, including cancer. According to the researchers, the answer could lie in the increased turnover of hormone-producing cells found in the adrenal glands of females. The adrenal gland is a hormone producing organ that sits on top of the kidneys. The outer part, or cortex, […]

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Some women with psychotic disorders are more vulnerable around the time of menstruation

Mothers on the Edge, a recent documentary by Louis Theroux, told the stories of four new mothers admitted to specialist mental health units for a range of serious conditions including anxiety, depression and psychosis—triggered by recent motherhood. Hormonal changes that happen with childbirth, menopause and menstruation may trigger or exacerbate symptoms of psychosis. Levels of ovarian hormones in the blood […]

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