First comprehensive structural data on a key flu protein—it’s central to infection

Influenza A viruses spawn epidemics, global pandemics and sweeping outbreaks that kill millions of birds, yet only now have flu scientists obtained comprehensive, high-resolution structural data on a protein that is key to the very survival of an influenza virus. The highlighted protein is RNA polymerase, which transcribes and replicates the viral genome in the nucleus of host cells. Dr. […]

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Off-label medication orders on the rise for children, study finds

U.S. physicians are increasingly ordering medications for children for conditions that are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration, according to a Rutgers study. The findings highlight the need for more education, research and policies addressing effective, safe pediatric drug prescribing. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, analyzed data collected from 2006 to 2015 in the Centers for […]

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Simple Training Tweaks Helped This Guy Pack on 20 Pounds of Muscle and Get Jacked

• While recovering from an injury, Sherif Mikhail’s activity levels declined, leading him to gain weight. • After working with a weight loss coach to eat healthier and improve the efficiency of his workouts, Mikhail began to lose weight and get back in shape. • As a result, Mikhail is now lean and strong and feels like he’s in the […]

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Exercising at home has a positive effect on Parkinson’s patients

In a large double-blind study, Radboud university medical center researchers show that patients in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease can exercise regularly at home for 6 months. This regular exercise has a positive effect on their motor disability comparable to the effect of conventional Parkinson’s medication. Even though exercise is known to be healthy, many people find it difficult […]

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Exclusive: Christina Milian on Pregnancy & Divorce

As she prepares to welcome her first child with boyfriend Matt Pokora (while continuing to raise 9-year-old daughter Violet with her ex, The-Dream) Christina Milian is opening up about blending families — which she tells SheKnows is “actually a blessing.” We sat down with Milian at Tower Research Foundation’s Ante Up for a Cancer Free Generation poker fundraiser at the […]

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‘Dr. Pimple Popper’ dishes on popping success: ‘It actually makes people happy’

See it: Dr. Pimple Popper’s most epic extractions, why a splash mask is necessary Learn what Dr. Sandra Lee, aka Dr. Pimple Popper, has to say about her ‘popaholics,’ her most epic extractions, and why she tries not to forget to wear a splash mask. Dr. Sandra Lee, better known to her “Pop-a-holic” fan base as “Dr. Pimple Popper,” knows […]

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New guideline on Parkinson’s disease aimed at physicians and people with Parkinson’s

A comprehensive new Canadian guideline provides practical guidance for physicians, allied health professionals, patients and families on managing Parkinson disease, based on the latest evidence. The guideline is published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), accompanied by an easy-to-reference infographic and podcast. Parkinson disease is a debilitating, progressive neurological condition that affects quality of life for patients and their caregivers. […]

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Alzheimer’s research increasingly focused on links to sleep and other behaviors

Sleep and other behavioral topics are growing within Alzheimer’s disease research, according to a new report released today by Elsevier, a global information analytics business specializing in science and health. To coincide with World Alzheimer’s Month, Elsevier analyzed Alzheimer’s research published since the 1970s offering a comprehensive view of the landscape of Alzheimer’s research worldwide for the past 50 years. […]

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Experts question controversial study on fluoride in pregnancy

Australian experts have urged caution following the release of a new study that suggests there may be a link between higher fluoride exposure during pregnancy and children’s IQ. The observational study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, followed 512 mother-child pairs across six Canadian cities with the aim of examining whether or not fluoride is a “potential neurotoxin”. Experts have questioned the […]

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