All The Most-Googled New Mom Questions, Answered In One Place

Google is a repository of our most burning questions, from “What are brunch spots near me” to “Should I have a baby?” And while most of our search engine queries are closer to meal planning than life-changing decisions, the answers we do find their shape our lives in very real ways, little and big. A time you might find the questions […]

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Pig experiment raises ethical questions around brain damage

The brain is more resilient than previously thought. In a groundbreaking experiment published in this week’s issue of Nature, neuroscientists created an artificial circulation system that successfully restored some functions and structures in donated pig brains—up to four hours after the pigs were butchered at a USDA food processing facility. Though there was no evidence of restored consciousness, brains from […]

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Ethical questions raised on body donation after medically assisted death

The legalization of medical assistance in dying (MAID) in Canada has resulted in some people choosing to donate their bodies to anatomy programs, but it has raised profound ethical issues, says McMaster University’s head of anatomy. Bruce Wainman, director of the Education Program in Anatomy at McMaster, said the anatomical scientist community needs to establish guidelines around these donations. The […]

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ASK THE GP: Dr Martin Scurr answers your health questions

ASK THE GP: Has my bowel operation damaged my little finger? Dr Martin Scurr answers your health questions Shortly after having a bowel operation I discovered that both my little fingers were numb — the one on the right being particularly bothersome. The orthopaedic doctor examined the nerves of the elbow regions for a possible cause, promising further appointments. Is […]

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Eight questions helpful for assessing IBD in primary care

(HealthDay)—The CalproQuest, an eight-item questionnaire, is a feasible instrument for assessing patients for inflammatory bowel disease in primary care settings, according to a study published in the February issue of the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. Corinne Chmiel, P.D., Dr.Med., from the University of Zurich, and colleagues evaluated the feasibility and acceptability of CalproQuest for at least two weeks […]

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8 Questions Helpful for Assessing IBD in Primary Care

TUESDAY, Feb. 5, 2019 — The CalproQuest, an eight-item questionnaire, is a feasible instrument for assessing patients for inflammatory bowel disease in primary care settings, according to a study published in the February issue of the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. Corinne Chmiel, P.D., Dr.Med., from the University of Zurich, and colleagues evaluated the feasibility and acceptability of CalproQuest […]

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Groundbreaking app detects a child’s risk of asthma in six questions

Groundbreaking app detects a child’s risk of asthma in just SIX yes or no questions App – called PARS – asks about wheezing and if the child’s parents suffer Score of zero-to-15 estimates if the youngster will suffer by seven years old Avoids the need for blood tests, which are used to diagnose the condition  e-mail 1 View comments A […]

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Salmonella, gene swapping and antibiotic resistance: Five questions with Sid Thakur

Sid Thakur is a professor of population health and pathobiology and the director of NC State’s and the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Global Health programs. He studies antibiotic resistance in Salmonella and how antibiotic resistant Salmonella affect food animal and human populations. In his latest work, Thakur compared the genomes of over 200 different strains of Salmonella, looking for genetic […]

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Breast implant injuries hidden as patients’ questions mount

To all the world, it looked like breast implants were safe. From 2008 to 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration publicly reported 200 or so complaints annually—a tiny fraction of the hundreds of thousands of implant surgeries performed each year. Then last fall, something strange happened: Thousands of problems with breast implants flooded the FDA’s system. More than 4,000 […]

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New research questions role of gut parasite in intestinal diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome

New University of Kent-led research on the way a common gut parasite behaves could help lead to a better understanding of its role in the development of intestinal diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome. A team at the University of Kent, working with researchers from other universities, found that the microbe Blastocystis, commonly found in the guts of both humans […]

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