Pediatric hematologists introduce a novel way to treat pediatric hemophilia A patients

An innovative way to treat pediatric hemophilia A patients using a combination approach has seen early success at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, with researchers from Emory University School of Medicine. Now known as the Atlanta Protocol, in a nod to where the approach was developed, the new method involves treating patients with […]

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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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Laboratory studies identify a potential way to treat human cancers with ARID1A mutations

A new study shows that tumor cells depleted of ARID1A—a protein that acts as a cancer suppressor—become highly sensitive to anticancer poly ADP ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitor drugs after radiation treatment. The research, led by Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers, could advance efforts to treat many human cancers with loss of ARID1A that are resistant to current standard treatments, […]

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Inside the 2019 Denver Wellness Your Way Festival

Healthy and happy! Jewel, Jillian Michaels and many more were in attendance at the 2019 Denver Wellness Your Way Festival presented by King Soopers and Kroger on Friday, August 16. The 3-day event was created to help people kickstart their healthy lifestyle with everything from workout tips to cooking tricks. Jewel, 45, hosted the event and gave a performance inside […]

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Jewel Leads Star-Studded Lineup at Wellness Your Way Festival

Jewel is putting the finishing touches on the first stop of her highly anticipated Wellness Your Way Festival, set for later this month in Denver. The star-studded weekend event, presented by Kroger, features a slew of food and nutrition experts sharing tips for healthy living, with the goal to help visitors “kick-start your journey to a healthy lifestyle.” Health and […]

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Ketamine isn’t an opioid and treats depression in a unique way

Ketamine has gotten a bad rap as an opioid when there’s plenty of evidence suggesting it isn’t one, Johns Hopkins experts say. They believe this reputation may hamper patients from getting necessary treatment for the kinds of depression that don’t respond to typical antidepressants. In a new paper, the researchers clarify the mechanism behind ketamine’s mechanism of action in hopes […]

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Blood-flow-restricted training: A new way to boost muscle performance

Strapping a band tightly around your limbs to reduce blood flow while training may seem like an odd way to boost athletic performance, but our latest study suggests that it does just that. In our study, we show that if you do interval cycling with reduced blood flow by strapping nylon cuffs around your legs, you become markedly better at […]

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Researchers create a better way to transport life-saving vaccines

Researchers at McMaster University have invented a stable, affordable way to store fragile vaccines for weeks at a time at temperatures up to 40C, opening the way for life-saving anti-viral vaccines to reach remote and impoverished regions of the world. The new method combines the active ingredients in existing vaccines with a sugary gel, where they remain viable for eight […]

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Katherine Schwarzenegger Says Dogs Are a Great Way to Prep for Parenthood

Practice makes perfect! Katherine Schwarzenegger adopted her dog, Maverick, straight out of college and says having a pet can be the perfect way to prepare for parenthood. “[Adopting] was definitely a learning curve of just the change in how you go about your day and how you live your life,” the “Dog That Changed Me” sponsored by PEDIGREE podcast host, 29, told […]

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