Strokes in babies are surprisingly common—here’s how the body rushes to the rescue

New research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine is shedding light on the development of the brain’s immune defenses—and how those defenses respond to strokes that strike one in 4,000 babies in the first month of life. The brain’s frontline defenders are immune cells known as microglia. These cells make up 10%-15% of all cells found in the […]

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COVID-19 patient didn't recognize body after double transplant

Dr. Siegel on race to treat coronavirus symptoms Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel on what can be done to protect people before a vaccine is approved. A Chicago woman who last month became the nation's first COVID-19 patient to undergo a double lung transplant said Thursday that she woke up days later, unaware about the surgery and unable […]

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Rob Kardashian’s Body Evolution Through the Years

Working on himself! Rob Kardashian first became a household name upon appearing on his family’s E! reality series Keeping Up With the Kardashians. From there, fans have seen how the sock designer has adjusted to life in Hollywood and how his body has changed over the years. Kris Jenner’s only son has experienced fluctuating weight during his adult life. His […]

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Brain cells can harbor and spread HIV virus to the body

Researchers have found that astrocytes, a type of brain cell can harbor HIV and then spread the virus to immune cells that traffic out of the brain and into other organs. HIV moved from the brain via this route even when the virus was suppressed by combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), a standard treatment for HIV. The study, conducted by researchers […]

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Body mass index lower in patients with familial psoriasis

(HealthDay)—Familial psoriasis is not necessarily induced by obesity, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Dermatology. Bolortuya Bayaraa, M.D., from Fukuoka University in Japan, and colleagues examined whether patients with familial psoriasis versus those without were obese at the onset of psoriasis. The analysis included 428 individuals (264 male; 164 female) with psoriasis identified from a registry […]

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