Link found for weight-, shape-related bullying, eating disorder behaviors

(HealthDay)—Weight- or shape-related bullying (WSB) is associated with purging and muscularity-oriented behavior (MOB), but not other eating disorder behaviors, according to a study published online June 28 in the International Journal of Eating Disorders. Sinead Day, from Macquarie University in Sydney, and colleagues examined the correlation between WSB and specific forms of disordered eating in adolescence in a large, representative […]

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Colorado hits 70% mark for COVID-19 vaccines on July 3

Coloradans reached a milestone during the holiday weekend — 70% of adults have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. More than 3.2 million people in the state are at least partially inoculated against the coronavirus, with 2.95 million fully immunized, according to state data. The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment announced Saturday that seven out of […]

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Mortality up for very-high symptom burden before kidney transplant

(HealthDay)—For candidates for kidney transplantation, very-high symptom burden is associated with waitlist mortality, and symptom score improves after transplantation, according to a study published online June 18 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Kathryn Taylor, R.N., M.P.H., from the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in Baltimore, and colleagues leveraged a two-center prospective study of 1,298 […]

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First months decisive for immune system development

Many diseases caused by a dysregulated immune system, such as allergies, asthma and autoimmunity, can be traced back to events in the first few months after birth. To date, the mechanisms behind the development of the immune system have not been fully understood. Now, researchers at Karolinska Institutet show a connection between breast milk, beneficial gut bacteria and the development […]

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Antibody drug cuts deaths for some severe COVID patients: study

A cocktail of synthetic antibodies reduces deaths among severe COVID patients who are unable to mount a strong immune response, results from a major clinical trial showed Wednesday. The therapy, developed by the US biotech firm Regeneron and given to former US President Donald Trump during his brush with the coronavirus, had previously only been used to treat patients in […]

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Florida Mom Calls for Safer Packaging of Marijuana Edibles After Daughter Ate a THC Gummy

The parent changed clothes and put the gummy package in a dresser. When McCoy's daughter went to change, she came across the bag "and, like any 6-year-old would… she ate the candy," says McCoy. McCoy later learned that the gummy had 50 mg of THC, the psychoactive compound in marijuana. For comparison, 10 mg of THC is the industry norm, […]

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Precision prevention for prostate cancer

The University of Delaware’s Aditya Dutta and collaborators are investigating the NKX3.1 gene and its role in prostate cancer—the most common cancer and the second-leading cause of cancer-related death among men in the United States. In prostate biology, NKX3.1 is big. The gene regulates everything—development, maintenance, disease initiation and progression. In a new research article published in Cancer Discovery, the […]

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ER visits for heart attacks rebounded after pandemic decline

(HealthDay)—Emergency care for heart attacks and strokes rebounded in Northern California after initially plummeting in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers say. That’s good news, suggesting that public health campaigns urging people to seek care if they had signs or symptoms of a stroke or heart attack were effective, according to the Kaiser Permanente researchers. For the study, […]

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