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Hundreds of Genes Affected due to Alcohol and Tobacco

Alcohol and tobacco both have genetically inheritable behavior and augment the risk of complex diseases. The occurrence of these diseases is leading to an increased mortality rate. The suggestions based on the research from the University of Minnesota ... Read more

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Heart transplant program is returning to OSF St. Francis Medical Center

PEORIA — After more than a decade, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center will again offer heart transplants to patients. The move, the hospital announced, will make St. Francis the only heart transplant option in central and downstate Illinois. “OSF ... Read more

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Less than half of Northamptonshire children received a flu vaccination this winter

More than half the young children in Northamptonshire were not vaccinated when flu season hit, according to Public Health England. The latest figures show that just 47% of four to 10 year olds had received the flu vaccine at the end of November. Read more

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uBiome Appoints Dr. Purna Kashyap, MBBS, Mayo Clinic Gastroenterologist and ...

The leader in microbial genomics appoints microbiota-targeted therapy researcher to its board of advisors. SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) January 15, 2019. uBiome, the leader in microbial genomics, announces the addition of Dr. Purna Kashyap, MBBS, ... Read more

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NH introduces Doorway system through series of forums

DOVER — The Department of Health and Human Services is holding public information forums statewide to discuss the Doorway-NH, a recently implemented “hub-and-spoke” system to connect residents with help for substance abuses and related disorders. Read more

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FDA approves scalpel-free treatment for Parkinson's disease tremor

The federal Food and Drug Administration has approved a new, scalpel-free treatment for tremor in patients with medication-resistant Parkinson's disease. The procedure, called focused ultrasound, allows doctors to perform brain surgery without cutting ... Read more

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2 patients test positive for Hepatitis B following treatment at NJ facility

Two more patients have tested positive for Hepatitis B after getting treated at the HealthPlus Surgery Center in Saddle Brook. The state closed the facility this month over bad sterilization practices. Investigators from the State Health Department ... Read more

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'It went straight for me': Otter charges at, bites woman at Florida lake

MAITLAND, Fla. - A woman in Maitland, Florida, said an otter charged at her, bit her calf and scratched her while she was walking her dog last week at Lake Lily Park. Ann-Christine Langselius said the encounter happened Jan. 8 while she was walking on ... Read more

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Attention, men! Getting less than six hours of sleep can up risk of heart disease

LONDON: Men who sleep less than six hours a night may be at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease compared to those who sleep between seven and eight hours, a new study suggests. The study showed that poor quality sleep of less than six hours ... Read more

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Swwapnil roped in as brand ambassador for elimination of lymphatic filariasis

Actor Swwapnil Joshi has been roped in as the brand ambassador for elimination of lymphatic filariasis in Maharashtra by the state government's Public Health department. Lymphatic filariasis impairs the lymphatic system and can lead to the abnormal ... Read more

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Case of whooping cough reported at Ballard High School

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A case of whooping cough has been reported among students at Ballard High School, according to a news release from the Department of Public Health and Wellness. The news comes after health officials say whooping cough ... Read more

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Los Angeles Launches a New Phone App That Will Alert Users When an Earthquake ...

On January 3rd, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the release of ShakeAlertLA, a new earthquake-warning app for residents of Los Angeles County. The app—the first of its kind in the United States—promises to "save lives by giving precious ... Read more

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Legislators cite progress in tackling opioid issue during media workshop

COLUMBIA – Legislators say they had a “quiet but substantial victory” during the 122nd session of the General Assembly in 2017-18, and it came at a time when the session was dominated by the state's energy crisis. The proclaimed victory was in the form ... Read more

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Stem Cell Transplant May Help Some Aggressive MS

By Amy Norton. HealthDay Reporter. TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A stem cell transplant may help some people with multiple sclerosis (MS) when standard drugs fail, a new clinical trial finds. The study focused on 110 patients with ... Read more

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Flu hospitalizations on the rise locally

In Southeast Ohio, 21 influenza-associated hospitalizations were recorded in the first week of January, up from the five recorded in the region over the final week of 2018. Washington County saw five of those hospitalizations in the period of Dec. 30 ... Read more

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Ebola death toll in the Democratic Republic of Congo tops 400 amid fears the ...

More than 400 people have now died from an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to the latest death toll. Health authorities in the African nation also revealed there have been 658 cases of the killer virus since the ... Read more

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Postpartum New-Onset Mental Illness Risk Up With IBD

HealthDay News — Women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have an increased risk for new-onset psychiatric diagnosis in the postpartum period, according to a study published online Jan. 10 in Gut. Simone N. Vigod, MD, from the Women's College ... Read more

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Mich prison to close to visitors while all 2000 women treated for scabies

Paul Egan Detroit Free Press. LANSING – The Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility will be closed to visitors most of next week as all 2,000 women at the prison are isolated and treated for scabies, officials said Monday. Officials hope the move ... Read more

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Less than half of Northamptonshire children received a flu vaccination this winter

More than half the young children in Northamptonshire were not vaccinated when flu season hit, according to Public Health England. The latest figures show that just 47% of four to 10 year olds had received the flu vaccine at the end of November. Read more

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Hundreds of genes affecting tobacco and alcohol use discovered

Tobacco and alcohol use, both genetically inheritable behaviors, influence risk for many complex diseases and disorders and are leading causes of mortality. The University of Minnesota was part of a research collaboration that conducted the first study ... Read more

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Cancer's long-term prognosis: as an oncologist I've never been so hopeful

Answering this question, posed with equal parts dread and fascination, is an occupational hazard. I often reply no, I don't find it depressing but the job is taxing in a way that many other areas of medicine are not. A cancer diagnosis is obviously ... Read more

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For the first time, researchers at the George Washington University (GW), together with colleagues at institutes in Thailand, Australia, the U.K. and the Netherlands, and more, have successfully used the gene-editing tool CRISPR/Cas9 to limit the ... Read more

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Ebola death toll in the Democratic Republic of Congo tops 400 amid fears the ...

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$14.7 million partnership to supercharge vaccine development

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Florida Officer Kills Rabid Otter Following Several Attacks

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BPA is a well-known endocrine disruptor that alters hormonal balance in people exposed to it, and it leads to hormonal diseases such as genitourinary malformations, infertility, obesity and cancer in hormone-dependent organs (such as breast cancer). Read more

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High Fiber, Whole Grains Linked to CVD, Diabetes, Cancer Risk

Eating more dietary fiber and whole grains protects against noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), such as coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke, type 2 diabetes, and colorectal cancer, according a new review commissioned by the World Health Organization ... Read more

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It's never too late to quit smoking before lung surgery

Smokers who'll be having surgery for lung cancer should quit smoking before the operation, and the sooner the better, a new study shows. Among patients who had surgery for lung cancer, nonsmokers had fewer complications than smokers. But quitting even ... Read more

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Young Trans Children Know Who They Are

A new study shows that gender-nonconforming kids who go on to transition already have a strong sense of their true identity—one that differs from their assigned gender. Ed Yong. Jan 15, 2019. Lily Curran (far right), who is transgender, plays with a ... Read more

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Celery Juice is a Trendy Detox Drink, But Does it Actually Have Benefits?

Q: I've been hearing that drinking celery juice in the morning has some health-promoting benefits. Should I try it? Advertising Policy. Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do ... Read more

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Health data consortium receives €8m EU backing in push towards personalised ...

The iReceptor Plus consortium, made up of more than 20 partners from around the globe, has received €8.4m ($9.6m) in investment from the European Union and Canadian government as it pushes for advancement in human immunological data storage, ... Read more

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Congo Ebola death toll tops 400

KINSHASA - The death toll from the latest outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo has passed the 400 mark in the east and northeast, health authorities said Tuesday. “Since the start of the epidemic, the total number of cases is 658 ... Read more

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Virtual Reality's Latest Use? Diagnosing Mental Illness

Diagnosing psychiatric and neurological conditions is tricky. Physicians have long reported that diagnoses are fraught with complications and subtleties. Anywhere from 35 percent to 85 percent of mental health conditions go undetected and undiagnosed, ... Read more

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Exercise May Reduce Mortality Risk In Diabetics: 7 Diabetic-Friendly Foods

Diabetes Mellitus is a condition where your blood sugar levels are higher than normal. It is one of the most common metabolic conditions around the world. If the findings of a latest study are to be believed patients with type-2 diabetes should be ... Read more

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Swwapnil roped in as brand ambassador for elimination of lymphatic filariasis

Actor Swwapnil Joshi has been roped in as the brand ambassador for elimination of lymphatic filariasis in Maharashtra by the state government's Public Health department. Lymphatic filariasis impairs the lymphatic system and can lead to the abnormal ... Read more

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Engineered T cells promote long-term organ transplant acceptance

Organ transplant rejection is a major problem in transplantation medicine. Suppressing the immune system to prevent organ rejection, however, opens the door to life-threatening infections. Researchers at the University of Basel's Biozentrum have now ... Read more

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Truncal mutations study suggests new direction in origins of cancer

Cancers most commonly arise because of a series of two to five mutations in different genes that combine to cause a tumor. Evidence from a growing number of experiments focused on truncal mutations--the first mutations in a given sequence--suggests a ... Read more

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Differences of Food Allergy and Food Intolerance

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Some people may think they have a food allergy because the body shows symptoms such as diarrhea, stomach pain, or bloated stomach after consuming food contained gluten or dairy product. While in fact, such symptoms may occur to ... Read more

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Poo transplant can successfully treat patients with ulcerative colitis

Poo transplant or "Fecal microbiota transplantation" (FMT) can successfully treat patients with ulcerative colitis, new research from the University of Adelaide shows. The randomized, double-blind study - published in the journal JAMA - was a ... Read more

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After Shutdown Causes Family Visits to Be Canceled, Inmates at New York City ...

As the government shutdown rolls onward, inmates at federal prisons have been unable to see their families, attorneys and, in some instances, have been unable to receive medication. In response, prisoners at a high-security federal jail in New York ... Read more

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50 or over? Why you may want to consider new shingles vaccine

(BPT) - When it comes to vaccines this time of year, influenza is often top-of-mind — and it should be, with as many as 35 million cases expected this flu season. But as you age, don't neglect the shingles vaccine. Imagine if the slightest breeze or ... Read more

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At a Cost of $10405 Per Patient Stay, Hypoglycemia in The Hospital Cannot Be ...

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Featured speakers, Dr. Richard Pratley of Florida Hospital System and Dr. Steven Edelman of UC San Diego Health, recently delivered a unified message to several hundred senior healthcare professionals attending ... Read more

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Assessing the performance of multiple influenza forecasting models

Date: January 15, 2019; Source: University of Massachusetts at Amherst; Summary: In what the authors believe is the first documented comparison of several real-time infectious disease forecasting models by different teams across many seasons, five ... Read more

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NH introduces Doorway system through series of forums

DOVER — The Department of Health and Human Services is holding public information forums statewide to discuss the Doorway-NH, a recently implemented “hub-and-spoke” system to connect residents with help for substance abuses and related disorders. Read more

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Legislators cite progress in tackling opioid issue during media workshop

COLUMBIA – Legislators say they had a “quiet but substantial victory” during the 122nd session of the General Assembly in 2017-18, and it came at a time when the session was dominated by the state's energy crisis. The proclaimed victory was in the form ... Read more

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Technology could change mental health diagnosis and treatment

A study at the Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University is 92% accurate in diagnosing PTSD. CBC News · Posted: Jan 15, 2019 7:07 PM ET | Last Updated: January 16. A paramedic sits with his head in his hands after finding a child dead in ... Read more

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Walk-through lung exhibit to raise awareness of cancer

People are being encouraged to speak to their doctor as early as possible if they find themselves experiencing the early symptoms of lung cancer. The Irish Cancer Society has launched a campaign, featuring a giant inflatable set of lungs, promoting ... Read more

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Swwapnil to raise awareness about lymphatic filariasis

Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actor Swwapnil Joshi has been roped in as the brand ambassador for elimination of lymphatic filariasis in Maharashtra by the state government's Public Health department. Lymphatic filariasis impairs the lymphatic system and can ... Read more

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Many Researchers Are Suspecting That Drug Addicts Have Found A New Way of Opioids

If there's one serious health problem which the US is suffering from the last few decades, then it's drug addiction among the teenagers and young people. There are various case studies done on this topic, and according to recent Penn Medicine and Penn ... Read more

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SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCIV) — Roper St. Francis Healthcare and MUSC plan to build a 43-bed, freestanding rehabilitation hospital on the campus of the future Roper St. Francis Berkeley Hospital. With the continued growth and healthcare needs of Berkeley ... Read more

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Swwapnil to raise awareness about lymphatic filariasis

Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actor Swwapnil Joshi has been roped in as the brand ambassador for elimination of lymphatic filariasis in Maharashtra by the state government's Public Health department. Lymphatic filariasis impairs the lymphatic system and can ... Read more

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Burnley man awarded MBE in recognition of Ebola crisis role in Sierra Leone

A proud former pupil of St Theodore's RC High School has been awarded the MBE for his work in Sierra Leone during the country's Ebola outbreak. Dr Chris Berry, who was born in Colbran Street, Duke Bar, received the prestigious honour in the Queen's ... Read more

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NIH starts clinical trial for FMT

A research consortium of NIH recently began enrolling patients in a clinical trial examining whether fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) by enema—putting stool from a healthy donor in the colon of a recipient is safe and can prevent recurrent ... Read more

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$14.7 million partnership to supercharge vaccine development

Vaccines to stop the world's next epidemic could be developed in record time under a $14.7 million partnership using technology developed at The University of Queensland. The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) has funded a research ... Read more

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6 reasons why your BMI might be high, even if you're healthy

Chances are, last time you visited your doctor, you had your height and weight measured and your BMI calculated. Depending on the numbers, you were likely classified in one of four categories: underweight (below 18.5), normal weight (between 18.5 and ... Read more

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This Eased My Anxiety After Just 1 Session, and It Isn't Therapy, Meditation ...

I've been suffering from a mysterious illness that causes fatigue, dizziness, inflammation, and severe anxiety for several years. When I began taking a more holistic approach to treating my symptoms, I never thought acupuncture would be on my list of ... Read more

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Partnership to supercharge vaccine production

Vaccines to stop the world's next epidemic could be developed in record time under a $14.7 million partnership using technology developed at The University of Queensland. The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) has funded a research ... Read more

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Elephantiasis and river blindness could be eliminated faster with new molecule

A new potential drug molecule could reduce treatment times for two widespread diseases from weeks to days, ultimately helping to eliminate them. The new molecule has been designed to more effectively target and kill the cause of elephantiasis and river ... Read more

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New research published in the journal Nature Medicine has described the results of a five-year study into the association between a breakdown of the blood-brain barrier and the onset of cognitive impairment. The study suggests leaky capillaries in the ... Read more

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When the body's in overdrive, this liver hormone puts the brakes on metabolism

Researchers at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute have identified a hormone produced by the liver that tells the body to downshift its metabolism when it's expending a lot of energy. The research, scheduled to be published Jan. 14 in ... Read more

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Chocolate is better than cough syrup for curing your cough, study says

(KARE) - You might be better of indulging in a bar of milk chocolate instead of medicine the next time you have a cough, British doctors say. According to the Daily Record, Professor Alyn Morice at the University of Hull says "chocolate can calm coughs". Read more

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HPV vaccine, regular screening can prevent cervical cancer deaths

About 4,000 women in the United States die from cervical cancer each year -- even though there's a preventive vaccine and screening to catch the disease early. "When cervical cancer is found early, it is highly treatable," said Dr. Sarah Ramirez, a ... Read more

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Clearwater Periodontist Weighs in on Vaping and Oral Health

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21 Cancer-Fighting Foods To Naturally Lower Your Risk Of Breast & Lung Cancer

Maybe you think getting cancer is kind of a tossup, or that it's something left to the genetic gods that you have no control over. But the truth is, you do have control, every time you put something in your mouth. Turns out, lifestyle factors are ... Read more

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Rock Falls boy confirmed with rare case of AFM

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African Americans at Increased Risk for Pancreatic Cancer

U.S. Representative Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) announced this week that he is undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer. Congressman Alcee Hastings of Florida announced that he has pancreatic cancer. U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings of Florida is receiving ... Read more

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Dementia is considered a major public health threat in America, with millions of sufferers and caregivers affected. And an international study published in late-2018 says the number of individuals living with dementia worldwide is increasing: more than ... Read more

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Deadly Congo Ebola outbreak hits 600 cases

The second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in modern history has exceeded 600 confirmed cases over the last five months, health officials said. Since the outbreak first hit the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Aug. 1, 649 stricken people have reported ... Read more

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Recalling Happy Memories Help Young People Reduce Depression Risk Later In ...

A new study conducted by the researchers from the University of Cambridge suggests recalling positive and happy memories could help young people reduce their depression risk later in life. Depression is considered to be one of the leading causes of ... Read more

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Montana pet owners warned about dog flu

Veterinary professionals are cautioning pet owners about Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) and recommend that certain dogs be vaccinated. CIV is similar to the type of influenza that affects people, but CIV cannot be transmitted to humans. The disease is ... Read more

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Studies show there is a major link between personality traits and personal body image, but the relationship between personality and attitudes toward others' bodies has gone largely unexplored. Now, Florida State University researchers suggest that the ... Read more

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Greensboro city councilwoman Sharon Hightower is calling for an investigation into the reported overdoses that an emergency medical technician said happened at a largely-attended New Year's Eve concert at the Greensboro Coliseum. Hightower says she ... Read more

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Engineering Team Designs Finger Support to Correct Deformities

Newswise — A Kennesaw State University engineering professor and her team of students have developed a new finger support that could ultimately help those suffering from finger deformities regain motor function. Simin Nasseri, who teaches mechanical ... Read more

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Rock Falls boy confirmed with rare case of AFM

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This Smart Ring Aims to Provide Better Lives for People with Sickle Cell Disease

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