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Health Tip: Tracking High Triglycerides

— Triglycerides are a type of fat (lipid) that’s found in your blood. If your triglycerides are too high, you’re at greater risk of heart disease and stroke, says the American College of Cardiology, which recommends routine blood testing. Here are the group’s suggestions for lowering high triglycerides: Get more exercise. Cut down on calories, […]

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Successful bids for £50m UK AI digital pathology and imaging network announced

Business Secretary Greg Clark has unveiled today the successful consortia that will create five new digital pathology and imaging centres leveraging AI to speed up disease diagnosis in the UK, bringing together representatives from academia, the charitable sector and industry. The network will be developed through a £50m investment from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Data to Early Diagnosis and […]

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Pediatric Anesthesia Does Not Affect Development Outcomes

MONDAY, Nov. 5, 2018 — Young children who have surgical procedures that require general anesthesia do not have an increased risk for adverse child development outcomes, according to a study published online Nov. 5 in JAMA Pediatrics. James D. O’Leary, M.D., from The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, and colleagues examined the correlation between […]

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Cognitive changes in offspring of heavy cannabis-using rats: Cannabis use is common among pregnant women, but effects are rarely tested

Washington State University researchers have seen cognitive changes in the offspring of rats exposed to heavy amounts of cannabis. Their work is one of the rare studies to look at the effects of cannabis during pregnancy. The drug is the most commonly used illicit substance among pregnant women. Ryan McLaughlin, an assistant professor of Integrative […]

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Tethered antibodies present a potential new approach to prevent influenza virus infections: Investigational therapeutic candidate made with four antibodies tethered together shows promise against influenza A and B

As co-leaders of an international collaboration, scientists at Scripps Research have discovered that tethering four antibodies together may be an effective strategy for neutralizing all types of influenza virus known to infect humans. The research, published this week in Science, suggests this strategy could lead to influenza prevention tools with the strength and potency to […]

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Breast cancer cells become invasive by changing their identity

Researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have identified a protein that determines the identity and invasive properties of breast cancer cells. The finding could lead to the development of new therapeutic and diagnostic strategies to target breast cancer invasion and metastasis. The study is published in the scientific journal Cancer Research. Cancer cell invasion of […]

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‘Morning people’ less likely to get breast cancer, study finds

‘Morning people’ are 48 per cent less likely to get breast cancer than those who are sharpest in the evening, major study finds The scientists, led by the University of Bristol, shared their findings in Glagsow Research found women who slept longer increased their chance of diagnosis   Adjustments to body clock could increase the risk […]

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Blood vessel function takes harmful hit from hookah tobacco smoking

Smoking hookah tobacco acutely impairs blood vessels’ ability to function, according to preliminary research to be presented in Chicago at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2018, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians. Hookah, also known as a waterpipe, consists of a bowl, a chamber partially […]