Kids Health

Kelly Ripa Shares a Photo of the Doppelgängers in Her Family

Kelly Ripa just posted an Instagram photo of the men in her family, and it has us seeing quadruple. The sweet pic depicts her husband, Mark Consuelos, with his father and the couple’s two sons, 21-year-old Michael and 15-year-old Joaquin.  Ripa captioned the photo, "Papi chulos," a Spanish slang term that essentially means "hot stuff" […]

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U.S. birth rates continue to drop as age of new moms rises

(HealthDay)—American women are having fewer children, and they’re having them later in life, a new government report shows. “Overall, we saw continuing decreasing trends in total fertility,” said report author Danielle Ely, a health statistician at the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), which is part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. […]

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American College of Chest Physicians, Oct. 6-10

The 84th Annual Meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians The annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians was held from Oct. 6 to 10 in San Antonio and attracted approximately 6,000 participants from around the world, including specialists and heath care professionals focused on pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. The […]

Kids Health

Half of parents say their preschooler fears doctor’s visits

A trip to the pediatrician’s office can be a nerve-wracking experience for both children and their parents, especially when efforts to calm young patients down dominate the visit. And half of parents of toddler and preschool-aged children can relate, saying their child is afraid of going to the doctor, according to a new report from […]

Personal Health

Novel genetic study sheds new light on risk of heart attack

Loss of a protein that regulates mitochondrial function can greatly increase the risk of myocardial infarction (heart attack), Vanderbilt scientists reported Oct. 3 in the journal eLife. The study illustrates how “integrative genomics,” a combination of basic research, a human biobank linked to electronic health records and novel computational genetic approaches can identify genetically determined […]

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Nine Cases of Polio-Like Illness Suspected in Children in Illinois

THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 — Nine recent cases of a rare, polio-like disorder in children are being investigated in Illinois, health officials said yesterday. All the patients with the condition, called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), are younger than 18 and from northern Illinois, according to the state’s Department of Public Health, CNN reported. Since 2015, […]

Health Problems

New model mimics human tumors for accurate testing of cancer drugs

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have genetically engineered a new laboratory model that enables accurate testing of anti-cancer drugs by mimicking the complexity of human cancers. Using this advanced model, researchers will be able to discover the safest and most effective ways to use promising drugs called MCL-1 inhibitors in the clinic. The work […]

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Hundreds of patients with undiagnosed diseases find answers, study reports

More than 100 patients afflicted by mysterious illnesses have been diagnosed through a network of detective-doctors who investigate unidentified diseases, reports a study conducted by scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine and multiple collaborating institutes. The long-awaited diagnoses are the fruits of the Undiagnosed Disease Network, a program created by the National Institutes […]