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A role for circadian enhancers to prevent myocardial injury in the perioperative setting

Innovative cardioprotective strategies are of imminent demand. Nonfatal myocardial ischemia (MI) poses a significant risk to patients undergoing major non-cardiac surgery and these non-cardiac surgeries account for around 8 million myocardial injuries per year. Considering perioperative MI is the most common major cardiovascular complication, identifying factors that lead to cardiac disease onset and finding solutions […]

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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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Childhood abuse linked to increased arthritis risk in adulthood

In a survey-based study of 21,889 adults in Canada, severe and/or frequent physical abuse during childhood and frequent childhood exposure to intimate partner violence were linked with higher risks or arthritis during adulthood arthritis, even after controlling for a range of factors. The findings are published in Arthritis Care & Research. The link may be […]

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Hippocampus yields clues to treatment strategies for cognitive deficits in multiple sclerosis

A recent article by a team of international experts on multiple sclerosis (MS) underscores the importance of expanding the knowledge base about the hippocampus in order to better understand the genesis of cognitive deficits and develop new treatment strategies. The article, “The hippocampus in multiple sclerosis”, was published in The Lancet Neurology 2018;17:918-926. The burgeoning […]

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Your Gut May Be to Blame for Your Bloodstream Infection

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 — Bloodstream infections contracted during a hospital stay are usually caused by a patient’s own digestive tract, not a doctor’s dirty hands or another patient’s cough, a small new study suggests. Stanford University researchers used new computer software to quickly identify the source of bloodstream infections among 30 patients. The findings […]

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Pot enhances sexual desire, according to science

Long before molly (MDMA) came on the scene, pot was considered the drug of choice to get in the mood for love. Now science is confirming what children of the ’60s have long known. Marijuana can make you more amorous more often. A research study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine (JSM) explored the connection […]

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Here’s Something to Sleep On

THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 — Seems that you can get too much — as well as too little — of a good thing when it comes to sleep. In what’s billed as the world’s largest sleep study, too little or too much sleep can impair your brain, researchers report. The study included more than 40,000 […]