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A new way to target high rates of obesity

A novel drug is being touted as a major step forward in the battle against Australia’s escalating rates of obesity and associated metabolic diseases. As it stands, 2 in 3 adults in Australia are classified as being overweight or obese. A long-term study between researchers at the Centenary Institute and UNSW Sydney has led to […]

Health Problems

New assay to detect genetic abnormalities in sarcomas outperforms conventional techniques

Sarcomas are rare tumors that are often misdiagnosed. Specific recurrent chromosomal rearrangements, known as translocations, can serve as essential diagnostic markers and are found in about 20 percent of sarcomas. Identification of these translocations helps establish a correct diagnosis and guides treatment. A report in the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics describes a new assay, anchored […]

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A Wilderness Expert’s Keys to Safety in the Great Outdoors

SATURDAY, Aug. 18, 2018 — Some simple steps can reduce danger when you venture into the great outdoors, an expert says. “Knowing your limits, not trying to do too much, knowing where you’re going and what you might encounter there and being aware of the environment you’re in are the best ways to avoid problems […]

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Report Details Corneal Infection Tied to Sleeping in Contacts

FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 — Six cases of corneal infections associated with sleeping in contact lenses are described in a case report published in the Aug. 17 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Jennifer R. Cope, M.D., from the CDC in Atlanta, and colleagues present six […]

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Ebola cases in DR Congo rise to 78, 44 dead

Seventy-eight cases of Ebola have been recorded in an outbreak in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo, claiming 44 lives, DRC officials and the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday. The latest outbreak of the viral disease, which is highly contagious and frequently fatal if untreated, has prompted a visit by the head of the US […]

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7 Easy Ways to Manage Stress

If You Have 1 Minute… Trigger a Pressure Point  Turns out, your body has a stress-release button. Between the tendons, two or three finger widths above the center of your inner wrist is a point called pericardium 6 (PC6), explains Nada Milosavljevic, MD, director of the Integrative Health Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Research shows […]