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HPV vaccination linked to lower risk of precancerous condition

Vaccination against the human papilloma virus (HPV) reduces the risk of a condition that often leads to cervical cancer, according to an analysis of Danish health registry data. The study, which is published in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, followed two groups of women: those born in 1993 who were offered free HPV-vaccination at the […]

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Stretches of repeating DNA predispose to systemic sclerosis

Systemic sclerosis is an autoimmune disorder that is characterized by excess deposition of connective tissue in the skin, lungs, kidneys and vessels, resulting in lung, heart and kidney dysfunction. In a new study, researchers from the University of Tsukuba revealed that patients with long stretches of repeat DNA sequences, also called microsatellite repeat polymorphism, in […]

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Relapses linked to accelerated disability progression in SPMS

(HealthDay)—For patients with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS), relapses are associated with accelerated disability progression, according to a study published online July 27 in JAMA Neurology. Nathaniel Lizak, M.B.B.S., from the University of Melbourne in Australia, and colleagues examined the association between relapses and rate of disability accumulation in patients with SPMS in an observational […]

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Getting gene therapy to the brain

A lone genetic mutation can cause a life-changing disorder with effects on multiple body systems. Lysosomal storage diseases, for example, of which there are dozens, arise due to single mutations that affect production of critical enzymes required to metabolize large molecules in cells. These disorders affect multiple organs including, notably, the brain, causing intellectual disability […]

Kids Health

The one tip you need to run a better Zoom meeting

By now, many of us have mastered the art of showing up to Zoom meetings with creative backgrounds, or clicking on the handy “Touch up my appearance” filter in the app’s video settings in order to project our best selves (via The Cut). But how do you ensure your meetings go beyond simply showing face? The key […]

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Where to live in Germany at the longest?

The average life expectancy in this country varies in women by almost four, and in men more than five years – depending on the Region you live in. Really old, the Germans are more likely to be in the South of Germany. The two researchers from the Max Planck Institute for demographic research (MPIDR) in […]

Pet Care

Breaking News: NY Senate Passes Bill to End Retail Pet Sales

Today, on National No Pet Store Puppies Day, New York State moved one step closer to shutting down the puppy mill pipeline for good: The State Senate has just passed S. 4234-A, the New York Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill. This bill, introduced and championed by New York State Senator Michael Gianaris, would prohibit the sale […]