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Tools to improve health outcomes in people experiencing homelessness

Appropriate and acceptable health checks for people experiencing homelessness can help reduce long-term physical and mental stresses, a new study shows. Regular health assessment tools that measure health and well-being were tested on a group of 53 South Australian people experiencing homelessness by experts from Flinders University and University of Adelaide. “There are few health […]

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Removing protein makes non-stick arteries

Stray platelets from our blood can stick to the linings of our blood vessels, eventually causing clogs, heart attacks and strokes. But platelets make poor targets for heart disease drugs; making platelets less prone to clogs makes the owner of the platelets more prone to bleeding and infections. Now, a team of UConn School of […]

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Study finds genetic method for identifying hundreds of disease agents ‘promising’

In the pursuit of accurate diagnoses for illnesses, doctors have traditionally used multiple methods—including culturing patient samples on a wide variety of media, reviewing countless medical records and analyzing clinical data using complex mathematical algorithms—to try to identify the bacterium, virus, fungus or other pathogen responsible for an infection. The hunt is often slow and […]

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Physical activity stimulates the generation of new heart muscle cells in aged mice

Can physical activity support the generation of heart muscle cells (cardiomyocytes) even in aged animals? Researchers at Heidelberg University Hospital (UKHD) together with a team of international collaborators demonstrated positive effects on the formation of new heart muscle cells (cardiomyogenesis) in aged mice and investigated the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms. The current research results […]

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Wind has caused 479 injuries, 28 deaths in bounce houses since 2000

It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt … or dies. And a lack of regulations and oversight surrounding a popular, easily rentable party feature could be putting tens of thousands of children at risk, according to new research from the University of Georgia. The study found at least 479 people were injured and […]

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A ‘smashing’ solution for cancer therapy

Sometimes too much of a good thing is not good at all. Inhibiting the function of the PD-1 protein, which blocks immune function, has shown high therapeutic efficacy in cancer immunotherapy. However, when this function is inhibited for an extended period of time, autoimmune diseases may develop. Now, researchers at Kyoto University have developed a […]

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First study of its kind links moms’ problems to adolescent attachment

It should come as no great surprise that mothers have profound influence on their children. But what about mothers who have their own personality disorder symptoms, such as problems getting along with others? New research finds, for the first time, that maternal personality disorder symptoms impact their adolescent children who subsequently show a higher likelihood […]