Antibodies to a retina protein to be used as a kidney cancer marker

Sechenov University together with their German colleagues suggest a new highly sensitive, quick, and pain-free method for diagnosing kidney cancer. Credit: Ed Uthman/Wikimedia Commons Sechenov University together with their German colleagues suggest a new highly sensitive, quick, and pain-free method for diagnosing kidney cancer. This method is based on measuring of the immune response to […]

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Improved maternity care practices decrease racial gaps in breastfeeding in the US South

Credit: Baptist Memorial Hospital A new paper published in Pediatrics links successful implementation of Baby-Friendly™ practices in the southern U.S. with increases in breastfeeding rates and improved, evidence-based care. The changes were especially positive for African-American women. Between 2014 and 2017, 33 hospitals enrolled into the CHAMPS (Communities and Hospitals Advancing Maternity Practices) program out […]

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Air pollution increases ER visits for breathing problems

Rate depends on age, pollutant and lung disease Credit: ATS Jan. 17, 2019–As levels of ozone and fine particulate pollution (PM2.5) rise, more patients end up in the ER with breathing problems, according to the largest U.S. study of air pollution and respiratory emergency room visits of patients of all ages. The study was published […]

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Salad, soda and socioeconomic status: Mapping a social determinant of health in Seattle

Credit: UW School of Public Health Seattle residents who live in waterfront neighborhoods tend to have healthier diets compared to those who live along Interstate-5 and Aurora Avenue, according to new research on social disparities from the University of Washington School of Public Health. The study used local data to model food consumption patterns by […]

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Researchers identify brain cells likely involved in memories of eating that influence next meal

Credit: Georgia State University ATLANTA–Brain cells involved in memory play an important role after a meal in reducing future eating behavior, a finding that could be key in understanding and fighting obesity, according to a study led by Georgia State University. The study suggests neurons in the hippocampus, a brain region that is vital for […]

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Gene therapy blocks peripheral nerve damage in mice

Lays groundwork for developing treatments for peripheral neuropathy, other nerve diseases Credit: Stefanie Geisler Nerve axons serve as the wiring of the nervous system, sending electrical signals that control movement and sense of touch. When axons are damaged, whether by injury or as a side effect of certain drugs, a program is triggered that leads […]

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Right on target: Light hybrid molecule stop tumor growth in mice

Credit: © NUST MISIS A team of scientists from the National University of Science and Technology “MISIS”, the Moscow Technological University (MIREA) and the Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University has experimentally proved the effectiveness of the formerly suggested “light” method in oncotherapy. In a series of laboratory preclinical tests, the tumor growth stopped in […]

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Addressing expected challenges after resumption of HPV vaccination

Researchers present measures for reducing a risk of uterine cervical cancer that increased by the suspension of the Japanese government recommendation for the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and for promoting HPV vaccination after its resumption Credit: Osaka University In Japan, HPV vaccination program started in 2010 and the HPV vaccine became a nationally recommended routine […]

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