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Download PDF New research highlighted at the Pediatric Academic Societies 2016 Meeting is the first to suggest that stress and depression play a significant role in whether a woman with human papillomavirus (HPV) can get rid of her infection or not. HPV that lingers in a woman\’s system eventually can lead to cervical cancer. The […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Investigators at the University of Utah have identified distinct differences in the hearts of advanced heart failure patients who have defied the odds and showed signs of recovery from the disease. Published online in the journal Circulation, the new findings could help clinicians identify the best candidates for cardiac recovery therapies. \”Based on […]Continue Reading ...
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Download PDF UAlberta scientists aim to understand how proteins convert from a normal structure to a diseased state Working towards the ultimate goal to develop therapeutics to treat diseases such as Alzheimer\’s, Parkinson\’s, ALS, and BSE (Mad Cow Disease), University of Alberta scientists Michael Woodside, Hao Yu, and Derek Dee are investigating the physical principles […]Continue Reading ...
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Download PDF High blood pressure drugs may affect not only blood pressure but also mood disorders including depression and bipolar disorder, finds a new study published in the American Heart Association\’s journal Hypertension. Physicians should consider whether treatment of high blood pressure is having a negative impact on their patients\’ mental health, say researchers. The […]Continue Reading ...
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