When Washington voters legalized marijuana in 2012, many parents found themselves with a new teachable moment. Though illegal for anyone under 21, the drug presented a dilemma similar to alcohol: Retailers sold it, people openly consumed it — sometimes to excess — and parents themselves struggled with how to talk to their kids about their […]Continue Reading ...
Feb 8 2019 How bariatric surgery helps people with obesity and diabetes is related to changes in the way the gut senses food and nutrients after the operation, researchers report February 5 in the journal Cell Reports. They found that following surgery, altered patterns of digestion and absorption lower in the gut trigger production of […]Continue Reading ...
Women may not need to undergo surgery for non-cancerous ovarian cysts, avoiding potential surgical complications. This is the finding of new research, by a team of international scientists from institutions including Imperial College London and KU Leuven, published in The Lancet Oncology. The two-year study followed 1919 women from 10 different countries, including the UK, […]Continue Reading ...
People who inherit a faulty copy of the so-called “breast cancer genes” BRCA1 and BRCA2 are at high risk of cancer. About 10 percent of breast cancer cases and 15 percent of ovarian cancers can be traced back to a flaw in one of these genes. A class of drugs known as PARP inhibitors was […]Continue Reading ...
Satellite image of hurricane Maria’s passage across the Caribbean The number of people who died as a result of Hurricane Maria—which hit Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017—may be as high as 1,139, surpassing the official death count of 64, according to researchers. The researchers used official government records to calculate the number, which took […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6, 2019 — It’s a common gynecological finding: A growth on an ovary, which turns out to be a benign cyst. Is surgical removal necessary? Not always, according to data from a new study of more than 1,900 such cases in which outcomes were tracked for two years post-diagnosis. The team behind the […]Continue Reading ...
Two new papers, published simultaneously in Nature Communications and led by researchers at McGill University, offer promise that a drug currently used to treat estrogen positive breast cancer may be effective in treating two different types of cancer, one rare and one common form. The breakthrough discovery launching this research came in 2014 when Dr. […]Continue Reading ...
Alessandra Sacco, Ph.D., senior author of the paper and associate professor in the Development, Aging and Regeneration Program at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) Credit: Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) People with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) can develop an otherwise-rare muscle cancer, called rhabdomyosarcoma, due to the muscle cells’ continuous work […]Continue Reading ...
April 24, 2018 An interdisciplinary team of researchers has identified a new gene linked to human aortic aneurysms. By combining comprehensive genetic studies in the fruit fly, dataset searches and analysis of diseased human aortic tissue, the researchers shed light on mechanisms not previously known to be associated with this devastating disease. The study appears […]Continue Reading ...
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