Month: September 2019

The University of California, Irvine was awarded $1 million by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) to participate in the first year of a major multi-site health study to investigate the relationship between drinking water contaminated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and
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There’s nothing quite like it. The feeling of nausea you get after you eat something that doesn’t agree with you. Now imagine dealing with that sickly feeling 24/7. Unfortunately, that’s reality for diabetics who have what’s called gastroparesis. Their stomachs don’t empty normally and treatments often don’t work. But thanks to doctors at Mayo Clinic,
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Packages of Zantac, a popular medication which decreases stomach acid production and prevents heartburn, sit on a shelf at a drugstore on September 19, 2019 in New York City. Drew Angerer | Getty Images News | Getty Images Health officials said they have been investigating the carcinogen, called N-nitrosodimethylamine or NDMA, in blood pressure and
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Medical School versus Residency! Use code ‘EARLYBIRD’ to get $25 off your purchase at http://medschoolinsiders.com. Expires April 30th! David Hindin’s Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp67C6fdzWb3s56SnZ_xUuw My Vlog Channel: http://youtube.com/lifeofasurgeon Medical School vs College (Part 1): https://youtu.be/PgHotL0MOVM In this video we compare medical school to residency and go over: 1) Structure 00:38 2) Length 01:36 3) Grading & Evaluation
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Genome-wide association studies have uncovered more than 500 genetic variants linked to heart function, everything from heart rate to irregular rhythms that can lead to stroke, heart failure or other complications. But since most of these variations fall into areas of the genome that don’t encode proteins, exactly how they influence heart function has remained
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A 3D mammogram uses X-rays to create an image of the breast tissue. Many healthcare facilities and hospitals are adopting 3D mammogram technology due to the clear picture it gives of the breast tissue. A 3D mammogram, or digital tomosynthesis, is different to a standard mammogram that gives a 2D picture. A 3D mammogram helps
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Status asthmaticus is a severe and life-threatening asthma state. Doctors also call it acute severe asthma. This condition is a medical emergency that can cause death without treatment. Unfortunately, some people with status asthmaticus may not recognize the severity of their symptoms, and their breathing abilities may rapidly decline. This article will explain how status
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The safety and long term health effects of using electronic cigarettes or other vaping products are still not well known. In September 2019, federal and state health authorities began investigating an outbreak of a severe lung disease associated with e-cigarettes and other vaping products. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update our content
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Recent research has revealed that a new urine test can detect aggressive prostate cancer cases that need treatment up to 5 years sooner than other diagnostic methods. Research has assessed the effectiveness of a new urine test for prostate cancer. Researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich, United Kingdom, and the Norfolk
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How to Love the Process: ‘Follow Your Passion’ is bad advice. Following your passion often leads to dead ends and encourages us to endlessly pursue a perfect dream job that does not exist. With any job, there are parts you will and will not enjoy. Become an Insider at PATREON: https://patreon.com/medschoolinsiders Accompanying article: https://medschoolinsiders.com/pre-med/love-the-process-dont-follow-your-passion In
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A study led by UCLA researchers found that adding ribociclib, a targeted therapy drug, to standard hormone therapy has been shown to significantly improve overall survival in postmenopausal women with advanced hormone-receptor positive/HER2- breast cancer, one of the most common forms of the disease. The results were presented during the press briefing and the Presidential
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Although alcohol has been popular for millennia, and dementia is increasingly prevalent, scientists are yet to understand the relationship between the two. A recent study sets out for answers. A new study looks at the relationship between dementia, alcohol, genes, and cognitive impairment. With dementia predicted to affect 13.9 million adults in the United States
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A team led by Kobe University Professor Mamiko Ozaki (Department of Biology, Graduate School of Science) has become the first to identify the chemical makeup of the odors produced by newborn babies’ heads. The results shed more light on the olfactory importance of newborns’ heads in mother-baby and kin recognition. They also developed a non-invasive
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A chocolate cyst is an ovarian cyst filled with old blood. These cysts, which doctors call endometriomas, are not cancerous, though they usually mean that a person’s endometriosis is severe enough to complicate their fertility. Between 20 and 40 percent of people with endometriosis develop chocolate cysts. In this article, we explore the causes, symptoms,
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After more than three years of planning, preparation and pilot programs, Harvard Medical School is poised to launch a new medical education curriculum with the incoming Class of 2019. Read the full story at http://hms.harvard.edu/news/pathways-future-medicine Like Harvard Medical School on Facebook: https://goo.gl/4dwXyZ Follow on Twitter: https://goo.gl/GbrmQM Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/s1w4up Follow on LinkedIn: https://goo.gl/04vRgY Website:
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