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Not all chronic hepatitis B (HBV) patients require lifelong treatment

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Not all chronic hepatitis B (HBV) patients require lifelong treatment; but the risks of blindly withdrawing treatment can be severe. However, there's little consensus on which patients can be safely discontinued from treatment, highlighting a...

Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), also known as an enlarged heart, is associated with a...

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Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), also known as an enlarged heart, is associated with a nearly two times higher risk of dementia according to a recent University of Minnesota School of Public Health study published...

Altered microbiome after caesarean section impacts newborn immune system

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Together with colleagues from Sweden and Luxembourg, scientists from the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg have observed that, during a natural vaginal birth, specific bacteria from the mother's...

The kicks a mother feels from her unborn child may allow the baby to...

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The kicks a mother feels from her unborn child may allow the baby to 'map' their own body and enable them to eventually explore their surroundings, suggests new research led by UCL in collaboration...

Night owls may have a higher risk of suffering from heart disease and type...

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Night owls may have a higher risk of suffering from heart disease and type 2 diabetes than early risers. In the first ever international review of studies analysing whether being an early riser or a...

A significant association has been found between artificial exposure to external light at night...

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A new study is the first population-based investigation to report a significant association between artificial, outdoor light exposure at night and insomnia, as indicated by older adults' use of hypnotic drugs. Results show that increasing...

A nationwide study of more than 63000 cases of cardiac arrest found that ambulance...

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A nationwide study of more than 63,000 cases of cardiac arrest found that ambulances on average took nearly four minutes longer to handle calls from low-income areas than high-income communities. In what is believed to...

Patients lie to their doctors – 60 to 80 percent of people surveyed

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When your doctor asks how often you exercise, do you give her an honest answer? How about when she asks what you've been eating lately? If you've ever stretched the truth, you're not alone. 60 to 80...

Brain – new-learning plasticity occurs faster than has been previously thought and in different...

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A team of researchers from the University of Tübingen and the Max-Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, both in Germany, has found evidence that suggests new-learning plasticity of the brain occurs faster than has been...

Researchers found that genetic mutations of HIV genome, make it possible to trigger...

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Of the 40 million people around the world infected with HIV, less than one per cent have immune systems strong enough to suppress the virus for extended periods of time. These special immune systems are...

Link between brain size and intelligence

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The English idiom "highbrow," derived from a physical description of a skull barely able to contain the brain inside of it, comes from a long-held belief in the existence of a link between brain...

Researchers alleviate schizophrenia symptoms

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Despite extensive research efforts, schizophrenia remains one of the least understood brain disorders. One promising area of research is in receptors on the surfaces of brain cells that help sense growth factors. But there's been a...

Researchers are one step closer to understanding hiPSC cardiomyocytes and how they may better...

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Repairing heart muscle damaged by a heart attack or other cardiovascular diseases is one of the "holy grails" for cardiovascular scientists. The ability to repair heart muscle—especially by using a person's own cells—would be a...

Marijuana vaporizers heat pot to a temperature just below combustion, allowing people to inhale...

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A smokeless method of vaporizing and then inhaling pot packs a much more powerful punch than simply smoking weed, researchers say. That could raise safety concerns for users—driving, for example. Marijuana vaporizers heat pot to a...

Better bandage promotes powerful healing

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A new, low-cost wound dressing developed by University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers could dramatically speed up healing in a surprising way. The method leverages energy generated from a patient's own body motions to apply gentle electrical...