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Short people have more chances to die than taller ones

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Among more than 400,000 critically ill adults, the shortest patients (4 feet, 6 inches) were 29 percent (men) and 24 percent (women) more likely to die in the hospital than the tallest—6 feet, 6...

Researchers have discovered how the skin loses the ability to form fat during aging

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Dermal fibroblasts are specialized cells deep in the skin that generate connective tissue and help the skin recover from injury. Some fibroblasts have the ability to convert into fat cells that reside under the...

The British study showed that older folks can cut their depression risk by 32...

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And the more you go, the less depressed you'll be, new research suggests. The British study showed that older folks can cut their depression risk by 32 percent simply by going to cultural activities every...

People with REM sleep behavior disorder may yelling, flailing their arms, punching or kicking,...

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Taking antidepressants for depression, having post-traumatic stress disorder or anxiety diagnosed by a doctor are risk factors for a disruptive and sometimes violent sleep disorder called rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder, according...

Fathers post-natal depression it is linked to emotional problems for their teenage daughters

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Fathers as well as mothers can experience post-natal depression - and it is linked to emotional problems for their teenage daughters, new research has found. Almost one in 20 new fathers suffered depression in the...

Infantile hemangiomas

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Instead, physicians should try to identify those that could cause scarring or medical problems and begin immediate treatment, according to a new American Academy of Pediatrics guideline. Infantile hemangiomas are bright red or bruise-like birthmarks...

Lung Cancer : Breast cancer drugs could help

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A class of drugs used to treat certain breast cancers could help to tackle lung cancers that have become resistant to targeted therapies, suggests a new study in mice from the Francis Crick Institute...

HIV : antiretroviral drugs can manage thechronic disease today. However, if left undiagnosed or...

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Thanks to the development of antiretroviral drugs, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is considered a manageable chronic disease today. However, if left undiagnosed or untreated, HIV can develop into AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome), a...

An all-Yale team of researchers successfully treated a patient with disfiguring sarcoidosis

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An all-Yale team of researchers successfully treated a patient with disfiguring sarcoidosis, a chronic disease that can affect multiple organs, with a drug approved for rheumatoid arthritis. Successful treatment of two other patients with...

Opioid use and misuse following treatment for head and neck cancer

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Cancer patients are often prescribed pain medications, for example during recovery from surgical procedures. However, for many cancer patients, the use of opioid pain medications during treatment can be a gateway to misuse or...

Studies have shown that a hearty bowl of chicken noodle soup may help clear...

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But one dietitian can explain its magic. "Studies have shown that a hearty bowl of chicken noodle soup may help clear nasal congestion and ease cold symptoms," said Sandy Allonen, a clinical dietitian at Beth...

Biocompatible sensor could be used in diagnostics, therapeutics, human-computer interfaces, and virtual reality

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Children born prematurely often develop neuromotor and cognitive developmental disabilities. The best way to reduce the impacts of those disabilities is to catch them early through a series of cognitive and motor tests. But...

DARPA has signed a contract with the Wyss Institute to identify mechanisms and means...

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High-risk initiative aims to develop ‘Time-Tolerant Biostasis Therapeutics’ that slow down critical processes in the human body to gain time to repair life-threatening injuries Known for pursuing seemingly impossible goals and thereby opening up...

Researchers have created a micro-robot whose electroadhesive foot pads can climb on vertical...

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Jet engines can have up to 25,000 individual parts, making regular maintenance a tedious task that can take over a month per engine. Many components are located deep inside the engine and cannot be...

A new Tel Aviv University study describes a process to make bioplastic polymers that...

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A new Tel Aviv University study describes a process to make bioplastic polymers that don't require land or fresh water—resources that are scarce in much of the world. The polymer is derived from microorganisms...