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Device makes single doses of drugs on demand

Device makes single doses of drugs on demand

A portable device may allow doctors to create single doses of biopharmaceutical medications on demand, potentially speeding the treatment of diseases that include diabetes and cancer. The portable production system was developed by scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with funding from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, expecting the device could be [...]

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Pregnancy problems more likely with baby boys, study suggests

Pregnancy problems more likely with baby boys, study suggests

FRIDAY, July 29, 2016 — Serious pregnancy complications are more likely when women are carrying baby boys, new research suggests. After analyzing more than half a million births in Australia, researchers said the baby’s gender could be linked to the health of both mother and child. “The sex of the baby has a direct association [...]

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Almost 3 in 10 women get pregnant naturally after fertility treatments

Almost 3 in 10 women get pregnant naturally after fertility treatments

FRIDAY, July 29, 2016 — Nearly one-third of women who have infertility treatments get pregnant naturally within a few years of stopping treatment, a new study suggests. Researchers conducted an online survey of 403 women who had infertility treatments called assisted reproductive technologies (ART), such as in-vitro fertilization. Ninety-six women didn’t get pregnant during treatment. [...]

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Regular nut consumption linked to less inflammation

Regular nut consumption linked to less inflammation

Chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes are made worse by inflammation, but researchers suggest eating nuts at least a few times a week could reduce inflammatory biomarkers. Eating a few servings of nuts per week, or replacing meats or grains in some meals with nuts, may help lower the risk or [...]

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Humans can pass staph germs to monkeys

Humans can pass staph germs to monkeys

FRIDAY, July 29, 2016 — A new study finds that monkeys can acquireStaphylococcus aureus bacteria from people. Many deadly diseases in people originally came from animals, but this study shows that dangerous pathogens can also move from people to animals, the researchers said. The investigators discovered that certain strains of S. aureus in green monkeys [...]

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Triple-therapy patch may treat, prevent recurrence of colon cancer

Triple-therapy patch may treat, prevent recurrence of colon cancer

A patch delivering one, two or three types of colon cancer treatment could make surgery for the disease unnecessary, according to researchers who developed it. Gene therapy, chemotherapy, thermal ablation, or a combination of the three, can be delivered by a hydrogel patch, a method shown to shrink tumors in mice, preventing recurrence and extending [...]

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Higher rate of diabetes due to longer survival, not more cases

Higher rate of diabetes due to longer survival, not more cases

For many years, the number of type 2 diabetes cases skyrocketed, but researchers say new diagnoses have stabilized in recent years — suggesting more people are living longer with the disease. Researchers in Scotland suggest part of the reason the number of people with the condition continues to increase has to do with survival. An [...]

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Study: Teen exposure to drugs, alcohol affects chance of use in adulthood

Study: Teen exposure to drugs, alcohol affects chance of use in adulthood

While stories of raiding a parents’ liquor cabinet or finding their stash may not portend substance abuse later in life, a recent study suggests easy access to drugs or alcohol during the teen years increases the risk for a problem in adulthood. Researchers at Michigan State University found easy access to drugs or alcohol at [...]

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Dogs can help kids with autism

Dogs can help kids with autism

SUNDAY, July 31, 2016 — Raising a child with autism can be fraught with stressful days, but new research suggests the family pooch might bring parents some relief. For more than two years, British researchers followed families of children with autism that got a dog. “We found a significant, positive relationship between parenting stress of [...]

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Summer days shouldn’t be lazy for kids

Summer days shouldn’t be lazy for kids

Kids love the unstructured days of summer, but parents need to be sure children get moving during their summer holidays, a physical education expert says. “I always encourage students to keep active in the summer,” Martin Wurmlinger, a physical education teacher at a Los Angeles middle school, said in a news release from the University [...]

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ALS non-profit: Ice bucket challenge funded gene identification

ALS non-profit: Ice bucket challenge funded gene identification

The ALS ice bucket challenge that went viral in 2014 helped fund the discovery of a gene linked to the neurodegenerative disease, a new paper published Wednesday indicates. Researchers identified the gene, called NEK1, as one of the most common genes connected to the disease. The discovery was funded by an increase in donationsthanks to [...]

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Vision trouble can dim life’s prospects

Vision trouble can dim life’s prospects

People with vision problems may face a higher risk of unemployment, poverty and mental health problems, a new British study suggests. “Our focus has mostly been on severe visual loss and treating the eye diseases that cause it,” said Mary Frances Cotch, chief of epidemiology at the U.S. National Eye Institute. “This study is saying [...]

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