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Scientists Engineer An Opioid That May Reduce Pain With Less Risk

Opioids lock to a receptor in the brain that controls pain relief, pleasure and need. A new compound may offer relief without as much risk of addiction or overdose. But it's only been tested in mice.  
npr.org
about 3 years ago
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Pneumococcal Vaccination

Pneumococcal disease is a serious infection that affects the lungs, as well as other parts of the body. You can protect yourself against this illness by gett...  
youtube.com
about 3 years ago
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Prenatal Cell-Free DNA Screening (cfDNA Screening)

This video describes the pros and cons of this test (sometimes called “noninvasive prenatal screening” or “the gender test”). It also explains what condition...  
youtube.com
about 3 years ago
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Maternal Serum Screening (MSS)

This video explains which conditions this blood test can screen for and the benefits and drawbacks of the screening.  
youtube.com
about 3 years ago
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Birth order - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Birth order refers to the order a child is born, for example first born, second born etc. Birth order is often believed to have a profound and lasting effect on psychological development. This assertion has been repeatedly challenged;[1] the largest multi-study research suggests zero or near-zero effects.[2] Birth-order theory has the characteristics of a zombie theory,[3] as despite disconfirmation,[2] it continues to have a strong presence in pop psychology and popular culture.[4][5]  
en.wikipedia.org
about 3 years ago
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Welcome to the Maria Montessori Institute - MariaMontessori.org

The Maria Montessori Institute provides authentic AMI Montessori teacher training, schools and reaches out to underprivileged communities.  
mariamontessori.org
about 3 years ago
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About HHS

It is the mission of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans. We fulfill that mission by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services.  
hhs.gov
about 3 years ago
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The Surprising Shift in Elderly ICU Admissions

Will changes in the types of elderly ICU admissions require a public health sea change?  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Assessment of cardiovascular risk in primary care

A 41 year old white man presented to his general practitioner for a routine blood pressure check. He was asymptomatic and had an initial reading of 154/115 mm Hg. Subsequent ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) showed that the average daytime reading was 137/89 mm Hg.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 3 years ago
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Assessment of cardiovascular risk in primary care

A 41 year old white man presented to his general practitioner for a routine blood pressure check. He was asymptomatic and had an initial reading of 154/115 mm Hg. Subsequent ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) showed that the average daytime reading was 137/89 mm Hg.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 3 years ago
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Renal Function Tests Useful in Gauging Preeclampsia Risk

Early pregnancy elevations in urine protein-to-creatinine ratios and serum creatinine may be useful markers for preeclampsia risk.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Diagnosing cancer early is vital, new figures show

The survival of patients with specific types of cancer, especially lung and ovarian cancer, is substantially lower when diagnosed at a later stage than when diagnosed at an early stage, figures from the Office for National Statistics and Public Health England have shown.1  
feeds.bmj.com
about 3 years ago
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Diagnosing cancer early is vital, new figures show

The survival of patients with specific types of cancer, especially lung and ovarian cancer, is substantially lower when diagnosed at a later stage than when diagnosed at an early stage, figures from the Office for National Statistics and Public Health England have shown.1  
feeds.bmj.com
about 3 years ago
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Air pollution is a leading risk factor for stroke, global study shows

Air pollution, including environmental and household pollution, is a leading risk factor for stroke and is associated with nearly one in three strokes worldwide, a large study has shown.1  
feeds.bmj.com
about 3 years ago
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Slow response by FDA to food scares leaves public at risk, watchdog says

US consumers can remain at risk of illness or death for weeks after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is aware that potentially hazardous food is in the supply chain because the agency lacks policies and procedures to ensure prompt product recalls, the FDA’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) said in a report released 8 June.1  
feeds.bmj.com
about 3 years ago
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Air pollution is a leading risk factor for stroke, global study shows

Air pollution, including environmental and household pollution, is a leading risk factor for stroke and is associated with nearly one in three strokes worldwide, a large study has shown.1  
feeds.bmj.com
about 3 years ago
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Women over 50 'putting off cervical screening test' - BBC News

One in three women over 50 has delayed or not attended their cervical screening test which should take place every five years, according to a survey from a cervical cancer charity.  
bbc.co.uk
about 3 years ago
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Metformin Linked to Lower Neurodegenerative Disease Risk

A retrospective study finds lower rates of dementia, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's disease in diabetes patients who were long-term users of metformin.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Marijuana, Tobacco in Pregnancy May Compound Risks

Smoking both marijuana and tobacco during pregnancy may create greater health risks than cigarettes alone, according to a recent U.S. study.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Schistosomiasis Risk Underestimated in Europe

Schistosomiasis (Bilharziasis), a parasitic infection normally confined to the tropics, has spread to parts of Southern Europe, according to a new report.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago