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Sea Urchins Defy Aging, Study Identifies How Brain Connects Memories Across Time, Regular Exercise at Any Age Might Stave Off Alzheimer’s, and more in the Aging News Source

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Gut Bacteria May Contribute to Poor Health in Patients with Kidney Disease

• In patients with chronic kidney disease, those with more advanced disease had higher blood levels of the bacterial metabolite phenylacetylglutamine. • Patients with high phenylacetylglutamine had an elevated risk of developing cardiovascular disease as well as a heightened risk of dying prematurely.

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Dana-Farber Research Presented at 2016 ASCO Conference

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Select studies Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers are presenting at the meeting

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Common Antimicrobial Agent Rapidly Disrupts Gut Bacteria

A new study suggests that triclosan, an antimicrobial and antifungal agent found in many consumer products ranging from hand soaps to toys and even toothpaste, can rapidly disrupt bacterial communities found in the gut.

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Drop in Childhood Obesity Cannot Be Explained by Health Behaviors, The Latest in Heart Defect Prediction Tech, Eating After 8pm Not Linked to Childhood Obesity, and more Children's Health News

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Investigational Therapy May Treat Life-Threatening GI Leaks Without Surgery

Researchers repurposing E-Vac procedure to treat issues in the gastrointestinal tract.

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Diagnosing Mononucleosis, Need for Health Interventions for Single Parent Households in Urban Subsidized Housing Programs, Inadequate Financial Savings Tied to Increased Childhood Health Risks, and more in the Public Health News Source

Diagnosing Mononucleosis, Need for Health Interventions for Single Parent Households in Urban Subsidized Housing Programs, Inadequate Financial Savings Tied to Increased Childhood Health Risks, and more in the Public Health News Source

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Common Antacid Linked to Accelerated Vascular Aging

Chronic use of some drugs for heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) speeds up the aging of blood vessels, according to a published paper in Circulation Research (early online), an American Heart Association journal. This accelerated aging in humans could lead to increased cardiovascular disease, vascular dementia and renal failure.

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Sex Disparity in Statin Therapy, New Treatment for PAD, How Atherosclerosis and Osteoporosis Are Linked, and More in the Cardiovascular Health News Source

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Kids Eating Habits, Video Games Helping Kids Eat Fruits and Veggies, New Ways to Stop Weight Gain in Young Adults, and More in the Obesity News Source

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Genetic Variants in Patients with Crohn's Disease Prevent 'Good' Gut Bacteria From Working

A major type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may be caused in part by genetic variants that prevent beneficial bacteria in the gut from doing their job, according to a new study published today in the journal Science.

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Research Collaboration Identifies Serum Biomarkers that Predict Pre-Clinical IBD Development and Complications

Years before inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is diagnosed and symptoms exist, biomarkers are already circulating that can help predict risk not only of disease development but also of complications.

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Bacteria Use Traffic-Cop-Like Mechanism to Infect Gut

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WSU scientists discover mechanism critical to pathogens' success.

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Pinellas County a Model for Mosquito-Borne Disease Surveillance, Scientists Unravel the Genetic Evolution of Zika Virus, Worm Infection Counters Inflammatory Bowel Disease and more in the Infectious Diseases News Source

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Minimally Invasive Colitis Screening Using Infrared Technology Could Offer Fast, Simple Test for Disease, Study Finds

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A minimally invasive screening for ulcerative colitis, a debilitating gastrointestinal tract disorder, using emerging infrared technology could be a rapid and cost-effective method for detecting disease that eliminates the need for biopsies and intrusive testing of the human body, according to researchers at Georgia State University.