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Childhood Friendships Crucial in Learning to Value Others

Friends play an extremely important role in a person’s life. From infancy on, we have a desire to connect and those early relationships help to mold and develop our adult character. Through interactions with one another, we learn to think beyond ourselves to understand the needs and desires of others.

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Manipulation of Key Protein’s Action in the Brain Holds Potential for Development of Drugs to Fight Obesity and Diabetes

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A protein that controls when genes are switched on or off plays a key role in specific areas of the brain to regulate metabolism, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found.

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Low-Carb Diet Recommended for Diabetics

A new study suggests that low carbohydrate diets should be the first point of attack in managing Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

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Mayo Clinic Study Suggests Caffeine Intake May Worsen Menopausal Hot Flashes, Night Sweats

A new Mayo Clinic study, published online today by the journal Menopause, found an association between caffeine intake and more bothersome hot flashes and night sweats in postmenopausal women.

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Researchers Create Vaccine for Dust-Mite Allergies

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University of Iowa researchers have created a vaccine for dust-mite allergies. In lab tests and animal trials, the nano-sized vaccine package was readily absorbed by immune cells and dramatically lowered allergic responses. Results appear in the AAPS Journal.

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New Research Finds Pathogenic Connection between Autoimmune Disorders and Cancer

Autoimmune disorders may share certain pathogenic mechanisms with cancer, according to a new report published in PLOS ONE by Linda Kusner, Ph.D., assistant research professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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High-Salt Diet Doubles Threat of Cardiovascular Disease in People with Diabetes

People with Type 2 diabetes who eat a diet high in salt face twice the risk of developing cardiovascular disease as those who consume less sodium, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).

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Healing the Heart with Fat

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A diet enriched in 18-HEPE might help prevent heart failure in patients with cardiovascular diseases, according to researchers in Japan.

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Common Gene Variants Account for Most of the Genetic Risk for Autism

Heritability trumps spontaneous glitches, environment

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