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UAB Study Shows That Injury Rates From Wearing High-Heeled Shoes Have Doubled

New research from UAB shows that high-heeled-shoe-related injuries doubled between 2002 and 2012. The frequency and severity of those injuries were sufficient to make the investigators suggest that wearing the appropriate shoes for the appropriate occasion and being aware of one’s surroundings are good ideas.

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People with Depression May Be More Likely to Develop Parkinson’s Disease

People with depression may be more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease, according to a large study published in the May 20, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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La Jolla Institute Scientists Reveal Potential New Drug Target for the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Researchers at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, in collaboration with colleagues the University of California, San Diego, identified a novel drug target for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis that focuses on the cells that are directly responsible for the cartilage damage in affected joints.

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In Study, Skipping Meals Is Linked to Abdominal Weight Gain

A new study in animals suggests that skipping meals sets off a series of metabolic miscues that can result in abdominal weight gain.

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What Makes Cancer Cells Spread? New Device Offers Clues

Why do some cancer cells break away from a tumor and travel to distant parts of the body? A team of oncologists and engineers from the University of Michigan teamed up to help understand this crucial question.

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How Does the Brain Respond to Hearing Loss?

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Researchers at the University of Colorado suggest that the portion of the brain devoted to hearing can become reorganized even with early-stage hearing loss, and may play a role in cognitive decline. They have applied fundamental principles of neuroplasticity, the ability of the brain to forge new connections, to determine the ways it adapts to hearing loss, as well as the consequences of those changes, and their findings will be presented at ASA’s 169th meeting.

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Concussion in Former NFL Players Related to Brain Changes Later in Life

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In the first study of its kind, former National Football League (NFL) players who lost consciousness due to concussion during their playing days showed key differences in brain structure later in life.