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Pi3 Kinase/Akt, Pi3 K Signaling Pathway, PTEN, melanocortin-1 receptor, Melanoma

Study Helps Explain Why People with Red Hair Have A Higher Risk of Developing Melanoma

Researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine find that the same genetic mutation responsible for red hair also promotes a well-known cancer-causing pathway

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NASA Hubble Space Telescope, Active Galaxy, astrometry

Hubble Takes Movies of Space Slinky

Astronomers have assembled, from more than 13 years of observations from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, a series of time-lapse movies showing a jet of superheated gas — 5,000 light-years long — as it is ejected from a supermassive black hole in the giant elliptical galaxy M87.

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UT Research, Marlone Henderson, Jae-Eun Namkoong, McCombs Business School, Traumatic Events, School Shootings, Sandy Hook

In the Face of Trauma, Distance Helps People Find Clarity

New study shows that in the wake of a negative event, people are more likely to find clarity by considering the larger picture.

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Childbirth, Caesarean Sections, Pregnancy and Delivery , Labor & Delivery, Apgar score, Anesthesia

Restricting Food and Fluids during Labor is Unwarranted

Despite the longstanding, widespread practice of restricting women’s food and fluid intake during labor, a large-scale analysis in The Cochrane Library finds it unwarranted and supports women eating and drinking as they please.

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Vomiting, Patient Satisfaction, Dextrose

Two Alternative Treatments May Help Relieve Postoperative Nausea

Two simple, non-drug treatments—aromatherapy and intravenous administration of a simple sugar solution—may offer effective new approaches to relieving nausea and vomiting after surgery, report a pair of studies in the September issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS).

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K-State, Kansas State University, work, Job, Health, Mental, Workaholic, Financial Planning

Well-Being Not a Priority for Workaholics, Researcher Says

Researchers found a preliminary link between workaholics and reduced physical and mental well-being.

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Human Brains Are Hardwired for Empathy, Friendship, Study Shows

A University of Virginia study using brain scans has found that people experience risk to friends in the same way they feel risk to themselves.

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Medicare, Medicare Part D, therapeutic drugs, Insurance, Cost of Medications, Generic Drugs, therapeutic interchange, therapeutic substitution, health insurance coverage, Health Insurance

Lower-Cost Drug Substitutions Could Mean Big Savings for Medicare Patients, Government

A new study points to a simple solution to the high cost of medications that could result in hundreds of dollars in savings per patient: Instead of brand-name drugs, substitute less expensive counterparts that have a similar therapeutic effect .

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Carbonated Beverages, pain, mouth sensation

Pop! Bursting the Bubble on Carbonation

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New research from the Monell Center reveals that bubbles are not necessary to experience the unique ‘bite’ of carbonated beverages, which actually comes from carbonic acid. Bubbles do, however, enhance carbonation’s bite through the light physical feel of the bubbles picked up by our sense of touch.

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Gastroenterology, IBD, Ulcerative Colitis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Potential New Drug for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Vedolizumab, a new intravenous antibody medication, has shown positive results for treating both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, according to researchers at the University of California San Diego, School of Medicine. The findings, published in two papers, will appear in the August 22 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).







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