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age of first drink, early drinking, Alcohol Use Disorder, Ethnicity, alcohol and ethnicity, ALDH2*2, genetics and addiction, Korean American, Chinese American, European ancestry

Genetics and Ethnicity Can Influence Pathway between Early Drinking and Alcohol Use Disorders

Studies have shown that an early age of drinking initiation (ADI) increases the chance of developing an alcohol use disorder (AUD). There is limited evidence that ADI differs across ethnic groups. This study examined whether the pathway from ADI to AUD symptoms by early adulthood is influenced by two factors: ethnicity and having the alcohol metabolizing gene variant allele, ALDH2*2. This allele produces an inactive enzyme that leads to higher levels of acetaldehyde during alcohol metabolism, which are associated with unpleasant effects after drinking alcohol and a decreased risk for an AUD.

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Cancer, Immunology, Vaccines, Immunotherapy, Genetics, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Biotech, Infectious Diseases

Boosting Immune Cell Memory to Improve Vaccines and Cancer Immunotherapy

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In mouse experiments, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have discovered that drugs that activate the cells’ proteasome, or recycling center, tip the balance in favor of memory CD8+ T cells. This approach could be used to improve how well vaccines and immunotherapies work and how long they last.

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health delivery science program, masters in health delivery science, value of healthcare, measuring healthcare values , health delivery science

Cedars-Sinai Graduate Program Launches Master’s Degree in Health Delivery Science to Better Harness, Analyze Health Information

Doctors, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals are heading back to school at Cedars-Sinai, joining the first class of a new, accredited master’s degree program in health delivery science, offering an advanced curriculum focused on measuring and improving the value of healthcare.

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stroke awareness

Education and Monitoring Improves the Use of Stroke-Prevention Therapies

In a large, international study led by the Duke Clinical Research Institute and five coordinating centers around the world, an informational campaign aimed at patients, families and physicians led to a 9-percent absolute increase in the use of anticoagulation therapies. The increased drug adherence was accompanied by a small, but notable reduction in the risk of stroke.

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obesity and pregnancy, Weight Gain, Childhood Obesity, Obesity and Adolescents

First Study of Its Size Shows Early Weight Gain in Pregnancy Correlates with Childhood Obesity

16,000 participants showed early weight gain had the largest effect on infants’ birth weight

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Deforestation, Cambodia, land use change, Conservation, Child And Adolescent Health, Public Health

NUS Study: Deforestation in Cambodia Linked to Higher Risk of Ill Health in Young Children

Researchers from the National University of Singapore have found that the loss of dense forest in Cambodia was associated with higher risk of diarrhoea, acute respiratory infection, and fever – which are major sources of global childhood morbidity and mortality – in children younger than five years old.

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Stroke Prevention, HPV Vaccines, Early Drinking, Immunotherapy, and More in the Public Health News Source

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National Monuments, Transgender Military Ban, Trump and Bad Politics, and More in the U.S. Politics News Source

Go here for the latest political experts, features and research in U.S. Politics

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Human Papilloma Virus, Human Papilloma Virus (Hpv), human papilloma virus vaccine, Human Papilloma Viruses, Human Papillomavirus, Human Papillomavirus (Hpv), Human Papillomavirus Vaccine, HPV, HPV and cancer, HPV and children, HPV associated cancers, second cancers, Childhood Cancer, Childhood Cancer Survivor

HPV Vaccine Significantly Lowers Rate of Second Cancer for Childhood Cancer Survivors

Health care provider recommendation of HPV vaccines could help decrease secondary cancers in childhood cancer survivors.

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PinnacleHealth, Sepsis, Septic Shock, evidence based guideline

PinnacleHealth Specialists Slated to Speak at One-Day Sepsis Education Event

Thomas R. Stoner, DO, FACOI, vice president, Hospitalist Services at PinnacleHealth, and sepsis physician champion for The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), will lead a day-long conference for health professionals, Raising the Bar for Sepsis Care in Pennsylvania. The conference will be September 6 at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel. Specialists from PinnacleHealth and across the state will share evidence-based protocols to improve sepsis care, bundle compliance, and reduce sepsis mortality and readmissions in Pennsylvania hospitals.







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