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“Silent Airway Connection” Conference to Focus on Multidisciplinary Approach for Diagnosing and Treating Pediatric and Adult Breathing and Sleep Disorders

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The American Academy of Physiological Medicine & Dentistry (AAPMD) “Silent Airway Connection” Conference, held March 27-29 in New York City, to focus on multidisciplinary approach for diagnosing and treating pediatric and adult breathing and sleep disorders

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“Just Drive” Champion Backs Texas Lawmakers’ Efforts to Ban Texting/Driving

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Robin Garza knows trauma. She sees it on a daily basis as trauma services program manager for one of the busiest Level I trauma centers in the U.S.—Harris Health System’s Ben Taub Hospital. In fact, her advocacy to raise awareness about the dangers of trauma led her to develop Just Drive, a statewide campaign to discourage distracted driving, including texting and driving.

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Gut Microbial Mix Relates to Stages of Blood Sugar Control

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The composition of intestinal bacteria and other micro-organisms—called the gut microbiota—changes over time in unhealthy ways in black men who are prediabetic, a new study finds. The results will be presented Friday at the Endocrine Society’s 97th annual meeting in San Diego.

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Oxytocin Nasal Spray Causes Men to Eat Fewer Calories

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A synthetic nasal formulation of the hormone oxytocin reduced caloric intake in healthy men, particularly consumption of fatty foods, after a single treatment, a new study finds. The results, to be presented Sunday at The Endocrine Society’s 97th annual meeting in San Diego, confirm those of animal studies showing oxytocin reduces food intake.

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Male Partner’s Healthier Lifestyle May Help Infertile Obese Female Conceive

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Male partners of infertile obese females may increase the odds of conceiving a child by improving their own weight and dietary habits, preliminary results from a pilot study from Canada suggest. The results will be presented Thursday, March 5, at ENDO 2015, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in San Diego.

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Spring Forward Gradually to Avoid Repercussions from Lost Sleep

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SLU sleep specialist recommends a gradual approach to 'springing' forward' for Daylight Saving Time.

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Flood And Drought Risk To Cities On Rise Even With No Climate Change

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A heads-up to New York, Baltimore, Houston and Miami: a new study suggests that these metropolitan areas and others will increase their exposure to floods even in the absence of climate change, according to researchers from Texas A&M University.

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Researchers Discover Protein’s Pivotal Role in Heart Failure

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Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a key piece in the complex molecular puzzle underlying heart failure – a serious and sometimes life-threatening disorder affecting more than 5 million Americans.

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Breastfeeding Is Ideal Feeding Pattern for Infants: Updated Position of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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Human milk provides the best nutrition for most babies and breastfeeding provides the best nutrition for infants and very young children, according to an updated position paper from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The paper also outlines the health risks of not breastfeeding, which include increased rates of infant and maternal morbidity and mortality, increased health care costs and significant economic losses to families and employers.

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Estimated Costs of Endocrine-Disrupting Chemical Exposure Exceed €150 Billion Annually in EU

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A new economic analysis found exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals likely costs the European Union €157 billion ($209 billion) a year in actual health care expenses and lost earning potential, according to a new series of studies published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.