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Laundry pods also pose poisoning risk in young children, according to UAB study.

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Study Says Community Involvement May Entice Consumers to Shop in-Store

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Local retailers should find ways to get involved in the community to help boost business, according to a UAB study.

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Heart-Muscle Patches Made with Human Cells Improve Heart Attack Recovery

Large, human cardiac-muscle patches created in the lab have been tested, for the first time, on large animals in a heart attack model. This clinically relevant approach showed that the patches significantly improved recovery from heart attack injury.

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Common Birth Control Shot Linked to Risk of HIV Infection

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Replacing the popular contraceptive shot known as DMPA with alternative methods of contraception could help protect women in sub-Saharan Africa and other high-risk regions from becoming infected with HIV.

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A Cluster of Mutations in Neurofibromatosis Is an Important Risk Factor for Severe Symptoms

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Research shows that missense mutations in a cluster of just five codons in the NF1 gene are an important risk factor for severe symptoms of the genetic disease neurofibromatosis type 1. Such information is vital to help guide clinical management and genetic counseling in this complex disease.

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World Record Kidney Chain Extends with Inspired Organ Donors

Tyler Williamson went to TEDx Birmingham’s 2017 event in March expecting to be inspired and to network and make new connections with fellow attendees. What the 27-year-old did not anticipate was that inspiration would lead him to volunteer to become a living kidney donor just seven months later.

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Exercise and Cognitive Training May Be Most Effective in Reducing MCI, an Alzheimer’s Disease Pre-Cursor

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Clinicians should recommend exercise and cognitive training for patients with mild cognitive impairment — a common precursor of Alzheimer’s type dementia — according to new guidelines published online in Neurology®.

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Improving Sleep Quality for Breast Cancer Survivors

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Nearly one in three breast cancer survivors suffers from poor sleep, which can lead to greater mortality.

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Psychological Effects of Amtrak Crash During Holidays Could Be Severe

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Coping with Grief at the Holidays

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A UAB psychologist offers ways to help ease the loss of a loved one as the holiday season unfolds.







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