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Teenage Weight Gain Linked to Increased Stroke Risk as an Adult

Kids who become overweight during their teenage years may be more likely to develop a stroke decades later than kids who did not become overweight during those years, according to a study published in the June 28, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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The Hippocampus Underlies the Link Between Slowed Walking and Mental Decline

The connection between slowed walking speed and declining mental acuity appears to arise in the right hippocampus, a finger-shaped region buried deep in the brain at ear-level, according to a 14-year study conducted by scientists at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.

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Health Insurance Expansion Linked to Fewer Sudden Cardiac Arrests

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The incidence of sudden cardiac arrest, a sudden and usually deadly loss of heart function, declined significantly among previously uninsured adults who acquired health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” according to a study published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

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Novel Molecular Dynamics Captures Atomic-level Detail of CRISPR-Cas9 Activity

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A team led by UC San Diego researchers has identified, for the first time, the myriad structural changes that activate and drive CRISPR-Cas9, the innovative gene-splicing technology that’s transforming the field of genetic engineering.

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U. S. Supreme Court Decision Could Signal Shift in Views on Separation of Church and State, WVU Legal Expert Says

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How Family and Friends Influence Breast Cancer Treatment Decisions

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When a woman walks into the oncologist’s office, she’s usually not alone. In fact, a new study finds that half of women have at least three people standing behind them, sitting next to them or waiting at home to help.

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Pair Female Engineering Students for Projects, and They Flourish

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Female first-year students earn a higher grade when paired with at least one other female for group projects in introductory college engineering classes, according to new research by a Wake Forest University professor.

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Johns Hopkins Scientists Develop Super-Strong Metal for Next Tech Frontier

Engineers have developed a strong, durable new material to help shape advanced MEMS sensors needed for the internet of things.

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Mildly Obese Fare Better After Major Heart Attack

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People who survive a major heart attack often do better in the years afterward if they’re mildly obese, a study by UT Southwestern Medical Center cardiologists showed.







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