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Newswise: Bayshore Medical Center Foundation Board Members Launch Fundraising Campaign in Support of Dr. Robert H. Harris Emergency Care Center
Released: 24-Feb-2020 8:05 AM EST
Bayshore Medical Center Foundation Board Members Launch Fundraising Campaign in Support of Dr. Robert H. Harris Emergency Care Center
Hackensack Meridian Health

The Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees has launched a fundraising campaign to secure donations in support of the future Dr. Robert H. Harris Emergency Care Center at Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center, named by Mary Ellen Harris and the Golden Dome Foundation, which officially broke ground in October 2019.

Newswise: New Tool for an Old Disease: Use of PET and CT Scans May Help Develop Shorter TB Treatment
Released: 24-Feb-2020 8:00 AM EST
New Tool for an Old Disease: Use of PET and CT Scans May Help Develop Shorter TB Treatment
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Experts believe that tuberculosis, or TB, has been a scourge for humans for some 15,000 years, with the first medical documentation of the disease coming out of India around 1000 B.C.E. Today, the World Health Organization reports that TB is still the leading cause of death worldwide from a single infectious agent, responsible for some 1.5 million fatalities annually. Primary treatment for TB for the past 50 years has remained unchanged and still requires patients to take multiple drugs daily for at least six months. Successful treatment with these anti-TB drugs — taken orally or injected into the bloodstream — depends on the medications “finding their way” into pockets of TB bacteria buried deep within the lungs.

Newswise: Antibodies: the body’s own antidepressants
Released: 21-Feb-2020 11:05 AM EST
Antibodies: the body’s own antidepressants
Max Planck Society (Max-Planck-Gesellschaft)

Antibodies can be a blessing or a curse to the brain - it all depends on their concentration

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Released: 19-Feb-2020 3:05 PM EST
Just as Tobacco Advertising Causes Teen Smoking, Exposure to Alcohol Ads Causes Teens to Drink
New York University

Exposure to alcohol advertising changes teens’ attitudes about alcohol and can cause them to start drinking, finds a new analysis led by NYU School of Global Public Health and NYU Grossman School of Medicine. The study, which appears in a special supplement of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, uses a framework developed to show causality between tobacco advertising and youth smoking and applies it to alcohol advertising.

Released: 20-Feb-2020 2:00 PM EST
Could This Plaque Identifying Toothpaste Prevent a Heart Attack or Stroke?
Florida Atlantic University

For decades, researchers have suggested a link between oral health and inflammatory diseases affecting the entire body – in particular, heart attacks and strokes. Results of a randomized pilot trial of Plaque HD®, the first toothpaste that identifies plaque so that it can be removed with directed brushing, showed that it produced a statistically significant reduction in C-reactive protein, a sensitive marker for future risks of heart attacks and strokes, among those with elevations at baseline.

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Released: 21-Feb-2020 4:20 PM EST
Changing what heart cells eat could help them regenerate
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Switching what the powerhouses of heart cells consume for energy could help the heart regenerate when cells die.



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