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Researchers Find Increased Risk of Birth Defects in Babies After First-Trimester Exposure to Lithium

Mount Sinai Health System

Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai found an elevated risk of major congenital malformations in fetuses after first-trimester exposure to lithium, in the largest study ever to examine the risk of birth defects in lithium-exposed babies.

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Diagnosing Diabetes From a Single Blood Sample

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Diagnosing type 2 diabetes in clinical practice may require only a single blood sample, according to a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Use of Alternative Medicines Has Doubled Among Kids, Especially Teens

University of Illinois at Chicago

A JAMA Pediatrics study shows that since 2003, the use of alternative medicines among children has doubled. Increased use of Omega-3 fatty acids and melatonin among adolescents ages 13 to 18 drives the change.

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Microglia Protect Sensory Cells Needed for Vision After Retinal Detachment

Massachusetts Eye and Ear

A research team at Massachusetts Eye and Ear has shown that microglia, the primary immune cells of the brain and retina, play a protective role in response to retinal detachment.

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Several Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Doctors Named ‘Tops’ in Oncology Care

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Several physicians from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey have been named as a ‘Top Doctor’ or ‘Top Doctor for Cancer Care’ by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., which publishes resource guides on top healthcare professionals across the nation.

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UGA School of Law opens Veterans Legal Clinic

University of Georgia

Beginning this month, veterans living in Georgia can receive legal assistance they may not otherwise have access to or be able to afford through the University of Georgia School of Law’s new Veterans Legal Clinic.

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Researcher Pursues Updated Vaccine Against Whooping Cough

West Virginia University

To remain effective, the pertussis vaccine must be modified to keep pace with evolving bacteria. As the vaccines' efficacy is declining, Heath Damron, an assistant professor in the WVU School of Medicine, is pursuing innovations to strengthen the vaccine and still keep it safe.

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CHOP’s Center for Autism Research Shows How the Brain’s “Reward Circuit” Plays a Key Role in Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

A pair of recent studies performed by researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the University of Pennsylvania represents a significant step forward in understanding the role of the brain’s “reward circuit” and certain hallmarks of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), namely difficulty interpreting or engaging in typical social behavior and restricted or repetitive interests or behaviors.

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