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Article ID: 709710

Analyzing a Facebook-Fueled Anti-Vaccination Attack: ‘It’s Not All About Autism’

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Social media has given those espousing anti-vaccination sentiments an effective medium to spread their message. An analysis of a viral Facebook campaign against a pediatric practice reveals that anti-vaccination arguments center around four distinct themes that can appeal to diverse audiences.

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18-Mar-2019 8:30 AM EDT
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    21-Mar-2019 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 709984

Childhood Adversity Linked to Higher Out-of-Pocket Health Care Costs in Adulthood

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

A study has found that out-of-pocket health care spending and medical debt are substantially higher when adults have a history of adverse childhood experiences. The study showed that household medical costs were 30 percent higher, and the likelihood of medical debt was doubled, when an adult had lived through three or more adverse experiences during childhood.

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20-Mar-2019 4:00 PM EDT
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    21-Mar-2019 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 709777

Early Valve Replacement May Be Better than Watchful Waiting in Patients with Severe Aortic Stenosis

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Patients with severe aortic stenosis who have no symptoms may benefit more from an aggressive strategy of early valve replacement than from a conservative watch and wait approach.

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19-Mar-2019 7:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 710002

The Medical Minute: Which colorectal cancer screening do I need?

Penn State Health

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and the Colorectal Cancer Alliance is urging everyone to talk with their health care providers about screening.

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20-Mar-2019 9:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 710001

Study links perimenopause to accelerated fat mass gains, lean mass losses

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

FINDINGS The menopause transition, also known as perimenopause, is the time in a woman’s life when hormonal changes lead to irregular menstruation, hot flashes and other symptoms leading up to menopause, when menstruation stops altogether. The researchers found that women undergoing perimenopause lost lean body mass and more than doubled their fat mass.

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20-Mar-2019 8:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709995

$1.5 Million Will Fund Jim and Julie Cardwell Endowed Chair in Neurology

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Thanks to a generous $750,000 gift from the Jim and Julie Cardwell Fund and the Cardwell Family Foundation, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) is establishing an endowed chair in the department of neurology.

Released:
20-Mar-2019 5:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 709996

Small Vessel Disease MRI Marker Linked to Worse Cognitive Health in Older Adults

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Seemingly harmless fluid-filled spaces around the cerebral small vessels, commonly seen on brain MRIs in older adults, are now thought to be associated with more compromised cognitive skills, according to a Vanderbilt University Medical Centerstudy published in Neurology.

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20-Mar-2019 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709987

UCI Engineers Aim to Pioneer Tissue-Engineering Approach to TMJ Disorders

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., March 20, 2019 – Here’s something to chew on: One in four people are impacted by defects of the temporomandibular – or jaw – joint. Despite the pervasiveness of this affliction, treatments are lacking, and many sufferers resort to palliative measures to cope with the pain and debilitation it causes. “The TMJ is central to chewing, talking and so many other daily activities, so when this crucial joint is impaired, there are significant negative effects on quality of life,” said Kyriacos A.

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20-Mar-2019 4:20 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709981

UIC Researchers Find Hidden Proteins in Bacteria

University of Illinois at Chicago

Scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago have developed a way to identify the beginning of every gene — known as a translation start site or a start codon — in bacterial cell DNA with a single experiment and, through this method, they have shown that an individual gene is capable of coding for more than one protein.

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20-Mar-2019 4:05 PM EDT

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