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One-third of reproductive age women have health conditions that may complicate pregnancy

One in three women of reproductive age have at least one chronic condition that could compromise their health or lead to adverse outcomes during pregnancy, according to University of Utah Health scientists.
5-Nov-2019 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Complex Cellular Machine Visualized to Yield New Insights in Cancer

Cellular machines that control chromosome structure, such as the RSC complex, are mutated in about one-fifth of all human cancers. Now, for the first time, scientists have developed a high-resolution visual map of this multi-protein machine,...
31-Oct-2019 2:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

In the Wake of Mass Shootings, a Reluctance to Talk About Gun Safety

At a time when discussions about access to firearms and gun safety are paramount, trusted health care professionals find it difficult to have those conversations. A new study shows that in the months immediately following mass shootings, doctors are...
24-Oct-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New World Health Organization Report on Vision Shows Need for Sustainable Global Outreach Programs

Staggering new statistics released by the World Health Organization (WHO) in its first World Report on Vision estimate more than 1 billion people are visually impaired because they don’t get the care they need—a finding that brings renewed...
10-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

We Are All Mutants, More or Less

Everyone is a mutant but some are prone to diverge more than others, report scientists at University of Utah Health. A new study published in eLife shows the number of mutations a child has compared to her parents varies dramatically with some...
24-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

FAQs: Vaping Illness

Answers to frequently asked questions about an urgent public health concern: vaping illness.
20-Sep-2019 3:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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John A. Moran Eye Center Researcher, Patients, Play Key Role in Genetic Discovery Linked to Rare Eye Disease

Paul S. Bernstein, MD, PhD, spent more than a decade working with families at the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah on the hunt for the first gene known to cause a rare retinal disease known as MacTel.
11-Sep-2019 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

First Marker for Mysterious Vaping Illness Identified

A new development has revealed a previously unknown characteristic of the vaping-related respiratory illness that has been emerging in clusters across the U.S. in recent months. The finding may allow doctors to definitively diagnose the nascent...
6-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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