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Latest Research Bolsters My Confidence in Using Tecfidera

Many life-affecting decisions are made at the time of an MS diagnosis. Top of the list? The moment you decide your course of treatment. In my case, the decision was entirely up to me. This isn’t typical, I’ve discovered. Many people with MS aren’t given therapeutic options. Show More Summary

SCCA President Elected to 2017 Class of Fellows of AACR Academy

The American Association for Cancer Research, or AACR, announced that Seattle Cancer Care Alliance's Dr. Nancy Davidson, an internationally acclaimed breast cancer oncologist, is among its newly elected class of Fellows of the AACR Academy.

Spatial Epidemiology Used to Identify Three Key Hepatitis C Hotspots in Massachusetts

Public health researchers from Tufts and colleagues conducted a spatial epidemiology study to identify hotspot clusters of hepatitis C infections in Massachusetts. The information may help to make the best use of funding for education, prevention, testing, and treatment.

National Mental-Health Survey Finds Widespread Ignorance, Stigma

Less than half of Americans can recognize anxiety. Most people don't know what to do about depression even when they spot it. And nearly 8 in 10 don't recognize prescription drug abuse as a treatable problem.

$1 injection could treat dangerous bleeding after childbirth

One of the most heart-wrenching public health problems facing the world has been the large number of women who die during or after childbirth despite all our medical progress. Melinda Gates has called the issue one of her top priorities and committed more than $1.5 billion from her family's foundation...

Bursaries are vital for the future of nursing | Anonymous

I felt it was time to do something practical with my life so I trained to be a nurse. I couldn’t have done it without financial help As a nurse in accident and emergency I’m the first person you’ll see. I’ll triage you, order your bloods...Show More Summary

A before & after look at this weekend’s breast cancer conference: how will reporters cover it? (Part One)

This weekend over 1,600 surgeons will be in Las Vegas for the 18th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. Media coverage of this conference is usually substantial for several reasons; not the least of which is that breast cancer is second only to skin cancer as the most commonly diagnosed cancer in American women. […]

Landmark clinical trial to help Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis sufferers

(University of Liverpool) A clinical trial funded by Arthritis Research UK and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) led by professors from the Universities of Liverpool (UK) and Bristol (UK) has discovered a drug combination that could help thousands of children with arthritis.

Mental Qigong can be just as rewarding as its physical cousin

(Frontiers) New research in Frontiers in Psychology demonstrated through an extensive series of EEG measurements and statistical tests that mental practice of the dynamic Qigong technique Wu Qin Xi has the same effect on EEG brain activity as physical training of Qigong.

Exercise and vitamin D better together for heart health

(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Johns Hopkins researchers report that an analysis of survey responses and health records of more than 10,000 American adults for nearly 20 years suggests a 'synergistic' link between exercise and good vitamin D levels in reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Mother's family history could pose risk for preterm birth -- Ben-Gurion U. study

(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) The results of the study show that the medical history of a pregnant woman's mother and aunts should also be taken into account when considering the risk of pregnancy complications such as premature birth.

Diagnosed autism linked to maternal grandmother's smoking in pregnancy

(University of Bristol) Scientists from the University of Bristol have looked at all 14,500 participants in Children of the 90s and found that if a girl's maternal grandmother smoked during pregnancy, the girl is 67 percent more likely to display certain traits linked to autism, such as poor social communication skills and repetitive behaviors.

New consensus published on preventing and treating sport-related concussions

(University of Calgary) Researchers at the University of Calgary's Faculty of Kinesiology have played an integral role in shaping an international consensus on recognizing and treating concussion in sport. The document, International...Show More Summary

Fecal microbiota transplant is safe and effective for patients with ulcerative colitis

(Weill Cornell Medicine) A single transplant of microbes contained in the stool of a healthy donor is a safe and effective way to increase diversity of good bacteria in the guts of patients with ulcerative colitis, according to new research from Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian. Show More Summary

Air pollution plan would be election campaign bomb, court hears

Government’s advocate applies to delay publishing proposals until 30 June, saying controversy might be seen as ‘Tory plan’ The government wants to delay publishing its plan to tackle air pollution in England and Wales because it would be like dropping a bomb into the election campaign, the high court has heard. Show More Summary

Never Be Ashamed for Being Different

Throughout my school years, I hid my diabetes from my peers. I felt embarrassed and ashamed for having a disease that was easily misunderstood. When I went to class, I never came fully prepared for a low blood sugar. I wouldn’t check my blood sugar or administer insulin in front of people. If I had […]

New website offers US women help to perform their own abortions

With reproductive rights under threat, Women Help Women gives legal and medical advice to women who may be taking matters into their own hands Fearful that Donald Trump’s presidency poses a once-in-a-generation threat to US reproductive...Show More Summary

Allegheny Health Network Joins Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network

Allegheny Health Network in Pennsylvania is the latest health system to join the Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network. Developed by the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, the research network is designed...Show More Summary

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