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Penn State Develops First of a Kind Model to Research Post-Malaria Epilepsy

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A first of its kind mouse model could lead to an understanding of how cerebral malaria infection leads to the development of epilepsy in children and to the prevention of seizures.

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Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology , Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Mount Sinai Health System, Uconn, University of Connecticut

Team of Scientists Demonstrate Path for Tackling Rare Cancers with No Effective Treatment

Study results indicate importance of treatment based on genetic mutation rather than location of origin

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Spiritual Retreats Change Feel-Good Chemical Systems in the Brain; May Prime for Spiritual Experiences

More Americans than ever are turning to spiritual, meditative and religious retreats as a way to reset their daily life and enhance wellbeing. Now, researchers at The Marcus Institute of Integrative Health at Thomas Jefferson University show there are changes in the dopamine and serotonin systems in the brains of retreat participants. The team published their results in Religion, Brain & Behavior.

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A New Approach to Diagnosing Mental Disorders Could Become an Alternative to DSM-5

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A consortium of psychiatrists and psychologists from universities worldwide, co-led by Stony Brook University, University of Minnesota and University of Notre Dame, has proposed a new approach to diagnosing mental disorders.

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The Mechanism of Mucus: Discovery Could Lead to Better Cystic Fibrosis Treatments

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University of North Carolina scientists found that mucin proteins, which make mucus thick and sticky, fail to unfold properly in the airways of people with cystic fibrosis. And they found the lack of water in the lung can trigger the misfolding mucins.

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New Moms Need Workout Programs That Are Less Structured, More Flexible

Often running on empty, new moms may need a bit more flexibility and support to ease back into exercise after giving birth, according to a Kansas State University researcher. Emily Mailey, assistant professor in kinesiology, said when a mom has survived the first several weeks of having a new baby and is ready to start adding exercise — and all of its benefits — back into her life, a more flexible approach works better than a specific regimen.

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The Medical Minute: Marijuana Poses Unique Dangers to Children

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"The difference with children and teenagers versus adults is that young people are still making connections in their brains that they're going to have for a lifetime," said Dr. Leslie Walker-Harding, chair of pediatrics and medical director at Penn State Children’s Hospital.

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Medicare Continues to Put People with Diabetes at Risk

A new survey from the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) found that Medicare’s Competitive Bidding Program (CBP) significantly reduced beneficiary choice and access to commonly used diabetes testing supplies, adding to previous studies showing the unnecessary risk competitive bidding puts on people with diabetes. Certified Diabetes Educator Kellie Antinori-Lent was involved in the implementation of the survey and is available to speak on the findings.

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New NCCN Radiation Therapy Compendium™ Aids in Decision-Making for Patients with Cancer

Launched during the NCCN 22nd Annual Conference, the new NCCN Radiation Therapy Compendium™ provides a single access point for radiation therapy recommendations within the NCCN Guidelines®.







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