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New screening tools needed to study the connection between Parkinson's and serotonin

Changes in the brain's serotonin system could be a critical early warning signal for Parkinson's disease and lead to the development of new screening tools for chronic diseases. While Parkinson's has traditionally been thought to be due to damage to the brain's dopamine system, a group of researchers from King's Cross London (KCL) found that changes in the brain's serotonin …

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US suicide rate has risen by 33% since 1999, according to a study

CNN CNN Related content (CNN) – The suicide rate in the US continues to rise in 2017 That was 33% more than 1999. Suicide rates among 15- to 64-year-olds increased significantly during this period from 10.5 per 100,000 people in 1999 to 14 per 100,000 in 2017, according to the National Center's annual data available for the last year Health …

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Synthetic joint lubricant promises osteoarthritis

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new type of treatment for osteoarthritis, currently in clinical trials with dogs, is promising for later use in humans. The treatment developed by Cornell University's biomedical engineers is a synthetic version of a naturally occurring synovial fluid that binds to the surface of the cartilage in joints and acts as a cushion for activities involving …

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Another carcinogen in popular BP drugs

19th June 2019 – An online pharmacy claimed to have found a potentially carcinogenic chemical in some amounts by Valsartan, a multi-drug prescription medicine. Many of the companies are on an FDA list of safe medicines after the authorities recalled dozens of blood pressure medicines for contamination with other possible substances that cause cancer or carcinogens. The FDA says that …

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The program teaches local medical students to work with patients who speak limited English WBNS-10TV Columbus, Ohio

Published: 19:06:19 14:14 EDT Updated: 19:06:19 17:26 EDT COLUMBUS, Ohio – A lesson in medicine wants to make sure Recipes, diagnoses and other health information are not lost in the translation. Ohio State University College of Medicine residents learn to speak with patients who have limited English language skills. The training is a virtual reality and tablet work with artificial …

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US suicide rate at its highest level since World War II

US suicide rates are the highest since World War II, health officials said Thursday, with the rise among indigenous women being particularly acute. According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Control, the suicide rate in 2017 was 33% higher than in 1999. The increase was recorded among men and women and among all races and …

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"Dark Heart of the Human Genome" – Surprising influence of Neanderthals

"It is the heart of the darkness of the genome, we warn students against going there," said Charles Langley, a professor of evolution and ecology at the University of California, Davis. Geneticists exploring the dark heart of the human genome have discovered large pieces of Neanderthals and other ancient DNA. The results open up new possibilities to study how chromosomes …

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Where ancient herbs are boosting modern medicine After the surgery and six rounds of chemotherapy, she went into remission.

19659002] Using her prosthetic leg to get around, she continues to see Dr. Godfrey Chan, a pediatric oncologist at Queen Mary's Hospital in Hong Kong, said she has been diagnosed with cancer. To get through her KC turned to a seemingly contrasting practice: traditional Chinese medicine. Each time she had chemotherapy, her body seemed weak, she said. When her family …

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