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BCAAs offer mobility and mental health benefits for patients with T2D

BCAAs offer mobility and mental health benefits for patients with T2D

A six-month pilot study compared BCAA supplementation to soy protein intake to assess the effects of amino acid intake on physical (muscle) strength and mental health parameters. BCAAs have been reported to improve knee muscle strength, although there is no change in skeletal mass, and have been associated with reduced states of depression by stimulating …

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Poor metabolic health parameters are linked to low breast milk supply, research shows

Poor metabolic health parameters are linked to low breast milk supply, research shows

New research from UC shows that poor metabolic health parameters are linked to low breast milk production. The study was published in the journal Breastfeeding medicine. We wanted to see if we could figure out what stands out as different about these moms. So we conducted a case-control study to see why, despite their best …

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"What is health?"  from KHN: on government spending, Congress decides not to decide

“What is health?” from KHN: on government spending, Congress decides not to decide

Congress is supposed to complete its annual appropriation bills before the fiscal year begins on Oct. 1. But he rarely does, and this year is no different, as lawmakers scramble to pass a short-term funding bill so they can put off final decisions until at least December. Meanwhile, with an eye to the midterms, House …

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Combined oral contraceptive pills do not appear to exacerbate symptoms related to macromastia

Combined oral contraceptive pills do not appear to exacerbate symptoms related to macromastia

According to a study published in October problem of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The journal is published in Wolters Kluwer’s Lippincott portfolio. On the contrary, COC use during adolescence may actually be associated with the development of less severe breast enlargement (enlargement), according …

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Human gene variant in ADHD, autism exposes sex-dependent neural signaling mechanisms

Stanford Medicine scientists awarded $10 million for sleep and autism research

A group of Stanford Medicine scientists have received about $10 million from the National Institutes of Health’s Autism Centers of Excellence program. The funding, announced by the NIH on September 6, will support research into the relationship between sleep dysregulation and autism symptoms. This is the first time that Stanford University has been designated a …

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New microfluidic device mimics nutrient exchange between mother and fetus affected by placental malaria

New microfluidic device mimics nutrient exchange between mother and fetus affected by placental malaria

Placental malaria following Plasmodium falciparum infections can lead to serious complications for both mother and child. Each year, placental malaria causes almost 200,000 newborn deaths, mainly due to low birth weight, as well as 10,000 maternal deaths. Placental malaria results from parasite-infected red blood cells that get stuck in tree-like branch structures that make up …

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Hemp-derived delta-8 circumvents marijuana laws and raises health concerns

Hemp-derived delta-8 circumvents marijuana laws and raises health concerns

Suzan Kennedy has smoked marijuana and says her Wisconsin roots mean she can handle alcohol. So she wasn’t worried earlier this year when a bartender in St. Paul, Minnesota described a cocktail with the cannabinoid delta-8 THC as “a little overpowering.” Hours after enjoying the tasty drink and the silliness that reminded Kennedy of a …

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Stanford Medicine study shows SARS-CoV-2 can infect human fatty tissue

Stanford Medicine study shows SARS-CoV-2 can infect human fatty tissue

Is SARS-CoV-2 hiding in your fat cells? A study by Stanford Medicine researchers shows that SARS-CoV-2 can infect human fatty tissue. This phenomenon has been observed in laboratory experiments carried out on adipose tissue excised from patients undergoing bariatric and cardiac surgeries, and then infected in a laboratory dish with SARS-CoV-2. It has further been …

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Human gene variant in ADHD, autism exposes sex-dependent neural signaling mechanisms

Human gene variant in ADHD, autism exposes sex-dependent neural signaling mechanisms

The prevalence, age of onset, and clinical symptoms of virtually all neuropsychiatric disorders differ between men and women. Disorders with a pronounced gender bias include attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD), where the ratio of males to females diagnosed is approximately 4 to 1. If this biased ratio derives from roles played …

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New Catheter Leads to Remarkable Reduction in Pulmonary Artery Blockage

New Catheter Leads to Remarkable Reduction in Pulmonary Artery Blockage

A device known as BASHIR™ The endovascular catheter (THROMBOLEX, Inc.) significantly reduces the size of blood clots lodged in the pulmonary arteries, leading to improved heart function in patients with pulmonary embolism, researchers from the Lewis Katz School of Medicine have announced. Medicine from Temple University in a Late-Breaking Innovation Session at the 2022 Transcatheter …

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