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Drug used to prevent miscarriage increases risk of cancer in offspring

Exposure in utero to a drug used to prevent miscarriage can lead to an increased risk of developing cancer, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston). The study was published today in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The drug, 17α-hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17-OHPC), is a synthetic […]

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Scientists pinpoint key trigger of Crohn’s disease

A new treatment may be on the horizon for people with a major form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) called Crohn’s disease, after a McMaster University-led study identified serotonin as a possible trigger of flare-ups. Scientists discovered that increased levels of serotonin hormones prevent gut cells from carrying out autophagy, the routine ‘housework’ of cleaning […]

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People who wake up, smoke and return to sleep may need mental health support to quit

Many cigarette smokers wake in the night, smoke, and then return to sleep. Prior research has linked this behavior to smoking a higher number of cigarettes each day and to a higher likelihood of failing when trying to quit smoking. In recent years, some researchers began to propose that waking to smoke is a symptom […]

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Multiplex network improves diagnosis and analysis of rare diseases

Rare diseases are usually caused by a single genetic defect. Nevertheless, the search for the cause and the assessment of the effects is highly complex and difficult. Jörg Menche, adjunct principal investigator at the CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and his team have now developed a multiplex network […]

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Lack of important molecule in red blood cells causes vascular damage in type 2 diabetes

Altered function of the red blood cells leads to vascular damage in type 2 diabetes. Results from a new study in cells from patients with type 2 diabetes and mice show that this effect is caused by low levels of an important molecule in red blood cells. The study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in […]

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Bedtime linked with heart health

Going to sleep between 10:00 and 11:00 pm is associated with a lower risk of developing heart disease compared to earlier or later bedtimes, according to a study published today in European Heart Journal—Digital Health, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). “The body has a 24-hour internal clock, called circadian rhythm, that […]

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How to design personalized and meaningful technology for older adults

More and more research suggests framing aging positively rather than focusing on problems. In her Ph.D. research on the department of Industrial Design Marjolein den Haan—Wintermans adhered to this positive design lens which resulted in concrete guidelines to come up with good technological solutions together with older adults thereby enriching more facets of an individual’s […]