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Article ID: 695100

UAB Researcher Awarded K23 Grant to Study Malaria Prevention in Pregnant Women in Cameroon

University of Alabama at Birmingham

A UAB researcher is heading to Cameroon to study the effects and safety of antibiotics on pregnant women at risk of contracting malaria.

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24-May-2018 1:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695004

Vast Majority of Poor, Urban Women Don’t Use Prenatal Vitamins Before Pregnancy, Study Shows

Johns Hopkins Medicine

A study of more than 7,000 low-income, urban mothers enrolled in the Boston Birth Cohort found that fewer than 5 percent of them started folic acid supplementation and used it almost daily before pregnancy, a widely recommended public health measure designed to prevent potentially crippling birth defects.

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24-May-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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    23-May-2018 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 694824

Seafood-Rich Diet May Help Couples Get Pregnant Faster

Endocrine Society

Couples who eat more seafood tend to have sexual intercourse more often and get pregnant faster than other couples trying to conceive, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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21-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695014

Study: Strenuous Exercise in Adolescence May Ward Off Height Loss Later in Life

University at Buffalo

A new study has identified several key factors in postmenopausal women that are associated with height loss, a common occurrence in this age group that is known to increase the risk for death and disease.

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23-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694944

A descoberta da Mayo ajuda os médicos a personalizar o tratamento de pacientes com câncer no ovário e no cérebro.

Mayo Clinic

Os pesquisadores da Mayo Clinic descobriram que uma via de comunicação molecular – considerada ser deficiente em câncer – é um fator chave na determinação da eficácia do tratamento de câncer oncolítico do virus do sarampo em cânceres do cérebro agressivos e ovarianos. Esta descoberta permitiu que os pesquisadores desenvolvessem um algoritmo para prever a eficácia do tratamento em pacientes com câncer do cérebro e ovariano individuais. As constatações se encontram no Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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22-May-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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    21-May-2018 6:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 694421

Pregnant Smokers May Reduce Harm Done to Baby’s Lungs by Taking Vitamin C

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Women who are unable to quit smoking during their pregnancy may reduce the harm smoking does to their baby’s lungs by taking vitamin C, according to a new randomized, controlled trial presented at the ATS 2018 International Conference.

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11-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694851

New Hope for Women with Fistula Injuries

University of Michigan

The health care systems in the United States and other industrialized countries have outgrown many of the childbirth-related injuries that are still very problematic in poor countries.

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21-May-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694746

Ovarian Cancer Drug Shows Promise in Pancreatic Cancer Patients with BRCA Mutation

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

A targeted therapy that has shown its power in fighting ovarian cancer in women including those with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations may also help patients with aggressive pancreatic cancer who harbor these mutations and have few or no other treatment options. An international team of researchers led by the Perelman School of Medicine and the Basser Center for BRCA at the University of Pennsylvania reported their findings this week in JCO Precision Oncology.

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17-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694737

Antibacterial in Your Toothpaste May Combat Severe Lung Disease

Michigan State University

Michigan State University researchers have found that when triclosan, a substance that reduces or prevents bacteria from growing, is combined with an antibiotic called tobramycin, it kills the cells that protect cystic fibrosis bacteria, known as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, by up to 99.9 percent.

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17-May-2018 9:55 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694732

Aiming to Improve Oncology Patient Outcomes Through Nursing Research

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

From peer and patient education to addressing treatment side effects, nurses at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey researched a number of topics with an aim of enhancing the patient experience. Their findings are being presented at the Oncology Nursing Society’s Annual Congress.

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17-May-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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