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Vitamin D supplements may offset bone loss caused by diabetes drug

Vitamin D supplementation may help offset damaging bone loss that occurs in some people who take canagliflozin, a commonly prescribed diabetes drug. Researchers will present their work this week at the American Physiological Society (APS) and American Society for Nephrology Control of Renal Function in Health and Disease conference in Charlottesville, Virginia. A class of […]

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Five billion people can’t afford surgery a team of innovators could soon change this

Have you or a loved one ever needed surgery? Imagine what your life would be like if you couldn’t have it. Billions of people around the world lack access to surgery because equipment and general anaesthesia are too expensive or unsuitable in their region. When we think about technological progress people tend to picture faster, […]

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New genes with mutations for developmental disorders identified

The causes of intelligence impairment or epilepsy remain unexplained in more than 50% of cases. Together with international colleagues, researchers at Leipzig University Hospital have discovered two genes with mutations that cause neurodevelopmental disorders in children. Their findings have now been published in the journals Brain and The American Journal of Human Genetics. Human geneticists […]

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When to Introduce Spices to Your Toddler

It’s the responsibility of the parents to carefully introduce various foods to their kids after they have grown enough. Spices can play an important role in shaping his/her preference for foods in the future. Hence, choosing the appropriate amount of spices is important. But do you know when your toddler should be introduced to what […]

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Cutting-edge 4D flow MRI scans could revolutionize blood flow assessment in the heart

Researchers at the University of East Anglia have developed cutting-edge imaging technology to help doctors better diagnose and monitor patients with heart failure. The state-of-the-art technology uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to create detailed 4D flow images of the heart. A new study published today shows how this non-invasive imaging technique can measure the peak […]

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Better eating, more activity at family child care homes that focus on best practices

Toddlers and preschoolers in family child care homes ate healthier and were more physically active if the provider was coached in best practices and shown ways to meet those expectations, according to the findings of a new study from UConn and Brown University researchers. The study, Healthy Start/Comienzos Sanos, looked at 400 children ages two […]

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Getting to the heart of heart muscle function

Every heart muscle cell, or cardiomyocyte, is studded with tiny, intricate structures called dyads. The dyads are like orchestra conductors: They coordinate incoming electrical signals with release of calcium in the muscle, triggering contraction. When dyads work properly, the different segments of heart muscle contract in unison; when they don’t, heartbeats may be too weak […]