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Need To Shop For Toys? Play Around With These Ideas

It’s not difficult to find a great toy. The difficulty lies in coming up with a good toy for your particular child–one that you can afford and that will not pose a danger to your child or your home. Making sure you satisfy all these requirements doesn’t have to be difficult, as you will learn […]

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Using twin-specific birthweight charts reduces the number of ‘high-risk’ pregnancies

A fourth-year medical student at St George’s has authored two papers showing the importance of using twin-specific birthweight charts, rather than those designed for single infant (singleton) pregnancies. Published in the journals Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Journal of Clinical Medicine, the two papers were co-authored by Corey Briffa, in collaboration with researchers […]

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Defects in a specific cell type may cause ulcerative colitis

There are many variants of “goblet cells” in the intestines and they seem to have different functions, according to a new study from the University of Gothenburg. The study indicates that defects in goblet cells of a particular type may be a factor contributing to ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease. The entire inside of […]

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Top professional golfers’ mental health hurt by spending more time on the road, research says

Professional golfers are spending more time on the road, leading to loneliness and relationship difficulties, new research says. And unless they are in the top rank, the prize money for golfers has fallen over the last few years, the study found. Dr. John Fry, of University Center Myerscough interviewed 20 professionals, including Ryder Cup players […]

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Researchers test technological support with robots and functional electrical stimulation

Some robots can create an additional clinical benefit in the rehabilitation of stroke patients as a supplement to standard therapy. For another method, the functional electrical stimulation of individual muscles or muscle groups, such an additional benefit cannot beproven. These are the results of a study based on scientific evidence that the Austrian Institute for […]

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Researchers revise indicator of mobility limitation in older adults

Aging entails a loss of muscle mass and strength, which in some cases impairs mobility, hinders walking or performance of day-to-day tasks, and exposes the elderly to the risk of falls and hospitalizations. In clinical practice, handgrip measurement is the most widely used method to identify loss of overall muscular strength in older people. Values […]

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Women seeking help for unmet needs often overdue for cervical cancer screenings

More than half of cervical cancer cases in the United States occur in women who have not had timely Pap smears and/or HPV tests—screenings that allow for detection of precancerous or cancerous cells on the cervix. Encouraging low-income women in particular to participate in such screenings likely would improve cancer detection and save lives, but […]

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New factor in the development of psoriasis discovered

Psoriasis is a common inflammatory skin condition. The underlying genetic factors have not yet been sufficiently researched. The skin inflammation is usually triggered by external factors such as infections or stress. A research team at the Institute of Cancer Research of the Medical University of Vienna has now managed to identify a new factor in […]