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New Hope Against Disease That Prematurely Ages Children

Affecting just 1 in every 20 million people, progeria is driven by a genetic mutation that results in a vast surplus of a protein known as progerin. Read more…

April 25th, 2018

Court to rule on whether gravely ill UK child can go to Vatican hospital

LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) – A British court will hear an appeal on Wednesday in the case of a gravely ill, 23-month-old boy whose case has attracted international attention, including from Pope Francis.

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April 25th, 2018

Anesthesia Doesn’t Seem to Harm Child’s IQ: Study

At ages 8 to 12 and 15 to 20, all three groups were similar in terms of IQ, memory and several other measures of brain function, according to the study authors. Read more…

April 25th, 2018

Heavy Drinking Could Raise Your Gum Disease Risk

Researchers found that compared with nondrinkers, those who drank relatively heavily had fewer “good” bacteria in their mouths. They were also hosting more “bad” bacteria — including bugs that have been linked to gum disease, heart disease and cancer. Read more…

April 25th, 2018

For elderly, opioids tied to higher risk of fall-related injuries and deaths

(Reuters Health) – Elderly people who are prescribed opioids may be at higher risk for injuries from falls, some of which may be fatal, a Canadian analysis of trauma cases suggests.

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April 25th, 2018
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