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The Study Shows Genes Affect Where Fat Is Stored

A recent study from Uppsala University you have found that genetic factors influence whether or not you have fat deposits around the trunk or in other parts of your body and that this effect is predominant in women and much lower in men. In the study, which is published in  Nature Communications , the researchers measured how fat was distributed in nearly 360,000 voluntary participants.

New Insights Into Development Of Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Researchers at Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and colleagues discovered a promising direction toward understanding the development of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a devastating intestinal disease commonly affecting premature infants, in order to treat it.

Pregnant Women Do Not Believe Cannabis Is Harmful

Up to one-third of pregnant women do not believe cannabis is harmful to their fetus, according to a new review by UBC researchers. In some cases, women perceived a lack of communication from their health care providers about the risks of cannabis as an indication that the drug is safe to use during pregnancy.

Fish Intake May Not Protect Against Rheumatoid Arthritis

Dietary intake of fish or marine omega-3 fatty acids does not have a protective effect against rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to results published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. Furthermore, the results indicated that fish intake reduced the strong association between smoking and RA diagnosed in patients younger than 55 years, but this association requires further study.

New Hope For Elimination Of Malaria: Study Offers

After major global successes in the battle against malaria, the positive trend stalled around 2015 – apart from in Zanzibar in East Africa, where only a fraction of the disease remains. In a new study published in BMC Medicine, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden explain why this was and show that new strategies are needed to eradicate the disease. One of the problems is a change in mosquito behaviour and selection in the parasites.

For Protecting Ebola Response Efforts: AHF Urges United Nation

AHF urges the United Nations to follow its existing mandate for the Democratic Republic of the Congo to ensure Ebola-relief efforts can proceed without the threat of violence against healthcare workers, resources and civilians. As the second worst Ebola outbreak in history rages on in Central Sub-Saharan Africa, AIDS Healthcare Foundation urges the United Nations Security Council to protect response efforts, healthcare workers and civilians by enforcing its existing UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo mandate to ensure the security of personnel and resources being used to fight the virus.

How Common Virus Reactivates After Transplantation, Scientists Learn

A new study in Science challenges long-held theories of why a common virus — cytomegalovirus, or CMV — can reactivate and become a life-threatening infection in people with a compromised immune system, including blood cancer patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation. The discovery, to be published in Science, used a newly developed mouse model and could pave the way for cheaper, safer therapies to protect patients from CMV.