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Overproduction of Erythropoietin in Blood

A newly-discovered hereditary mutation is responsible for an increased production of erythropoietin (EPO) in the blood. This mutation causes a messenger RNA (mRNA) that is not normally involved in the formation of proteins to be reprogrammed so that it produces EPO, thus abnormally increasing the number of red blood cells. The study findings are reported in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Suicide Rates among Pregnant Women in Nepal are Rising

Huge numbers of pregnant women and new mothers are taking their own lives in Nepal as they deal with extreme poverty, natural disasters, domestic violence, and oppression. Research shows suicide represents 16% of all deaths in women of reproductive age. The rate is higher than previously recorded and there has been a considerable increase over the past few years. But a new project which trained midwives about mental health issues might hold the key to turning this around.

Evolutionary Change In Protein Function

Researchers evaluated the proteins that regulate cell operations do not confine their research to understanding the molecules. They also look deep into the proteins' evolutionary past to explore what structures have allowed proteins with new functions to develop in response to new needs. The study was published in the journal Science.

Paid Sick Leaves Directly Impacts Americans Preventive Care

In the first study to measure the link between an employee's number of paid sick leave days and the use of vital preventive health care services like getting a flu shot, researchers found a 26 to 85% increase in preventive health care use among those with at least 10 or more paid sick leave days. For the female-focused preventive services, they showed a 55% increase in the use of preventive mammography

Incidence And Prevalence Rates Of Diabetes Mellitus In Saudi Arabia

Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a growing global health concern. DM is a metabolic disease of multiple aetiologies, characterised by resulting from defects in insulin secretion, insulin action or both, and associated with disturbance of carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism. The three commonest types of diabetes are Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM), Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM).

Classifications Of Pneumatization Of Temporal Bone

In this study, researchers evaluated some various classifications of pneumatization of the temporal bone and their comparison. The air cells are classified based on their location in the temporal bone in a radiograph or based on their interpretation by a radiologist or otolaryngologist with the help of different reference structures.