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Health care reveals the Wonder Woman of preconception care

Health care might have found its Wonder Woman . She can identify health risks in young African-American women and help them successfully resolve those risks. She is engaging, empathetic, culturally competent, and extremely knowledgeable in preconception care. And soon, her advice will be available at any time to participants in a new study at Boston Medical Center meant to overcome factors that are detrimental to black women's health, like time and resources.

Top football clubs: Call for lung health screening

University of Kent scientists used lung tests to identify players with symptoms and improve their fitness after treatment.Elite athletes are known to be prone to asthma-related problems because of their high-intensity breathing. Experts said screening made sense and could prevent later problems.In the study, presented at a meeting of the British Thoracic Society, 97 footballers in England from two Premier League clubs, one Championship club, and a League One club had their lung health tested during pre-season.

Anle138b Blocks Toxic Ion Flow Associated with Alzheimer's

A new study published in the journal EMBO Molecular Medicine has shown that a small-molecule drug can restore brain function and memory in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease. The drug works by stopping toxic ion flow in the brain that is known to trigger nerve cell death. Scientists envision that this drug could be used to treat Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's and Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.