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Study: Water births are as safe as land births for mom, baby

University of Michigan

A new study found that water births are no more risky than land births, and that women in the water group sustain fewer first and second-degree tears.

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Cedars-Sinai Study: Liver Condition Might Cause Type 2 Diabetes

Cedars-Sinai

A liver condition long associated with Type 2 diabetes might actually cause the disease, and testing for it could provide an early warning for at-risk individuals, according to a Cedars-Sinai study. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, a condition that affects more than 30 million Americans.

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9-Dec-2019 8:05 PM EST
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$1 million will help mend a broken heart

University of South Australia

Every 40 seconds, a person dies from heart disease in the United States, making it the single leading cause of death in that country s well as worldwide. But what if all those damaged hearts could be repaired with the flick of a switch? A $1 million international study led by the University of South Australia is hoping to do just that.

Channels: Cardiovascular Health, Heart Disease,

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Newswise: Holiday Dinner With a Side of Impeachment Hearings

Holiday Dinner With a Side of Impeachment Hearings

Cedars-Sinai

Sitting down to a holiday season meal with friends and family can be fun, but it can also be a recipe for disaster if it serves up political opinions, invasive questions and family gossip. This time of year can be stressful, and the recent impeachment hearings and divisive political climate only add to the potential tension, say mental health professionals. Chaplains and mental health counselors at Cedars-Sinai offer tips on navigating holiday dinners and get-togethers.

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Newswise: Ray Charles Foundation Establishes Neurosurgery Scholarship

Ray Charles Foundation Establishes Neurosurgery Scholarship

Cedars-Sinai

The Ray Charles Foundation has made an investment in the future, donatng $1 million to fund a new neurosurgery scholarship program at Cedars-Sinai. Under the direction of Dr. Keith Black, scholarship recipients will receive personalized, mentored research training from neurosciences faculty members while conducting their own research projects.

Channels: Neuro, Surgery,

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9-Dec-2019 7:05 PM EST
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Newswise: How does political news affect moods? New study in young doctors shows real-time effects
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How does political news affect moods? New study in young doctors shows real-time effects

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

They work in a bubble of 80-hour work weeks, and 24-hour shifts. But for first-year doctors who started their careers in the past few years, a new study shows that certain political events affected their mood just as much as the intense first weeks of their training had.

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6-Dec-2019 9:00 AM EST
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New Mayo Clinic studies to be presented at American Society of Hematology meeting

Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic researchers will present findings at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting Dec. 7–10 in Orlando. New Mayo Clinic studies to be presented include: DNA analysis identifies elevated risk factor for myeloma in individuals of African ancestry Study identifies more precise assessment measures for patients newly diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia Researchers develop method to assess cancer-fighting cell therapy's effectiveness

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Newswise: Combination therapy results in 98% response rate for some newly diagnosed leukemia patients
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Creating a Message of Hope

UCLA School of Nursing

“Tips for Parents Who Learn Their Newborn Has Developmental Disability” provides information for both parents and various providers who work directly with parents and includes links to valuable resources.

Channels: All Journal News, Children's Health, Family and Parenting, Neuro,

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9-Dec-2019 5:05 PM EST
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