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Scientists use ‘sleep age’ to infer long-term health

Numbers tell a story. From your credit score to your age, metrics predict a variety of outcomes, whether it’s your likelihood to get a loan or your risk for heart disease. Now, Stanford Medicine researchers have described another telling metric—one that can predict mortality. It’s called sleep age. Sleep age is a projected age that […]

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Take a fresh look at oatmeal it’s not as simple as you think

Let’s admit it: Oatmeal is a total nerd. It lacks fashion sense—the color they named after it is somewhere on the drab side of beige. It’s often seen with Sesame Street’s Bert, who also loves bottle caps, paper clips and pigeons. But when it comes to healthy eating, oatmeal and the oats it comes from […]

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Bariatric surgery more effective than lifestyle changes for type 2 diabetes remission

Remission of type 2 diabetes is achieved more effectively and has longer-lasting results with bariatric surgery than through medications and lifestyle changes. A new study from Pennington Biomedical Research Center, published in the journal Diabetes Care, assessed 316 patients with type 2 diabetes to determine the effectiveness and long-term results of metabolic surgery. This is […]

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Researchers report encouraging immunotherapy option for relapsed myeloma patients

Mount Sinai researchers have published results that show encouraging therapeutic options for patients with the blood cancer multiple myeloma after first-line treatment with bispecific antibodies fails. Bispecific antibodies are a type of antibody that can bind to two different antigens at the same time—they are meant to enhance the immune system’s destruction of tumor cells. […]

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‘This Is Us’ Alzheimer’s storyline reduces stigma and promotes family discussions

The primetime television drama “This Is Us” drew millions of viewers to a compelling narrative about Alzheimer’s disease and family caregiving—and viewers thought it helped reduce stigma around dementia and motivate family discussions about plans for aging, according to new research led by the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health. Published today in the […]

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New method could aid Alzheimer’s research by predicting risk before symptoms start

Researchers have developed a new method to identify people who are at greater genetic risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease before any symptoms appear—which could help speed creation of novel treatments. Manish Paranjpe of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, and colleagues present these findings in the open-access journal PLOS […]

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Female genital mutilation/cutting is decreasing but more needs to be done

An estimated 100 million girls and women of reproductive age across 30 countries have experienced female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), according to a new meta-analysis publishing September 1 in the open access journal PLOS Medicine. The review reports that FGM/C seems to be decreasing in 26 countries for both women and girls, but much work needs […]