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Taking Vitamin D during pregnancy could lower the risk of eczema in babies

Taking Vitamin D supplements during pregnancy could substantially reduce the chances of babies up to a year old suffering from atopic eczema, according to a new study by University of Southampton researchers. The research, published in the British Journal of Dermatology, revealed that babies had a lower risk of developing atopic eczema in their first […]

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Young Black patients with AML face significantly worse outcomes than white patients of the same age

New research published today in Blood Advances finds that young adult Black patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), an aggressive and fast-growing form of blood cancer, were five times more likely than comparable white patients to die within 30 days of beginning treatment and twice as likely to die within five years, despite receiving similar […]

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Sperm screening might detect harmful mutations before embryo implantation

Screening sperm may help identify potentially harmful new genetic mutations and help fertility specialists prevent them from being passed on to offspring, shows a preliminary study published in eLife. The results suggest a potential tool to help improve fertility treatment outcomes. New harmful disease-causing mutations can arise in sperm, and fathers may inadvertently pass them […]

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Study offers insight into management of patients who have interstitial pneumonia with autoimmune features

Interstitial pneumonia with autoimmune features (IPAF) is a disease with many possible causes and no standard of care, making it particularly difficult to treat. While immunosuppressant drugs are primarily prescribed, they don’t work for all patients. A new study of patients treated for IPAF at UT Southwestern offers insight into the disease, which can result […]

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Early food introduction can reduce risk of food allergy in children

Infants who were given a taste of peanut, milk, wheat and egg from the age of three months had a lower risk of developing a food allergy at the age of three years than controls, reports a study by researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and the University of Oslo in Norway published in The […]

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A new cause of Parkinson’s disease-related cell death

There is currently no cure for Parkinson’s disease (PD), and one of the main difficulties for developing treatments is that we don’t know exactly how or why the disease occurs. It’s generally believed that a buildup of Lewy bodies—cellular inclusions that mainly contain the brain-specific protein alpha-synuclein—causes cell death in key brain regions, leading to […]

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People who have had weight-loss surgery can be at high risk for opioid overdose

A third of people who underwent weight-loss surgery at University of Michigan Health from 2018 to 2020 were at high risk of overdosing from prescription drugs, as measured by an algorithm from the state’s prescription monitoring program, new research found. After their operations, these at-risk patients were much more likely to be prescribed a secondary […]