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National research effort discovers relationship between inflammation, metabolism and scleroderma scarring

Scleroderma, a chronic and currently incurable orphan disease where tissue injury causes potentially lethal skin and lung scarring, remains poorly understood. However, the defining characteristic of systemic sclerosis, the most serious form of scleroderma, is irreversible and progressive scarring that affects the skin and internal organs. Published in iScience, Michigan Medicine’s Scleroderma Program and the

Rescuers at risk: Emergency personnel face trauma and post traumatic stress symptoms

A new study in Frontiers in Psychiatry has for the first time, demonstrated differences in the prevalence of post-traumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) in different groups of rescue workers and emergency personnel, including firefighters, police officers and psychiatric nurses. The researchers showed that the varying experiences and circumstances these workers encounter, such as handling aggressive people,

Model Romee Strijd and More Celeb Moms Share Breast-Feeding Pictures

Celeb Moms Share Breastfeeding Pictures Mom power! Check out these A-list mothers including Gisele Bundchen, Miranda Kerr, and Jaime King, who proudly show off their breast-feeding skills—and their adorable babies, too. In order to view the gallery, please allow Manage Cookies For access to all our exclusive celebrity videos and interviews – Subscribe on YouTube! Source:

Give cannabis producers more packaging and labeling flexibility

While efforts to legalize recreational cannabis nationally have stalled in the United States, New Zealand, Mexico and Israel, Canada’s legal market continues to evolve. Health Canada has recently been receiving suggestions for revising its cannabis product regulations. Now it must decide what changes to make. One priority should be giving producers more packaging and labeling

The Truth About Green Tea and Weight Loss

You’ve no doubt noticed that the tea aisle has gone green. What used to be a packet of green tea here and there is now shelves filled with green teas of all types, with flavors from refreshing to grassy to smoky. Now, whole cafes have opened up devoted to the stuff, Instagram is peppered with

What to Know About Quinoa and the Keto Diet

The ketogenic diet is a popular low-carb, high-fat diet that often involves tracking net carbs. Those “net” carbs are generally defined as the amount of carbohydrates in a food or drink that your body can digest and use for energy. The idea behind keto, after all, is to move your body away from using carbs

Researchers examine impact of COVID-19 on dental hygiene and dental students’ careers

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted dental education and training. The study “COVID-19 and Dental and Dental Hygiene Students’ Career Plans,” published in the JDR Clinical & Translational Research (JDR CTR), examined the short-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on dental hygiene and dental students’ career intentions. An anonymous online survey was emailed to dental

The pandemic and childhood weight gain

There’s plenty of talk of the COVID 20—meaning the extra weight that adults are putting on during the pandemic. But what about children? Even before the pandemic, the percentage of American children who have overweight or obesity—defined as body mass index (BMI) being in the 85th to 95th percentiles for children of the same age

How and When You’ll Actually Get the COVID Vaccine

Two pharmaceutical companies say they’re ready to begin vaccinating people before the end of December, if their vaccines are authorized by the Food and Drug Administration. What does that mean? The two companies have applied to the FDA for emergency use authorization of their Covid-19 vaccines immediately. The FDA will meet on December 10 to

The Best (and Worst) U.S. Cities for Healthy Lungs

EVERYONE’S BEEN paying much more attention (cough cough COVID-19) to what they’re inhaling these days. And it made us wonder: As a country, what are we inhaling these days? Our research team went deep into the data on 100 major U. S. cities and scored each on several sets of data to determine overall lung