Indigenous American ancestry tied to HER2+ breast cancer

Indigenous American (IA) origin could partly contribute to the higher incidence of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-positive (HER2+) breast cancer in Latinas, according to a study recently published in Cancer Research. Katie M. Marker, M.P.H., from the University of California in San Francisco, and colleagues evaluated genomewide genotype data for 1,312 patients participating in […]

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Mental fatigue of multiple sclerosis linked to inefficient recruitment of neural resources

Researchers at Kessler Foundation conducted a pilot study comparing the effects of mental fatigue on brain activation patterns in people with and without multiple sclerosis (MS). Their findings indicate significant differences between the two groups in their recruitment of neural resources in response to increased task demands. The article, “Neural mechanisms underlying state mental fatigue […]

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Public health, nutrition experts call on companies to stop misleading labeling of ‘toddler milks’

On Tuesday, July 28, leading nutrition experts, child health organizations and advocates, and researchers—including the UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity—petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to establish regulations for labeling products sold as “toddler milks” (also known as “toddler formula” or “toddler drinks”). They recommended additional regulations to ensure that caregivers […]

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Injury patterns may help differentiate between accidents and physical abuse in elderly patients, new study finds

The signs of physical abuse among elderly people can be challenging for health care professionals to recognize, resulting in as few as one in 24 cases being reported to authorities. However, a new study in Annals of Emergency Medicine explores injury patterns and characteristics to help experts spot key differences between abuse and unintentional injury. […]

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