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First genetic clue for elusive pediatric liver disease

A nationwide consortium of researchers has identified the first genetic defect linked to biliary atresia, a mysterious liver disease that is the leading cause for liver transplantation in children. The results were published in the journal Hepatology. The causes of biliary atresia were unknown, so this is a major advance that will move the field […]

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What Medications Should You Pack in Your Travel First Aid Kit?

1) Ondansetron (Zofran) for nausea Food poisoning (or traveler’s diarrhea) is extremely common when traveling to foreign countries. Trust me, if you get food poisoning, you will want ondansetron pills or dissolvable tablets to fight off the nausea. You’ll need to get a prescription for these. 2) Oral antibiotics for infections To fight off traveler’s […]

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If you eat in this order, you and prevent Diabetes

The sequence In which we consume food that is much more important than previously thought. Whether we eat at a meal first, carbohydrates or protein, acts differently on the blood sugar level and thus on the risk of Diabetes. Time, compilation, action – constantly, doctors and nutritional researchers are working with the ideal food health […]

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New memory study first to use intracranial recordings

Declarative memory—memories that can be consciously recalled—is critical to everyday life. Throughout childhood and adolescence, declarative memory improves remarkably. However, until most recently, there was a critical gap in our understanding of how maturation of the prefrontal cortex drives memory development. A team of researchers led by Noa Ofen, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology in […]