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Researchers use genetic profiles to predict obesity risk at birth

Researchers have come up with a scoring system based on genetic markers that predicts an individual’s inborn risk for obesity. Using data from the largest existing genome-wide study of obesity, they applied new algorithms to integrate information from more than two million genetic variants affecting body mass index (BMI). The resulting score accurately predicted BMI […]

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Presence of leukemia cutis tied to worse survival in AML

(HealthDay)—For patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), the presence of leukemia cutis (LC) is associated with decreased overall and leukemia-specific survival, according to a study published online April 10 in JAMA Dermatology. Cynthia X. Wang, M.P.H.S., from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and colleagues conducted a retrospective cohort study involving 1,683 patients […]

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New technology to empower Parkinson’s patients

People with Parkinson’s could see their care transformed thanks to a new service involving wearable technology. The project, entitled Developing Home-based Parkinson’s Care and led by the University of Plymouth and University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust (UHPNT), will see patients use a wrist-worn device known as a Personal Kinetigraph (PKG) as part of a new […]

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Scientists compare methods of drug delivery to malignant tumors

A team of biologists from Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University and Lobachevsky University (Nizhny Novgorod) has analyzed available methods of targeted drug delivery to malignant tumors. Individual approaches to cancer therapy limit the influence of drugs on healthy tissues and reduce side effects. The results of the study were published in the Cancers journal. […]

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Easy Ways to Sneak Exercise Into Your Day

When it comes to exercise, a lot of us have the best of intentions, but it can be tough to find the time to make a dedicated trip to the gym. But the truth is, it’s more than that. We know that exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and something we should […]