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Ochsner Medical Center – New Orleans, inclusive of Ochsner Medical Center- West Bank Campus and Ochsner Baptist, is the highest-rated maternity hospital in Louisiana, according to Best Hospital for Maternity ratings released today by U.S. News & World Report – the global authority on hospital ratings and consumer advice. Ochsner Medical Center (OMC) earned the
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Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is rapidly rising in incidence worldwide and affects up to one in six pregnant women. A new Primary Care Diabetes journal study relates this to a high body mass index (BMI) before the onset of pregnancy, coupled with exposure to different levels of particulate matter (PM) of a certain size. Study: Early pregnancy particulate
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Single-objective light sheet microscope launched at Cell Bio 2022 06 December 2022, Wetzlar, Germany – Leica Microsystems, a leader in microscopy and scientific instrumentation, has entered into a partnership with Applied Scientific Instrumentation (ASI) to commercialize single-objective light-sheet microscopy. The advanced system was unveiled for the first time at Cell Bio 2022 and uniquely combines gentle imaging, conventional
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Note that some links may require subscriptions. The Leapfrog Group recognized 115 hospitals with its annual top hospital awards. Lawmakers agreed to allow language into the National Defense Authorization Act that would repeal the COVID vaccine mandate for U.S. service members. (The Hill) Booster vaccines performed well against the Omicron BA.5 subvariant in serum tests,
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Flu cases are higher than in a decade, and COVID-19 cases are up since Thanksgiving. So, this could be a rough season for respiratory infections — even as the spread of Respiratory syncytial virus seems to be calming down, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. “This year’s flu season is off to a
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Intermittent fasting is all the rage today as people follow this method to gain health benefits. But a new study suggests that there may be possible negative consequences of fasting intermittently. The study, published in the journal Eating Behaviors, found intermittent fasting in adolescents and younger population can lead to behaviors and psychopathology of eating
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How Spinal Cord Stimulation Solved Tim’s Painful Diabetic Neuropathy – Diabetes Daily Learning Center Learning Center: LearningCenter Diabetes Daily does not provide medical advice,diagnosis or treatment.Get additional information.© 2005 – 2022 Everyday Health, Inc., a Ziff Davis company. Everyday Health is among the federally registered trademarks of Everyday Health, Inc. and may not be used
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Editor’s Note: Dana Santas, known as the “Mobility Maker,” is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and mind-body coach in professional sports, and is the author of “Practical Solutions for Back Pain Relief.” CNN  —  For many people, back pain can make it difficult to function in everyday life. It affects how you move, feel
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Drug overdose deaths among pregnant and postpartum women increased more than 180 percent in the past five years, according to a new study conducted at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. The analysis also revealed that the number of pregnancy-associated overdose deaths reached a record high in 2020, likely exacerbated by social, economic, and
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A team of researchers from Nagoya University in central Japan investigated how restrictions on children’s activities during the COVID-19 pandemic affected their life habits and their abilities to perform physical activities. By comparing medical examination data before and after the onset of the pandemic, they found that physical functions among adolescents deteriorated, including their dynamic
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In a recent Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology study, researchers investigate the role of extracellular vesicles (EVs) in the innate nasal mucosal response to several respiratory viruses. Study: Cold exposure impairs extracellular vesicle swarm-mediated nasal antiviral immunity. Image Credit: Andrey_Popov / Shutterstock.com Respiratory infections and the nasal mucosa Upper respiratory tract infections (URIs) are often
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We get what we incentivize. This is a basic rule. I’d love to say it’s a basic rule of humanity, but unfortunately, I have a background in psychology, so I know it goes a lot deeper than that — it’s a basic rule of every living creature. Humans are, in many ways, just very big
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NASHVILLE — There is no negative impact of in utero exposure to antiseizure medications on children’s creativity, new research shows. Dr Kimford Meador The results of this study, along with other research, suggest the risk for cognitive problems “is fairly low” overall for children of women with epilepsy taking lamotrigine or levetiracetam, study investigator, Kimford
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A staff member draws up a syringe with the Comirnaty vaccine from Biontech and Pfizer adapted to the Omicron-BA.1 variant at the Mainz vaccination center. Sebastian Christoph Gollnow | dpa | Picture Alliance | Getty Images Covid shots designed to protect against the omicron variant trigger a weaker immune response against the rapidly emerging BQ.1.1
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In a recent study published in PLOS Pathogens, researchers illustrated a novel strategy likely employed by viruses to promote infection. Study: Targeting Nup358/RanBP2 by a viral protein disrupts stress granule formation. Image Credit: Rost9/Shutterstock Background Viruses likely inhibit a host cell stress response by blocking the accumulation of stress granules (SGs). SGs are ‘sinks’ or
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It can be incredibly tough to see your child going through self-harm. From a mother who has experienced it herself, we share steps for supporting them on their journey ⚠️ Content warning: This article includes frank discussion of the details of self-harm When my child was 10, I discovered they were self-harming. I want to
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he COVID-19 pandemic affected people of all ages and from different walks of life, but just how much did it impact adolescents? In a new study, a team of researchers found that it may have physically altered teens’ brains. For their study, published Thursday in Biological Psychiatry: Global Open Science, the researchers compared the brains of teens
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