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Golf Tips That The Pros Use Which Make You A Much Better Player

Mark Twain certainly isn’t alone in his poor regard of golf as a leisurely activity. There are, of course, less than satisfying parts of the game. It can be frustrating to see right slicing, left hooking, sand trap landings, and having your ball roll off its tee. There are things that can make golf a […]

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Surgical quality improvement driven by data surveillance, standardized processes and systems

Evidence from the medical literature that contributes to adopting a new practice into clinical care is integral for surgical quality improvement. Part II of a comprehensive review of five key principles of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Quality Verification Program demonstrates the role of data surveillance and standardized processes and systems to identify problems […]

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Too much salt suppresses phagocytes

For many of us, adding salt to a meal is a perfectly normal thing to do. We don’t really think about it. But actually, we should. As well as raising our blood pressure, too much salt can severely disrupt the energy balance in immune cells and stop them from working properly. Back in 2015, the […]

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Researchers describe rare case of heart rhythm problem in newborn with Turner syndrome

Doctors treating babies born with Turner syndrome need to look for heart rhythm abnormalities, in addition to the usual heart problems of high blood pressure or left-sided structural heart defects, according to Meena Bolourchi, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine. Turner syndrome occurs in one out of 2,500 live female […]

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A milestone in muscular dystrophy therapy

Muscle stem cells enable our muscle to build up and regenerate over a lifetime through exercise. But if certain muscle genes are mutated, the opposite occurs. In patients suffering from muscular dystrophy, the skeletal muscle already starts to weaken in childhood. Suddenly, these children are no longer able to run, play the piano or climb […]

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Highly efficient photodynamic-immunotherapy by combining AIEgen with Poly(I:C)

Immunotherapy is a type of anti-tumor treatment and has shown great clinical success against a wide variety of malignancies in recent years. Poly(I : C), a TLR3 agonist, is the most potent type I interferon (IFN) inducer. Poly(I : C) not only directly induces tumorous apoptosis, but also stimulates tumor cells to secrete immune factors. […]

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Mental health, other conditions up for teens with autism

Adolescents with autism are more likely to have physical difficulties and additional mental health or other conditions compared with general population controls, according to research published in the April 30 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Patrick S. Powell, Ph.D., from the CDC in Atlanta, and […]

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Mean cumulative incidence of tick bite ED visits 49 per 100,000

The mean cumulative incidence of emergency department tick bite visits was 49 per 100,000 visits in January 2017 to December 2019, according to research published in the April 30 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Grace E. Marx, M.D., from the CDC in Atlanta, and colleagues […]