Childhood intervention can prevent ‘deaths of despair’

Mortality rates among young adults are rising in the U.S. due in part to “deaths of despair”—preventable deaths from suicide, drug overdoses and alcohol-related liver disease. An intensive childhood intervention program called Fast Track could help reduce these deaths by reducing risky behaviors in adolescence and young adulthood, finds new research from Duke University and […]

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Developing new classification criteria for improving antiphospholipid syndrome research

An international team of more than 80 collaborators led by Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) investigators is developing new classification criteria for clinical research of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), a life-threatening autoimmune clotting disorder. In their paper, published online ahead of print on November 30, 2020, in Arthritis Care & Research, the investigators reported on the […]

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Infant circumcision may lead to social challenges as an adult

Infant circumcision may lead to social challenges as an adult Undergoing circumcision as an infant has delayed psychological complications. This is shown by an international study led by researchers from Aarhus University. Researchers have long disagreed about the health implications—also for mental health—of small boys being circumcised. A study now shows that infant circumcision, which […]

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Protein linked to progressive lung scarring in scleroderma patients

Systemic sclerosis is an autoimmune disease associated with inflammation and fibrosis, or scarring, that affects organs including the skin, heart, kidney and lungs. This form of scleroderma, this tightening and thickening of the skin, is a progressive, orphan illness that affects approximately 80,000 Americans and has no clear pathogenesis or FDA approved treatment option, leaving […]

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