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Pipe Dreams And Plumbing Tricks For Your Water

Plumbing can be a very personal type of home improvement. It involves particular needs of an individual’s home. This vast world has so many techniques, equipment, and regulations that it can seem a bit confusing as to where you need to begin. These tips can help you make sense of the confusion. Rigid copper is […]

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Solving chronic pain during intercourse

Women suffering from chronic conditions that result in painful intercourse represent about 10% of females of reproductive age—triggering a combined economic burden of more than $7.7 billion per year—yet scant knowledge about the origins of this pain is preventing an effective way to treat it. Researchers at Flinders University are working to remedy this situation […]

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Female breast cancer surpasses lung as the most commonly diagnosed cancer worldwide

Cancer ranks as a leading cause of death in every country in the world, and, for the first time, female breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer, overtaking lung cancer, according to a collaborative report, Global Cancer Statistics 2020, from the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). […]

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Geospatial data helps to better understand Parkinson’s disease

In a new paper, a team of EPFL spatial-analysis experts and neurologists from Geneva University Hospital (HUG) show that the probability of developing Parkinson’s disease is higher in the canton of Geneva’s urban centers than in its rural areas. This constitutes an important contribution to the study of the causes of this neurodegenerative disease, which […]

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Full functionality after hip fracture takes two to three years

Hip fracture survivors experience notable declines in function and well-being in the first year after a hip fracture compared with peers without fracture, according to a study published in the January issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Jay Swayambunathan, from the National Institute for Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases […]

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Using a smartwatch to help detect the progression of Parkinson’s disease

A team of engineers from Apple Inc. working with researchers from several institutions in the U.S. has found that smartwatches could provide a valuable resource in helping to track the progression of Parkinson’s disease in patients. In their paper published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, the group describes a pilot trial of an app […]

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Father’s early-life exposure to stress associated with child’s brain development

The FinnBrain research of the University of Turku has demonstrated for the first time that the stress the father has experienced in his childhood is connected to the development of the white matter tracts in the child’s brain. Whether this connection is transmitted through epigenetic inheritance needs further research. Evidence from multiple new animal studies […]

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Adolescent involvement with firearms linked to gun violence in adulthood

A new study by Northwestern University researchers finds involvement with firearms by high-risk youth is associated with firearm violence during adulthood. “Association of Firearm Access, Use, and Victimization During Adolescence with Firearm Perpetration During Adulthood in a 16-year Longitudinal Study of Youth Involved in the Juvenile Justice System” will publish in JAMA Network Open. The […]