Mothers’ activity levels may depend on number and ages of children

Less than half of mothers meet the recommended levels of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity—and mothers of younger children manage to do the least, Cambridge and Southampton researchers have found. Physical activity—particularly when it is moderate to vigorous—has many health benefits, decreasing the risk of a wide range of diseases from cancer to type 2 diabetes and […]

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For older adults, loneliness ups mortality after nonelective surgery

For older adults undergoing nonelective surgery, loneliness is associated with increased odds of death at 30 days, according to a research letter published online Nov. 16 in JAMA Surgery. Mary R. Shen, M.D., from the Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and colleagues examined whether loneliness is associated with postoperative mortality […]

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Diversity gaps persist in dermatology workforce pipeline

Diversity gaps persist in the dermatology workforce pipeline, according to a study published online Nov. 16 in JAMA Dermatology. Yi Gao, M.D., from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, and colleagues conducted a secondary analysis of a repeated cross-sectional study involving 58,077 graduating allopathic medical students to examine their demographic characteristics and intended career goals. […]

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New study explores IL-25 as potential target for inflammatory disease

A new study, published recently in the journal Antibody Therapeutics, describes the discovery of a novel antibody which may have therapeutic potential by blocking the progression of inflammation caused by the cytokine interleukin-25 (IL-25). IL-25 is a cytokine released by cells when activated or damaged, which contributes to the process of inflammation. It has been […]

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