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Researchers develop novel method for generating thyroid cells

February 19, 2017

Using genetically modified embryonic stem cells, researchers are exploring ways to more efficiently generate thyrocytes for use in studying thyroid disease, according to a press release from Boston University Medical Center.

Thyroid disorders affect approximately 10% of the US population, and this new technique is the first step for developing a way to use human stem cells that can model thyroid disease, according to the release.

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Satisfaction, acceptability high with vaginal estradiol softgel capsules

February 17, 2017
Postmenopausal women with vulvar and vaginal atrophy reported high satisfaction and acceptability with vaginal estradiol softgel capsules compared with previously used…
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Medicaid expansions improved preventive care, but study finds Americans want changes to ACA

February 17, 2017
Due to insurance expansions of the Affordable Care Act, Americans were more likely to undertake preventive care, according to data published in Journal of Policy
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Previous cancer affects future cancer incidence, mortality risk with pediatric GH therapy

February 17, 2017
In patients with previous cancers treated with recombinant human growth hormone therapy as children, researchers observed increased risks for both cancer incidence and…
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Practical Lipidology®: Volume 3, Number 2

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The reduction of low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) is recognized as the primary strategy for decreasing…
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Practical Lipidology®: Volume 3, Number 1

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Amgen

The reduction of low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) is recognized as the primary strategy for decreasing…
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Researchers develop novel method for generating thyroid cells

February 19, 2017
Using genetically modified embryonic stem cells, researchers are exploring ways to more efficiently generate thyrocytes for use in studying thyroid…

In the Journals Plus

Satisfaction, acceptability high with vaginal estradiol softgel capsules

February 17, 2017
Postmenopausal women with vulvar and vaginal atrophy reported high satisfaction and acceptability with vaginal estradiol softgel capsules compared…

In the Journals

Medicaid expansions improved preventive care, but study finds Americans want changes to ACA

February 17, 2017
Due to insurance expansions of the Affordable Care Act, Americans were more likely to undertake preventive care, according to data published in…

In the Journals Plus

Previous cancer affects future cancer incidence, mortality risk with pediatric GH therapy

February 17, 2017
In patients with previous cancers treated with recombinant human growth hormone therapy as children, researchers observed increased risks for both…

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High protein intake decreases fracture risk

February 17, 2017
The risks for major osteoporotic fracture, low-trauma fracture and hip fracture decrease with higher total protein consumption in older men, study…

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Vagal nerve-blocking therapy safe, effective in type 2 diabetes, obesity

February 16, 2017
Treatment with intermittent electrical vagal blocking was safe and effective for reducing weight, HbA1c and other glycemic parameters at 3 years in…

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Exercise program benefits health-related quality of life in postmenopausal women

February 16, 2017
In postmenopausal women, a supervised, multicomponent exercise program combined with health education is effective for increasing health-related…

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CMS projects US health spending to grow 5.6% annually from 2016 to 2025

February 16, 2017
Under the current law, not assuming potential legislative changes during the projection period, CMS estimated an average annual increase in national…

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Prediabetes associated with early changes in walking variables

February 16, 2017
Biomechanical changes to the natural walking strategy begin with impaired glucose tolerance, before development of type 2 diabetes. The changes…

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Hair analysis may identify Cushing’s syndrome

February 16, 2017
The use of a hair analysis to measure cortisol levels may be an effective initial or supportive test for signaling Cushing’s syndrome…

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