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Exposure to Larger Air Particles Linked to Increased Risk of Asthma in Children

Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University report statistical evidence that children exposed to airborne coarse particulate matter — a mix of dust, sand and non-exhaust tailpipe emissions, such as tire rubber — are more likely to develop asthma and need emergency room or hospital treatment for it than unexposed children.
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Diabetes symptoms: When diabetes symptoms are a concern

Diabetes symptoms are often subtle. Pay attention to the clues your body’s giving you. Source…

Women Have a Higher Risk of Stroke

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How Electroconvulsive Therapy Relieves Depression Per Animal Experiments

In a study using genetically engineered mice, Johns Hopkins researchers have uncovered some new molecular details that appear to explain how electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) rapidly relieves severe depression in mammals, presumably including people. The molecular changes allow more communication between neurons in a specific part of the brain also known to respond to antidepressant drugs.Source…

Genetics Home Reference: MED13L syndrome

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Birth control pill FAQ: Benefits, risks and choices

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Study Connects Dots Between Vaginal Birth, Pelvic Floor Disorder

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More Tumor Mutations Equals Higher Success Rate With Cancer Immunotherapy Drugs

The “mutational burden,” or the number of mutations present in a tumor’s DNA, is a good predictor of whether that cancer type will respond to a class of cancer immunotherapy drugs known as checkpoint inhibitors, a new study led by Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers shows. The finding, published in the Dec. 21 New England Journal of Medicine, could be used to guide future clinical trials for these drugs.
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NIH Study Tracks Exercise with Mobile Apps to Improve Heart Health

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Study Shows Increased Risk of Uterine Fibroids in African-American Women With a Common Form of Hair Loss

In a study of medical records gathered on hundreds of thousands of African-American women, Johns Hopkins researchers say they have evidence that women with a common form of hair loss have an increased chance of developing uterine leiomyomas, or fibroids.Source…