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Women with multiple sclerosis often find that their symptoms ease during pregnancy. And evidence is growing that breastfeeding might have a similar benefit. A new review of 16 studies found that overall, women with MS who breastfed were 37 percent less likely to have a relapse within a year of givin

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Sleeping more than 9 hours a night or taking long midday naps were each associated with increased risk of incident stroke in a large, prospective cohort study. Compared with 7 to 8 hours of sleep, 9 or more hours increased the risk of stroke by 23% (HR 1.23; 95% CI 1.07–1.41), while 6 hours of sleep

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New Zealand medical officials have ordered 1,292 square feet of skin to treat victims of the White Island volcanic eruptions. Doctors in New Zealand will have to import 1,292 square feet (120 square meters) of skin to treat victims of the recent White Island volcanic eruption, according to news repo

OAC Prescribing in the ED Spurs on Long-term Use in AFib
Prescribing an oral anticoagulant (OAC) to lower-risk older adults with atrial fibrillation in the emergency department (ED) was associated with markedly higher long-term OAC use and improved outpatient follow-up, a new study indicates. In univariate analyses, 71.8% of patients who received an ED pr   Medscape  
NIH announces new plan to tackle chronic hepatitis B
Dec. 11 (UPI) --Chronic hepatitis B, continues to sicken hundreds of thousands of Americans -- and millions globally -- despite the availability of a highly effective vaccine. Now the U.S. National Institutes of Health has made research into its biology, as well as a potential cure, a new priority w   UPI.com  
Military Health System in the Crosshairs
But there they were, on a single stage, four of the six in their beribboned dress uniforms. The occasion was the leadership roundtable at the annual get-together of AMSUS, the Society of Federal Health Professionals, held last week at the Gaylord Resort & Conference Center at National Harbor, Maryla   U.S. News & World Report  
The vertebrate Aqp14 water channel is a neuropeptide-regulated polytransporter
Water channels (aquaporins) were originally discovered in mammals with fourteen subfamilies now identified (AQP0-13). Here we show that a functional Aqp14 subfamily phylogenetically related to AQP4-type channels exists in all vertebrate lineages except hagfishes and eutherian mammals. In contrast to   Nature  
Delhi's air turns hazardous again, government issues health warnings
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Air quality in India’s capital New Delhi plummeted to “severe” on Wednesday due to a drop in temperature and wind speed that trapped pollutants in the atmosphere, prompting health warnings from the government for the 12th time in two months. On Tuesday, the air quality index cr   Reuters  
How playing in a brass band could give your health a boost
New research from the United Kingdom suggests that people who play in a brass band experience a wide array of mental and physical health benefits — partly from playing an instrument, and, in part, thanks to the feeling of inclusion in a group. Share on Pinterest Being in a brass band could bring you   Medical News Today  
Multiphoton NAD(P)H FLIM reveals metabolic changes in individual cell types of the intact cochlea upon sensorineural hearing loss
An increasing volume of data suggests that changes in cellular metabolism have a major impact on the health of tissues and organs, including in the auditory system where metabolic alterations are implicated in both age-related and noise-induced hearing loss. However, the difficulty of access and the   Nature  
Six CEOs and No Operating Room: The Impossible Job of Fixing the Indian Health Service
Three years ago, the U.S. Indian Health Service needed a savior for its hospital in Rosebud, S.D. The federal health-care agency was forced to shut down the emergency department under pressure from federal regulators. Capt. Michael Weahkee seemed the man for the job, having run the IHS’s flagship ho   Wall Street Journal  
Study: Weight loss may reduce type 2 diabetes risk by 37 percent
Dec. 10 (UPI) --Those with a family history of type 2 diabetes can still reduce their risk for developing the disease by maintaining a healthy weight, a new study has found. In new research published Tuesday in the journal PLOS Medicine, an international team of experts on diabetes and cardiovascula   UPI.com  
Officials want $100M for reef restoration in Florida Keys
KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Federal officials have announced plans to raise $100 million to fund projects to restore seven significant coral reef sites in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. “Mission: Iconic Reefs” calls for restoring nearly 70 acres (28 hectares) of the Florida Reef Tract, one o   SFGate