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Study Shows Memory Gene Acts Like Virus: New Hope for Alzheimer’s, HIV?

Health
Two independent teams of NIH-funded researchers discovered that the Arc gene can package its genetic material in a virus-like shell for delivery to nearby cells. ...
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Putting It to the Test – 23andMe

Editorial Health
More than 2 million people have taken part in genetic testing by 23andMe, a company founded in 2006 by CEO Anne Wojcicki. The company’s impetus was to empower the consumer with information regarding their personal DNA and accelerate genetic research on a wide range of health conditions from Parkinson's disease to lupus and asthma. ...
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NIH Study: Healthy Lifestyle Reduces Heart Attack, Stroke Risk After Gestational Diabetes

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Women who have had gestational diabetes may be able to reduce or even eliminate their risk for cardiovascular disease by following a healthy lifestyle in the years after giving birth, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. ...
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First New HIV Vaccine Efficacy Study in Seven Years Underway

Health International
The first HIV vaccine efficacy study to launch anywhere in seven years is now testing whether an experimental vaccine regimen safely prevents HIV infection among South African adults. ...
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Depression in Early Pregnancy Linked to Gestational Diabetes, Study

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Women who reported feeling depressed during the first two trimesters of pregnancy were nearly twice as likely to develop gestational diabetes. ...
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New Health Study Links Morning Sickness to Lower Pregnancy Loss Risk

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A new analysis has provided the strongest evidence to date that nausea and vomiting during pregnancy is associated with a lower risk of miscarriage in pregnant women. ...
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HIV Therapy for Breastfeeding Moms Virtually Eliminates HIV Transmission to Babies, Study

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For HIV-infected mothers whose immune system is in good health, taking a three-drug antiretroviral regimen during breastfeeding essentially eliminates HIV transmission by breast milk to their infants. ...
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Trying to Conceive Soon After Pregnancy Loss May Increase Chances of Live Birth

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A new study shows that couples who attempt to conceive within three months after losing an early pregnancy have the same chances, if not greater, of achieving a live birth. ...
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National Institute of Nursing Research Commemorates 30th Anniversary with Symposium

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National Institute of Nursing Research will begin a year-long observation of its first 30 years at National Institutes of Health with scientific symposium. ...
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NIH Study Shows Rates of Survival Increasing for Extremely Preterm Infants

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Extremely preterm infants, those born before the 28th week of pregnancy, are surviving in greater numbers, according to a new study. ...
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