My difficult pregnancy is but one reason I oppose Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination

Dovie Salais

Right now, we are standing at an inflection point. As a nation, we are forced to reckon with what the next generation of Americans will experience, and whether they will be able to look to their elected leaders and the U.S. Supreme Court to protect their rights, or see decades of progress slowly peeled away.

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett discusses abortion, Roe v. Wade

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SEngine Precision Medicine to Present at Society of Functional Precision Medicine Virtual …

Dovie Salais

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SEATTLE, Oct. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SEnginePrecision Medicine, a precision oncology company revolutionizing cancer diagnostics and drug discovery by pre-testing drugs on patient-derived tumor organoids, today announced that Chief Medical Officer Astrid L. Margossian, MD, PhD, will present at the Society for Functional Precision Medicine (SFPM) Virtual Monthly

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Portland wants to ‘prescribe a bike’ to Black Portlanders with chronic diseases

Dovie Salais

Portland is proposing what transportation leaders say is a “truly innovative effort” that would allow health officials to prescribe an annual Biketown membership to Black residents with certain chronic diseases.

The city transportation bureau is collaborating with the Multnomah County Health Department on a $200,000 grant application. The City Council is expected to sign off on the proposal Wednesday. If approved, the grant would be for two-and-a-half years and the

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Two drinks a week in early pregnancy could stunt a baby’s brain

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Downing just over two drinks a week in very early pregnancy could be enough to stunt a baby’s brain development, warn scientists.

Even if the mother stops, the alcohol raises the risk children will suffer later from psychological and behavioural disorders, such as anxiety and depression.

Many women may not know they are expecting in the first six to seven weeks of pregnancy

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Kuur Therapeutics Announces Publication of Interim Phase 1 Data for CAR-NKT Cell Therapy KUR-501 in Nature Medicine

Dovie Salais

Kuur Therapeutics, a leader in the development of off-the-shelf CAR-NKT cell immunotherapies for the treatment of solid and hematological malignancies, today announced the publication in Nature Medicine of interim findings from its ongoing phase 1 GINAKIT2 clinical trial collaboration with Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital, in high risk relapsed refractory (R/R) patients with neuroblastoma, a form of childhood cancer.

The interim results demonstrated that expressing the CAR

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Study provides new hope for children suffering from rare muscle diseases

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. Known as myofibrillar myopathies, these rare genetic diseases lead to progressive muscle wasting, affecting muscle function and causing weakness.

Using the tiny zebrafish, Associate Professor Robert Bryson-Richardson from the School of Biological Sciences and his team of researchers were able to show that a defect

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Regular cannabis exposure during pregnancy may cause cognitive deficiencies, anxiety in offspring

Dovie Salais

Regular cannabis exposure in rats during pregnancy may cause their offspring to have long-term cognitive deficiencies, asocial behavior, and anxiety later in adulthood.

That’s according to a new study by neuroscientists in Washington State University’s Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience unit that provides a rare look at the effects of using cannabis during pregnancy.

The reality of cannabis research is there’s not

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UNE to move its College of Osteopathic Medicine to Portland

Dovie Salais

BIDDEFORD, Maine — Funding from the Harold Alfond Foundation will help the University of New England move the College of Osteopathic Medicine from the main campus in Biddeford to a 100,000-square-foot building in Portland, the university announced Tuesday.

The $30 million grant also will be used to accelerate high-growth undergraduate and graduate programs to meet student demand and workforce needs in areas like aquaculture, entrepreneurship, criminal justice and sports media

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St. Louis receives funds to reduce sexually transmitted diseases

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Last year, St. Louis cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis made up one-third of the state’s total cases

ST. LOUIS — St. Louis will receive funds directly from the Centers for Disease Control to reduce sexually transmitted diseases, one of four jurisdictions across the country will receive this funding.

Missouri STD rates have increased every year for the past three years, according to a press release from the city’s health

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Managing seasonal depression amid the coronavirus pandemic

Dovie Salais

As long sunny days turn shorter and darker some people begin to experience seasonal depression.

But, many of us are already feeling low-grade depression due to COVID-19 restrictions, which could turn fall and winter into a real mental health struggle.

“If we’re already feeling some helplessness, hopelessness, irritability, confinement and we add the winter months to it — short daylight hours, limited exposure to daylight; those that are experiencing seasonal

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Vanessa Morgan feels more tired than ever amid pregnancy

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Vanessa Morgan feels ten times more tired at work because of her pregnancy.

The 28-year-old actress has admitted to feeling jaded on the set of ‘Riverdale’ in recent weeks, and Vanessa has hailed other working mothers on social media.

Vanessa – who is expecting her first child, a baby boy, with Michael Kopech – wrote on Instagram Story: “Shout out to all the pregnant mommas

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Disc Medicine Expands Scientific Advisory Board with Leading Experts in Hepcidin Biology

Dovie Salais

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Disc Medicine, a company dedicated to the discovery and development of novel therapeutic candidates for serious and debilitating hematologic diseases, today announced the appointment of Tomas Ganz, MD, PhD and Elizabeta Nemeth, PhD to its scientific advisory board, adding valuable expertise in hepcidin biology.

“We are thrilled to welcome  Dr. Ganz and Dr. Nemeth to our Scientific Advisory Board, particularly

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First day of basketball practice: Players’ mental health and well-being playing through COVID

Dovie Salais

NCAA women’s basketball teams are transitioning from preseason workouts to their first day of practice on Wednesday, Oct. 14. 

Student athletes have been adjusting to the new norms and major changes of the 2020-21 season due to COVID-19 — like preseason workouts, different schedule formats and more. 

The differences depend on the schools and conferences. Clemson forward Mikayla Hayes and Hatford’s Jordan McClemore, who are both Student-Athlete Engagement Group representatives

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What we know about COVID-19 reinfection from other diseases

Dovie Salais

Cases of COVID-19 patients being reinfected have cropped up around the world but experts say it’s unclear whether the virus will be like the vast majority of diseases and not return more severe on its second go-round.

“So far these cases appear to be very rare but they’re also not very surprising,” said David Hirschwerk, an infectious disease expert at Hofstra University’s Zucker School of Medicine.

Hirschwerk said that health

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Does Mom’s Anxiety and Depression Lead to Asthma in Kids?

Dovie Salais

Kids whose mothers had depression and anxiety during pregnancy were at a greater risk of asthma in later childhood, according to a prospective cohort study based in the Netherlands.

Mothers who experienced stress or depression while pregnant had children with a 46%-91% increased risk of asthma later on (range OR 1.46 [95% CI 1.12-1.90] to 1.91 [95% CI 1.26-2.91]), reported Liesbeth Duijts, MD, PhD, of the Erasmus Medical Center in

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Dani Dyer horrified as dad Danny gives out sex tips and teases her about pregnancy

Dovie Salais

LOVE Island star Dani Dyer was left horrified after dad Danny gives out sex tips and teasesed her about pregnancy.

The 43-year-old actor shared some his go-to techniques to help improve his bedroom performance.

Danny Dyer shared his sex techniques that he uses in the bedroom

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The EastEnders star also teased pregnant Dani about her own bedroom antics over lockdown leaving her

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Living Health Integrative Medicine Celebrates its 19th Anniversary

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Living Health Integrative Medicine, Which Was Founded by Dr. Thomas Chaney and Dr. Stephanie Chaney, Provides a Natural and Effective Integrative Approach to Health

ANNAPOLIS, MD / ACCESSWIRE / October 13, 2020 / Dr. Thomas Chaney and Dr. Stephanie Chaney are pleased to announce that Living Health Integrative Medicine, which they co-founded, is celebrating 19 years in business.

To contact Living Health Integrative Medicine and/or to sign up for their

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Transgender people who experience discrimination likelier to have poor mental health

Dovie Salais

A University of Waikato study has found that transgender people who have experienced stigma, including harassment, violence, and discrimination because of their identity are much more likely to have poor mental health outcomes.

Based on the responses of 1,178 people who completed a national Aotearoa/New Zealand survey, the findings published in the International Journal of Transgender Health, also show that over half (51%) of transgender people had been discriminated

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Best Prime Day 2020 smartwatch deals: $450 off Garmin Fenix 5S Plus, plus Samsung, Apple Watch and more

Dovie Salais

This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.

The final day of Amazon Prime Day is here and runs until 11:59 p.m. PT tonight. Rivals of the retail giant, including Best BuyTarget and Walmart, also have some big sales this week. Wearables from tech’s biggest brands Apple and

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Many Ohio Kids Aren’t Getting Vaccinated For Preventable Diseases

Dovie Salais

COLUMBUS, OH — Ohio children are increasingly going unvaccinated because of fear of COVID-19.

Gov. Mike DeWine said the Buckeye State has seen a decrease in vaccinations to prevent measles, chickenpox, whooping cough and polio. The governor urged Ohio parents to not delay their child’s well-visit vaccinations.

“While we do not have a vaccine yet for COVID-19, we can prevent more than a dozen other diseases from harming our children

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