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Zika virus may cause men's testicles to SHRINK by up to 90 per cent

Experts at Washington University School of Medicine in Missouri warn that if the 'dramatic' findings, in mice, apply to humans it could lead to an epidemic of infertility caused by the disease.
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Conclusions: The OSPRO-ROS tool may be used to improve the prediction of persistent musculoskeletal pain at 12 months in conjunction with comorbidities and pain intensity (baseline and 4 weeks). These are potentially important findings because persistent pain was not commonly evaluated in previous screening studies; however, it is a relevant outcome in an era of front-line nonpharmacological pain management. PMID: 29669081 [PubMed - in process]
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AbstractPurpose of ReviewObesity is currently seen in epidemic proportions globally and is one of the largest contributors to the development of NAFLD. The spectrum of NAFLD, particularly the progressive forms of NASH, is likely to become the leading cause of liver disease in the next decade.Recent FindingsSoluble molecules, encoded by the stomach tissue, have been shown to have pleiotropic effects in both central and peripheral systems involved in energy homeostasis and obesity regulation. As such, the stomach is one of the important players in the complex, multi-system deregulation leading to obesity and NAFLD.SummaryThe...
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Conclusion: NR4A1 can regulate fibrosis in endometriosis and may serve as a new target for the treatment of endometriosis.Cell Physiol Biochem 2018;46:1078 –1090
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As the opioid epidemic continues to make its mark on the nation, healthcare professionals, innovators, and government officials are trying to come up with solutions. An article recently published in NEJM Catalyst  suggests that using a texting system could help reduce opioid relapses, as well as keep costs down. 
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Chem. Commun., 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8CC01678J, Feature ArticleBenjamin van Enter, Elizabeth von Hauff Diabetes is a global epidemic that threatens the health and well-being of hundreds of millions of people. The first step in patient treatment is to monitor glucose levels. Currently this... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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Thousands are forced to freeze their eggs and save them for IVF when they are diagnosed with cancer if they ever wish to have a family. The new German research could spell the end to that.
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(Reuters) - Kentucky's attorney general on Wednesday sued Johnson&Johnson, accusing the pharmaceutical manufacturer of devising a deceptive marketing scheme that mischaracterized the risk of opioid abuse and addiction.
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Researchers have described the mechanism that explains infertility in women who undergo chemotherapy, a study inNature Structural& Molecular Biology suggests.Science Daily
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AbstractIn the past 2  years, Zika virus has emerged from obscurity onto the world stage—traversing and transcending clinical specialties, basic science disciplines, and public health efforts. The spread of Zika virus has serious implications for the specialty of reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Our patient s, practices, and labs—worldwide and specifically in the USA—have been impacted by this teratogenic, sexually transmitted, largely asymptomatic virus. While the World Health Organization’s Public Emergency of International Concern designation has lapsed as major epidemics have sub...
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