I grew up eating turkey dinosaurs and tinned spaghetti. Have my kids paid a genetic price? | Charlotte Church

Some families hand down money to the next generation; others bequeath fat. Guess which mine didMy nana once said: “You can never be too rich or too thin.” I don’t think she’ll mind me saying that she’s never been too much of either. Nevertheless, her sage words have become something of a family motto, so we decided to have them written in Latin beneath our heraldic crest (a pair of hair-straighteners mantling a brimming ashtray, leopard-skin shield). Unfortunately none of us can read Latin, so the translation turns out to be something like: “The rich man is either too thin or too much, nor are you able to, so there isn’t.”The reason my family ain ’t so au fait with classical Latin is that,like more than 45% of the country, we are all werkin ’ clahss. Classified somewhere charming between grades C2 and E, the social stratum my lot comes from has meant that, for many reasons, being thin (in a healthy way at least) is highly improbable.Continue reading...
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Date: Monday, 11 18, 2019; Speaker: Barton Haynes, M.D., Frederic M. Hanes Professor of Medicine and Immunology, Duke University School of Medicine; Carolyn Coyne, Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh; Matthias Gromeier, M.D., Professor of Neurosurgery, Duke University School of Medicine; Adam Zlotnick, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, Indiana University; Malcolm Martin, M.D., Chief, Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Lipsett Auditorium of the Clinical Center
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Date: Tuesday, 07 16, 2019; Speaker: Carolyn Sufrin, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; https://orwh.od.nih.gov/about/newsroom/events/; Videocast Event
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Date: Wednesday, 07 17, 2019; Speaker: Mary Kearney, PhD, Head, Translational Research Unite, HIV Dynamics and Replication Program, Center, National Cancer Institute; https://bit.ly/2RyT8Kw
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Publication date: Available online 22 June 2019Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Luisa Taylor, Morgan Waller, Jay PortnoyAbstractTelemedicine (TM) involves the use of technology to provide medical services to patients who live at a distance. It can be used asynchronously for interpretation of tests (spirometry, skin tests imaging studies), and for communication of information when the simultaneous presence of provider and patient is unnecessary. Synchronous encounters can be either unscheduled and initiated on-demand by patients or they can be facilitated substitutes for in-perso...
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Publication date: Available online 22 June 2019Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Stephen Betschel, Ernie Avilla, Amin Kanani, Monika Kastner, Paul Keith, Karen Binkley, Gina Lacuesta, Rozita Borici-Mazi, Jacquie Badiou, Anne Rowe, William H. Yang, Susan WasermanAbstractBackgroundHAE patients present to the emergency department (ED), where their symptoms are often incorrectly attributed to common allergic and gastrointestinal conditions resulting in major delays in diagnosis and treatment.ObjectiveThe goal of this study was to develop a rapid triage HAE tool for ED settings.Method...
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ConclusionOur data support the concept of MDH as a distinct and rare subgroup of DH. The prevalence in our database was 2.5% in the total DH alleged patient population and 0.5% of the demonstrated DH. Skin testing and DPT are mandatory for confirming the diagnosis.
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ConclusionLong-term Abatacept therapy is effective in the majority of patients with LRBA deficiency.
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ConclusionThus our results showed that higher IL-37 was associated with increased insulin sensitive in elderly type 2 DM patients through suppressing the gut microbiota dysbiosis.
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Planning grants to support communities seeking innovative ways to address the particular mobility challenges experienced by low-income community members for whom a lack of transportation is an obstacle to the pursuit of economic, health, and social well being. Geographic coverage: Nationwide -- Community Transportation Association of America, Federal Transit Administration, National Center for Mobility Management
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Operating before birth can minimize nerve damage caused by severe defects in tissue around the spinal column.
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