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  1. New suicide prevention strategies for homosexual and transgender youthRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2016 | Medical News Today

    Homosexual, bisexual, and transgender youth tend to have a higher risk for suicide-related thoughts and behaviors, but research on interventions to prevent suicide among sexual and gender minority youth has been limited. New research should focus on interventions specifically targeted to SGM youth and their unique and diverse challenges, including health needs, according to a study published in LGBT Health , a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. 17 comments

  2. Maternal smoking could lead to an increased risk for tourette syndrome and tic disordersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2016 | Medical News Today

    A study published in the September 2016 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry found an association between maternal smoking during pregnancy and an increased risk for Tourette syndrome and other chronic tic disorders. The link seems especially strong for complex presentations of Tourette syndrome in which two or more psychiatric disorders are present.


  3. IBM lab-on-a-chip breakthrough aims to help physicians detect cancer and diseases at the nanoscaleRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2016 | Medical News Today

    IBM scientists have developed a new lab-on-a-chip technology that can, for the first time, separate biological particles at the nanoscale and could enable physicians to detect diseases such as cancer before symptoms appear. As reported in the journal Nature Nanotechnology , the IBM team's results show size-based separation of bioparticles down to 20 nanometers in diameter, a scale that gives access to important particles such as DNA, viruses and exosomes.


  4. Medication implant may improve opioid abstinence among adults with opioid dependenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2016 | Medical News Today

    In a study appearing in JAMA , Richard N. Rosenthal, M.D., of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, and colleagues examined if 6-month subdermal buprenorphine implants maintained low to no illicit opioid use relative to daily sublingual buprenorphine among currently stable opioid-dependent patients receiving buprenorphine maintenance treatment. Opioid dependence is a growing public health concern in the United States, associated with spread of human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis C and fatal over dose when left untreated.


  5. Specialized neurons in emotional memory brain area play important role in fearRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2016 | Medical News Today

    Fear memory encoding, the process responsible for persistent reactions to trauma-associated cues, is influenced by a sparse but potent population of inhibitory cells called parvalbumin-interneurons in the amygdala, according to a study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published online in the journal Neuron . The Mount Sinai study focused on identifying the synaptic connections between inhibitory PV-INs, sensory pathways and neighboring principal neurons in the basolateral amygdala, a brain region involved in detecting and responding to dangerous situations.


  6. Family rejection may more than triple suicide attempt risk by transgender individualsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2016 | Medical News Today

    Family rejection increases the risk of two critical health outcomes that are common among transgender individuals-suicide attempts and substance misuse-according to a new study published in LGBT Health , a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free on the LGBT Health website until June 16, 2016.


  7. Healthy adults found unaffected by their disease-inducing genetic mutationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2016 | Medical News Today

    Researchers who screened the genomes of over half a million people found 13 individuals who, according to medical textbooks, should be seriously sick but have somehow escaped disease. As we delve deeper into our genomes, we may uncover elements that promote health in ways we might never have imagined.


  8. Experts make progress towards optimizing diabetes care on a global scaleRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2016 | Medical News Today

    Diabetes is a significant global health problem, afflicting 382 million people worldwide with increasing prevalence rates and adverse effects on health, wellbeing, and society in general. In this special issue of the Annals of Global Health , "Global Dimensions of Diabetes Care," experts from around the world synthesize a core set of recommendations using information from 14 countries as a basis in order to work towards optimizing diabetes care globally - a critically important initiative to help stem the diabetes epidemic.


  9. Landmark LGBT Cancer Action Plan recommends SOGI data collectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2016 | Medical News Today

    Increased data collection and research are needed to document and understand elevated cancer risk, cancer incidence and prevalence, and cancer screening disparities in LGBT communities, according to the conclusions and recommendations of the 2014 National Summit on Cancer in the LGBT Communities. The white paper produced from the Summit, entitled "The National LGBT Cancer Action Plan," is published in LGBT Health , a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.


  10. Novel herpes virus isolated from bat cellsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2016 | Medical News Today

    Researchers from Maryland and New York have identified a novel herpes virus in cells taken from a bat. The work, published this week in mSphere , the American Society for Microbiology's new open access journal, could lead to better understanding of the biology of these viruses and why bats serve as hosts for a number of viruses that can potentially transfer to humans.


  11. Health-care disparities contribute to delayed testicular cancer diagnosis in a transgender womanRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2016 | Medical News Today

    A family physician reports the case of a transgender woman whose testosterone levels rose unexpectedly while on feminizing hormones, leading eventually to a diagnosis of a rare, virilizing form of testicular cancer . The complex medical and psychosocial factors related to the care of transgender patients that contributed to the delay in diagnosis are examined in the study published in LGBT Health , a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.


  12. Dramatic decline in complaints by imprisoned transgender patients after staff LGBT trainingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2016 | Medical News Today

    A new study of the quality of healthcare provided to transgender patients in the New York City correctional system revealed significant areas for improvement and reported a greater than 50% decrease in patient complaints after the healthcare staff at 12 jail clinics received Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender training. Within 6 months of implementing a revised transgender health care policy, patient complaints dropped to zero, according to the study results published in LGBT Health , a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.


  13. Youths with gender dysphoria have higher rates of asperger syndromeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2016 | Medical News Today

    A new study provides clinical data to support growing evidence that autism spectrum disorder is more prevalent in children and adolescents with gender dysphoria than in the general population. Among youths seen at a pediatric gender clinic who were screened for ASD, 23% possibly or likely had Asperger syndrome, according to the study published in LGBT Health, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.


  14. Scientists find minor flu strains pack bigger punchRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2016 | Medical News Today

    Minor variants of flu strains, which are not typically targeted in vaccines, carry a bigger viral punch than previously realized, a team of scientists has found. Its research, which examined samples from the 2009 flu pandemic in Hong Kong, shows that these minor strains are transmitted along with the major strains and can replicate and elude immunizations.


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