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‘Unlocking’ sarcopenic obesity: A review provides clarity on key aspects of disease impact and treatment

Body composition—the distribution of bone, muscle, and fat in the body—can yield vital information on the metabolic and nutritional status of a patient. Several studies have demonstrated the impact of

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Testing embryos for genetic conditions: Who is eligible and how are decisions made?

With advances in medical technology, embryos can be genetically screened before being implanted in the womb during IVF. Couples at risk for certain genetic conditions can now safely conceive children

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An appetite map in the brain

Let’s face it. As enticing as the idea of starting lunch with a chocolate cake might be, few would actually make that choice when it comes down to it. And

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Adolescent childbirth remains linked to poor outcomes for both mother and child in Cote d’Ivoire

According to the 2014 general population census for Cote d’Ivoire, one in four of the country’s women aged 20 to 24 years gave birth to at least one child before

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Honeycomb maze reveals role of hippocampus in navigation decisions

Researchers at the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre at University College London have discovered that the hippocampus creates a vector-based representation to support animals to make optimal navigation decisions. Published today in

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Untapped potential: Embracing neurodiversity in medicine

Family physician Jennifer Vassel used to think she was weird. Situations affected her differently than her colleagues. She could remember exact pages from her Grade 6 textbooks. And she had

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Death by choking on food: A new review of coronial findings

Researchers have recently examined coroner reports of deaths in residential care where choking or aspiration pneumonia was a factor in the person’s death. In every case examined, the coroner considered

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