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Modifier Gene May Explain Why Some with Cystic Fibrosis are Less Prone to Infection

Cystic fibrosis is caused by an inherited mutation in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene. Due to this mutation, the CFTR protein doesn’t embed in cell membranes to form a channel for chlorine ions the way it should. As a result, mucus-producing cells secrete a thicker-than-normal mucus that can create blockages in the lungs and… Read More »

Sleeping less than six hours and heart disease, stroke – deadly combo

Study Highlight: Middle-aged adults with high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease or stroke could be at increased risk for cancer and early death when sleeping less than 6 hours per day. DALLAS – Middle-aged adults with high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease or stroke could be at high risk for cancer and early death when sleeping… Read More »

For Poor Kids, Less Time Spent on Reading, Exercise: Study

THURSDAY, Sept. 26, 2019 — As they get older, poor kids tend to read and exercise less than their better-off counterparts, a new study finds. “How children spend their time has important implications for their emotional, social and cognitive development, and consequently for their future,” said lead study author Slawa Rokicki, an instructor at the… Read More »

Why do women have less sex as they age?

As women get older, they tend to have less sex. They may also find it less enjoyable than before. So far, studies have explained these tendencies by pointing the finger at physiological changes during and after menopause. What are the other factors? What prevents a woman from having sex or enjoying sex later in life?… Read More »