A recent JAMA Pediatrics paper discusses the positive association that exists between the consumption of ultra-processed foods and adiposity measurements from British children. What are ultra-processed foods? The NOVA Food Classification system classifies food products according to the extent to which industrial processing has been used to alter their physical, biological, and/or chemical composition. According
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a type of herpes virus and causes a condition called CMV infection. CMV infections rarely cause problems or symptoms in healthy people. However, the infection could be a concern for pregnant women. Once infected by the virus, it stays dormant in the body, increasing the risk of
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Researchers have developed a new approach to gene therapy that leans on the common pain reliever acetaminophen to force a variety of genetic diseases into remission. A paper published in Science Translational Medicine describes how the novel technique successfully treated the blood-clotting disorder hemophilia and the debilitating metabolic disease known as phenylketonuria, or PKU, in
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