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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Health Research:Sleepwalkers feel no pain, remain asleep despite suffering injuries ♦ 3-D printed 'building blocks' of life ♦ Lifestyle a risk factor for celiac disease

Off-label prescription drug use and adverse drug events Off-label use of prescription drugs was associated with adverse drug events in a study of patients in Canada, especially off-label use lacking strong scientific evidence.
Lifestyle a risk factor for celiac disease Celiac disease incidence has increased among Swedish children between 2 to 15 years. The significant escalation in celiac disease can be associated with planned caesarean sections, urinary tract infections during pregnancy, season of birth and being born in south Sweden.
Sleepwalkers feel no pain, remain asleep despite suffering injuries A new study of sleepwalkers found an intriguing paradox: Although sleepwalkers have an increased risk for headaches and migraines while awake, during sleepwalking episodes they are unlikely to feel pain even while suffering an injury.
3-D printed 'building blocks' of life Scientists have developed a 3-D printing method capable of producing highly uniform 'blocks' of embryonic stem cells. These cells -- capable of generating all cell types in the body -- could be used as the 'Lego bricks' to build tissue constructs, larger structures of tissues, and potentially even micro-organs.

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