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NYU Langone Enhances Patient Experience By Reducing Referrals To Rehab Facilities After Major Surgery

Referring a patient to an acute care facility following major cardiac, joint, and spine surgery rather than the patient’s own home may not always be necessary—according to fin...
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Vitamin D Does Not Reduce Colds In Asthma Patients

Vitamin D supplements do not reduce the number or severity of colds in asthma patients, according to a new study published online ahead of print publication in the American Th...
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Study Finds Gentle Vibration Therapy Can Alleviate Apnea In Preterm Infants

Researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and...
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'Breathless Choir' Lets COPD Patients Fulfill A Lifelong Dream Of Singing

Marking World COPD Day (November 18th), Philips today unveiled the Philips Breathless Choir. The event brought together a group of 18 people in New York for whom breathing is ...
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Circulating Small Cell Lung Cancer Cells Successfully Cultivated For The Very First Time

Most cases of small cell lung cancer are only diagnosed after the tumour has already formed metastases. Until now it has not been possible to investigate the reasons for this ...
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Extra Caffeine To Deal With Holiday Hustle And Bustle Might Be Masking A More Serious Problem

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season sends many racing to the nearest coffee shop for that boost of caffeine to ensure everything gets done. However, the desire for tha...
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For Kids Prone To Wheezing With Respiratory Infections, Early Antibiotics Help?

Respiratory infections are common in preschoolers, but while most children recover fairly easily from the typical coughs and congestion, a significant number develop illnesses...
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Endurance Athletes Who ‘Go Against The Grain’ Become Incredible Fat-Burners

Elite endurance athletes who eat very few carbohydrates burned more than twice as much fat as high-carb athletes during maximum exertion and prolonged exercise in a new study ...
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Stony Brook Children’s Hospital Expert Shares Tips With Parents On When To Use Antibiotics And When At-Home Remedies May Do The Trick

Antibiotic resistance, which occurs when bacteria change in a way that reduces the effectiveness of antibiotics, is among the most pressing public health threats. The Centers ...
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Profusion Of Medical Advances For Preemies

For World Prematurity Day on November 17, 2015, CHU Sainte-Justine children’s hospital, affiliated with the University of Montreal, is presenting an overview of recent discove...
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What Is The Color Of The Lung Cancer Ribbon?

Most people are aware of the cancer signified by pink, but do they know the ribbon color of lung malignancy, a disease that kills more women each year than breast tumors? It ...
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Gene Therapy: A Promising Candidate For Cystic Fibrosis Treatment

An improved gene therapy treatment can cure mice with cystic fibrosis (CF). Cell cultures from CF patients, too, respond well to the treatment. Those are the encouraging resul...
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CSU-Led Study Offers New Recommendations For TB Vaccine Testing In Humans

When results from a landmark tuberculosis vaccine trial in Cape Town, South Africa were published in The Lancet in February 2013, the headlines were grim, despite hopes that t...
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So Long, Stethoscope? New Device, Smartphone Alter Exams

The iconic stethoscope we've become accustomed to seeing draped around the necks of doctors and healthcare providers may someday be replaced by smartphones and a new portable ...
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Using Copper to Prevent the Spread of Respiratory Viruses

New research from the University of Southampton has found that copper can effectively help to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, which are linked to severe acute respi...
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Pharmacists Are The Best Source For Medication Information

A new consumer infographic on SafeMedication.com reveals the five medication questions patients should always ask their pharmacist. Designed for both printing and to be share...
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Head To Head Trial Challenges AAP Guidelines For Treating Bronchiolitis

With no proven therapies effective beyond supportive care, a team of clinician researchers at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) sought to test the superiority of th...
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Kids With Asthma Can Avoid The ER By Avoiding The ER

Asthma is the most common chronic disease in children, and one of the most difficult to manage, which is one of the reasons there are so many emergency department visits for a...
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CF Fertility Rates Research ‘Very Personal’ For School Of Nursing’s Ladores

For University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing Assistant Professor Sigrid Ladores, PhD, investigating reproductive health concerns in adolescents and young adults w...
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Early Hospitalization Key To Survival For Ebola Victims

A retrospective study of Ebola epidemics in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) suggested that each day of delay in hospital admittance was associated with an 11% increased...
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Early Contact With Dogs Linked To Lower Risk Of Asthma

A team of Swedish scientists have used national register information in more than one million Swedish children to study the association of early life contact with dogs and sub...
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Immunity From H1N1 flu Vaccine Wears Off Rapidly

People who get the flu vaccine lose their immunity to the H1N1 influenza virus in about two years, according to an analysis led by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. It is...
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Towards A Safe And Efficient SARS-Coronavirus Vaccine: Mechanism And Prevention Of Genetic Instability Of A Live Attenuated Virus

Live attenuated (weakened) viral vaccines are considered safe so long as their "reversal" to a virulent (or disease-causing) virus is prevented. A study published in PLOS Path...
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American Cleaning Institute Urges FDA To Preserve Critical Healthcare Antibacterial Products, Ingredient

The American Cleaning Institute® (ACI) urged the Food and Drug Administration to re-evaluate all data relevant to the safety and efficacy of antibacterial health care ingredie...
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82-Year-Old Alabamian Active Again After Cutting-Edge Valve-In-Valve Procedure

For 82-year-old Dorothy Moore, staying active and independent has been a way a life. Whether it is gardening, cutting her grass or washing her car, she loves to be outside, a...
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