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Many Patients With Early-Stage Breast Cancer Receive Costly, Inappropriate Testing, Says Fred Hutch Study

A study from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center that will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting on June 5 in Chicago shows that asymptom...
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Canada’s Largest Hospital Reports On Year Of Medically Assisted Dying

Today, in the New England Journal of Medicine, the team from University Health Network in Toronto that developed the organization’s protocol for medical assistance in dying (M...
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Two-Time Transplant Recipient Joins Team Set To Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

Calvin Kennedy’s first kidney transplant came in 1990 at the age of 20 when his mother, Hildred Naomi, was his living donor. His second kidney transplant was a gift from his c...
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Patients In Rural Hospitals Can Save Thousands Of Dollars if Local Hospital Is Part Of Tele-Emergency Room Network

Patients in small towns can save thousands of dollars in health care costs if their local rural hospital is part of a tele-emergency room network, according to a new study fro...
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New Brain Mapping Tool Produces Higher Resolution Data During Brain Surgery

Researchers have developed a new device to map the brain during surgery and distinguish between healthy and diseased tissues. The device provides higher resolution neural read...
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Opioid Abuse And Overdose: How Toxicologists Are Addressing This Public Health Crisis

On a global level, it is estimated that 20% of adults suffer from pain, and 10% are being newly diagnosed with chronic pain each year (Goldberg and McGee 2011). The presence o...
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In-Hospital COPD Mortality Shows Large Drop From 2005-2014

While the number of hospitalizations for COPD in the United States fluctuated within a narrow range between 2005 and 2014, in-hospital deaths decreased substantially during th...
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Machine Learning May Help In Early Identification Of Severe Sepsis

A machine-learning algorithm has the capability to identify hospitalized patients at risk for severe sepsis and septic shock using data from electronic health records (EHRs), ...
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Skin Color No Shield Against Skin Cancer

Sidney Brown thought the mole on his nose was just an annoying pimple. He didn’t consider that it could be a cancerous tumor, because, Brown thought, “skin cancer is something...
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First Study Shows Tie Between Probiotic And Improved Symptoms Of Depression

Probiotics may relieve symptoms of depression, as well as help gastrointestinal upset, research from McMaster University has found. In a study published in the medical journ...
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Online Pulmonary Rehabilitation Not Inferior To Face-To-Face Rehab

Online pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was found to be as effective as face-to-face rehabilitation programs at improvin...
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Loss Of Airway Blood Vessels Is Associated With Risk Of Death In Smokers Without COPD

In a new study, CT-measured vascular pruning – the diminution of distal pulmonary blood vessels (vessels on the outer edges of the lungs) – was associated with increased risk ...
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Family History Of Alzheimer’s May Alter Metabolic Gene That Increases Risk For Disease

A new Iowa State University study may have identified the link that explains years of conflicting research over a mitochondrial gene and the risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Au...
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Severe Pediatric Sleep Apnea In Washington, DC Most Common In Inner City African-American Children From Low Income Families; Diagnosis Often Delayed

Pediatric severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in the Washington, DC metropolitan area is most common among inner city African-American children from low income families, acco...
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DNA Vaccine Protects Against Toxic Proteins Linked To Alzheimer’s

A new DNA vaccine when delivered to the skin prompts an immune response that produces antibodies to protect against toxic proteins associated with Alzheimer’s disease – withou...
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Don’t Be Salty About Your Health

Sodium intake continues to be a major issue for many Americans. While the American Heart Association recommends an ideal limit of no more than 1,500 mg per day for most adults...
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Himalayan Powerhouses: How Sherpas Have Evolved Superhuman Energy Efficiency

Sherpas have evolved to become superhuman mountain climbers, extremely efficient at producing the energy to power their bodies even when oxygen is scarce, suggests new researc...
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Parents' Reasons For Not Vaccinating Children Influence Public Attitudes Toward Them

Mothers are viewed negatively if their child hasn't been vaccinated, no matter the reason. But mothers who outright refuse to vaccinate their children are viewed in a harsher ...
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Stem Cells May Significantly Improve Tendon Healing By Regulating Inflammation

New research published online in The FASEB Journal suggests that tendon stem (TSCs) may be able to significantly improve tendon healing by regulating inflammation, which contr...
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To Curb Medical Errors, Physicians Must Be Better Trained To Admit Mistakes

Medical errors are a leading cause of death in the United States, with some research suggesting that errors can cause as many 250,000 fatalities each year. The medical communi...
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Study: Mechanical Heart Valves Disturb Sleep

A new study by Haukeland University in Norway has found nearly one-quarter of patients with a mechanical heart valve report the valve disturbs their sleep. The study, which w...
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New Imaging Technique Aims To Ensure Surgeons Completely Remove Cancer

Of the quarter-million women diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the United States, about 180,000 undergo surgery to remove the cancerous tissue while preserving as muc...
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“Humbling” Hospital Simulations Inspire Stanford Graduate Students To Solve Problems In Health Care Delivery

A recent Biodesign Innovation class got off to an unusual start. Instead of asking students to pull out their laptops and listen to a lecture, organizers handed out envelopes ...
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Sensors Detect Disease Markers In Breath

A small, thin square of an organic plastic that can detect disease markers in breath or toxins in a building's air could soon be the basis of portable, disposable sensor devic...
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