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Bloating Common Issue Among Americans, Study Reports

Nearly 1 in 7 Americans experience bloating on a weekly basis, and most aren’t seeking professional care for it, according to a new study led by Cedars-Sinai investigators. Th...
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Commercial Dishwashers Destroy Protective Layer in Gut

Whether it's at a restaurant, at school or in the barracks, commercial dishwashers help plates, glasses and cutlery become squeaky clean and dry in a matter of minutes. These ...
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Penn Scientists Develop 20-Subtype mRNA Flu Vaccine to Protect Against Future Flu Pandemics

An experimental mRNA-based vaccine against all 20 known subtypes of influenza virus provided broad protection from otherwise lethal flu strains in initial tests, and thus migh...
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More Than A Quarter Of U.S. Adults Say They’re So Stressed They Can’t Function

Americans are struggling with multiple external stressors that are out of their personal control, with 27% reporting that most days they are so stressed they cannot function, ...
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Dr. Fauci Reflects On The Perpetual Challenge Of Infectious Diseases

What Once considered a potentially static field of medicine, the discipline of studying infectious diseases has proven to be dynamic as emerging and reemerging infectious dise...
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Penn Medicine Study Finds Automated Texts Decrease Odds of Rehospitalization

An occasional, simple “How are you feeling?” text from a primary care team can make a big difference in patients’ health after they are discharged from the hospital, accordin...
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Cedars-Sinai Creates Computer Models of Brain Cells

Cedars-Sinai investigators have created bio-realistic and complex computer models of individual brain cells-in unparalleled quantity. Their research, published in the peer-re...
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Study Demonstrates For The First Time That Ticks Weaken Skin's Immune Response

Hitherto, scientists have not fully understood why ticks are such dangerous disease vectors. A research team led by Johanna Strobl and Georg Stary from MedUni Vienna's Departm...
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NIH DREAM Study Finds Viagra and Cialis Do Not Reduce Risk of Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias

Results from the National Institutes of Health’s Drug Repurposing for Effective Alzheimer’s Medicines (DREAM) study show that sildenafil (Viagra) and tadalafil (Cialis) may no...
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Winter Viruses & The Busy Travel Season: Doctors Share Tips To Stay Healthy

Fall is upon us, which means colder-weather illnesses are too. Common viruses and close contact when traveling can wreak havoc on your immune system - especially during the ho...
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Weight Gain From Childhood With Optimal Muscle-To-Fat Mass Ratio May Be A Sign Of Excellent Vascular Health

High body fat from childhood was not associated with progressive vascular damage in young adulthood, a paper published in Hypertension Research concludes. The researchers exam...
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FACT SHEET: Biden Administration Announces Six-Week Campaign to Get More Americans their Updated COVID-⁠19 Vaccine Before End of the Year

Today, the Biden Administration is announcing a six-week campaign through the end of the year urging Americans to get their updated COVID-19 vaccine. With winter and holiday g...
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New Findings On The Effects Of Covid-19 On The Colon

Although SARS-CoV-2 infections mainly attack the lungs, in many cases they can also damage other organs, such as the colon: around 60% of patients experienced digestive tract ...
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NIH-Funded Study Shows Sound Sleep Supports Immune Function

Getting a consistent good night’s sleep supports normal production and programming of hematopoietic stem cells, a building block of the body’s innate immune system, according ...
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A Tumor on Her Spine Kept Jeannea Jordan Ashore, but Her Neurosurgeon Got Her Back on Her Boat

Jeannea Jordan, who turns 80 in October, is a local sailing pioneer who began racing and cruising her 30-foot sailboat 25 years ago when few women were part of the sport. When...
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Heart Disease: Prevention Is Particularly Important In Cancer Patients

With the increasing number of cancer survivors, the medical community is becoming increasingly aware of a hitherto less noticed health risk: cancer therapy-related cardiovascu...
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Two Popular Diabetes Drugs Outperformed Others In Large Clinical Trial

In a large clinical trial that directly compared four drugs commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes, researchers found that insulin glargine and liraglutide performed the best ...
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Integrating Genetic Testing in Electronic Health Records Saves Time, Penn Study Finds

Making it possible to directly order and work with the results of genetic testing through patients’ electronic health records – instead of through third-party portals – result...
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Study Shows That New Genetic Biomarker Could Be Key to Early Detection--and a Less Costly, More Convenient Test for Patients

Cedars-Sinai Cancer investigators have created a blood test that uses a technology made commonly available during the COVID-19 pandemic to detect the most common form of liver...
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Video Gaming May Be Associated With Better Cognitive Performance In Children

A study of nearly 2,000 children found that those who reported playing video games for three hours per day or more performed better on cognitive skills tests involving impulse...
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Statewide Pandemic Restrictions Not Related To Psychological Distress

Despite concerns that stay-at-home orders and other government efforts to stem the spread of COVID-19 at the start of the pandemic would cause lasting harm to people’s mental ...
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Texting May Help Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations From Nursing Homes

Each year, billions of dollars are spent transferring residents from nursing homes to hospitals. Now, a research team at the University of Missouri is examining how a common f...
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How to Resume Marathon Training After Long COVID

For some, the promise of autumn brings pumpkin spice lattes and apple picking. But for runners, it often means the height of marathon training season. While there's nothing li...
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New Drug Expands Treatment Opportunities For Rheumatoid Arthritis

In its final Phase III clinical trial, a new drug for treating rheumatoid arthritis has proved to be at least as effective as the current "gold standard" treatment for this au...
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Bronchodilators Don’t Improve Smoking-Related Respiratory Symptoms In People Without COPD

Researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health have found that dual bronchodilators – long-lasting inhalers that relax the airways and make it easier to breathe – ...
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