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Exercise Can Now Be Prescribed Like Medicine For People Wtih And Beyond Cancer

It’s well known that exercise is good for preventing and treating many forms of heart disease, but less commonly known are the benefits of physical activity for people living ...
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Proof-Of-Concept Experiments: Electrical Brain Implants Enable Man To Control Prosthetic Limbs With ‘Thoughts’

In a set of proof-of-concept experiments, Johns Hopkins researchers have implanted electrodes in both sides of the brain of a person who is mostly paralyzed — with minimal sen...
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AACN Grants Support Clinical Research To Influence High-Acuity And Critical Care Nursing Practice

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) announces the recipients of its annual research grants. Clinicians and researchers are invited to submit projects by No...
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Antibody Eradicates Leukemia Stem Cells

The introduction of the drug imatinib in 2001 revolutionized the treatment of a type of cancer called chronic myelogenous leukemia. In more than 80% of people with CML who rec...
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More Heart Valve Patients May Choose Minimally Invasive Procedure

Since August, when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a minimally invasive heart valve procedure for an expanded group of patients with aortic stenosis, Raj Makka...
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Better 3-D Imaging Of Tumors In The Breast With Less Radiation

The Science In breast cancer screening, an imaging technique based on nuclear medicine is currently being used as a successful secondary screening tool alongside mammography ...
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Microbleeds May Worsen Outcome After Head Injury

Using advanced imaging, researchers have uncovered new information regarding traumatic microbleeds, which appear as small, dark lesions on MRI scans after head injury but are ...
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Physics Professors Patent Device That Could Revolutionize Diabetes Management

When Furman Professor of Physics Bill Baker was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2003, it served as an initiation into a painful club. “The first thing you have to deal with...
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Blood Vessel Damage, Not Nerve Damage May Be Cause For Side Effects Of Traumatic Brain Injury

The effects of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are pretty clear – problems with memory, headaches, and emotions – but what’s unclear is the underlying pathological causes for t...
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Protecting The Most Vulnerable Patients During Anesthesia

Pediatric anesthesiologists, like Dr. Guelay Bilen-Rosas at UW Health, have long been concerned by how difficult it is to detect breathing problems among young patients during...
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New Study Evaluates Hand-Held Device For Non-Surgical Therapy Of Kidney Stones

UC San Diego Health has enrolled its first patient to evaluate an investigational hand-held technology to non-invasively fragment painful kidney stones. The clinical trial wil...
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Flu Season Returns: Protect Yourself Now

Cases of the flu are already on the rise around the nation as flu season begins. Johns Hopkins Medicine experts say now is the time to fight against the flu as the number of p...
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New Brain Research Could Change How Concussions Are Treated

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI), including concussions, can be caused by anything from sports injuries to battlefield trauma. And they can have fatal or lasting effects. The ...
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New Test Diagnoses Lyme Disease Within 15 Minutes

Some 300,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with Lyme disease every year. Caused by Borrelia burgdorferi and transmitted by the bite of infected Ixodes ticks, the disease if...
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CF Patients Experience Improved Lung Health With Lumacaftor-Ivacaftor But With Caveats

In adolescent and adult patients with cystic fibrosis taking lumacaftor-ivacaftor (ORKAMBI®), the combination drug appears to improve lung function and body weight and reduce ...
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β-blockers Build Heart Muscle, May Help Infants With Congenital Heart Disease

Surgery can mend congenital heart defects shortly after birth, but those babies will carry a higher risk of heart failure throughout the rest of their lives. Yet, according to...
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American Journal Of Roentgenology Reviews Vaping-Associated Lung Injury Findings

An ahead-of-print "Clinical Perspective" article in the March issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) summarizing the literature to date details common imaging ma...
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Vaccine Against RSV Could Be In Sight, Researchers Say

A vaccine for the common and sometimes deadly RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) has been elusive, but scientists say a new discovery puts them much closer to success. A new s...
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'Wild Idea' Opens Possible New Frontier For Preventing Ovarian Cancer

A laboratory study published in Clinical Cancer Research offers a new hypothesis about how ovarian cancer forms and suggests how it might be prevented. The study is the first...
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The Threat Of Multidrug Resistance: One Step Toward Unraveling The Rise Of Superbacteria

Multidrug-resistant bacteria limit the effectiveness of antibiotics, and to stop these "superbacteria," we need to understand how their resistance works. Thanks to the concert...
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Developing Electrically Active Materials To Repair Damaged Hearts

When a heart attack occurs, muscle in the heart tissue can be scarred, interfering with electrical activity necessary for healthy heart function. Drug treatments are available...
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Initiating Breastfeeding In Vulnerable Infants

The benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and child are well-recognized, including for late preterm infants (LPI). But because LPI do not have fully developed brains, they...
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Managing Your Child's Asthma In The Fall: What Parents Should Know

Allergies and other environmental factors can make asthma harder to manage when the season changes to fall. It's especially challenging for kids, in part because they have sm...
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Ceevra 3D VR Models Shown To Improve Patient Outcomes In Kidney Cancer Operations

Ceevra, Inc. today announced the publication of a study assessing the impact of using Ceevra’s 3D virtual reality models to plan for operations to remove kidney tumors. The st...
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Bone Filler Device Accelerates Bone Healing In Difficult Cases

Within minutes of breaking a bone, the body begins to repair itself. The immune system sends in cells that act as housekeepers, sweeping out small bone pieces and killing ger...
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