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Researchers Find Genetic Cause For Fatal Response To Hepatitis A

Researchers have identified a genetic mutation that caused an 11-year-old girl to suffer a fatal reaction to infection with the Hepatitis A virus (HAV). The study, which will ...
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Stem Cells Reprogrammed Into Neurons Could Reveal Drugs Harmful To Pregnancy

Pregnant women are often advised to avoid certain drugs because of potential risks to their unborn infant's growing brain cells. Such risks are difficult to pinpoint, though, ...
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Nurses More Likely To Test For HIV When Practice Setting Supports Routine Screening

Nurse practitioners are more likely to conduct HIV screenings if they feel that their colleagues support routine screenings, according to new research from Binghamton Universi...
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Underenrollment In Clinical Trials: Patients Not The Problem

The increasing sophistication of cancer treatments threatens to outpace the ability of health care providers to enroll patients in clinical trials to test those therapies. Tha...
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Consistent Use Of Diabetes Technology Across Multiple Environments Benefits Youth With Diabetes

In recent years, diabetes technology has evolved at a rapid pace, and the use of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems has grown tremendously. To foste...
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Adjuvant That Prevents Vaccine-Enhanced Respiratory Disease In RSV Identified

A unique adjuvant, a substance that enhances the body's immune response to toxins and foreign matter, can prevent vaccine-enhanced respiratory disease, a sickness that has pos...
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Penn Researchers Influence CDC’s Clarification On Prescribing Opioids For Cancer Pain

To reduce the number of people who may misuse, abuse, or overdose from opioids, multiple national agencies including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have ...
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Kids With Headache After Stroke Might Be At Risk For Another Stroke

A new study has found a high incidence of headaches in pediatric stroke survivors and identified a possible association between post-stroke headache and stroke recurrence. Hea...
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Drug To Treat Malaria Could Mitigate Hereditary Hearing Loss

The ability to hear depends on proteins to reach the outer membrane of sensory cells in the inner ear. But in certain types of hereditary hearing loss, mutations in the protei...
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Education, Intelligence May Protect Cognition, But Don’t Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

In a search for clues to what may delay or prevent Alzheimer’s disease, Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists report that smarter, more educated people aren’t protected from the d...
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Large International Study Finds Diabetes Drug Cuts Cardiovascular And Kidney Problems

A clinical trial that followed more than 9,900 people in 24 countries has found that the drug dulaglutide reduced cardiovascular events and kidney problems in middle-aged and ...
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Study Drug Delays Type 1 Diabetes In High Risk Children And Adults

A drug that targets the immune system can delay the onset of type 1 diabetes an average of two years in children and adults at high risk, according to findings from TrialNet’s...
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Waning Potency Of Pertussis Vaccine A Significant Contributor To Recent Whooping Cough Outbreaks

In a large new Kaiser Permanente study, children who were up to date on their pertussis vaccine schedule were far less likely to develop the disease than unvaccinated children...
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When It Looks Like Dementia But Isn’t: Epilepsy Not Just A “Children’s Disease”

Last September, Guy Bradley began having episodes of severe and sudden confusion with night sweats and nausea. "He'd wake up and not know where he was or what day it was," sa...
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Do Medical-Alert Bracelets Benefit Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease?

In a pilot study of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), wearing a medical-alert bracelet or necklace was associated with a lower risk of developing kidney failure comp...
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Payment Reform Paves The Way For Expanding Home-Based Primary Care

The field of home-based primary care (HBPC) received extraordinary news as the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare...
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Stopping Parkinson's Disease Before It Starts

An Osaka University-led research team has recently published findings that provide a ray of hope for the millions of Parkinson's disease (PD) sufferers worldwide. Although ...
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Study Follows The Health Of Older Adults With Prediabetes Problems

In a Journal of Internal Medicine study that followed older adults with prediabetes for 12 years, most remained stable or reverted to normal blood sugar levels, and only one-t...
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Study Links Irregular Sleep Patterns To Metabolic Disorders

A new study has found that not sticking to a regular bedtime and wakeup schedule--and getting different amounts of sleep each night--can put a person at higher risk for obesit...
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Knock Out Opioid Abuse Initiative Launches New Online Course For Prescribers

In response to the opioid epidemic ravaging New Jersey, the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) ha...
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Labels Of U.S. Probiotic Products Lacking, Researchers Find

When it comes to buying probiotics, many product labels do not give consumers enough information to make an informed decision, according to a research team led by Georgetown U...
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Many Kids With Pneumonia Get Unnecessary Antibiotics, Chest X-Rays

Preschool children with community-acquired pneumonia often receive unnecessary tests and treatment at outpatient clinics and emergency departments, according to a nationally r...
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For Latinos With Diabetes, New Study Looks At Ways To Improve Medication Adherence

Latino adults have higher diabetes rates than non-Latinos, yet research shows they are less likely to correctly follow medication instructions provided by their doctors. Furth...
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Smartphone Relaxation App Helps Some Manage Migraine App Review

Migraine sufferers who used a smartphone-based relaxation technique at least twice a week experienced on average four fewer headache days per month, a new study shows. Develo...
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Research Confirms Gut-Brain Connection In Autism

People with autism often suffer from gut problems, but nobody has known why. Researchers have now discovered the same gene mutations -- found both in the brain and the gut -- ...
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