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‘A Window Into The Body’ Researchers at UCI Salivary Bioscience Institute are Championing the Use of Spit in Diagnostics

The so-called “diagnostic fluid of the future,” saliva is loaded with DNA, enzymes, hormones, immune system markers and other substances that make it a minimally invasive alte...
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Take These 7 Healthy Habits On Your Summer Road Trip

You've spent the past couple of years staying fit and healthy despite the unusual circumstances of mostly staying home. Now you're packing the car for a well-deserved summer ...
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NIH-Supported Study Links Poor Sleep To Increased Risk of COPD Flare-Ups

Poor sleep is associated with a significantly increased risk of life-threatening flare-ups in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, according to a new st...
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ASCO22: Lung Cancer Therapy Could Help Patients Live Longer

Results of a Phase II clinical trial led by Cedars-Sinai Cancer investigators indicate that an immunotherapy drug combination could extend the lives of those diagnosed with ad...
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Penn Study: Text Messaging Shows Promise in Reaching Unvaccinated Patients

Automated text messaging was as effective as direct phone calls in getting unvaccinated patients to seek out a COVID-19 shot, according to a new study from the Perelman School...
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Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Introduces Community Registry for Self-Reported Data Participation Will Accelerate Medical Research Surrounding Life-Threatening Lung Disease

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) has launched the PFF Community Registry, a distinct data set of the PFF Registry™ that will collect participant-reported data provided ...
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Cedars-Sinai Experts Lift a 'Sinking' Brain

Russell Secker, now 67, was in Lake Tahoe in 2016 to run a series of ultra-distance races with his wife, Claire. The two had completed hundreds of marathons and races totaling...
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Planet Word Museum and ASHA Announce New Digital Exhibit on Word-Finding Problems Like Aphasia

Planet Word and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association announced the launch of a new collaborative digital exhibit spotlighting word-finding problems. Through voic...
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Study: Counting Cancerous Lymph Nodes Is Best Predictor

Patients newly diagnosed with cancer typically focus on one question, eclipsing all others: "What is my prognosis?" Determining a cancer patient’s prognosis-the likely cours...
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MU Study Finds Health Benefits Of ‘Aging In Place’

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) found the majority of older adults want to stay in their own home as they age. However, given the natural decline in health ...
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Covid-19 Was Third Leading Cause Of Death In The United States In Both 2020 And 2021

COVID-19 was the third leading cause of death in the United States between March 2020 and October 2021, according to an analysis of national death certificate data by research...
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Established Drug For Symptoms Of Angina Pectoris Also Protects Vascular System

A drug used in the clinical treatment of angina symptoms also has an anti-inflammatory effect and reduces atherosclerotic plaques in blood vessels - thereby reducing the risk ...
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Cedars-Sinai Investigators Validate the Accuracy of Novel Stool Imaging via Smartphone

An innovative mobile phone application was found to be as good as expert gastroenterologists at characterizing stool specimens, according to a study by Cedars-Sinai. The arti...
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Experts Stress Importance Of Monitoring For Post-Treatment Opioid Use In Young Sarcoma Patients

New analysis finds more than half of U.S. adolescents and young adults with sarcoma—a type of cancer in the bones or soft tissues—are often prescribed opioids to treat their p...
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NIH-Funded Studies Reveal Credible Estimates For Alzheimer’s-Like Brain Disorder Prevalence

New National Institutes of Health-funded research shows that the prevalence of brain changes from Limbic-predominant Age-related TDP-43 Encephalopathy (LATE) may be roughly 40...
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Is My Scratchy Throat Allergies or Omicron?

Around 60 million Americans suffer from itching, coughing, and sneezing caused by seasonal allergies each spring, according to the CDC. And while these symptoms aren’t typical...
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Study: Medicine for Inflammatory Bowel Disease May Protect Against Severe COVID-19

Getting the COVID-19 vaccination strengthened one type of immune response to the SARS-CoV-2 virus in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients even though they were taking imm...
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First Blood Test to Diagnose Bipolar Disorder

Alcediag, a French company specializing in precision psychiatry and a pioneer in biological diagnosis in mental health, announces the publication, in Nature: Translational Psy...
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Zinc Found to Play an Important Role in Lung Fibrosis

Investigators from the Women’s Guild Lung Institute at Cedars-Sinai have discovered that zinc, a common mineral, may reverse lung damage and improve survival for patients with...
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Mount Sinai Documents Postoperative Nursing Care Following Its Pioneering Tracheal Transplant

A multidisciplinary team of nurses at The Mount Sinai Hospital has documented the postoperative nursing care they provided in connection with the world’s first human tracheal ...
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Mammography Screening And Related Breast Care Still Rebounding From Covid-19 Pandemic

According to a new study, use of breast imaging services – including mammography screening – may remain at only 85.3% of pre-pandemic utilization (March through May 2019). Th...
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Aphasia: Relatively Unknown but Common

Despite affecting millions of American adults, most people are not familiar with aphasia. During June, recognized nationally as Aphasia Awareness Month, the American Speech-La...
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UCI Research Finds Parents’ Unpredictable Behavior May Impair Optimal Brain Circuit Formation

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine are conducting pioneering research into the concept that unpredictable parental behaviors, together with unpredictable envi...
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Electrical Pulses To The Back Of The Neck Found To Restore Breathing After Drug Use

Breathing difficulties are the main cause of death following opioid use. In the UK, the number of adults entering treatment for opioid use was 140,863 in 2020/211 and opioid u...
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Treating Chronic Hypertension In Early Pregnancy Benefits Parents, Babies

Adults treated with medication for high blood pressure present before or during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy, defined as chronic hypertension in pregnancy, had fewer advers...
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