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Study Shows Simply Listening To Teens May Help Them Better Control Type 1 Diabetes

A new study by a team at the BD Diabetes Center at Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children’s Hospital headed by Harold Starkman, MD, director of pediatric endocrinology, foun...
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Pig Experiment Raises Ethical Questions Around Brain Damage

The brain is more resilient than previously thought. In a groundbreaking experiment published in this week’s issue of Nature, neuroscientists created an artificial circulation...
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Scientists Advance Creation Of ‘Artificial Lymph Node’ To Fight Cancer, Other Diseases

In a proof-of-principle study in mice, scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine report the creation of a specialized gel that acts like a lymph node to successfully activate and m...
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Certain Strains Of Bacteria Associated With Diabetic Wounds That Do Not Heal

Whether a wound—such as a diabetic foot ulcer—heals or progresses to a worse outcome, including infection or even amputation, may depend on the microbiome within that wound. A...
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Chagas Disease: A Silent Killer With A Cure

Among the most well-known disease carrying bugs in Texas are mosquitos, spiders, cockroaches and ticks. But the Kissing Bug is a serious, lesser known threat to Texans. While ...
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Baby Step Towards Breath-Testing For Gut Disorders

Small children may one day avoid invasive, painful and often traumatic oesophageal tube-testing for gut damage and coeliac disease with a new method of simply blowing into a g...
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The Medical Minute: The Importance Of Safely Disposing Of Opioids

Cleaning out your medicine cabinet is about more than having a tidy bathroom. In an age of opioid addiction, it can also prevent leftover medications from getting into the wro...
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Critical Errors In Inhaler Technique Common In Children With Asthma

In the first study to evaluate inhaler technique in children hospitalized for asthma -- the group at highest risk for complications and death from asthma -- researchers found ...
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Heart Patch Could Limit Muscle Damage In Heart Attack Aftermath

Researchers have designed a new type of adhesive patch that can be placed directly on the heart and may one day help to reduce the stretching of heart muscle that often occurs...
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Link Found Between C-Sections And Asthma, Allergies

Babies born via cesarean delivery may have an increased risk of developing asthma and food allergies, according to research out of the University at Albany School of Public He...
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Technology Automatically Senses How Parkinson’s Patients Respond To Medication

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic, progressive neurological disorder affecting approximately 6 million people globally and is expected to double by 2040. PD leads to disab...
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Major Study Finds One In Five Children Have Mental Health Problems

One in five Ontario children and youth suffer from a mental disorder, but less than one-third have had contact with a mental health care provider, says the Ontario Child Healt...
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10 Tips For Keeping The Stress Down

Exercising and eating right are certainly primary components of wellness. But don’t underestimate the importance of keeping stress down. High stress really can interfere with ...
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You Can’t Exercise If You Have Asthma – And Other Myths You Should Know

May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month – the perfect time to bust some asthma myths that have been around for many years. “Asthma is a serious condition that affects more ...
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Surgery May Lead To Opioid Dependency For More Than 13,000 Australians Each Year

Worldwide, warnings are growing about the widespread misuse of prescription opioids, as the use of this powerful class of painkillers has grown markedly over the past two deca...
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Triple Negative Breast Cancers Can Adopt Reversible State That Is Resistant To Chemotherapy

Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have discovered that triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) cells can develop resistance to frontline, or neoadj...
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Fact Not Fiction: Measles Vaccine Is Safe, Effective And Lifesaving

Regional and local measles outbreaks have hit communities across the country in 2019, with 555 cases reported so far this year by the Centers for Disease Control and Preventio...
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Large Federal Program Aimed At Providing Better Health Care Underfunds Primary Care

Despite a mandate to help patients make better-informed health care decisions, a ten-year research program established under the Affordable Care Act has funded a relatively sm...
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Additional Routine Ultrasounds Benefit Mothers And Babies And Could Be Cost-Saving

Offering universal late pregnancy ultrasounds at 36 weeks would benefit mothers and babies and could be cost saving - according to research from the University of Cambridge an...
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Why Comic-Style Information Is Better At Preparing Patients For Cardiac Catheterization

Before undergoing surgery, patients must be fully informed about what the procedure entails. The complex nature of the information involved means that patients often feel over...
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Magic Mouthwash Effective Treatment For Mouth Sore Pain Caused By Radiation Therapy

“Magic mouthwash,” an oral rinse containing diphenhydramine, lidocaine and antacids, significantly reduced pain from oral mucositis, mouth sores, in patients receiving radiati...
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Artificial Intelligence Performs As Well As Experienced Radiologists In Detecting Prostate Cancer

FINDINGS UCLA researchers have developed a new artificial intelligence system to help radiologists improve their ability to diagnose prostate cancer. The system, called Focal...
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We’re Only As Good As Our Microbiomes Are Happy

Our guts are home to a cast of billions: bacteria, viruses, and fungi all congregate and collectively make up our microbiome. This vast gastrointestinal tribe shapes the onset...
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Computer-Based Memory Games May Benefit People With Fragile X Syndrome

In the largest non-pharmacological trial ever in children with fragile X syndrome (FXS), UC Davis researchers found that large-scale, in-home cognitive interventions are feasi...
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Cotinine May Play A Role In Nicotine Addiction

A substance that scientists identify to screen people for nicotine use may also play a role in smokers becoming addicted to tobacco. “When you smoke, nicotine is converted in...
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