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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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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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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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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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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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Regular Cannabis Users Require Up To 220% Higher Dosage For Sedation In Medical Procedures

Patients who regularly use cannabis may require more than two times the usual level of sedation when undergoing medical procedures, according to a study published in The Journ...
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Hospital Study Finds Substantial Proportion Of Patients And Healthcare Workers Shed Flu Virus Before Symptoms Appear

New research examining influenza transmission in a tertiary hospital finds that a substantial proportion of patients and healthcare works shed the flu virus before the appeara...
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Safety-Net Hospitals Fare Better Under New Medicare Reimbursement Rules

New Medicare reimbursement rules provide some relief to safety-net hospitals, shifting the burden of financial penalties toward hospitals serving wealthier patient populations...
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New Algorithm Identifies Patients Harboring Tumor-Causing Defect Found In Multiple Cancers And Treatable With Common Drug

Medications known as PARP inhibitors have emerged as a promising therapy for several forms of cancer fueled by a defect in the cells’ DNA repair machinery. Yet many people wi...
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The Value Of Vaccinations: Separating Facts From Myths

One of the greatest medical breakthroughs of modern civilization — vaccinations — has become increasingly controversial in recent years. Parents are urged to give their child...
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Child Vaccination Levels Falling Short In Large Parts Of Africa

A study by the University of Southampton shows that several low-and middle-income countries, especially in Africa, need more effective child vaccination strategies to eliminat...
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Is Maternal Vaccination Safe During Breastfeeding?

In light of the continuing anti-vaccination movement, a provocative new article provides a comprehensive overview of the potential risks of vaccinating breastfeeding women. Th...
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Nurses Use FDNY Geospatial Mapping Of Opioid Overdoses To Inform Clinical Practice In Real Time

Nurse practitioners and nursing students can use local, real-time maps of opioid overdoses to inform their clinical work with adolescents in community health settings, finds n...
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FDA Issues Final Rule On Safety And Effectiveness Of Consumer Hand Sanitizers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued a final rule designed to help ensure that hand sanitizers available over-the-counter (OTC) are safe and effective for those ...
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CDC Issues Key Clarification On Guideline For Prescribing Opioids For Chronic Pain

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the American Society of Hematology (ASH), and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) are pleased to acknowledge r...
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Pediatric Telemedicine Visits May Increase Antibiotic Overprescribing

Children with acute respiratory infections were prescribed antibiotics more often during direct-to-consumer telemedicine visits than during in-person primary care appointments...
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Emergency Department Program Aims At Reducing Opioid Use Disorder

Alabama hospital emergency departments have become all too familiar with patients suffering from opioid overdose. The state leads the nation in opioid prescriptions, accordin...
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Could A Vaccine Prevent Opioid Addiction?

The misuse of and addiction to opioids, including prescription analgesics and street drugs such as heroin and fentanyl, is a serious national crisis affecting public health as...
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Psychedelic Drug MDMA May Reawaken ‘Critical Period’ In Brain To Help Treat PTSD

Johns Hopkins neuroscientists have found that the psychedelic drug MDMA reopens a kind of window, called a “critical period,” when the brain is sensitive to learning the rewar...
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Experimental Therapy Completely Clears HPV In One-Third Of Cervical Cancer Precursors, Study Finds

A potential new immune-based therapy to treat precancers in the cervix completely eliminated both the lesion and the underlying HPV infection in a third of women enrolled in a...
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'The Richness Of Human Experience'

When he was 14 months old, Peter Steyger, PhD, contracted bacterial meningitis. Physicians in his native Manchester, United Kingdom, managed to save his life through a course...
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Resistance Fighter

It was just a small, angry bump when it first showed up on Don Mullis’ hand. He’d been doing yard work and felt a pinch when he reached into a box where he stores gas cans. H...
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