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Leukemia Drug Shows Promise For Treating A Childhood Brain Cancer

A drug used to treat chronic myeloid leukemia appears to be more effective at stopping a type of medulloblastoma in mouse models than existing treatments for the deadly pediat...
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Opioid Use Disorder In Pregnancy: 5 Things To Know

Opioid use is increasing in pregnancy as well as the general population. A "Five things to know about ..." practice article on opioid disuse in pregnancy in CMAJ (Canadian Med...
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Antidepressants May Reduce Anxiety More Than Depressive Symptoms

One of the most common antidepressants, sertraline, leads to an early reduction in anxiety symptoms, commonly found in depression, several weeks before any improvement in depr...
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NBA Point Guard And Former Villanova Wildcat Donte DiVincenzo Helps CVS Health Kick Off Free Health Screenings In Philadelphia

As part of a commitment to building healthier communities, CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) celebrated the expansion of its annual Project Health free health screening campaign with a c...
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Epilepsy And Caregiver Stress: How One Family Counters Stress By Giving Back

For people with epilepsy, seizures affect almost every aspect of their lives. The seizures also affect their caregivers’ lives, with impacts on physical health, emotional func...
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Long-Acting Injectable Multi-Drug Implant Shows Promise For HIV Prevention And Treatment

A new study published today in Nature Communications shows a promising alternative for those who have to take a daily pill regimen. Targeting HIV treatment and prevention, res...
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All-In-One Pill Reduces Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Levels In U.S. Study

A single pill containing low doses of three medications to treat high blood pressure and one to lower cholesterol reduced the estimated risk of cardiovascular disease by 25% i...
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MicroRNA-Based Therapy May Be New Weapon To Combat Cancer

A technology that manipulates microRNAs (miRNAs) developed by Jingfang Ju, PhD, a biochemist and Professor in the Department of Pathology at the Renaissance School of Medicin...
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'Death Star' Bacterial Structures That Inject Proteins Can Be Tapped To Deliver Drugs

By scraping tubeworms off the bottom of boats in the San Diego harbor to study them, San Diego State University researchers discovered that a beneficial bacterium that aids th...
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Getting New Medical Treatments To Patients Can Be Harder Than Landing On Mars

Getting new medical treatments from the lab benchtop to patients' bedsides can be harder and more expensive than putting a lander on Mars. But it doesn’t have to be, says Tiff...
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Taking Baby Aspirin Improves Overall Survival For Patients With Head & Neck, Lung Cancer

What if a drug that sits in nearly everyone’s medicine cabinet could help extend the lives of some cancer patients? In companion presentations at the American Society for Ther...
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Study Gives Clues To The Origin Of Huntington's Disease, And A New Way To Find Drugs

The first signs of Huntington's, an inherited disease that slowly deteriorates bodies and minds, don't typically surface until middle age. But new findings suggest that someth...
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Needle-Free Flu Vaccine Patch Effective In Early Study

A new needle-free flu vaccine patch revved up the immune system much like a traditional flu shot without any negative side effects, according to a study published in the Journ...
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Starting HIV Treatment In ERs May Be Key To Ending HIV Spread Worldwide

In a follow-up study conducted in South Africa, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have evidence that hospital emergency departments (EDs) worldwide may be key strate...
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More Than Lyme: Tick Study Finds Multiple Agents Of Tick-Borne Diseases

In a study published in mBio, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology, Jorge Benach and Rafal Tokarz, and their co-authors at Stony Brook University and Columbia Un...
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Most American Adults Do Not Know That HPV Causes Oral, Anal, And Penile Cancers

More than 70% of U.S. adults are unaware that human papillomavirus (HPV) causes anal, penile, and oral cancers, according to an analysis led by researchers at The University o...
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Off-Label Medication Orders On The Rise For Children

U.S. physicians are increasingly ordering medications for children for conditions that are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration, according to a Rutgers study. The...
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Speeding Up The Drug Discovery Process To Help Patients

An international research team has developed a new strategy that can predict the potential clinical implications of new therapeutic compounds based on simple cellular response...
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UIC Opens Three New Health Care Simulation Centers

This fall, the University of Illinois at Chicago celebrates the opening of three health care simulation centers. The facilities, which are run individually by the university’s...
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Researchers Identify Focus Points To Reduce Opioid Overdose Deaths

A new study identifies specific locations where medication and harm reduction services for people with opioid use disorder should be available in order to have the greatest im...
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Scientists Discover New Breakthrough In Cancer Hair Loss Treatment

Scientists have determined a new way to protect the hair follicle from chemotherapy in an effort to prevent hair loss as a result of cancer treatments. Researchers based at T...
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The MCW Pharmacy School And Independent Pharmacy Cooperative Partner To Develop A Pipeline Of Future Independent Pharmacy Owners

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) School of Pharmacy and the Independent Pharmacy Cooperative (IPC) announce a partnership to develop a pipeline of future independent pha...
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Enhancing The Way Epilepsy Is Managed By Engaging Community Pharmacists

The University of Washington’s School of Pharmacy announced on Thursday, Sept. 12, a collaboration with global biopharmaceutical company UCB to improve access to care for peop...
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NineStar Connect Helps Tele-Pharmacies Fill Medical Services Void In Rural Towns

Rural communities are used to dealing with occasional droughts that can impact the health of farm crops, but the lack of retail pharmacies in these small communities is creati...
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Pain Relief Without Opioids

The United States has approximately 5% of the world’s population, but accounts for 99% of the world’s consumption of hydrocodone, an opioid used to treat long-term pain. The C...
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