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CDC selects UIC for public health research network

The University of Illinois at Chicago will continue its work as one of only 25 academic institutions in the CDC's Prevention Research Center network. The center's core research project will test a health intervention -- the addition of a dedicated...
Topics: Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Medical Research

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Trip Therapy: Scientists Pin Down How MDMA Works in the Brain

New research into MDMA, the main ingredient in ecstasy, could help researchers develop better drugs for therapeutic treatment.
Topics: Medical Research

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Mechanisms help pancreatic cancer cells avert starvation

A new study reveals the mechanism that helps pancreatic cancer cells avoid starvation within dense tumors by hijacking a process that pulls nutrients in from their surroundings.
Topics: Pancreatic Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Senate Confirms MD Anderson Oncologist Hahn as New FDA Chief

Dr Stephen Hahn, a lung cancer specialist, sped through the approval process, despite concerns about his stance on e-cigarettes and vaping. Medscape Medical News
Topics: Cancer, Oncology, Food And Drug Administration, Lung Cancer

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Low-risk ultrasound procedure revolutionizes prostate cancer treatment

A new treatment shows promise for revolutionizing prostate cancer treatment, offering a minimally-invasive and relatively low-risk alternative to traditional surgeries and radiotherapies. Called TULSA, this method uses sound waves to eliminate the...
Topics: Prostate Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Take Long Naps? Sleep More Than Nine Hours a Night? Your Stroke Risk May Be Higher

People who take long naps during the day or sleep nine or more hours at night may have an increased risk of stroke, according to a study published in the December 11, 2019, online issue of Neurology(r), the medical journal of the American Academy of...
Topics: Stroke, Medical Research

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Type 2 Diabetes More Common in Patients With Psoriasis

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2019 -- Rates of type 2 diabetes may be higher among patients with psoriasis, according to a study published online Dec. 3 in the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. Wiebke Sondermann, Dr. Med., from...
Topics: Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes, Psoriasis, Medical Research, Dermatology

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Poor diet linked to age-related macular degeneration

Participants who ate a diet high in red and processed meat, fried food, refined grains and high-fat dairy were three times more likely to develop late-stage age-related macular degeneration.
Topics: Diet, Red Meat

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Vanderbilt Doctors Discuss When to Visit Emergency Departments for Cold and Flu Symptoms

While it can be difficult to decipher symptoms, Michele Walsh, MD, assistant professor of Pediatrics and medical director of the Pediatric Emergency Department at Children's Hospital, offers tips on when it is best to bring a child to an emergency...
Topics: Flu, Influenza (Flu)

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VUMC's Denny Selected to Lead National 'All of Us' Program

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has selected Joshua C. Denny, MD, MS, vice president of Personalized Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), to be the Chief Executive Officer of the federal All of Us Research Program.
Topics: Medical Research

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TTUHSC El Paso Professor Receives Award for Research on Diabetes-Related Digestive Disorder

Munmun Chattopadhyay, Ph.D., M.Sc., an assistant professor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, has been awarded a $100,429 grant from the Edward N. and Margaret G. Marsh Foundation for...
Topics: Medical Research, Diabetes

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Women Make Up the Majority of US Med Students for First Time

This builds on a previous first from 2017, when women made up the majority of first-year med students, according to the latest figures from the AAMC. Medscape Medical News

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'Excessive’ school bus prank leads to 15 students needing emergency care

A middle school prank became much more than a harmless joke on Monday after 15 students went from riding the bus home to being treated for "respiratory irritation." Read more...

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Ways and Means Committee working on rival surprise medical billing fix

The House Ways and Means Committee is working on putting forward its own, rival proposal to protect patients from surprise medical bills, Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.) said Wednesday. Neal told reporters the proposal from his committee could...

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Genetic Syndrome of Intellectual Disability Fixed in Mice Using Precision Epigenome Editing

Using a targeted gene epigenome editing approach in the developing mouse brain, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers reversed one gene mutation that leads to the genetic disorder WAGR syndrome, which causes intellectual disability and obesity in...
Topics: Genetics, Medical Research, Obesity

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Score amazing holiday deals on 5 refurbished Apple products

We've listed 5 amazing, limited-time deals on Certified Refurbished Apple products. They work like new and don't cost an arm and leg. The post Score amazing holiday deals on 5 refurbished Apple products appeared first on Pocketnow.

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Report: Hawaii ranked No. 8 in US for highest physician demand

San Francisco-based medical network Doximity released its U.S. Physician Employment Report 2019, ranking Honolulu as No. 8 in the country — with the highest demand for physicians among other top metros nationwide. "Honolulu’s growth as a...

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2019 CVD Primary Prevention Guideline: 5 Things to Know

Although CVD is a leading cause of death worldwide, most patients with CVD have modifiable risk factors. Drs Michos and Shahu look at key aspects of the 2019 ACC/AHA guideline on primary prevention of CVD. American College of Cardiology & Medscape
Topics: Cardiology

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Prescription Drugs Found In Large Concentrations In Water Near Manufacturing Plants

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Natasha Gilbert of Type Investigations about how prescription drugs are showing up in large concentrations of waste water just downstream of pharmaceutical plants.

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Industry-funded scientific argument of the week: do blueberries prevent dementia?

I have posted several studies funded by blueberry trade associations over the years, including my all-time favorite, the one about prevention of erectile dysfunction.  Yes! Can we please use some common sense here?  I love blueberries, grow and...
Topics: Dementia, Erectile Dysfunction

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