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Steroid injections for hip and knee osteoarthritis may worsen joint damage, study finds

Steroid injections intended to relieve knee or hip pain caused by osteoarthritis may make the joint damage worse, according to a study published in the journal Radiology. Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) reviewed the...
Topics: Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Medical Research

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Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Awards Over $13.8 Million in Young Investigator Grants to...

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation today announced the awarding of its Young Investigator Grants valued at more than $13.8 million to 200 of the world's most promising young scientists.
Topics: Medical Research

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Medical News Today: Healthful snacks can reduce feelings of fatigue

Swapping sugar and saturated fat for vegetables and smoothies can diminish the impact of sleep deprivation, according to new findings.

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Here's Why Teva Pharmaceutical Soared Today

Shares of Teva Pharmaceutical (NYSE: TEVA) rose over 19% today after the company announced it had made a last-minute settlement with two counties in Ohio related to the opioid epidemic. The company and three drug distributors will pay a combined...
Topics: Teva

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Exposure to Environmental PCBs Impairs Brain Function In Mice

Human-made toxic chemicals that linger indefinitely in the environment disrupt the performance of critical helper cells in the mouse brain, leading to impaired function over long-term exposures.

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UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center's J. Silvio Gutkind Joins National Academy of Medicine

J. Silvio Gutkind elected to National Academy of Medicine for his contributions to the understanding of cancer signaling networks and pioneering the study of the PIK3CA-mTOR signaling circuitry in head and neck cancer.
Topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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The breast cancer ‘avatar’ mice that could help personalise treatment 

All cancers are different. Lung cancer is very different to breast cancer, and one person’s breast cancer may be very different to another’s. This means treatment for one group of patients won’t necessarily work for another. And without more...
Topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Lung Cancer, Oncology

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Why It's Time to Consider Home-Based Primary Care for Vets

(MedPage Today) -- This approach has helped reduce vets' medication intake

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Managing Delirium and Agitation in Older ER Patients

(MedPage Today) -- A new tool measuring delirium and agitation can provide care guidelines

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America’s Favorite Consumable Products

U.S. consumers buy a lot of nondurable goods like food, beverages, clothing and shoes. The American Customer Satisfaction Index asks them how they like the products they have to choose from.

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Effort to Examine Alzheimer's Impact on Pain Processing

A new multisite study funded by the National Institute on Aging will examine whether co-occurring Alzheimer's disease and stage 4 breast or prostate cancer alters pain perception, potentially leading to undertreated cancer pain.
Topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Medical Research, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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UPS and CVS team to deliver prescription drugs with drones

Package delivery company and FedEx competitor UPS has teamed up with pharmacy and convenience store chain CVS to offer prescription drug deliveries by drones in the United States. The announcement comes only days after Alphabet’s Wing...
Topics: Drones

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Patient Concerns, Goals Guide Hyperhidrosis Therapy

(MedPage Today) -- Combined treatment approaches a necessity for most patients

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Zion Williamson to miss six to eight weeks after having surgery for torn meniscus

New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson is expected to miss six to eight weeks after undergoing surgery Monday to repair a torn lateral meniscus.

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This groundbreaking DNA tool could edit-out genetic disease

The DNA-editing tool revealed by researchers today could potentially “fix” the vast majority of known genetic diseases. According to the research text published today, the system of “Prime editing” could potentially...
Topics: DNA, Genetics, Medical Research

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The best toothpaste for kids

To get kids to brush their teeth, you need to find the right toothpaste. We tested a variety of kids' toothpaste to find the best toothpaste for kids.

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FDA OKs Ustekinumab (Stelara) for Moderate to Severe UC

Ustekinumab was more effective than placebo for inducing and maintaining remission and promoting mucosal healing in a study of adults with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis. FDA Approvals
Topics: Food And Drug Administration, Placebo, Medical Research, Ulcerative Colitis

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We need physician leaders who understand our problems

You cannot work in medicine today without being inundated with burnout statistics and commentary on your feed, coming to your inbox, or spoken from stages about the state of medicine we are in. The data is dire: we are disengaged, we are making...

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World's Loudest Bird Could Cause Hearing Damage To Humans

According to a new study in Current Biology, the male white bellbird when singing its mating call produces the loudest bird song. The bird lives in the mountains of the Amazon rainforest.
Topics: Medical Research, Amazon

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Risk for Death From Pneumonia Rises Without Flu Vaccine

Patients who receive a flu shot during a hospital stay for pneumonia are less likely to be readmitted or to die from complications, according to investigators. Medscape Medical News
Topics: Pneumonia, Flu, Influenza Vaccine, Influenza (Flu), Vaccines

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