U.S. Investigating Johnson & Johnson Over Baby Powder’s Safety

The Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating Johnson & Johnson over concerns about possible asbestos contamination of ...
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Medical News Today: Acupuncture may reduce menopause symptoms

A recent study concludes that just a relatively short course of acupuncture could significantly reduce some of the most unpleasant ...
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What’s Covered Under Medicare? A New App May Leave You Still Wondering

Millennials, beware: Your grandparents are about to start calling you for help downloading the new Medicare smartphone app. The iPhone ...
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Living With Cancer: The Financial Toxicity of Illness

It sometimes seems baffling to me: I put my life on the line for research to produce a cancer medication ...
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New robotic sensor technology can diagnose reproductive health problems in real-time

The technology, developed by researchers at Imperial College London and The University of Hong Kong, can be used to measure ...
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How genes affect tobacco and alcohol use

The use of alcohol and tobacco is closely linked to several diseases, and is a contributing factor in many deaths ...
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American drug overdose death rates the highest among wealthy nations, USC study finds

In the most comprehensive international comparison of its kind, a USC study found that the United States has the highest ...
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Two types of HPV linked to cervical cancer have declined since the advent of the HPV vaccine

Bottom Line: An analysis of cervical precancers over a period of seven years showed that two strains of human papillomavirus ...
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Mayo Clinic researchers review modern cases of leprosy

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Leprosy has a history that has spanned centuries and societies across the globe. Yet, it continues to ...
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£200 million to create a new generation of artificial intelligence leaders

1,000 new PhDs created to drive AI transformation across industry, healthcare and climate change 16 new centres will work with ...
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Study finds increase in calls to US Poison Control Centers for kratom exposure

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) - In recent years, kratom has become popular as a treatment for chronic or acute pain as well ...
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Dr. Theodore Rubin, High-Profile Psychoanalyst, Is Dead at 95

Dr. Theodore Rubin, a psychoanalyst and writer whose short novel “Lisa and David,” about two teenagers finding love at a ...
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Teenagers Say Depression and Anxiety Are Major Issues Among Their Peers

Most American teenagers — across demographic groups — see depression and anxiety as major problems among their peers, a new ...
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The Medical Tech that Helps You When Your Doctor Can’t

You (or your employer) pay for health insurance every month. In exchange, you assume that if you have any health-related ...
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Medical News Today: What causes post-cesarean wound infections?

A post-cesarean wound infection can occur when bacteria get into the incision wound. Doctors can treat surgical wound infections with ...
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Trilobites: Sleepless Flies Lived Long Lives. Why Not Us?

Sleep — that absurd, amazing habit of losing consciousness for hours on end — is so universal across the animal ...
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How do baby flutters feel?

One of the most exciting moments of pregnancy for many women is feeling the baby move for the first time ...
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Medical News Today: Transcendental meditation can help treat PTSD

Working with a cohort of young people with symptoms of PTSD and depression, researchers found that practicing transcendental meditation can ...
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Measles Outbreak: Your Questions Answered

Measles was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000, but scattered outbreaks have occurred in recent years. This year ...
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Legalize Pot? Amid Opioid Crisis, Some New Hampshire Leaders Say No Way

MANCHESTER, N.H. — The push to legalize recreational marijuana is sweeping the Northeast: Massachusetts, Vermont and Maine have done it, ...
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Well : Loneliness Is Bad for Your Health. An App May Help.

Loneliness is bad for your health. Social isolation is associated with a significantly increased risk of premature death. And the ...
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Phys Ed: How Many Push-Ups Can You Do? It May Be a Good Predictor of Heart Health

Could push-ups foretell the future and the state of a person’s heart? A new study in JAMA Network Open hints ...
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Diez causas comunes de la mastalgia

Las mujeres de todas las edades aseguran haber sufrido dolor en las mamas, lo que se conoce como mastalgia. El ...
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Native California medicinal plant may hold promise for treating Alzheimer’s

IMAGE: Salk scientists identify possible healing compound in Yerba santa. From left: Pamela Maher and Wolfgang Fischer. view more  Credit: Salk ...
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Press registration now open for Nutrition 2019

Reporters and bloggers are invited to attend Nutrition 2019, the flagship meeting of the American Society for Nutrition. The meeting ...
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Russian researchers made gold nano-stars for intracellular delivery

IMAGE: A new intracellular delivery system. view more  Credit: Timofey Pylaev et al. Researchers from Russian Academy of Sciences developed a ...
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Computer simulators show how to reduce damage to lungs of children in intensive care

IMAGE: Professor Declan Bates. view more  Credit: University of Warwick Mechanical ventilation of children in intensive care units is often necessary, ...
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New method identifies which asthma patients respond to systemic corticosteroids

PITTSBURGH-- Physicians will be able to predict which of their patients with severe asthma are likely to benefit from treatment ...
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Scientists solve mystery of a fish called Mary’s ‘virgin’ birth

Credit: ©Dr. Laura Dean A female stickleback fish, nick-named 'Mary', has produced offspring from eggs that appear to have been ...
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Researchers peer inside the mind of the worm for clues on how memories form

Try as you might, some events cannot be remembered. Known in psychology as memory blocking, the phenomenon has remained elusive ...
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The Mark Foundation funds 14 new cancer innovation projects

NEW YORK, NY -- The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research has selected fourteen outstanding scientific research projects for ASPIRE Awards ...
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Combining morning exercise with short walking breaks helps control blood pressure in older overweight/obese adults, especially in women

DALLAS, February 20, 2019 -- Thirty minutes of morning exercise lowers blood pressure for the rest of the day among ...
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Medical News Today: What does a lump in the left breast mean?

Lumps can occur in the left or right breast, or in both breasts. There are many types of breast lump, ...
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Medical News Today: What causes cramps after sex?

Both men and women can experience cramps after sex. The medical term for pain before, during, or after sex is ...
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Spinning With My Shrink

“I saw you.” I swallowed hard and looked up at my therapist. I began a rapid mental inventory of where ...
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Kaiser Permanente’s New Medical School Will Waive Tuition for Its First 5 Classes

Kaiser Permanente, the California-based health system that is preparing to open one of the few American medical schools not connected ...
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Study: Adolescent female blood donors at risk for iron deficiency and associated anemia

Female adolescent blood donors are more likely to have low iron stores and iron deficiency anemia than adult female blood ...
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Marijuana dispensaries associated with rise, then decline in some neighborhood crime

Ten states and the District of Columbia now allow the sale, possession, and use of marijuana for recreational purposes, and ...
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Cervical microbiome may promote high-grade precancerous lesions

Washington, DC - February 19, 2019 - Infections with a Human Papillomavirus (HPV) cause 99 percent of cervical cancer cases, ...
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T-cell receptor diversity may be key to treatment of follicular lymphoma, Mayo study finds

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Healthy white blood cells, called "T-cells," play a crucial role in how the body fights follicular lymphoma ...
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American women have better control of high blood pressure but are more obese than men

"The good news is that, since the Millennium, there have been reductions in blood pressure and cholesterol levels and in ...
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Fluorescing urine signals organ transplant rejection, could replace needle biopsies

IMAGE: This is Georgia Tech and Coulter Department researcher Gabe Kwong (r.) next to a liquid nitrogen storage vat in his ...
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Medical News Today: What to know about SIBO and its treatment

A person with small intestinal bacterial overgrowth has too many bacteria in their small intestine. This bacterial imbalance in the ...
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Five Things I Wish I’d Known Before My Chronic Illness

Image CreditMark Pernice Seven Thanksgivings ago, I got sick and I never got better. What I thought was food poisoning ...
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Home remedies for menstrual cramp relief

Many women report having abdominal or pelvic pain at the beginning of their menstrual cycle. This symptom can range in ...
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Gender transition drugs could be bad for the heart

New research now published in the journal Circulation finds that some people who are gender transitioning may be at a ...
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Saving the Bats, One Cave at a Time

ELY, Nev. — A crew of five wildlife biologists wearing overalls, helmets and headlamps walked up the flanks of a ...
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Medical News Today: Causes and treatments for itchy feet

Itchy feet can be bothersome, especially if the itchiness is chronic or accompanied by other symptoms. Many different conditions can ...
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The Checkup: Having Anesthesia Once as a Baby Does Not Cause Learning Disabilities, New Research Shows

A major international study provides new reassurance around the question of whether young children who have anesthesia are more likely ...
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Personal Health: The Case Against Cough Medicine

On a South American trip last month with two of my grandsons, the younger — 14-year-old Tennyson — developed a ...
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Heavy smoking can damage vision, Rutgers researcher finds

Smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day can damage your vision, a study co-authored by a Rutgers researcher finds. The ...
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Depression reversed in male mice by activating gene that helps excite neurons

IMAGE: This is Dr. Xin-Yun Lu, molecular behavioral neuroscientist at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. view more  Credit: ...
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Small cell lung cancer may respond to combination of immunotherapy and DNA damage repair inhibitors

IMAGE: Lauren Averett Byers, M.D. view more  Credit: MD Anderson Cancer Center Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer ...
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Physicists pinpoint a simple mechanism that makes bacteria resistant to antibiotics

IMAGE: These are researchers Maikel Rheinstädter and Adree Khondker of McMaster University. view more  Credit: JD Howell, McMaster University Physicists at ...
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AASM publishes clinical practice guideline on use of PAP therapy for sleep apnea

IMAGE: A new clinical practice guideline from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) provides guidance to clinicians on the use ...
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Hormone therapy may increase cardiovascular risk during gender transition

DALLAS, February 18, 2019 -- Patients receiving hormone therapy as part of their gender-transition treatment had an elevated risk for ...
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Researchers find febrile infants may not need painful tests, antibiotics, hospitalizations

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) - A national research team led by UC Davis Health clinicians and researchers from the University of Michigan, ...
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Specialized lung cells appear very early in development

Specialized lung cells appear in the developing fetus much earlier than scientists previously thought. A new animal study reports how ...
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Fetal signaling pathways may offer future targets for treating lung injury

PHILADELPHIA - Specialized lung cells appear in the developing fetus much earlier than scientists previously thought. A new animal study ...
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Neuromelanin-sensitive MRI identified as a potential biomarker for psychosis

Researchers have shown that a type of magnetic resonance imaging -- called neuromelanin-sensitive MRI (NM-MRI) -- is a potential biomarker ...
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Researchers discover DNA variants significantly influence body fat distribution

A new breakthrough from the Genetic Investigation of Anthropometric Traits consortium, which includes many public health researchers from the University ...
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CRISPR gene editing makes stem cells ‘invisible’ to immune system

UC San Francisco scientists have used the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing system to create the first pluripotent stem cells that are functionally ...
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Advancing therapy by measuring the ‘games’ cancer cells play

IMAGE: This is Jacob Scott, MD, Cleveland Clinic. view more  Credit: Cleveland Clinic February 18, 2019, Cleveland: Despite rapid advances in ...
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Medical News Today: Night owls may experience ‘jet lag’ on a daily basis

Are you one of those people who goes to bed late and wakes up equally late? If so, you may ...
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Medical News Today: Diabetes and Alzheimer’s: What’s the link?

New research has shown that impaired insulin signaling in the brain, often a feature of diabetes, may negatively impact cognition, ...
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Smoking may limit body’s ability to fight dangerous form of skin cancer

Melanoma patients with a history of smoking cigarettes are 40 per cent less likely to survive their skin cancer than ...
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Children carry evidence of toxins from home flooring and furniture

IMAGE: Environmental Chemist Heather led a three-year study of in-home exposures to semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) among 203 children from 190 ...
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There’s a place for us: New research reveals humanity’s roles in ecosystems

VIDEO: Jennifer Dunne and Stefani Crabtree describe an ongoing investigation into the roles humans play in sustainable and unsustainable socio-ecological systems ...
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Medical News Today: Can these new compounds treat memory loss in depression?

Memory loss does not only occur in neurodegenerative diseases, such as dementia. It also happens with age, or in relation ...
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A Mother Learns the Identity of Her Child’s Grandmother. A Sperm Bank Threatens to Sue.

Danielle Teuscher decided to give DNA tests as presents last Christmas to her father, close friends and 5-year-old daughter, joining ...
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Medical News Today: Exercise boosts well-being by improving gut health

Both bacterial diversity in the gut and regular exercise are important when it comes to health. But how are the ...
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Large-scale window material developed for PM2.5 capture and light tuning

IMAGE: Photograph of a large-scale conductive nylon mesh. Inset is photograph of Ag nanowire ink using ethanol as a solvent with ...
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Drinking contexts associated with early onset of alcohol intoxication among adolescents

Early onset drinking, drinking and intoxication at an early age among adolescents, has been identified as a primary risk for ...
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Art Institute of Chicago unveils key findings in African art thanks to medical technology

IMAGE: Bankoni. Equestrian and Four Figures. Mali. 1175-1500. view more  Credit: Ada Turnbull Hertle Endowment CHICAGO--On February 16, the Art Institute ...
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Drug combination may become new standard treatment for advanced kidney cancer

VIDEO: Toni K. Choueiri, MD details encouraging findings on the combination of the immunotherapy drug avelumab plus axitinib, a targeted agent, ...
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Stable ischemic heart disease in the older adult

In the current issue of Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (Special Issue on Stable Ischemic Heart Disease, Volume 3, Number 3, ...
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Diabetes mellitus and stable ischemic heart disease

In the current issue of Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (Special Issue on Stable Ischemic Heart Disease, Volume 3, Number 3, ...
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8 Ways to Avoid Buying a Bad Mattress

Mattress retailers offer deep discounts around Presidents’ Day, which can make it a good time to ditch your old bed ...
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Medical News Today: What causes dark urine?

Urine consists of excess water and waste products that the kidneys filter from the blood. It can range from pale ...
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The New Old Age: Dialysis Is a Way of Life for Many Older Patients. Maybe It Shouldn’t Be.

John Everdell had lived most of his life with kidney disease. As a young man awaiting a transplant, he had ...
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What and when can a fetus hear?

People often wonder if a fetus can hear while in the womb. Many expectant parents will speak to or play ...
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Diet drinks linked to a higher risk of stroke after the menopause

Fresh research offers further information on the potential for diet drinks — that is, beverages sweetened with artificial sugar substitutes ...
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in her words: Could the U.S. Get Paid Family Leave? It’s Looking Better Than Ever

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How can estrogen help control type 2 diabetes?

New research finds that estrogen improves insulin sensitivity and details the mechanism behind this effect. The findings have a "profound ...
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Medical News Today: Inflammation in midlife hastens cognitive decline

As we age, we may experience a decline in our mental ability. A recent study has concluded that chronic inflammation ...
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Trilobites: Searching Tardigrades for Lifesaving Secrets

There are many instances in medicine when it would be helpful to stop, or greatly slow down, time. Doing so ...
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Do You Want to Be Pregnant? It’s Not Always a Yes or No Answer

For decades, researchers and physicians tended to think about pregnancies as either planned or unplanned. But new data reveals that ...
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Ask Well: Can You Get Over a Food Intolerance?

Q. Can you desensitize yourself to a food intolerance? A. Food intolerances, which the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & ...
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How gaming technologies can help cancer patients communicate better

IMAGE: MyPal aims to investigate the use of apps and electronic games created and adapted specifically to the personal needs of ...
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Spare 10 minutes to make science leap forward

IMAGE: Mark Basham, project coordinator for the citizen science project demonstrates how to spot viruses. This will help train Artificial Intelligence ...
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Hypofractionated RT should be considered new practice standard for men with low risk prostate cancer

Results from the NRG Oncology clinical study NRG-RTOG 0415 determined that a hypofractionated radiotherapy schedule (H-RT), a treatment schedule that ...
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New study shows hidden genes may underlie autism severity

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 15, 2019) - Scientists at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have implicated a largely hidden ...
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Artificial intelligence can predict survival of ovarian cancer patients

The artificial intelligence software, created by researchers at Imperial College London and the University of Melbourne, has been able to ...
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‘Cellular barcoding’ reveals how breast cancer spreads

IMAGE: This photo shows from left to right Dr. Shalin Naik, Professor Jane Visvader, Dr. Tom Weber and Dr. Delphine Merino ...
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Immune stimulant molecule shown to prevent cancer

IMAGE: Esma Yolcu, Ph.D. view more  Credit: University of Louisville LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A research team at the University of Louisville ...
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UTMB develops drug to rejuvenate muscle cells

IMAGE: Climbing man view more  Credit: The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston GALVESTON, Texas - Researchers from The University ...
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OSA patients with excessive daytime sleepiness at greatest risk of cardiovascular disease

IMAGE: Excessive daytime sleepiness in OSA patients increases cardiovascular disease risk. view more  Credit: ATS Feb. 15, 2019--Adults with obstructive sleep ...
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Researchers find genetic vulnerability to menthol cigarette use

A genetic variant found only in people of African descent significantly increases a smoker's preference for cigarettes containing menthol, a ...
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Brain-computer interface, promise of restoring communication discussed at AAAS presentation

Brain-computer interfaces promise to restore communication for individuals with severe speech and physical impairments. Current brain computer interfaces share many ...
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Study suggests Chilean food regulations are changing food perceptions, norms, behaviors

Food regulations targeted at reducing obesity make a positive impact on those most likely to purchase the family's food - ...
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