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New Method To Detect Cancer Cells Faster, Potentially Improving Outcomes

The days - or even weeks - spent waiting for the results of a cancer-screening test can feel like an eternity. Especially when early diagnosis and quick action are tied to bet...
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The 'Blue' In Blueberries Can Help Lower Blood Pressure

A new study published in the Journal of Gerontology Series A has found that eating 200g of blueberries every day for a month can lead to an improvement in blood vessel functio...
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For Adult Scoliosis, Surgery, Other Treatments Are Viable Options

For years, spine surgeons have debated the best methods for treating scoliosis in adults. Spinal curvature often results in more back pain, leg pain and other symptoms for adu...
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EEG Helps Scientists Predict Epileptic Seizures Minutes In Advance

Elizabeth Delacruz can’t crawl or toddle around like most youngsters nearing their second birthday. A rare metabolic disorder that decimated her mobility has also led to cort...
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Can A Nerve Injury Trigger ALS?

A growing collection of anecdotal stories raises the possibility that nerve injury in an arm or a leg can act as a trigger for the development amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, o...
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Rutgers Experts Highlight Pharmacist’s Role In Patients’ Weight-Loss Journey

Rutgers researcher Rupal Mansukhani is available to discuss how popular mobile resources such as wearables and apps can help people count calories and lose weight. She can als...
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Health-Related Google Searches Double In The Week Before ER Visits

Health-related internet searches doubled during the week before patients visited an emergency department, according to a new study from researchers at Penn Medicine who examin...
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Drug ‘Librarian’ Discovers New Compound That May Thwart Common Surgery Complication

In a strategic search, Johns Hopkins scientists created and screened a library of 45,000 new compounds containing chemical elements of widely used immune system suppressants, ...
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Urine Test Detects Transplant Rejection, Could Replace Needle Biopsies

Too often, it’s only after a transplanted organ has sustained serious damage that a biopsy reveals the organ is in rejection. A new screening method using sensor particles and...
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Why Getting Enough Sleep Reduces Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Getting enough sleep is key to good health, and studies have shown that insufficient sleep increases the risk of serious problems, including cardiovascular disease. Now Massac...
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Breakthrough Toward Developing Blood Test For Pain

A breakthrough test developed by Indiana University School of Medicine researchers to measure pain in patients could help stem the tide of the opioid crisis in Indiana, and th...
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A Lack Of Antibody Diversity May Make The Elderly More Susceptible To The Flu

The influenza vaccine may be less effective in the elderly because their B cells are less capable of producing antibodies that can adapt to protect against new viral strains, ...
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New Nurses Work Overtime, Long Shifts, And Sometimes A Second Job

New nurses are predominantly working 12-hour shifts and nearly half work overtime, trends that have remained relatively stable over the past decade, finds a new study by resea...
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Children On The Autism Spectrum With Co-Occurring ADHD Symptoms Lag Behind In Key Measures of Independence And Communication

A pair of new studies has provided new insight into the challenges faced by children on the autism spectrum who exhibit symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (A...
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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 donors and nondonors, which could have significant ne...
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Mapping Brain Circuits In Newborns May Aid Early Detection Of Autism

A new map of newborn babies’ brains offers details of structure that will provide a new reference for researchers studying both typical brain development and neurological diso...
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Helping Patients Breathe During Dangerous Procedure Prevents Life-Threatening Complications

Thousands of Americans die each year during a dangerous two-minute procedure to insert a breathing tube. Now a Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) study in the New En...
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Does A Severe Infection Put You At Greater Risk Of Heart Disease And Death?

Physician-scientists from the University of Alabama at Birmingham have recently assessed the incidence, or new onset, of cardiovascular disease and in-hospital deaths in patie...
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Engineers Develop Placenta-On-A-Chip To Study Caffeine Transport From Mother To Fetus

Engineers have used microfluidic technology to create a “placenta-on-a-chip” that models how compounds can be passed from a mother to a fetus. “I am interested in microfluidi...
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Navigating Life 'Outside The Gate'

With 1.3 million active duty military personnel nationwide, coordinating and finding accessible healthcare and social services for their 1.7 million family members is a major ...
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Parents: Keep Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Away From Children

With medical marijuana now legal in about two-thirds of U.S. states, there’s growing concern about how dispensaries may impact surrounding neighborhoods and communities. And ...
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Novel App Uses AI To Guide, Support Cancer Patients

Artificial Intelligence is helping to guide and support some 50 breast cancer patients in rural Georgia through a novel mobile application that gives them personalized recomme...
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Rutgers Promotes Safe Patient Handling Practices To Reduce Health Care Worker Injuries

Nurses, nurse aids, orderlies, emergency medical technicians and physical and occupational therapists have some of the highest numbers of nonfatal occupational injuries. Chron...
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Common Acid Reflux Medications Linked To Increased Kidney Disease Risk

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), which include well-known brand names Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid, are among the most commonly prescribed medications in the world. Approximate...
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Study Offers Insight Into State Of Nurses’ Work Environments

The health of environments in which nurses care for acutely and critically ill patients has improved over the last few years, but areas of concern and opportunities for improv...
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