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Respiratory Groups Call For An End To Preventable Pneumonia Deaths

In support of World Pneumonia Day, Nov. 12, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), of which the American Thoracic Society is a member, calls for an end to pr...
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Biomarker Blood Test Could Reveal High Risk Heart Patients In Need Of Treatment

Without occasionally looking under the hood, it’s difficult to predict whether expensive car repairs lie ahead. In a similar way, preventive cardiologists are looking for ways...
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Here’s A Playbook For Stopping Deadly Cytokine Storm Syndrome

There’s no telling where the call will come from, or when. But Randy Cron, M.D., Ph.D., professor of pediatrics and medicine at UAB, knows to expect them. “Not a week goes by...
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Infant Home Visiting Program Linked To Less Child Abuse

Family Connects, a program where nurses conduct home visits for newborns and their families, is linked to substantial reductions in child maltreatment investigations in childr...
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Ethnic Minority Women Face More Barriers To Seeing Their GP

The study published in Psycho-Oncology found that, in England, women from ethnic minority backgrounds were more likely to feel too embarrassed to talk to a GP (75-91%) than wh...
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Life-Threatening Lung Inflammation Linked To Vaping In 16-Year-Old

The fluid in e-cigarettes may cause a potentially life threatening lung inflammation in those who are susceptible, warn doctors in the Archives of Disease in Childhood after t...
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Youth With Abnormal Heart Rhythms More Likely To Have ADHD, Anxiety, Depression

Children and teens with abnormal heart rhythms (cardiac arrhythmias) are more likely to have depression, anxiety and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) compared w...
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Endeavors Breaks Ground on First of its kind Veteran Wellness Center

State and local officials joined leaders of Endeavors and the Cohen Veterans Network to break ground today on a new Veteran Wellness Center, the first of its kind in Texas and...
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Self-Cannibalizing Mitochondria May Set The Stage For ALS Development

Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered a new phenomenon in the brain that could explain the development of early stages of neurodegeneration that is seen in diseases...
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GP Clinics Could Gelp Bridge Mental Health Treatment Gap, Study Finds

Patients experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues could be managed effectively by GP practices, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge. This could al...
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Understanding Breast Implant Safety

Recently, the Food and Drug Administration recommended that patients considering breast implants — whether for reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy or cosmetic surgery — ...
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Q&A: A Drug-Free Option For Treating ADHD In Children

Deciding how to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children can be a difficult decision for parents. Stimulants, such as Adderall and Ritalin, are the most comm...
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One-Third Of Reproductive Age Women Have Health Conditions That May Complicate Pregnancy

One in three women of reproductive age have at least one chronic condition that could compromise their health or lead to adverse outcomes during pregnancy, according to Univer...
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New Online Curriculum Equips Nurses To Lead Innovation By Offering Training In Design Thinking

Nurses make up the largest and most trusted group of health care professionals, work on the front lines of the health care system, and are frequently called on to devise on-th...
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Research Aims To Make Technologies For Controlling Blood Sugar More Accessible

The rise of continuous blood glucose monitor and insulin pump technologies has lessened the intricate task of monitoring and regulating blood glucose levels for people with di...
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VA Investigates Impact Of Opioids, Sedatives On Veterans

Veterans who simultaneously take opioids for chronic pain and benzodiazepines for anxiety and insomnia are at an increased risk of unintentional overdose and death as well as ...
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Three-Drug Combo Improves Lung Function In Most Common Genetic Form Of Cystic Fibrosis

A phase three clinical trial that UT Southwestern participated in determined that a three-drug combination improved lung function and reduced symptoms in cystic fibrosis (CF) ...
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Access To Medications To Treat Opioid Addiction Changes Lives

More patients in South Dakota can receive medications to help them recover from opioid addiction, thanks to the work of Jennifer Ball, an assistant professor of pharmacy pract...
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How Measles Wipes Out The Body’s Immune Memory

Over the last decade, evidence has mounted that the measles vaccine protects in not one but two ways: Not only does it prevent the well-known acute illness with spots and feve...
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How To Improve Epilepsy Care In Africa? Include Traditional Healers, Schoolchildren And The Guy Next Door

A four-year pilot project in Mozambique has reduced the epilepsy treatment gap by more than 30% and is now being rolled out to the entire country. Palmira Fortunato dos Santo...
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Screening Tool Administered In Pediatric ER Accurately Gauges Suicide Risk

A suicide risk screening tool that Johns Hopkins Medicine implemented in its pediatric emergency department six years ago appears to provide an accurate gauge of which youth a...
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Man With Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Lives To Tell The Tale

https://www.newswise.com/articles/man-with-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-lives-to-tell-the-taleJohn Kaczmarczyk’s wife, Noelle, and their son, Dylan, were at home when they he...
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Think You’re Allergic To Penicillin? You Are Probably Wrong

More than 30 million people in the United States wrongly believe they are allergic to penicillin – resulting in millions of dollars in added health care costs, adverse side ef...
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Opioid-Related Gifts From Pharma Companies Linked To Physician Prescribing By Specialty

Physicians who received gifts from pharmaceutical companies related to opioid medications were more likely to prescribe opioids to their patients the following year, compared ...
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Testing HIV Testers

Improving rates of HIV testing among young men who have sex with men (YMSM) is a crucial public health strategy to stem the increasing HIV epidemic and to end HIV in the Unite...
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