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Study Demonstrates For The First Time That Ticks Weaken Skin's Immune Response

Hitherto, scientists have not fully understood why ticks are such dangerous disease vectors. A research team led by Johanna Strobl and Georg Stary from MedUni Vienna's Departm...
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Winter Viruses & The Busy Travel Season: Doctors Share Tips To Stay Healthy

Fall is upon us, which means colder-weather illnesses are too. Common viruses and close contact when traveling can wreak havoc on your immune system - especially during the ho...
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FACT SHEET: Biden Administration Announces Six-Week Campaign to Get More Americans their Updated COVID-⁠19 Vaccine Before End of the Year

Today, the Biden Administration is announcing a six-week campaign through the end of the year urging Americans to get their updated COVID-19 vaccine. With winter and holiday g...
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From AFib to Fitness Buff: A Heart Transformed

Claudia Huerta, 43, knows a thing or two about transformations. After being diagnosed with a serious, though common, heart condition called atrial fibrillation (AFib), the pay...
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Two Popular Diabetes Drugs Outperformed Others In Large Clinical Trial

In a large clinical trial that directly compared four drugs commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes, researchers found that insulin glargine and liraglutide performed the best ...
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Integrating Genetic Testing in Electronic Health Records Saves Time, Penn Study Finds

Making it possible to directly order and work with the results of genetic testing through patients’ electronic health records – instead of through third-party portals – result...
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Video Gaming May Be Associated With Better Cognitive Performance In Children

A study of nearly 2,000 children found that those who reported playing video games for three hours per day or more performed better on cognitive skills tests involving impulse...
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New Drug Expands Treatment Opportunities For Rheumatoid Arthritis

In its final Phase III clinical trial, a new drug for treating rheumatoid arthritis has proved to be at least as effective as the current "gold standard" treatment for this au...
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Bronchodilators Don’t Improve Smoking-Related Respiratory Symptoms In People Without COPD

Researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health have found that dual bronchodilators – long-lasting inhalers that relax the airways and make it easier to breathe – ...
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People Who Are ‘Night Owls’ Could Have Greater Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes And Heart Disease Than Those Who Are ‘Early Birds’

Are you an early bird or a night owl? Our activity patterns and sleep cycles could influence our risk of diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. New research publ...
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Study: Patients Prefer Stool Test to Colonoscopy

Three-quarters of people prefer to do a fecal immunochemical test (FIT) rather than a colonoscopy for their regular colorectal cancer screening, according to a new Cedars-Sina...
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ASHA Urges Changes to Audiology Provisions in Proposed Medicare Rule

In recent comments submitted to the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) urged the agency to adopt key ...
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Adjusting to Back to School While Prioritizing Family Well-being

Fresh notebooks, new pens, crisp highlighters, and favorite backpacks all point to the start of school. If this brings back feelings of anticipation, excitement, and maybe a t...
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Time-Restricted Eating Improves Health Of Firefighters

Firefighters are the heroes of our society, protecting us around the clock. But those 24-hour shifts are hard on the body and increase the risk of cardiometabolic diseases, su...
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Endocrine Society Experts Recommend Individualized Approach To Use Of Telehealth

Following rapid growth during the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth visits are expected to remain an important part of endocrine care, according to a new Endocrine Society policy ...
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What’s In A Word? Identifying Language Disorders Earlier Can Set Children Up For Success

A child’s first word can be a meaningful milestone for parents. But sometimes, children don’t have to say anything at all to teach us about how they develop their earliest voc...
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Accuweather Launches Program To Protect The Climate Health And Safety Of 1 Million Lives

AccuWeather, the most accurate and most used source of weather forecasts and warnings, unveils its Climate Impact Program, a partnership-based effort dedicated to protecting c...
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Nursing Associations Applaud Legislation to Remove Practice Barriers

The American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA), the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP), the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) and the America...
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Prenatal Cannabis Exposure Associated With Mental Disorders In Children That Persist Into Early Adolescence

Prenatal cannabis exposure following the middle of the first trimester—generally after five to six weeks of fetal development—is associated with attention, social, and behavio...
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One In Three Alzheimer’s Disease Family Caregivers Has Persistent Symptoms Of Depression

More than 60% of family caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) experienced at least mild depressive symptoms already at the time the individual with AD was di...
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New Data Shows COVID-19 Vaccine Does Not Raise Stroke Risk

Newly compiled data evaluated by researchers in the Department of Neurology and the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai shows that COVID-19 vaccines do not raise stroke risk...
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How a Brain Tumor Helped Cyclist Chris Baccash Change His Life

Being a professional cyclist with an optimistic disposition and an adventurous spirit comes in handy when, after having a seizure at work and waking up in a hospital, you even...
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Monoclonal Antibody Reduces Asthma Attacks in Urban Youth

A monoclonal antibody, mepolizumab, decreased asthma attacks by 27% in Black and Hispanic children and adolescents who have a form of severe asthma, are prone to asthma attack...
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UCI Study Examines Distorted Time Perception During Pandemic

The passage of time was altered for many people during the COVID-19 pandemic, ranging from difficulty in keeping track of days of the week to feeling that the hours themselves...
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Clinical Trial Evaluating Monkeypox Vaccine Begins

A clinical trial evaluating alternative strategies for administering the JYNNEOS monkeypox vaccine to increase the number of available doses has begun enrolling adult voluntee...
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