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{FD} Cancer survivors often living with PTSD

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Cancer patients may often experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the months after their tumors are diagnosed, and mental health issues can sometimes linger for years, a Malaysian study suggests. Continue reading

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{FD} Risk of ****** cancer recurrence lasts for decades

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Many women who follow initial ****** cancer treatment with five years of hormone therapy to keep tumors at bay may still experience new malignancies up to two decades after their diagnosis, a study suggests. Continue reading

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{FD} First CTE diagnosis on living NFL player confirmed by autopsy, report shows

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Doctors were successfully able to diagnose a living person with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a first for the field of medical research, according to a recently published article. Continue reading

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{FD} FDA clears nerve stimulator for opioid withdrawal symptoms

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday cleared for use an electrical nerve stimulator designed to reduce the symptoms of opioid withdrawal. Continue reading

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{FD} Women less likely than men to receive CPR from passerby, study says

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If you suffer cardiac arrest in public, just being a woman means you’re less likely to receive potentially life-saving CPR from a passerby, according to a new study. Continue reading

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{FD} Boy with rare disease gets new skin with gene therapy

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Doctors treating a critically ill boy with a devastating skin disease used experimental gene therapy to create an entirely new skin for most of his body in a desperate attempt to save his life. Continue reading

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{FD} EpiPen failures reportedly linked to 7 deaths, 35 hospitalizations in 2017

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The EpiPen reportedly malfunctioned 228 times this year and was cited in seven deaths and 35 hospitalizations, a reported stated. Continue reading

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{FD} Pain drugs in pregnancy tied to ADHD

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Women who use a lot of the common pain reliever acetaminophen during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than those who don’t use the drug, a Norwegian study suggests. Continue reading

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{FD} Recurrent concussions are down in high school sports

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With passage of laws requiring U.S. high schools to report young athletes’ concussions, more of these head injuries are being reported – but the rate of repeat concussions has gone down, a new study shows. Continue reading

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{FD} First test of anti-epilepsy surgeries in children shows dramatic benefit

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Brain surgery for children whose epilepsy is resistant to drug therapy can produce a 10-fold increase in the odds of being seizure-free after one year and can do it without affecting IQ, according to a new Indian study of 116 patients in The New Englan… Continue reading

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{FD} Bill Gates predicts polio will be eliminated this year

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Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said he believes polio will be eliminated from the Earth this year. Continue reading

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{FD} Doctor’s research could buy time for snake bite victims

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A researcher at the University of Arizona is experimenting with a new therapy to help treat rattlesnake bites. Continue reading

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{FD} Many ex-opioid addicts credit ‘ibogaine’ with cure, but it’s illegal in US

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As the opioid epidemic grows worse, the call is growing louder for a serious look at a form of therapy that some people say helped them overcome their addiction when all else failed. Continue reading

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{FD} Tests showing low egg reserves not linked to infertility

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Lab tests showing that women have low reserves of eggs in their ovaries may not necessarily mean they will struggle to get pregnant, a U.S. study suggests. Continue reading

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{FD} Zika vaccine shows promise in early human trial

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A DNA-based Zika vaccine from Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc and South Korea’s GeneOne Life Science Inc induced anti-Zika immune responses in an early stage human trial, U.S. researchers reported on Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} A single genetic glitch may explain how Zika became so dangerous

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A single genetic change that occurred in 2013 may explain how Zika acquired the ability to attack fetal nerve cells, causing a severe birth defect in babies whose mothers were infected while pregnant, Chinese and U.S. researchers reported on Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} CTE breakthrough: Biomarker may indicate disease in living patients

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Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine said they’ve identified a key biomarker that may make it possible to diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in living patients. Continue reading

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{FD} Feds spend $587,441 to make engineering a ‘safe zone’ for LGBTQ students

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The National Science Foundation is spending over $100,000 to create “safe zone” inclusion training so more members of the LGBTQ community become engineers. Continue reading

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{FD} Dental work tied to heart infections in people with artificial valves

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Invasive dental procedures may raise the risk of rare but serious infections in people who have prosthetic heart valves, a recent French study suggests. Continue reading

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{FD} Boston University to study brain of ex-NFL linebacker

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The brain of former University of Colorado and NFL football player Drew Wahlroos, who killed himself earlier this month, has been donated to Boston University. Continue reading

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{FD} Menopause hormone therapy not linked to premature death

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Women who take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to ease menopause symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats may be no more likely to die prematurely than women who don’t take hormones, a new study suggests. Continue reading

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{FD} Middle-age women can choose Pap smear or HPV test for cancer screening

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Middle-aged women can choose which test to undergo for cervical cancer screening, according to a draft recommendation from an influential group backed by the U.S. government. Continue reading

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{FD} Study prompts call to examine flu vaccine and miscarriage

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A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against swine flu. Continue reading

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{FD} This last-resort test saved 2 women from cancer

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Genomic testing pointed these two cancer survivors towards effective treatment. Continue reading

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{FD} Cancer patients lack access to fertility support

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Up to half of cancer patients of reproductive age do not receive adequate information about the impact of treatment on their fertility, decreasing their options for family planning and support, a new study suggests. Continue reading

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{FD} New cancer treatment can eradicate tumors, scientists say

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Scientists unveiled a new cancer treatment on Monday that can remove tumors, reduce side effects and prevent the disease from coming back better than current techniques. Continue reading

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{FD} FDA steps up scrutiny of regenerative medicine

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is stepping up efforts to better regulate an emerging field of medicine that holds significant promise for curing some of humanity’s most troubling maladies by using the body’s own cells. Continue reading

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{FD} Little evidence shows cannabis helps chronic pain or PTSD

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Even though pain and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are among the most common reasons people use medical marijuana in the U.S., there isn’t much proof cannabis works for either one of these conditions, two research reviews suggest. Continue reading

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