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Teens prescribed anxiety, sleep medications likelier to illegally abuse them later

Teens prescribed anxiety, sleep medications likelier to illegally abuse them later

The medical community may be inadvertently creating a new generation of illegal, recreational drug users by prescribing anti-anxiety or sleep medications to teenagers, say University of…


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A study combining tumor cells from patients with breast cancer with a laboratory model of blood vessel lining provides the…

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Therapy Found Effective in Older, African…

University of Cincinnati researchers have found in a phase-2 clinical trial that a Food and Drug Administration-approved therapy could be effective in treating both older and African American patients with advanced lung cancer who may not be candidates for chemotherapy.

These findings are published Nov. 25, 2014, in the online journal Libertas Academica.

Nagla Karim, MD, PhD, associate professor in… Therapy Found Effective in Older, African American Lung Cancer Patients

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Developing a noninvasive test for endometriosis

Researchers at UC San Francisco have identified patterns of genetic activity that can be used to diagnose endometriosis and its severity, a finding that may offer millions of women an alternative to surgery through a simple noninvasive procedure.

The study… Developing a noninvasive test for endometriosis

Two Michigan high school students develop…

Two Michigan high school students, sisters Ilina and Medha Krishen, have developed screening tools using electronic stethoscopes to detect lung and heart disease. The sisters will present their findings at CHEST 2014 in Austin, Texas next week.

Ilina Krishen became… Two Michigan high school students develop screening tools to detect lung and heart disease

Homeless, mentally ill women face vicious…

An award-winning study by a Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine researcher has documented how homeless, mentally ill women in India face a vicious cycle:

During psychotic episodes, they wander away from home, sometimes for long distances, and wind… Homeless, mentally ill women face vicious cycle in India




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Insomnia increases risk of motor vehicle…

New research suggests that insomnia is a major contributor to deaths caused by motor vehicle crashes and other unintentional fatal injuries. The results underscore the importance of the “Sleep Well, Be Well” campaign of the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project.

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