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Researchers demonstrate health risks posed by third hand tobacco smoke

Researchers demonstrate health risks posed by ‘third hand’ tobacco smoke

Research led by the University of York has highlighted the potential cancer risk in non-smokers - particularly young children - of tobacco smoke gases and particles…


Viral therapy could boost limb-saving cancer treatment Viral therapy could boost limb-saving cancer…

Viruses designed to target and kill cancer cells could boost the effectiveness of chemotherapy to the arms and legs and…

Gene variant identified as a heart disease risk factor for women Gene variant identified as a heart…

When it comes to heart disease, Dr. Ross Feldman says women are often in the dark. Historically, it was thought…

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Yale researchers identify targets for immunotherapy…

Yale Cancer Center researchers used a new molecular analysis tool to accurately detect the level of an important target for immunotherapy in early-stage breast cancers. The diagnostic test, using RNAScope, measures the amount of PD-L1 (programmed death ligand 1) mRNA in routine formalin-fixed cancer tissues and is devoid of many of the technical issues that plague antibody-based detection methods that… Yale researchers identify targets for immunotherapy in early-stage breast cancer

Pre-diabetes label ‘unhelpful and unnecessary’

Labelling people with moderately high blood sugar as pre-diabetic is a drastically premature measure with no medical value and huge financial and social costs, say researchers from UCL and the Mayo Clinic, Minnesota.

The analysis, published in the BMJ, considered whether a diagnosis of pre-diabetes carried any health benefits such as improved diabetes prevention. The authors showed that treatments to… Pre-diabetes label ‘unhelpful and unnecessary’



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Bothered by hot flashes? Acupuncture might…

In the 2,500+ years that have passed since acupuncture was first used by the ancient Chinese, it has been used to treat a number of physical, mental and emotional conditions including nausea and vomiting, stroke rehabilitation, headaches, menstrual cramps, asthma,… Bothered by hot flashes? Acupuncture might be the answer

More evidence that moderate drinking may…

Two large studies published in June, one covering 52 countries around the globe and the other from Scandinavia, link low-to-moderate alcohol consumption to reduced risk of heart attack or a life-threatening flaw in the main artery from the heart.

The… More evidence that moderate drinking may benefit the heart

Low Strength Brain Stimulation May Be…

Brain stimulation treatments, like electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), are often effective for the treatment of depression. Like antidepressant medications, however, they typically have a delayed onset. For example, a patient may receive several weeks of regular… Low Strength Brain Stimulation May Be Effective for Depression




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Could strenuous exercise at night mean…

Young adults who exercised vigorously before bed ended up getting better sleep than their peers who reported less strenuous evening activity, a new study found.

The results, based on sleep patterns during a single night, go against the usual… Could strenuous exercise at night mean better sleep?

Students who send explicit texts more…

Parents who catch their middle school-aged children sexting may be justified in suspecting something more, a new study suggests.

Adolescents who sent or received sexually explicit photos or text messages were three to seven times more likely to be… Students who send explicit texts more likely to be sexually active

Study examines rate of HIV diagnosis…

The annual HIV diagnosis rate in the U.S. decreased more than 30 percent from 2002-2011, with declines observed in several key populations, although increases were found among certain age groups of men who have sex with men, especially young men,… Study examines rate of HIV diagnosis in US




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ATS releases guidelines on the management…

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“With the development of new treatments, many patients with sickle… ATS releases guidelines on the management of pulmonary hypertension of sickle cell disease

Gene therapy method targets tumor blood…

Working in mice, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report developing a gene delivery method long sought in the field of gene therapy: a deactivated virus carrying a gene of interest that can be injected into… Gene therapy method targets tumor blood vessels

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A new inhaled medication has the potential to treat mild asthma and allergies by interrupting the production of an immune system protein that triggers allergic reactions, a new study reports.

The drug, quilizumab, targets the blood cells that produce a… New Inhaled Drug Shows Promise Against Allergies, Asthma

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