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Study: Worm infection counters inflammatory bowel disease

Study: Worm infection counters inflammatory bowel disease

NEW YORK, April 15  — Worm infection may protect against inflammatory bowel diseases, according to a recent study, leading researchers to suggest a lack of exposure to worms in the overly-sanitized modern world is increasing cases of the conditions. Researchers at New York University suggest exposure to worms, or at least to immune chemicals produced [...]

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Study with mice may lead to treatment for stuttering

Study with mice may lead to treatment for stuttering

ST. LOUIS, April 15 — Although stuttering has baffled scientists for centuries, researchers think they’ve pinned the primary cause down to a genetic mutation, which they say could eventually lead to a treatment for the condition. Stuttering is biological in origin, though can be made worse by anxiety or stress, researchers at the Washington School [...]

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Study finds women who live in greener areas live longer

Study finds women who live in greener areas live longer

THURSDAY, April 14, 2016 — Women living in homes surrounded by lots of trees and vegetation may have a lower risk of death than those in areas with less greenery, a new study suggests. Researchers sifted through data on more than 108,000 women across the United States. The information was collected between 2000 and 2008. [...]

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Adults with diabetes suffer 17 or more years of disability, study says

Adults with diabetes suffer 17 or more years of disability, study says

THURSDAY, April 14, 2016 — Adults with diabetes die earlier and suffer longer with disabilities than men and women without the blood-sugar disease, researchers are reporting. Type 1 and type 2 diabetes will shorten the lives of 50-year-old men and women by more than three years. And only about 13 of their remaining years will [...]

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Study: Combination therapy improves retinoblastoma outcome

Study: Combination therapy improves retinoblastoma outcome

LOS ANGELES, April 15  — Researchers found a combination of chemotherapy and a protein inhibitor improves the outcome of children with retinoblastoma, according to a recent study. Inhibiting the protein YM155, which prevents the process of cell death, made chemotherapy more effective against cancer cells in the lab and when treating mice with the cancer, [...]

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Mars Food to label products ‘everyday’ or ‘occasional’

Mars Food to label products ‘everyday’ or ‘occasional’

WASHINGTON, April 15  — Mars Food, which makes some of the most popular rices, candy bars and jarred sauces, among other foods, has announced plans to improve the nutritional content of their products and add labels warning about health dangers from consuming too much of the less healthy products. Mars plans to add enhanced labels [...]

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Only half of rectal cancer patients get recommended treatment: Study

Only half of rectal cancer patients get recommended treatment: Study

FRIDAY, April 15, 2016 — Despite the increasing use of a standard therapy for rectal cancer in the United States, only slightly more than half of patients receive it, a new study finds. Chemoradiation therapy followed by surgery is recognized as the standard of care for locally advanced rectal cancer because it offers patients the [...]

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Widely used type 2 diabetes drug may reduce cancer death risk

Widely used type 2 diabetes drug may reduce cancer death risk

FRIDAY, April 15, 2016 — Metformin, a commonly prescribed diabetes drug, may reduce the risk of dying from some cancers for postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. The study found that for women with type 2 diabetes and cancer, the odds of dying from cancer appeared to be 45 percent higher [...]

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Early stage breast cancer does need treatment, study finds

Early stage breast cancer does need treatment, study finds

FRIDAY, April 15, 2016 — Early stage breast cancers known as DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) should be treated with surgery, not a “wait-and-watch” approach, according to new research. Experts have debated whether to treat early DCIS or simply monitor it to see if it progresses. The new study suggests excision of DCIS — cancer [...]

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How important is surgeon’s skill for weight-loss surgery outcomes?

How important is surgeon’s skill for weight-loss surgery outcomes?

WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 — A surgeon’s skill level does not seem to have a big impact on long-term outcomes for weight-loss surgery patients, a new study suggests. However, one weight-loss surgeon disagreed with the study’s conclusion. Prior research had found an association between surgical skill level and short-term outcomes after a type of weight-loss [...]

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Blood test for asthma may follow discovery of biomarkers

Blood test for asthma may follow discovery of biomarkers

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., April 13  — There is no definitive test for asthma, with most diagnoses based on history and breathing tests, both of which researchers say lack definition and depend on patients having attacks before any type of treatment. Researchers at Penn State University found microRNAs, or miRNAs, in the blood can indicate whether [...]

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Newer blood thinning drugs safer for reducing atrial fibrillation

Newer blood thinning drugs safer for reducing atrial fibrillation

WASHINGTON, April 13  — Blood thinners like warfarin have long been used to lower the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, but require continuous monitoring and dietary restriction to be sure blood has not been thinned too much. Researchers at Loyola University found, however, that newer blood thinning drugs — such as dabigatran, [...]

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