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Study: Eating when not hungry bad for health

Study: Eating when not hungry bad for health

CORNELL, N.Y.– Marketing is making people eat when they’re not hungry, and that’s making people less healthy, according to a new study. Researchers at Cornell University found when people eat when they’re not hungry, blood glucose levels rise more than if they wait until they are hungry to eat. But the availability of food and [...]

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14-year-old receives fully functional 3D-printed nose implant

14-year-old receives fully functional 3D-printed nose implant

NEW YORK — A 14-year-old who lost his nose in an accident is thought to be the first person in the United States to have received a 3D-printed nose, restoring his senses of smell and taste, according to doctors at Mount Sinai hospital. Dallan Jennet, a 14-year-old from the Marshall Islands, fell onto a live [...]

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Scientists stop Duchenne muscular dystrophy with gene editing

Scientists stop Duchenne muscular dystrophy with gene editing

DALLAS, Dec. 31 (UPI) — Scientists used the CRISPR/Cas9 method of gene editing to correct a mutation causing Duchenne muscular dystrophy, reversing the progressive disease in the experiments with mice, according to a new study. DMD is the most common, and severe, form of muscular dystrophy among boys. The progressive disease is caused by a [...]

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‘Cold blasts’ can freeze out phantom limb pain

‘Cold blasts’ can freeze out phantom limb pain

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 6 — While amputees have found few treatments for phantom limb pain, researchers found using cold blast treatments helps to significantly reduce the pain. Image-guided cryoablation effectively reduced pain for patients in a small study at Emory University, according to researchers who presented the findings at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s [...]

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FDA approves biosimilar to Remicade for arthritis, IBS

FDA approves biosimilar to Remicade for arthritis, IBS

BETHESDA, Md., April 6 — A drug very similar to Remicade was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for treatment of Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome and other chronic conditions, the agency said. Inflectra is a biosimilar to Remicade, and while not a direct copy, it matches the original for safety [...]

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WHO: Number of diabetes patients quadrupled since 1980

WHO: Number of diabetes patients quadrupled since 1980

WASHINGTON, April 6  — Nearly 10 percent of the global population is living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, according to a new report showing the number of people with the condition has more than quadrupled in the last 25 years. The World Health Organization released its Global Report on Diabetes Wednesday, which shows [...]

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UCLA technology figures proper drug dose for individual patients

UCLA technology figures proper drug dose for individual patients

LOS ANGELES, April 6  — Researchers at the University of California Los Angeles created a platform to help doctors determine the right drugs and doses for patients based on their unique biological traits, according to a new study. The technological platform the researchers designed, Phenotypic Personalized Medicine, helped transplant doctors in the study select the [...]

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U.S. moving money from Ebola fund to help fight Zika

U.S. moving money from Ebola fund to help fight Zika

WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 — The Obama administration is shifting $589 million in funding to prepare for likely outbreaks of Zika virus in the United States during the upcoming mosquito season, senior officials announced Wednesday. The money includes $510 million originally intended for fighting the Ebola virus, which officials said remains a global health threat. [...]

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Study: No link between common epilepsy drug, certain birth defects

Study: No link between common epilepsy drug, certain birth defects

WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 — Despite initial concern from early studies, taking the epilepsy drug lamotrigine (Lamictal) during pregnancy may not raise the risk for certain birth defects, a large new study finds. “An initial study of this drug showed an increased risk for cleft lip or cleft palate, but a number of other studies [...]

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Women twice as likely to die from severe heart attack, study finds

Women twice as likely to die from severe heart attack, study finds

WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 — Women are up to twice as likely as men to die from the most dangerous type of heart attack, a worldwide study finds. Although death rates have fallen, there are still significant survival differences after what’s called ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), according to the Yale University-led team of investigators. [...]

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High-dose radiation may be no better for low-risk prostate cancer

High-dose radiation may be no better for low-risk prostate cancer

WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 — Higher doses of radiation may not benefit low-risk prostate cancer patients, a new review suggests. “In the field of radiation oncology, we often assume that the highest dose that the body can tolerate will be most effective at killing cancer,” said senior study author Dr. Robert Den, a researcher at [...]

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Gene may raise melanoma risk, even without sun exposure

Gene may raise melanoma risk, even without sun exposure

WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 — A new study hints that genetics could play a role in the development of melanoma even if people don’t get a lot of sunburns. But some U.S. experts say people shouldn’t take this news as an excuse to bake themselves in the sun, which is considered a major cause of [...]

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