Month: July 2019

A recent study that looked at nonprofit research funding for different types of cancer found that some of the most common (and most deadly) cancers receive far less money than others, which can directly affect research, drug development, and patient education. New research finds that lung cancer is one of the conditions that receive the
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Epigenomics studies how the genes we’re born with interact with the environment and can help predict and prevent diseases, such as cancer, by turning our genes on and off. To learn more, visit http://mayocl.in/2lj8hmL
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A doctor or nurse can use a urinalysis to test a person’s urine for signs of potential problems, such as infections or diseases. It is a standard test that healthcare professionals may use in a variety of settings and situations. A urinalysis is sometimes part of a routine health examination, but it may also aid
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Researchers have created and tested a miniature virus-scanning device for smartphones, which offers a more practical and financially feasible option for assessing the presence of biomarkers, a process that has traditionally required large and expensive equipment. pinkeyes | Shutterstock Yoshihiro Minagawa from the University of Tokyo is behind the new device, called MobIP, which aims
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A small amount of mucus in a baby’s poop is likely no cause for concern if there are no other symptoms. However, large quantities of mucus, mucus that appears in several stools in a row, or accompanying signs of diarrhea could each point to an allergy, a gastrointestinal infection, or another problem. The intestines naturally
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Exercise that builds muscle endurance, or resistance training, can help older adults to preserve their independence and quality of life. It can overcome the loss of muscle mass and strength, build resilience, ease the management of chronic conditions, and reduce physical vulnerability. A new position statement extols the benefits of resistance training for older adults
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Representatives from Apple, Google, Amazon and Microsoft joined up in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, alongside some of the largest health insurers and hospitals, to announce plans to provide consumers with easier access to their medical information. The group agreed to begin testing a set of technical specifications for sharing for a type of health data
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Physical activity has many well-known health benefits, but its association with lung function in childhood and adolescence is not well understood. A new study by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a center supported by “la Caixa”, has for the first time demonstrated an association between regular physical activity during childhood and higher lung-function
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Marijuana is a drug that many people take recreationally, often referring to it as weed. However, others sometimes use it medicinally to manage symptoms of chronic conditions. Some people may wonder whether marijuana is a depressant. In this article, we explore different types of drug, including depressants, stimulants, and hallucinogens, and determine the categories to
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A majority of genetic diseases are caused by single point mutations — an error of one base pair within our DNA. David Liu, who has developed molecular machinery that is able to edit these mutations, tells us about the multidisciplinary approach needed to make advances in this field.
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Inefficiencies in memorization and learning are one of the easiest ways students can improve their performance and efficiency. Unless you’re gifted with powerful photographic memory, then you understand the struggle of 1) not remembering everything you should and 2) spending way too much time to memorize information, only to forget it later. Here’s how you
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More than 15 million colonoscopies are performed in the United States every year, and in at least 20 percent of those, gastroenterologists end up removing precancerous growths from the colon. Eliminating these early-stage lesions, known as polyps, is the best way to prevent colon cancer from developing. To reduce the risk of tearing the colon
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Stimulant medications are the first-line treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Common symptoms of ADHD include hyperactivity, impulsive behavior, and difficulty paying attention. Recently, researchers have been investigating several different supplements that may help alleviate ADHD symptoms. In this article, we outline the research into some of the more promising hormone, dietary, and herbal
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President Donald Trump speaks to the media before departing the White House en route West Virginia in Washington, July 24, 2019. Mary F. Calvert | Reuters The Trump administration is proposing a rule that would require hospitals to publish the prices that are negotiated with insurers, or risk being fined. The proposed rule, announced Monday,
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Pil-induced, also called drug-induced, esophagitis can happens when medications are taken incorrectly. If you don’t swallow enough water or lie down right after a dose, the pills can get hung up in your esophagus. The contents leak out and may cause an ulcer and painful symptoms. A Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist explains which medications can cause
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insights from industryDr. Christoph Jansen, Ph.DTechnical Key Account ManagerMettler ToledoAn interview with Dr. Christoph Jansen, Market Manager Food & Pharma, Mettler Toledo Please give an overview of the recent compliance pressures that have been put on pharmaceutical companies. Compliance always has always been a high priority for data integrity in the pharmaceutical industry, along with
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Statins are a class of drug that reduces levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in the blood. Doctors sometimes refer to this simply as “bad” cholesterol. Statins are some of the only cholesterol lowering drugs that demonstrably reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. This article explores why a person may want to come
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The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) today announced formation of the Pelotonia Institute for Immuno-Oncology (PIIO), a comprehensive bench-to-bedside research initiative focused on harnessing the body’s immune system to fight cancer at all levels-;from prevention to treatment and survivorship.
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