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Fight-or-Flight Response Triggers White Bloods Cells, Increases Heart Attack Risk in...

Stress hormones can save lives, or take them. Released during an emergency or in pressure situations, stress hormones can gang up with white blood...
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Overdose Risk Quintuples with Opioid and Benzodiazepine Use

In the first 90 days of concurrent opioid and benzodiazepine use, the risk of opioid-related overdose increases five-fold compared to opioid-only use among Medicare...
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Flu Virus is Protected by Mucus When Airborne, Regardless of Humidity

Mucus and other airway secretions that are expelled when a person with the flu coughs or exhales appear to protect the virus when it...
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Infection Blood Test of Limited Value in Reducing Antibiotic Use

Overall antibiotic use was not curbed by giving physicians the results of biomarker tests in patients with suspected lower respiratory tract infections, according to...
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Hookah Responsible for Over Half of Tobacco Smoke Inhaled by Young...

Smoking tobacco from a waterpipe, also known as a hookah, accounted for over half of the tobacco smoke volume consumed by young adult hookah...
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Colon Cancer Risk Linked to Type of Polyp Found at Screening

People who are found to have advanced polyps during a colonoscopy have a long-term risk of colorectal cancer that is more than 2.5 times...
Viral Replication

Pitt, UPMC Researchers Identify Key Step in Viral Replication

Viruses are intracellular parasites that cause disease by infecting the cells in the body and, in a study published today in Nature Microbiology, researchers at Children’s...
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Preventing Exhaustion in Immune Cells Boosts Immunotherapy in Mice

If you’re an immune cell gearing up to fight cancer, you’d better eat your breakfast. The tumor microenvironment is a harsh place, and tumor...
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Multiple Types of Delirium in the ICU Indicate High Risk for...

Critically ill patients who experience long periods of hypoxic, septic or sedative-associated delirium, or a combination of the three, during an intensive care unit...
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Blood Test Cuts Time to Diagnosis for Common, Deadly Yeast Infection,...

A new blood test seems to perform as well as, if not better than, traditional blood cultures at detecting a type of fungal yeast...
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UPMC Researchers on Path to Solving Treatment Resistance in Most Common...

At Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI) and UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, a large team of clinical and laboratory researchers dedicated to understanding treatment resistance in the most common...
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Pitt-Led Study Finds Higher Rates of Early Substance Use Among Children...

A new study published online in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry found that children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder(ADHD) engaged in substance...
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E-Cig Use Increases Risk of Beginning Tobacco Cigarette Use in Young...

Young adults who use electronic cigarettes are more than four times as likely to begin smoking tobacco cigarettes within 18 months as their peers...
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Stroke Study Expands Window of Clot Removal Treatment for Some Patients

A procedure to remove clots from blocked brain vessels – known as thrombectomy - may be beneficial for some stroke patients even if they...
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Online Therapy Proves Effective for Treating Depression and Anxiety

Providing an online computerized cognitive behavioral therapy (CCBT) program, both alone and in combination with an Internet Support Group (ISG), is a more effective...
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Computer Program Helps Doctors Detect Acute Kidney Injury Earlier to Save...

Embedding a decision support tool in the hospital electronic health record increases detection of acute kidney injury, reducing its severity and improving survival, according...
cell death

Tracing Cell Death Pathway Points to Drug Targets for Brain Damage,...

University of Pittsburgh scientists are unlocking the complexities of a recently discovered cell death process that plays a key role in health and disease,...
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UPMC-Developed Genetic Test Successfully Detects Some Asymptomatic Pancreatic Cancers

A genetic test developed at UPMC proved highly sensitive at determining which pancreatic cysts are most likely to be associated with one of the...
pollination

A New Threat to Pollination : The Dark Side of Artificial...

Most plant species are dependent on the animal world – especially insects – for their reproduction. The decline of pollinating insects all over the...

Clot Removal Therapy Effective Outside Six-Hour Window for Some Stroke Patients

Results of a randomized controlled trial show that endovascular treatment (ET) to remove a stroke-causing blood clot in the brain is effective in some...