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colorectal cancer

Scientists Zero in on Ways to Boost Colorectal Cancer Screening

UNC Lineberger's Daniel Reuland, MD, MPH, and colleagues published in JAMA Internal Medicine a review of data from 73 randomized clinical trials that tested...
neuropsychiatric disorders

Researchers Reveal How Gene Variant Is Linked to Chronic Pain After...

The gene FKBP5 is a critical regulator of the stress response and affects how we respond to environmental stimuli. Previous studies have shown that...
Blood Mutations

Blood Mutations Could Contaminate Genetic Analyses of Tumors

Genetic mutations in blood cells that have made their way into tumors could be red herrings that mislead physicians looking for genetic changes in...
gene editing

Gene-editing Reduces Triglycerides, Cholesterol by Up to 50 Percent, Finds Penn...

Using a variation of CRISPR gene editing may be a potential strategy for mimicking the protective effects of a genetic mutation linked to lower...
antibiotic

Protocol Reduces Antibiotic Use Prior to Cytoscopy

A study from Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) by Justin Gregg, MD, and colleagues demonstrates how a clinical protocol can help reduce unnecessary use...
catatonia

Study Seeks to Aid Diagnosis, Management of Catatonia

Catatonia, a syndrome of motor, emotional and behavioral abnormalities frequently characterized by muscular rigidity and a trance-like mental stupor and at times manifesting with...
Psoriasis

Psoriasis Severity Linked to Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

People with psoriasis are at a higher risk to develop type 2 diabetes than those without psoriasis, and the risk increases dramatically based on...
fertility

Biomarkers of Low Ovarian Reserve may not Predict Fertility as Previously...

A new study led by UNC-Chapel Hill reproductive endocrinologist Anne Steiner, MD, MPH, refutes previously held notions about fertility tests, suggesting that common markers...
Psoriasis

Severity of Psoriasis Linked to Increased Risk of Death

The more the surface area of the body is covered by psoriasis, the greater the risk of death for the patient suffering from the...
skin abscesses

New Approach for Staph-related Skin Abscesses Explored

New multicenter research that includes Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) investigators, could change treatment approaches to simple skin abscesses, infections often caused by Staphylococcus...
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Blood Type Link to Cancer Survival

Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the United States. Last year more than 14,000 deaths were reported....
cerebral cortex, lung cancer, heart attack, Childhood Myopia, autism spectrum disorder, health efforts, Clostridium difficile, movement disorders, autism spectrum disorder, hypertension, Parkinson’s Disease, cancer, Kidney Fibrosis, sarcoma, Seizures, Alzheimer’s disease, Kidney Disease, stress, Lung Disease, cancer, blood type, Viral interference, male infants, premature infants, antibodies, breast cancer, DNA repair protein, COX-2 blocker, Alzheimer’s, isoketal-modified proteins, opioids, ebola, nerve degeneration, neurotransmitter, pulmonary fibrosis, schizophrenia

RSV-HRV Viral Interference

Viral interference – the influence of one virus on infection by another virus – is important in understanding respiratory viral circulation and the impact...
cerebral cortex, lung cancer, heart attack, Childhood Myopia, autism spectrum disorder, health efforts, Clostridium difficile, movement disorders, autism spectrum disorder, hypertension, Parkinson’s Disease, cancer, Kidney Fibrosis, sarcoma, Seizures, Alzheimer’s disease, Kidney Disease, stress, Lung Disease, cancer, blood type, Viral interference, male infants, premature infants, antibodies, breast cancer, DNA repair protein, COX-2 blocker, Alzheimer’s, isoketal-modified proteins, opioids, ebola, nerve degeneration, neurotransmitter, pulmonary fibrosis, schizophrenia

Study Finds Male Infants at Increased Risk for NAS

Male infants are more likely at birth than their female counterparts to be diagnosed with drug withdrawal symptoms, also known as neonatal abstinence syndrome...
prostate cancer

New Insights on Side Effects Can Help Prostate Cancer Patients Choose...

For many men newly diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer, concerns about potential quality-of-life issues often guide treatment decisions. A new study led by UNC...
hypervariable influenza A virus, colorectal cancer, vitamin D, cervical cells, Pulmonary-renal syndrome, opioid agonist therapy, breast cancer, Pediatric Leukemia, Knee Surgery, Acute Kidney Injury, reproductive disease, diabetes, prostate cancer, ear tumor, tumor, asthma, lung cancer, anti-viral, norovirus, antibiotic

Study Shows Active Surveillance Preserves Quality of Life for Prostate Cancer...

Faced with the negative quality-of-life effects from surgery and radiation treatments for prostate cancer, low risk patients may instead want to consider active surveillance...
cell disease

Risk of Death in Sickle Cell Disease

In a study published in the FebruaryAmerican Journal of Hematology, Shruti Chaturvedi, M.D., Michael DeBaun, M.D., MPH, and colleagues identified a combination of risk...
helium, solar cell, blood cancers, breast cancer, SIRT5, gut bacteria, stem cells, cancer, improved connectivity, enzyme sirtuin 6, prostate cancer, brain cancers, lithium-air fuel cell

Scalp Cooling Helps Some Breast Cancer Patients Retain Hair

Scalp cooling can lessen some chemotherapy-induced hair loss – one of the most devastating hallmarks of cancer – in certain breast cancer patients, according...
tonsillectomies

Studies Find Tonsillectomies Offer Only Modest Benefits

Removing tonsils modestly reduced throat infections in the short term in children with moderate obstructive sleep-disordered breathing or recurrent throat infections, according to a...
bacteria

UV Light Can Aid Hospitals’ Fight to Wipe Out Drug-Resistant Superbugs

A new tool -- a type of ultraviolet light called UVC -- could aid hospitals in the ongoing battle to keep drug-resistant bacteria from...
prostate cancer

For Men with Prostate Cancer, Emotional Distress May Lead to More...

The anxiety many men experience after being diagnosed with prostate cancer may lead them to choose potentially unnecessary treatment options, researchers from the University...