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Take the Sting Out of Summer: Combat the Perils of Mother Nature

Montefiore expert provides tips to avoid common summertime maladies.

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Cancer Research, Environment and Climate Change, Nutrition, and Mental Health - Upcoming Newswise Theme Wires

Newswise invites press release submissions from new and current members for inclusion in our Theme Wires on a variety of topics, including; Cancer Research, Environment and Climate Change, Nutrition, and Mental Health. Each wire is also open for sponsorships to promote your organization’s campaign, product, service, or news.

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Experts and Research Needed: Spreading Flu Outbreak

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Results of Medication Studies in Journals May be Misleading

Studies about medications published in the most influential medical journals are frequently designed in a way that yields misleading or confusing results. The journals are the NEJM, JAMA, The Lancet, Annals of Internal Medicine, the British Medical Journal and the Archives of Internal Medicine.

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One More Way Plants Help Human Health

A tiny plant called Arabidopsis thaliana just helped scientists unearth new clues about the daily cycles of many organisms, including humans. This is the latest in a long line of research, much of it supported by the National Institutes of Health, that uses plants to solve puzzles in human health.

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Loyola Launches New Master of Physiology Program

New courses will be taught by faculty at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

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Telemonitoring May Not Offer Improved Outcomes for Critically Ill Patients

Telemonitoring may offer promise for patients in remote locations without access to specially trained intensive care physicians. However, a recent study indicates telemonitoring does not offer improved clinical outcomes compared to patients who receive standard care.

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Research Deepens Understanding of Most Common Gastrointestinal Disorder in U.S., Linking It to Bacterial Overgrowth, Food Poisoning

Cedars-Sinai researchers have reported two advances in the understanding of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, the most common gastrointestinal disorder in the United States, affecting an estimated 30 million people.

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Lowering Cost Doesn’t Increase Hearing Aid Purchases

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Lowering the cost of hearing aids isn’t enough to motivate adults with mild hearing loss to purchase a device at a younger age or before their hearing worsens, according to researchers at Henry Ford Hospital. Simply lowering the cost of hearing aids – even by as much as 40% – does not improve hearing aid purchase for patients with partial insurance coverage or those who need to cover the entire cost out of pocket.

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Researchers Find New Treatment for Constipation

Constipation is definitely not a glamorous topic. In reality, it affects nearly 30 million Americans and costs more than $1 billion annually to evaluate and treat.

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