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Cancer, Obesity, Cancer Risk, Cancer Risk Reduction, Stomach Cancer, Liver Cancer, gall bladder cancer, Pancreas Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Meningioma, Thyroid Cancer, Multiple Myeloma, Excess Weight, Overweight

Excess weight linked to 8 more cancer types

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There’s yet another reason to maintain a healthy weight as we age. An international team of researchers has identified eight additional types of cancer linked to excess weight and obesity: stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, ovary, meningioma (a type of brain tumor), thyroid cancer and the blood cancer multiple myeloma.

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Sickle Cell Disease, Blood Disorders, nurse navigator, pediatric blood disorders, Rutgers University, New Jersey

Helping Children with Blood Disorders ‘Navigate’ Their Care

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Thanks to a two-year, $70,000 commitment from Embrace Kids Foundation, the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center housed at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey is expanding to include a Pediatric Sickle Cell and Hemoglobinopathies Nurse Navigator position.

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Quadriplegic, tendon transfer

Surgery Restores Hand and Elbow Function in Quadriplegics

A surgery for quadriplegics called tendon transfer can significantly improve hand and elbow function, but the procedure is greatly underused, according to an article in the journal Hand Clinics.

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Nanoparticle That Mimics Salmonella Counteracts Chemotherapy Resistance, Protein’s Role in Cell Division, A Novel MRI Method, and MORE in the Cancer News Source

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Chemistry/Physics/Materials Sciences, Medicine/Health (Critical Care/Emergency Medicine; Sports Medicine [Trauma/Injury])

Nanoparticles That Speed Blood Clotting May Someday Save Lives

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Whether severe trauma occurs on the battlefield or the highway, saving lives often comes down to stopping the bleeding as quickly as possible. Many methods for controlling external bleeding exist, but at this point, only surgery can halt blood loss inside the body from injury to internal organs. Now, researchers have developed nanoparticles that congregate wherever injury occurs in the body to help it form blood clots, and they’ve validated these particles in test tubes and in vivo.

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Vasculitis, Vasculitis Foundation, Autoimmune, Autoimmune Disease, VF, Kate Kinney, Monroe Clinic, ranulomatosis with polyangiitis, GPA, Joyce Kullman

Medical Professional Diagnoses Rare Disease; Receives the Vasculitis Foundation’s 2016 VF-RED Award

Monroe Clinic hospitalist, Kate Kinney, is one of three medical professionals to earn the 2016 Vasculitis Foundation V-RED Award honoring her early diagnosis of a rare, autoimmune vasculitis disease. Kinney and her team's early identification of the illness allowed the patient to begin critical treatment before any further organ damage could occur.

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Leukaemia Blood Testing Has 'Massive Potential'

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Researchers at The University of Manchester have unlocked the potential of a new test which could revolutionise the way doctors diagnose and monitor a common childhood Leukaemia.

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Mechanosensing, Blood Clotting, force measurement, Platelet

How Mechanical Force Triggers Blood Clotting at the Molecular Scale

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Using a unique single-molecule force measurement tool, a research team has developed a clearer understanding of how platelets sense the mechanical forces they encounter during bleeding to initiate the cascading process that leads to blood clotting.

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Blood Pressure Diet Improves Gout Blood Marker

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A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy and reduced in fats and saturated fats (the DASH diet), designed decades ago to reduce high blood pressure, also appears to significantly lower uric acid, the causative agent of gout. Further, the effect was so strong in some participants that it was nearly comparable to that achieved with drugs specifically prescribed to treat gout, a new study led by Johns Hopkins researchers shows.

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Fitness, Healthy Lifestyle, Exercise, Movement, Stairs, Walking, Stretching, health benefits of exercise

Tips to Get Moving During the Workday

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If you spend hours commuting to work and sitting at your desk all day, recent studies about the health hazards of too much sitting probably have hit home. Here are some tips to incorporate movement into your work day.

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Blood Pressure, Longevity

Strict Blood Pressure Control May Provide Long-Term Benefits for Patients with Kidney Disease

• In long-term analyses of 2 clinical trials that included patients with chronic kidney disease, a lower blood pressure target than the currently guideline-recommended goal of 140/90 mm Hg was safe and associated with protection against premature death

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Mathamatics, Statistics, Public Health, Medicine & Health, Virology

Risk of Fans Catching Dengue Fever During Olympics 'Very Low'

The risk of sports fans catching dengue fever during the Rio Olympics is very low, according to a new study involving mathematicians at the University of Strathclyde.

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Atrial Fibrillation, Warfarin, noac, Stroke, stroke awareness, Blood Clots, Irregular Heart Rhythm

Warfarin Use May Not Bring Long-Term Stability for Atrial Fibrillation

\Warfarin prescribed to prevent strokes in atrial fibrillation may not adequately control blood clotting over the long-term, even when patients have been historically stable on the drug, according to a study from the Duke Clinical Research Institute.

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Pulmonary Hypertension, Genetics, Gene Testing, Diagnosis And Treatment Of Medical Conditions, Repiratory, intermountain medical center, Pulmonary, Testing Methods, Testing

New Testing Method Developed for Genetic Mutation That Causes Pulmonary Hypertension

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The new testing method is a significant improvement for patients because it utilizes a simple blood sample, eliminating the need for a much more invasive lung biopsy that was previously required to test for the genetic mutation.

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The Smallest of Patients

On January 24, 2013, Iris Vega-Figueroa’s life changed completely.That’s the day she gave birth to her twin girls, Iris and Geraldine.

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Ethnicity & Disease, Lisa A. Cooper, Hypertension, heart diseaes, Cardiovascular, Blood Pressure, Racial, Lisa Cooper, Disparities

To Beat Hypertension, Take the 'Clinic' to the People

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Eliminating racial disparities in the outcomes of programs to control blood pressure can be accomplished with a few one-on-one coaching sessions delivered by health professionals —but not if the program requires people to get to a clinic, according to results of a new Johns Hopkins Medicine study. The finding, described in the current issue of the Ethnicity & Disease journal, adds to mounting evidence that health and wellness programs work best when medical practitioners go out to people in their communities.

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Virginia Tech Epidemiology Expert Says New Zika Cases Will Help Researchers Predict U.S. Transmission

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clinical laboratory, AACC Annual Scientific Meeting, Healthcare

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics to Present Seven Scientific Posters, Six Products at AACC

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics will present seven scientific posters on its assays and display six products at the 2016 American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) annual meeting. Ortho’s posters will address a range of important tests, both marketed and in-development for clinical labs.

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Obesity, Metabolism, Hypertension, Renin Angiotensin System

Blood Pressure Hormone Promotes Obesity

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New research by University of Iowa scientists helps explain how a hormone system often targeted to treat cardiovascular disease can also lower metabolism and promote obesity.







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