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Article ID: 696372

Add checking your skin to summer plans

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Summer is an especially good time to check for signs of skin cancer.

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20-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696368

Scientists Unravel DNA Code Behind Rare Neurologic Disease

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Scientists conducting one of the largest full DNA analyses of a rare disease have identified a gene mutation associated with a perplexing brain condition that blinds and paralyzes patients.

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Article ID: 696205

Alcohol Problems Predict Increased Sex without Condoms among Black Gay Men

Research Society on Alcoholism

Gay and bisexual men are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS illness and death in the U.S., accounting for 70 percent of new HIV infections. Furthermore, among men who have sex with men (MSM), black MSM are disproportionately at risk of HIV infection. Alcohol consumption may play a role in HIV transmission because it can lead individuals to have sex without using a condom. This study examined the links between condom use and drinking, before and during sex, and alcohol-use problems.

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15-Jun-2018 7:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696348

Houston Methodist receives additional $6 million Occidental Petroleum donation to enhance community patient care

Houston Methodist

A Houston Methodist program that provides specialty patient care to uninsured and underserved patients received another multi-million dollar gift from Occidental Petroleum Corporation.

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20-Jun-2018 8:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696270

Alcohol, Anger and Genetics May Increase the Risk of Intimate Partner Violence

Research Society on Alcoholism

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is prevalent, affecting individuals from adolescence through adulthood. While alcohol is a known contributing cause of IPV, researchers are examining why some individuals who drink become violent but others who drink do not. These results and others will be shared at the 41st annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in San Diego June 17-21.

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18-Jun-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696333

If Only…

Houston Methodist

The American Cancer Society's recent recommendations for changing the colorectal cancer screening age to 45 from age 50 had significant meaning for a Magnolia, Texas woman.

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19-Jun-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696048

Still no “magic bullet” treatment for a hangover … yet

Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcohol hangovers are more significant and costly than people realize, new research shows. Although individuals may be “street legal” to drive a car, or go to work and operate machinery, they can be just as impaired with a hangover as if they were over the alcohol limit. These observations and others will be shared at the 41st annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in San Diego June 17-21.

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12-Jun-2018 8:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696114

Certain Types of Media Activity Among Youth May Be Linked to Certain Psychopathologies

Research Society on Alcoholism

Adolescence is a critical time for development of the brain, as well as accompanying cognitive and socioemotional abilities. It is also a time of high media activity. Results of the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study that examined the effects of media activity on psychopathology among youth will be shared at the 41st annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in San Diego June 17-21.

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13-Jun-2018 9:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696248

500 HoLEP Procedures and Counting at Scott & White Medical Center – Temple

Baylor Scott and White Health

More than 500 men who suffered with problems urinating due to an enlarged prostate have undergone holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP), a minimally invasive procedure, at Scott & White Medical Center – Temple. This innovative urological procedure provides much-needed relief for men with a prostate enlargement, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a condition that can prevent the bladder from emptying properly and could lead to kidney damage or failure.

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19-Jun-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696283

Mendelsohn shares Tang Prize for leadership in developing targeted therapy

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Targeted cancer therapy pioneer John Mendelsohn, M.D., researcher and former president of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, will share the 2018 Tang Prize in Biopharmaceutical Science for his leadership in developing antibodies to block cancer-promoting growth factor receptors on the surface of cancer cells.

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18-Jun-2018 11:00 PM EDT
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