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    16-Jun-2018 2:30 AM EDT

Article ID: 696175

Phase III study shows quizartinib prolongs overall survival for patients with deadly type of relapsed or refractory AML

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

A study led by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center revealed that the investigational drug quizartinib prolonged overall survival for patients with a deadly form of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) linked to a genetic mutation called FMS-like internal tandem duplications (FLT3-ITD).

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Article ID: 696093

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) to host 60th Annual Meeting in San Antonio, October 21-24

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) will host its 60th Annual Meeting at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, October 18-24, 2018. The meeting will feature updates from clinical trials and cancer research involving radiation therapy, and keynote addresses from Ned Sharpless, MD, Director of the National Cancer Institute and Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency .

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    12-Jun-2018 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 695384

Fruit and Vegetable Prescriptions Encourage Children to Eat Healthy

American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

A new study shows that a fruit and vegetable prescription program can improve access to healthy foods for underserved children. The program, which was implemented in Flint, Michigan, could be replicated in other areas to address food insecurity in children.

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4-Jun-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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    11-Jun-2018 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 695370

Adapting Lifestyle Habits Can Quickly Lower Blood Pressure

American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Researchers have demonstrated that a program aimed at helping people modify lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise is as effective as medication at reducing blood pressure.

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4-Jun-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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    11-Jun-2018 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 695345

Tracing the Impacts of Food and Nutrition Policies

American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Many policies are being implemented or considered to try to steer people toward healthier food choices. The Nutrition 2018 meeting will feature studies that evaluate the impacts of existing policies and seek to inform the design of future ones.

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    11-Jun-2018 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 695382

Federal Food Aid to Puerto Rico High in Salt, Sugar

American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

An analysis of 10 consecutive days of federal food aid delivered during the aftermath of Hurricane Maria reveals that much of this food exceeded the dietary limits for sodium, added sugars and saturated fats outlined in federal dietary guidelines.

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4-Jun-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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    10-Jun-2018 4:45 PM EDT

Article ID: 695341

American Toddlers Consume Too Much Added Sugar

American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

A new study suggests children in the US begin consuming added sugar at a very young age and that many toddlers’ sugar intake exceeds the maximum amount recommended for adults.

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    10-Jun-2018 3:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 695376

Bacteriophages Offer Promising Alternative to Antibiotics

American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Results from a new clinical study have confirmed the safety and tolerability of using bacteria-specific viruses known as bacteriophages to eliminate disease-causing bacteria in the gut.

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    10-Jun-2018 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 695344

New Research Reveals Benefits of a Vegetarian Diet

American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Eating a vegetarian or primarily plant-based diet is associated with a variety of health benefits. But simply being vegetarian is not enough to reap those benefits—the quality of the food matters, too. The Nutrition 2018 meeting will feature new research into the health impacts of eating a plant-based diet and how dietary quality influences those impacts.

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    10-Jun-2018 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 695342

Improving Americans’ Diets Could Save Billions in Health-Related Costs

American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

New research suggests improving the quality of the average American’s diet could substantially reduce costs associated with heart disease, diabetes, cancer and other major health problems. The study is the first to comprehensively analyze the potential cost implications of improved adherence to healthy dietary patterns (as measured by the Healthy Eating Index (HEI) and the Mediterranean-style diet (MED) score) among US adults across major chronic disease types.

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