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Study Shows Who Benefits Most From Statins

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New research suggests that widely used statin therapy provides the most benefit to patients with the highest genetic risk of heart attack. Using a relatively straightforward genetic analysis, the researchers assessed heart attack risk independently of traditional risk factors such as age, sex, so-called good and bad cholesterol levels, smoking history, family history and whether the patient has diabetes.

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UC Davis Scientists Describe Novel Drug Mechanism That Fights Brain Cancer

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Researchers at UC Davis have developed and characterized a molecule that interferes with the internal regulation of cancer cells, causing them to self-destruct. This novel mechanism was found to be effective against glioma cells – responsible for a usually fatal type of brain cancer – and could be applicable to other highly aggressive cancers.

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Case Western Reserve Grants License Option to Startup Apollo Medical Devices

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With a two-year option license agreement from Case Western Reserve University’s Technology Transfer Office, Apollo Medical Devices LLC plans to further advance toward commercialization a point-of-care blood tester.

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Am I Normal? British Urology Journal Measures 15,000 Penises to Find the Average

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Penis size nomograms may be useful in clinical and therapeutic settings to counsel men and for academic research.

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Brain Tumor Patients Fare Better with Private Insurance, New Study Finds

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Brain tumor patients who are uninsured or use Medicaid stay hospitalized longer and develop more medical complications than those with private insurance, University of Florida Health researchers have found.

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Twitter Helps Smokers Kick the Habit, UCI-Stanford Study Finds

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When subjects in a smoking cessation program tweet each other regularly, they’re more successful at kicking the habit, according to a study by UC Irvine and Stanford University researchers. Specifically, daily “automessages” that encourage and direct the social media exchanges may be more effective than traditional social media interventions for quitting smoking.

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Philadelphia College of Pharmacy Professor Honored at USciences' 194th Founders’ Day Ceremony

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University of the Sciences proudly recognized pharmaceutical sciences professor Adeboye Adejare, PhD, with the 2015 Founders’ Day Faculty Award of Merit during the University’s 194th Founders’ Day ceremony on Thursday, Feb. 19.

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Climate Change Affects Human Health, ATS Membership Survey Shows

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The American Thoracic Society has published the results of a survey of the ATS membership on climate change which found that the majority of ATS members believe that climate change is real and that it is having a negative impact on the health of the patients that they care for.

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Five Things You Need to Know About Colorectal Cancer

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With March marking Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Jeffery Meyerhardt at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, answers some key questions about the disease:

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Free Day of Education at the American Academy of Pain Medicine’s 31st Annual Meeting

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AAPM is offering a full day of free education at its Annual Meeting that includes a neuromodulation course, two commercially-supported symposia, and entrance to the meeting's Welcome Reception.