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Mildly Obese Fare Better After Major Heart Attack

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People who survive a major heart attack often do better in the years afterward if they’re mildly obese, a study by UT Southwestern Medical Center cardiologists showed.

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Arnold Palmer Hospital Named a “Best Children’s Hospital” in 5 Specialties

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in its 2017-2018 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings published online today. It is the only hospital in Orlando to be given this designation.

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Adolescent Obesity Linked to Early Mortality From Cardiovascular Diseases

While there is solid evidence that adolescent overweight and obesity are associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke, less is known about the association between body mass index (BMI) and rarer cardiovascular diseases. A new large-scale, 45-year Israeli study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism found that higher BMI as well as BMI in the accepted normal range in late adolescence may be related to a higher risk of death in mid-adulthood from non-coronary non-stroke cardiovascular diseases such as fatal arrhythmia, hypertensive heart disease, cardiomyopathy, arterial disease, heart failure and pulmonary embolism.

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New Antibody Appears to Re-Activate Immune System in Cancer Therapy

Adding an investigational antibody to the chemotherapy rituximab appears to restore its cancer-killing properties in certain leukemia patients with a natural resistance to the drug, according to a small, proof-of-concept study by Duke Cancer Institute researchers.

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Researchers Propose New Approach to Identify Genetic Mutations in Men with Prostate Cancer

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Scientists have had limited success at identifying specific inherited genes associated with prostate cancer. Researchers at University of Utah Health studied prostate cancer patients with multiple cancer diagnoses to identify genetic mutations that may influence cancer treatment and cancer risk.

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University of Rhode Island Group Takes Holistic Look at Lifestyle and Dementia

Faculty, staff and graduate students are taking on one of society’s most vexing health challenges: how to prevent or slow the onset of dementia through changes in diet and exercise. And what sets the Lifestyle Interventions Group apart is its inclusion of disciplines beyond the typical confines of brain science.

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Stem-Cell Researchers Solve Mystery of Relapse in Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Leukemia researchers led by Dr. John Dick have traced the origins of relapse in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) to rare therapy-resistant leukemia stem cells that are already present at diagnosis and before chemotherapy begins.

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Ancient Antiviral Defense System Could Revolutionize a New Class of RNA-based Medicine, Mount Sinai Researchers Say

Medicinal payload could be delivered by engineered RNAs that can be controlled by a billion year-old “genetic fossil” found in all cells







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