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Article ID: 699168

Stroke Patients Treated at a Teaching Hospital Are Less Likely to Be Readmitted

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Stroke patients appear to receive better care at teaching hospitals with less of a chance of landing back in a hospital during the early stages of recovery, according to new research from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

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Article ID: 698976

Better Access to Quality Cancer Care May Reduce Rural and Urban Disparities

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

When enrolled in a cancer clinical trial, the differences in survival rates between rural and urban patients are significantly reduced, SWOG study results show.

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Article ID: 699082

YouTube is Source of Misinformation on Plastic Surgery, Rutgers Study Finds

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The first study to evaluate videos on facial plastic surgery procedures finds most are misleading

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Article ID: 698768

Doctor-Patient Discussions Neglect Potential Harms of Lung Cancer Screening, Study Finds

University of North Carolina Health Care System

Although national guidelines advise doctors to discuss the benefits and harms of lung cancer screening with high-risk patients because of a high rate of false positives and other factors, those conversations aren’t happening the way they should be, according to a study by researchers from the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Article ID: 698762

Global Funding for Adolescent Health Misses the Target

Harvard Medical School

Adolescents make up more than a quarter of the population in developing countries. Only 1.6 percent of global development assistance for health from 2003-2016 went to adolescent health. Resource allocation failed to address many of the diseases that take the worst toll on adolescent health, such as depressive disorders, anemia and injuries.

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Article ID: 698772

New Study Views Cancer Treatment as a Game to Find Strategies That Improve Patient Outcomes

Moffitt Cancer Center

TAMPA, Fla. – Game theory can be utilized to identify potential flaws in current cancer treatment approaches and suggest new strategies to improve outcomes in patients with metastatic cancer, according to a new article published online today by JAMA Oncology. The study, which is authored by a mathematician, an evolutionary biologist and clinical physicians from the Moffitt Cancer Center and Maastricht University, challenges the decades old standard of treatment for metastatic cancers in which drugs are typically administered continuously at the maximum-tolerated dose (MTD) until the tumor progresses.

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Article ID: 698678

Scientists Identify Genetic Marker for Gastric Cancer Prognosis

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Although immunotherapy is seen as a very promising treatment for cancer, currently only 20 to 30 percent of patients respond positively. Being able to identify the people most likely to benefit from the costly therapy is a Holy Grail for oncologists.

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Article ID: 698677

Study Finds Behavioral Changes Insufficient at Preventing Early Childhood Obesity

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Young children and their families in poor communities were able to make some achievable and sustainable behavioral changes during the longest and largest obesity prevention intervention, but, in the end, the results were insufficient to prevent early childhood obesity.

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