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Article ID: 702538

Radiation/cisplatin combination established as standard of care for HPV-related head and neck cancer

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

Combinations of radiation and chemotherapy drugs have been shown to cure HPV-related head and neck cancer with a high success rate. A new phase III trial has now determined that cisplatin chemotherapy, combined with radiation therapy, produces the best results and should be considered the standard of care. Findings will be presented in a news briefing Tuesday at 3pm ET from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting.

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Article ID: 702592

Garry Brydges Begins Term as President of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

Incoming president of nurse anesthesia provider association outlines plans for his presidency, which include access to patient care, cost-effective healthcare, and research.

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Article ID: 702589

Knowledge is power: Knowing the potential risks of hormonal birth control can help college women make more informed choices for their health and well-being

Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University professor Sean Gregory's research found hormonal contraception use among young women is correlated with an increased risk of depression, which is correlated with adverse results in academic performance.

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Article ID: 702591

New Technology Encodes and Processes Video Orders of Magnitude Faster Than Current Methods

University of California San Diego

Computer scientists at the University of California San Diego have developed a new technology that can encode, transform and edit video faster--several orders of magnitude faster--than the current state of the art.

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Article ID: 702594

Researchers uncover new target of alcohol in the brain

University of Illinois at Chicago

When alcohol enters the brain, it causes neurons in a specialized region called the ventral tegmental area, or VTA — also known as the “pleasure center” — to release dopamine, a neurotransmitter that produces those feel-good sensations, and tells the brain that whatever it just experienced is worth getting more of.

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Article ID: 702530

Kellogg Eye Center expands comprehensive eye clinic in Brighton

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Patients can now receive eye surgery and other ophthalmology care close to home at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center’s new state-of-the-art clinic in Brighton.

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