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Article ID: 666726

Reducing the Duration of Antibiotics Does More Harm than Good When Treating Ear Infections in Young Children

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

In a landmark trial, researchers have demonstrated that when treating children between 9 and 23 months of age with antibiotics for ear infections, a shortened course has worse clinical outcomes without reducing the risk of antibiotic resistance or adverse events.

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19-Dec-2016 1:10 PM EST
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    12-Dec-2016 3:00 PM EST

Article ID: 666283

Bacterial ‘Sabotage’ Handicaps Ability to Resolve Devastating Lung Inflammation in Cystic Fibrosis

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

The chronic lung inflammation that is a hallmark of cystic fibrosis, has, for the first time, been linked to a new class of bacterial enzymes that hijack the patient’s immune response and prevent the body from calling off runaway inflammation, according to a laboratory investigation led by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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12-Dec-2016 10:05 AM EST
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    22-Nov-2016 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 665114

Palliative Care Improves Quality of Life, Lessens Symptoms

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

People living with serious illness who receive palliative care have better quality of life.

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18-Nov-2016 12:05 PM EST
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    14-Nov-2016 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 664550

International Team Decodes Cellular Death Signals

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

A multidisciplinary international team of scientists solved the mystery of a recently discovered type of controlled cell death, mapping the path to potential therapies for conditions ranging from radiation injury to cancer. The study, led in part by the University of Pittsburgh, is reported today in two papers in Nature Chemical Biology.

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10-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EST

Article ID: 663166

Patients with Insomnia Have Altered Activity in Specific Brain Regions

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

Specific brain regions, including those involved in awareness of self and tendency to ruminate, show altered activity in patients with insomnia when compared to good sleepers, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine published this week in the journal SLEEP.

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19-Oct-2016 3:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 661050

Research Links Sleep Habits to Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Use

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

A study led by researchers from the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Pitt Department of Psychology has identified a possible link between adolescent sleep habits and early substance abuse. The study, published today in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, found that both sleep duration and sleep quality during late childhood predict alcohol and cannabis use later in adolescence.

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19-Sep-2016 1:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Watercress Extract Detoxifies Carcinogens in Smokers, Clinical Trial Demonstrates

Article ID: 652051

Watercress Extract Detoxifies Carcinogens in Smokers, Clinical Trial Demonstrates

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

Watercress extract taken multiple times a day significantly inhibits the activation of a tobacco-derived carcinogen in cigarette smokers, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), partner with UPMC CancerCenter, demonstrated in a phase II clinical trial presented today at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

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20-Apr-2016 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 651304

Most Patients Likely to See Reductions in Pain and Disability after Bariatric Surgery; Study Identifies Who Benefits Most

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

In the three years following bariatric surgery, the majority of patients experienced an improvement in pain and walking ability, as well as a lessening of the degree to which back or leg pain interfered with work, according a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health-led analysis of a multi-site clinical study published today (April 5) in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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7-Apr-2016 3:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 649361

New Placenta Model Could Reveal How Birth Defect-Causing Infectious Agents Cross From Mother to Baby

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI) have devised a cell-based model of the human placenta that could help explain how pathogens that cause birth defects, such as Zika virus, cross from mother to unborn child. The findings were published today in Science Advances.

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7-Mar-2016 2:05 PM EST

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