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Newswise: Implanted Drug ‘Reservoir’ Safely Reduces Injections for People with Macular Degeneration

Article ID: 714310

Implanted Drug ‘Reservoir’ Safely Reduces Injections for People with Macular Degeneration

Johns Hopkins Medicine

In a clinical trial of 220 people with “wet” age-related macular degeneration, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers, collaborators from many sites across the country, and Genentech in South San Francisco have added to evidence that using a new implant technology that continuously delivers medication into the eyes is safe and effective in helping maintain vision and reduces the need for injections in the eyes.

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13-Jun-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 714216

Lower risk of Type 1 diabetes seen in children vaccinated against “stomach flu” virus

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Vaccinating babies against a virus that causes childhood “stomach flu” greatly reduces their chance of getting so sick that they need hospital care, a new study shows. But the study also reveals a surprise: Getting fully vaccinated against rotavirus in the first months of life is associated with a lower risk of developing Type 1 diabetes later on.

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11-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Study: Apple Watch Shows Promise in Detecting AFib

Article ID: 714300

Study: Apple Watch Shows Promise in Detecting AFib

Western Connecticut Health Network

Study findings presented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Annual Meeting showed that Apple Watch was able to accurately detect atrial fibrillation (AFib), or an irregular heart rhythm, 84 percent of the time. Dr. Ira Galin, a cardiologist at Danbury Hospital and Norwalk Hospital, attended the Apple Watch session at the ACC annual meeting. He said although we have a long way to go in terms of reliability and accuracy, the Apple Heart Study shows that wearable devices could have a promising future in the detection and diagnosis of cardiovascular disease.

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13-Jun-2019 8:15 AM EDT
Newswise: Martin J. Blaser To Receive Robert Koch Gold Medal for Contribution to Medicine

Article ID: 714326

Martin J. Blaser To Receive Robert Koch Gold Medal for Contribution to Medicine

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Martin J. Blaser, director of Rutgers University’s Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine whose research led to new understandings about the beneficial relationships between humans and their microbiome (the microbes that live on and in our bodies), will receive the 2019 Robert Koch Gold Medal for his life’s work, the Robert Koch Foundation has announced.

Released:
13-Jun-2019 8:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Women’s Heart Fund Annual Reception Raises nearly $165,000 in Support of the Center for Survivorship and Wellness Care 
at Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Article ID: 714309

Women’s Heart Fund Annual Reception Raises nearly $165,000 in Support of the Center for Survivorship and Wellness Care at Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Hackensack Meridian Health

Nearly $165,000 was raised at the Women’s Heart Fund Annual Reception held on May 31 at the Bay Head Yacht Club in Bay Head, NJ. Co-chaired by Mollie Giamanco, who is also a board member for the Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center Foundation, and Lisa Loshiavo, 275 guests attended the fundraiser, which will support the Center for Survivorship and Wellness Care located at Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s HOPE Tower. The evening featured a cocktail-style format, an array of hors d’oeuvres and stations, music, dancing, a 50/50 raffle and the Ultimate Golf Raffle, which awarded 27 winners with a round of golf at one of 27 premiere golf courses. Additionally, Denise McKnight, a cancer survivor and patient who had all of her treatments inside HOPE Tower, offered remarks about her experience and what the center will mean to other survivors.

Released:
13-Jun-2019 8:00 AM EDT

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Newswise: Cancer Survivors Celebrate Strength, Self-Care

Article ID: 714268

Cancer Survivors Celebrate Strength, Self-Care

Cedars-Sinai

To survive in his struggle against an aggressive form of prostate cancer, Bin McLaurin didn't only have to overcome the disease attacking his body. He said he also had to toss out his long-held image of masculinity.

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13-Jun-2019 6:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 714308

Quick DNA test for malaria drug resistance is life-saver, holds promise for other diseases

Vanderbilt University

Drug-resistant malaria is prevalent in Southeast Asia and may spread. Doctors currently can tell whether powerful malaria drugs will work through or a DNA duplication method that allows for optical detection of a disease’s biomarkers, but it's tough to use in low-resource areas.

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12-Jun-2019 2:30 PM EDT
Newswise: Braces won’t always bring happiness

Article ID: 714324

Braces won’t always bring happiness

University of Adelaide

Research undertaken at the University of Adelaide overturns the belief that turning your crooked teeth into a beautiful smile will automatically boost your self-confidence.

Released:
12-Jun-2019 7:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Determining Risk of Recurrence in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Article ID: 714320

Determining Risk of Recurrence in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

University of Utah

A personalized prognosis for patients diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer was the goal of a new study by Katherine Varley, PhD, researcher at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) and assistant professor of oncological sciences at the University of Utah.

Released:
12-Jun-2019 5:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Penn Researchers Influence CDC’s Clarification on Prescribing Opioids for Cancer Pain

Article ID: 714306

Penn Researchers Influence CDC’s Clarification on Prescribing Opioids for Cancer Pain

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

To reduce the number of people who may misuse, abuse, or overdose from opioids, multiple national agencies including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have published guidelines to improve the way opioids are prescribed. Yet some of these guidelines have caused confusion and misapplication among clinicians and unintendedly limited treatment of pain for people with cancer.

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12-Jun-2019 3:05 PM EDT

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