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People in Counties with Worse Economies Post-Recession Are More Likely to Die from Heart Disease

Communities in the United States that experienced the most economic distress in the wake of the Great Recession saw a significant increase in death rates from heart disease and strokes among middle-aged people, according to a new multi-institution...
18-Nov-2019 3:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Early Diagnosis of Pregnancy-Associated Heart Disease Linked to Significantly Better Outcomes

Women who are diagnosed with peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) during late pregnancy or within a month following delivery are more likely to experience restored cardiac function and improved outcomes compared to those who are diagnosed later in the...
14-Nov-2019 11:20 AM EST Add to Favorites

Nudge Increases Cancer Screening Orders, But Patient-Facing Nudge Needed, Too

By nudging doctors to consider a screening for breast or colorectal cancer, order rates jumped significantly, but patient completion rates didn’t change
13-Nov-2019 11:25 AM EST Add to Favorites

Eliminating Common Bacterial Infection Significantly Decreases Gastric Cancer Risk

Heliobacter pylori infection, quite common around the world, is linked to gastric cancer. Now, a Penn study shows that successfully wiping out the infection lowers the cancer risk.
13-Nov-2019 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Taller People Have Increased Risk for Developing Atrial Fibrillation

Taller people have an increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation, according to a new Penn Medicine study. The research is the among the first to demonstrate that height may be a causal—not correlated—risk factor for AFib.
12-Nov-2019 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Penn Team Discovers Epigenetic Pathway that Controls Social Behavior in Carpenter Ants

Researchers discovered that a protein called CoRest, a neural repressor that is also found in humans, plays a central role in determining the social behavior of ants. The study also revealed that worker ants called Majors can be reprogrammed to...
8-Nov-2019 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Penn Researchers Uncover Dose of Medication More Likely to Put Patients with a Rare Autoimmune Disease into Complete Remission

Researchers from Penn compare a lymphoma-dose regimen of rituximab to a rheumatoid arthritis regimen for the treatment of pemphigus.
11-Nov-2019 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Early Results from First-In-U.S. Trial of CRISPR-Edited Immune Cells for Cancer Patients Suggest Safety of Approach

Genetically editing a cancer patient’s immune cells using CRISPR/Cas9 technology, then infusing those cells back into the patient appears safe and feasible based on early data from the first-ever clinical trial to test the approach in humans in...
6-Nov-2019 12:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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