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Older Colorectal Cancer Patients Are at Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease, Congestive Heart Failure

Older patients with colorectal cancer are at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease and congestive heart failure, according to a study published in Journal of Clinical Oncology. The study also finds that morbidities such as diabetes...
16-Mar-2018 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Perspective Suggests Treatment as Prevention Can Help Stop the Spread of HIV

A perspective in PLOS Medicine suggests that people with HIV who achieve viral suppression with antiretroviral therapy can avoid sexual transmission of HIV without using condoms, a significant study that lends hope that the “treatment as...
13-Mar-2018 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


How to Stop a Bully: A Guide for Students, Parents and Teachers

Doctoral student Jonathan Adams offers tips to identify and address bullying based on psychology research.
12-Mar-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Blood Stored Longer May Be Less Safe for Patients with Massive Blood Loss and Shock

Using a mouse model, researchers have found mechanistic links between older stored red blood cell transfusions and subsequent bacterial pneumonia. This may reveal new approaches to improve safety of stored red blood cell transfusions. The key player...
9-Mar-2018 3:45 PM EST Add to Favorites


Exosomal MicroRNA Predicts and Protects Against Severe Lung Disease in Extremely Premature Infants

Researchers report discovery of a strong predictive biomarker for bronchopulmonary dysplasia, and they show a role for the biomarker in the pathogenesis of this neonatal lung disease. These results open the path to possible future therapies to...
8-Mar-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


White Paper Outlines Integration of Biosimilars as an Option for Patient Treatment

The American College of Rheumatology has published a new white paper, “The Science Behind Biosimilars — Entering a New Era of Biologic Therapy,” which shares the organization’s stance that it is reasonable for physicians to begin integrating...
8-Mar-2018 10:30 AM EST Add to Favorites


MRI Can Help Detect Prostate Cancer, Reduce Unnecessary Biopsies

In a collaborative, multi-institutional study published by JAMA Oncology, researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Chicago, and National Cancer Institute determined that MRI-based prediction models can help reduce...
7-Mar-2018 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Mouse Healing May Reveal Targets to Delay or Prevent Human Heart Failure

A study of mouse healing after severe heart attacks focused on the heart and spleen, measuring types and numbers of immune cells; types and amounts of lipid signaling compounds; expression of enzymes that produce those signaling compounds; and which...
6-Mar-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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