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Excess Thyroid Hormone Levels Associated with Higher Risk of Cognitive Disorders Among Older Adults

Thyrotoxicosis — excess thyroid hormone levels in the body — has been linked to an increased risk of cognitive disorders among older adults, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins Medicine.
28-Nov-2023 9:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Researchers Explore Origins of Lupus, Find Reason for Condition’s Prevalence Among Women

For years, researchers and clinicians have known that lupus, an autoimmune condition, occurs in women at a rate nine times higher than in men.
14-Nov-2023 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Ketogenic Diet Becomes Life-saving Treatment for 4-Year-Old Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Patient With Epilepsy, Doctors Say

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about this common disorder of the nervous system, its challenges, symptoms and treatment options.
14-Nov-2023 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Study Suggests Body Mass Index Isn’t Obstacle to Chest Masculinization Surgery Eligibility

In what is believed to be the largest study of the association between BMI and postoperative complications following chest masculinization surgery, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender and Gender Expansive Health provide evidence...
7-Nov-2023 9:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Pathologic Scoring Shows Promise for Assessing Lung Tumor Therapy Response

A new pathologic scoring system that accurately assesses how much lung tumor is left after a patient receives presurgical cancer treatments can be used to predict survival, according to new research led by investigators at the Bloomberg~Kimmel...
2-Nov-2023 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Johns Hopkins Medicine Researchers Create Machine Learning Model To Calculate Chemotherapy Success In Patients With Osteosarcoma

A research team at Johns Hopkins Medicine has created and trained a machine learning model to calculate percent necrosis (PN) — or, what percentage of a tumor is “dead” and no longer active — in patients with osteosarcoma, a type of bone...
2-Nov-2023 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Johns Hopkins Medicine Researchers Show Medical Imaging Technique Can Observe Specialized Cancer Treatment in Breast Cancer Models

In a study that further investigates and hones the use of these bacterial-based cancer treatments, researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine have developed a novel method to accurately image the way bacterial therapies move and how they target breast...
26-Oct-2023 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study Suggests Marijuana Use Damages Brain Immune Cells Vital to Adolescent Development

In a mouse study designed to explore the impact of marijuana’s major psychoactive compound, THC, on teenage brains, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they found changes to the structure of microglia, which are specialized brain immune cells,...
25-Oct-2023 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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News Tip: Johns Hopkins Medicine Experts Available for Interviews on Winter Respiratory Illnesses and Vaccines

The United States’ respiratory virus season — which typically lasts from October to April — is making its annual return. The flu, COVID-19, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection and other respiratory illnesses tend to circulate more in...
17-Oct-2023 10:00 AM EDT

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How to Have a Safe and Healthy Halloween — Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Experts Are Available to Offer Advice for Families

Halloween is a special and spooky time of the year filled with costumes, candy and trick-or-treating. As families prepare to celebrate, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center experts are available for interviews on a variety of topics and tips to help...
11-Oct-2023 9:00 AM EDT

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Johns Hopkins Medicine Experts Promote Awareness of Health Care Needs for Dwarfism Community

Johns Hopkins Medicine experts lead the longest-running clinic for people with dwarfism and other skeletal conditions. Started in the late 1950s, the clinic, now called the Kathryn and Alan C.
9-Oct-2023 11:05 AM EDT

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From Patient to Doctor: How a Transplant Recipient Became a Transplant Physician

At age 17, Sara Kathryn Smith began an unexpected, personal health journey — a journey that would alter the course of her life and career and, ultimately, provide her a unique set of experiences to help others as a medical professional. Today,...
3-Apr-2023 10:00 AM EDT

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