New treatment for chronic throat irritation and globus sensation in the gullet  [LINK]
Chronic throat irritation, a permanent globus sensation, and a sore or dry sensation in the throat are common symptoms often trivialised and wrongly attributed to gastroesophageal reflux disease. Howe... [Read More]
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Researchers seek to improve techniques for joint defect treatment  [LINK]
Different surface topographies and materials provide interesting ways to study cell behaviour and potentially provide novel solutions for treating joint defects. Tissue engineering methods that simula... [Read More]
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Chronic migraine cases are amplified by jawbone disorder, according to research  [LINK]
In a new study, researchers at the University of São Paulo's Ribeirão Preto School of Medicine (FMRP-USP) in Brazil find that a higher frequency of migraine attacks correlates with more ... [Read More]
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Gene therapy restores hearing and balance in Usher syndrome  [LINK]
Scientists from the Institut Pasteur, Inserm, the CNRS, Collège de France, University Pierre et Marie Curie, and University Clermont Auvergne, have recently restored hearing and balance in a mo... [Read More]
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Researchers study the cancer cell genes that resist drugs  [LINK]
Researchers from the People's Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University) have studied the mechanism of drug resistance for ovarian and breast cancer cells. They discovered that these cancer cel... [Read More]
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Brain guides body much sooner than previously believed  [LINK]
The brain plays an active and essential role much earlier than previously thought, according to new research from Tufts University scientists which shows that long before movement or other behaviors o... [Read More]
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MRI contrast agent locates and distinguishes aggressive from slow-growing breast cancer  [LINK]
A new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent being tested by researchers at Case Western Reserve University not only pinpoints breast cancers at early stages but differentiates between aggres... [Read More]
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Going under the knife in China's plastic surgery stampede  [LINK]
Chen Yan is 35 and fears middle age is upon her, so like all of her friends she sees cosmetic surgery as the solution: time to get a new nose. [Read More]
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Brazilian with German Olympian's heart runs race of her life  [LINK]
Brazilian Ivonette Balthazar felt jittery ahead of a Rio de Janeiro road race Sunday, but her heart—transplanted from a German Olympian a year ago—spurred her on. [Read More]
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WHO warns of cholera threat in Bangladesh Rohingya camps  [LINK]
The World Health Organisation warned Monday of a growing cholera risk in the makeshift refugee camps in Bangladesh where more than 435,000 Rohingya Muslims have sought shelter from unrest in Myanmar. [Read More]
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Study finds up to one-quarter of cancer patients use marijuana  [LINK]
(Wiley) A new study conducted in a cancer center in a state with legalized medicinal and recreational marijuana found that approximately one-quarter of surveyed patients used marijuana in the past yea... [Read More]
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Brain guides body much sooner than previously believed  [LINK]
(Tufts University) The brain plays an active role much earlier than previously thought. Long before movement or other behaviors occur, the nascent brain of an embryonic frog instructs normal muscle an... [Read More]
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MRI contrast agent locates and distinguishes aggressive from slow-growing breast cancer  [LINK]
(Case Western Reserve University) A new magnetic resonance imaging contrast agent being tested by researchers at Case Western Reserve University not only pinpoints breast cancers at early stages but d... [Read More]
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UTSA receives $350,000 grant for prostate cancer research  [LINK]
(University of Texas at San Antonio) Jing Yong Ye, professor of biomedical engineering at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), has received a two-year, $354,617 grant from the National Insti... [Read More]
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New heat lab at UConn will test limits of athletes, soldiers  [LINK]
The Korey Stringer Institute, named for the Minnesota Vikings lineman who died of a heat stroke in 2001, has opened a new laboratory at UConn to study the effects of heat and humidity on the human bod... [Read More]
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Psychologists help Mexico deal with double trauma of quake  [LINK]
Whether wearing white lab coats, red rescue worker vests or dressed as clowns, the psychologists standing by as Mexico picks through the rubble of this week's earthquakes are ready to help a shaken na... [Read More]
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Sexual harassment by colleagues may be associated with more severe depression  [LINK]
(BioMed Central) Employees who experience sexual harassment by supervisors, colleagues or subordinates in the workplace may develop more severe symptoms of depression than employees who experience har... [Read More]
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Fish have complex personalities, research shows  [LINK]
(University of Exeter) Tiny fish called Trinidadian guppies have individual 'personalities', new research shows. [Read More]
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Diabetes treatment failure may actually be nonadherence  [LINK]
(HealthDay)—Apparent diabetes treatment failures may in fact be attributable to nonadherence, according to a study published online Sept. 15 in Diabetes Care. [Read More]
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APOE allele type tied to mortality risk  [LINK]
(HealthDay)—The apolipoprotein E (APOE) ε4 allele increases the risk of overall and cardiovascular mortality, while the APOE ε2 allele decreases the risk, according to a study pu... [Read More]
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Pulse ox plus auscultation reliable for congenital heart screening  [LINK]
(HealthDay)—Pulse oximetry (POX) plus cardiac auscultation is a reliable method for neonatal congenital heart disease screening, according to a study published online Sept. 22 in Pediatrics. [Read More]
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Serum cystatin C predicts mortality with cirrhotic ascites  [LINK]
(HealthDay)—Serum cystatin C level is an excellent predictor of mortality in patients with cirrhotic ascites, according to a study published online Sept. 14 in the Journal of Gastroenterology an... [Read More]
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Percutaneous sclerotherapy with bleomycin effective, tolerable  [LINK]
(HealthDay)—Percutaneous bleomycin injections are effective and tolerable for the treatment of vascular malformations, according to a study published online Sept. 4 in the International Journal ... [Read More]
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Fasting blood glucose trajectory may predict future MI  [LINK]
(HealthDay)—For individuals without diabetes, certain fasting blood glucose (FBG) trajectories are associated with the risk of future myocardial infarction (MI), according to a study published o... [Read More]
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