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Breast Cancer Recurrence After Hormonal Treatment Linked To Initial Status

Nov 11 2017 - 07:11

Women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancers are commonly treated post-surgery for five years with drugs that interfere with the hormone-tumor interaction. But sometimes the cancer reoccurs, and the initial tumor and lymph node status seems to be important in determining who would be at the greatest risk of recurrence.

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Do Any Sports Supplements Actually Work?

Nov 11 2017 - 06:11

Whether your goal is to increase strength, decrease body fat or improve overall performance, adding supplements to your daily regimen can give you that extra edge. But with thousands of products on the market, choosing the ones that are right for you can be overwhelming.

That said, here are some of the more popular supplements on the market today, separated into three categories:

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Malpractice or Murder? How Law Enforcement Chooses to Prosecute Doctors

Nov 10 2017 - 14:11

More and more doctors are being prosecuted for murder for inappropriately prescribing opioids to patients that have resulted in patient deaths.  How is it determined that a physician's actions have gone beyond malpractice to murder?

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Have a 'fentanyl on a shopping cart' question? Call ACSH

Nov 10 2017 - 11:11

A story out of Miami about children being poisoned by fentanyl on supermarket shopping carts is all over the place. So are the answers. We give you the correct ones.

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Vegetarian Men are More Depressed - Are Steaks a Treatment?

Nov 10 2017 - 11:11

From the data that told you vegetarian mothers create drug-addled children we now learn that vegetarian fathers are depressed. Is it the kids or the diet?

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How Science Repaired a Boy's Skin and Saved his Life

Nov 10 2017 - 08:11

It is not every day when the most exciting scientific story of the year comes across your desk. But, this week that is exactly what happened. A team of researchers from Germany, Austria, and Italy gave a young boy with the genetic disease junctional epidermolysis bullosa (JEB) new skin cells that saved his life.

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How Chemistry Can Create 10-Year Whisky In Weeks - Or Days

Nov 10 2017 - 06:11

Over the past few years the whisky-drinking world has been introduced to several new products that claim to produce high-quality liquor in just a fraction of the time usually required to age single malt spirits. Instead of maturing the whisky for a decade or more in oak barrels, some distillers say they can replicate the quality and taste in a matter of weeks.

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For Whom the Bell Tolls - End of Life Concerns Affect more Patients

Nov 10 2017 - 06:11

As our care improves, more patients have end of life concerns and issues. Sadly, physicians are not necessarily meeting those needs.

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For Whom the Bell Tolls - End of Life Concerns Effect more Patients

Nov 10 2017 - 06:11

As our care improves, more patients have end of life concerns and issues. Sadly, physicians are not necessarily meeting those needs.

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Grow Your Mustaches Gents, It's Movember!

Nov 09 2017 - 14:11

Grow out your mustaches men, it's Movember! Let's help the men in our lives take control of their health and fight against preventable diseases.

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Senator Rand Paul With Significant Injuries After Assault

Nov 09 2017 - 13:11

Senator Rand Paul's medical difficulties evolve after being assaulted while mowing his lawn.

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Not Even Wrong: Seneff And Samsel Debunked By The Seralini Crew

Nov 09 2017 - 12:11

Upon seeing what he deemed a poorly-constructed paper by a colleague in physics, Wolfgang Pauli is apocryphally said to have, "This isn't right. This isn't even wrong."

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Old Drug (Warfarin) Might Have A New Trick — Preventing Cancer

Nov 09 2017 - 10:11

Warfarin, a drug that prevents blood from clotting, has been used for years in people who are at high risk of blood clots and thus at an increased risk of stroke and other ills. A recent study indicates that not only is warfarin effective for that purpose, its use might also protect against cancer.

 

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Alzheimer's Disease - Searching for a Blood-Borne Fountain of Youth

Nov 09 2017 - 10:11

Alzheimer’s Disease is so frustrating to its victims, caregivers, and scientists looking for effective treatments. In what at first glance is a "Dracula moment" Silicon Valley start-up Alkahest is reporting on the effects of infusing the plasma of younger, healthier individuals into patients with Alzheimer's.

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Infections, Complications and Safety: Why Patients Need Better Data On Hospitals

Nov 09 2017 - 06:11

Australia’s health system is an information industry – it is awash with data. Tragically, though, the data is not well collated, not put into the hands of the people responsible for acting on it. Nor is it shared with patients.

Multiple “data sets” measure the safety of hospital care in Australia, but they are rarely linked, sometimes incomplete, and almost always delayed. We have lots of data about hospital safety, but it’s not used to make us safer when we have to go to hospital.

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Why It Took Over 20 Years To Get Bacteria To Fight Mosquitoes - And Then Get EPA Approval

Nov 08 2017 - 19:11

A salmon that grows slightly faster than other salmon, an apple that doesn't start turning brown the minute you cut it into pieces and a way to use nature to keep mosquitoes from giving developing nations horrific diseases. What they all share in common is onerous development that become onerous approval cycles despite the fact that there is obvious upside (fish is healthy, wild stocks won't be depleted, food waste will be reduced if apples don't look rotten, and less Dengue) and no real risk.

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Stephen Hawking Now a Doomsday Prophet

Nov 08 2017 - 16:11

Dr. Hawking's recent turn toward morbid pessimism is unfortunate. He is saying things that, if they weren't coming from him, most scientists would laugh at. It's sad that such a great physicist and science communicator is tainting his legacy with nonsense.

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Sleep Loss Causes Brain Activity to Slow, Study Shows

Nov 08 2017 - 15:11

A small but enlightening study shows what is physically taking place in the brain when the body is deprived of sleep, while reinforcing the idea that regular, sufficient sleep is required to think clearly.

The research, which actually was being conducted for a different purpose – to learn more about treating epilepsy – revealed that brain neurons fire more slowly when someone's operating on reduced sleep, with the end result being delayed response time to stimuli. And the more sleep that was lost, the worse the condition became.

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Soup To Nuts of Testosterone Replacement - An Endocrine Disruptor That Should Give Every Man Pause

Nov 08 2017 - 15:11

Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) has turned into a multi-billion dollar business.  Treating a condition propagated by marketers as "low T" or "manopause," carries the risk of serious adverse cardiovascular outcomes and other concerning side effects.

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Tramadol: How Dangerous Is It And Where Is It Illegal?

Nov 08 2017 - 13:11

An Englishwoman named Laura Plummer is in jail in Egypt on suspicion of drug trafficking 290 tramadol tablets. The tablets (available on prescription in the UK) were found in her suitcase when it was examined at Hurghada international airport on Egypt’s Red Sea coast on October 9.

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