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ASCO: Drop in cancer mortality greater with Medicaid expansion

(HealthDay)—States that expanded Medicaid (EXP) had a greater decrease in age-adjusted cancer mortality than those that did not, according to a study presented at ASCO20, a virtual scientific program hosted by the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Anna Lee, M.D., M.P.H., from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, and colleagues used […]

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Newly discovered hormone could adjust thirst levels

A newly discovered hormone called phoenixin could play a major role in adjusting a person’s level of thirst to the body’s needs. The discovery of the hormone, which is made in the human body, bolsters scientific data showing that the amount of daily hydration is just as critical as how much food we eat. Phoenixin […]

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Study takes next step toward treatment for Alzheimer’s disease

To date, scientists have identified 32 genetic mutations associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease, with BYU contributing to many of those discoveries. Finding those links is important foundational research, but it has been extremely challenging to figure out exactly how these genetic variants affect human biology and actually change risk for disease. A […]

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Key gene in leukemia discovered

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is one of the most common forms of blood cancer among adults and is associated with a low survival rate, and leads to the inhibition of normal blood formation. Now, a research team at Lund University in Sweden has identified one of the genes that is the basis for leukemia stem […]

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What are the risks and benefits of low-dose aspirin?

Low-dose aspirin significantly lowers cardiovascular disease risk but increases the risk of bleeding, according to a review published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. Investigators conducted the review because the overall balance between risks and benefits of taking aspirin has been unclear. The team pooled information from analyses of all relevant observational studies and […]

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Stiftung Warentest: wooden toys are dangerous

Many parents keep wooden toys for the healthy Alternative to supposedly toxic plastic products. However, the Foundation were unveiled test: in many wood products, cancer of the plug-causing substances, and hazardous small parts. Many wooden toys mountains, according to a study by the Stiftung Warentest risks for children. The supposedly more natural Alternative to the […]

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Warmer temperatures slow COVID-19 transmission, but not by much

It is well known that rates of transmission of some respiratory viruses, including influenza, tend to fall during the summer months. As COVID-19 has spread across the globe, questions have been raised about whether warming temperatures, humidity and UV index might slow, or even halt, the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. These […]

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Cerner hires new CTO, Jerome Labat

Cerner Corporation has named Jerome Labat as its new chief technology officer. A longtime IT veteran with more than 30 years of experience in product development, Labat will lead Cerner’s efforts to accelerate new cloud platform innovation.  WHY IT MATTERS Labat has deep experience with cloud and software-as-a-service. Most recently, he served as CTO at […]