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For teens with migraine, sleeping in (a bit) may help

Research indicates that starting school later in the morning yields health and academic benefits for high schoolers, whose natural body clock tends toward late-to-bed, late-to-rise habits. While parents raise concerns about drowsy driving, irritation and impaired school performance, a new study led by researchers at UC San Francisco suggests another reason to push back the […]

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High-Dose Anticoagulation May Not Aid COVID-19 Patients

FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2020 — Higher doses of blood thinners are potentially harmful and have no clear benefits for hospitalized COVID-19 patients, according to a study published online Nov. 5 in Thrombosis Research. Lei Lynn, M.D., from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and colleagues retrospectively analyzed patient data from 402 COVID-19 patients hospitalized between […]

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Response to adjuvant bevacizumab among patients with resected melanoma may vary by age

Younger patients with resected melanoma had some benefit from adjuvant treatment with the anti-VEGF therapeutic bevacizumab (Avastin) while older patients with resected melanoma did not, according to results published in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Preclinical data showed that VEGF, a protein that promotes angiogenesis and is the […]

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High flavanol diet may lead to lower blood pressure

People who consume a diet including flavanol-rich foods and drinks, including tea, apples and berries, could lead to lower blood pressure, according to the first study using objective measures of thousands of UK residents’ diet. The findings, published in Scientific Reports, studied the diet of more than 25,000 people in Norfolk, UK and compared what […]