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(MedPage Today) -- Does the lack of a blood-monitoring recommendation for new oral anticoagulants create a barrier to their wider adoption in place of warfarin for stroke prevention? Three well-known specialists addressed the question.
3 months 2 weeks ago
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Potential treatment targets for a previously incurable form of pediatric brain cancer called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma has been revealed by scientists. The researchers believe that this discovery could lead to better treatment. "We're hoping that by having a better genetic characterization of these cancers we can try to better target these tumors and provide a personalized approach to treatment," one expert noted.
3 months 2 weeks ago
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Unique laboratory testing during breast cancer lumpectomies to make sure surgeons remove all cancerous tissue spares patients the need for a repeat lumpectomy in roughly 96 percent of cases, a success rate much higher than the rate nationally, a study shows. During the years reviewed, 13.2 percent of breast cancer lumpectomy patients nationally had to return to the operating room within a month of their initial surgery, compared to 3.6 percent where these tests were performed.
3 months 2 weeks ago
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The body’s immune system response was enhanced in a study when researchers disrupted VISTA, a protein that prevents the immune system from overreacting. Understanding how checkpoint regulators like VISTA function is important to cancer researchers, who hope to use the immune system to attack tumors.
3 months 2 weeks ago
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A review of studies has found that the health benefits of infant male circumcision vastly outweigh the risks involved in the procedure.
By NICHOLAS BAKALAR
3 months 2 weeks ago
Nutrition, Mind, Body
A review of studies has found that the health benefits of infant male circumcision vastly outweigh the risks involved in the procedure.






By NICHOLAS BAKALAR
3 months 2 weeks ago
Latest Cancer News/Research
New mutations in pediatric brain tumors known as high-grade gliomas, which most often occur in the youngest patients, have been discovered by researchers. The discoveries stem from the most comprehensive effort yet to identify the genetic missteps driving these deadly tumors. The results provide desperately needed drug development leads, particularly for agents that target the underlying mutations. This and other studies show these mutations often differ based on patient age.
3 months 2 weeks ago
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(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff.
3 months 2 weeks ago
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If you want to make your workouts more effective, consider a workout partner. A study from Michigan State suggests that the best approach to developing a longer, better workout may be exercising with a partner who is stronger than you. Most people don't meet the goal of 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise per week. But when paired with a partner, study participants exercised 200 percent longer than those without partners.

I have long recommended spending time in the company of those who practice habits that you wish to emulate. Exercising with a friend is a good way to maintain a commitment to a regular workout, and exercising with someone who is a bit more fit than you are may motivate you to ask more of yourself, as did the students in this study. While it's good to be a bit uncomfortable with a routine that requires effort, and your workout should challenge you, be careful of injury - competition can be a powerful motivator, but a competitive spirit shouldn't override your body's signals that you're overdoing it.

Dr. Weil
3 months 2 weeks ago
Nutrition, Mind, Body
Ground-breaking discoveries for improving the efficiency of the production of pharmaceuticals through plant biotechnology have been made through recent research. Biotechnological production offers a cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative to the chemical synthesis of rare and complex pharmaceutical compounds currently isolated from plants.
3 months 2 weeks ago
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