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Va. lawmakers back at work, but not dealing with Medicaid impasse

published about 1 hour ago
Republicans in the General Assembly are opposed to expanding the program for low-income residents, but that could threaten the passage of a state budget. Meanwhile, news outlets look at the issue in North Carolina, Missouri and Arizona.

Georgia State researcher receives grant to develop novel therapeutics against RSV infection

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Dr. Richard Plemper, a professor in the new Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, has received a five-year, $2.83 million federal grant to develop novel therapeutics against Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) infection.

Researchers launch detailed atlas with environment and health maps

published about 1 hour ago
Researchers have launched a detailed atlas with environment and health maps at a fine scale across England and Wales.

Measuring tumors' oxygen levels could help doctors make decisions about treatments

published about 2 hours ago
Unlike healthy cells, cancer cells thrive when deprived of oxygen. Tumors in low-oxygen environments tend to be more resistant to therapy and spread more aggressively to other parts of the body.

Two sedative drugs effectively treat prolonged seizures in children

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The sedative drugs diazepam (Valium) and lorazepam (Ativan) are equally effective in treating the prolonged seizures known as status epilepticus in children, according to a randomized, controlled study by a multi-institution team of researchers with the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network, including an expert from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Moffitt Cancer Center's phase 3 study may be game-changer for acute myeloid leukemia

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(H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute) Moffitt Cancer Center researchers say clinical trials for a new experimental drug to treat acute myeloid leukemia ... more

Breast cancer replicates brain development process

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(University of York) New research led by a scientist at the University of York reveals that a process that forms a key element in the ... more

Finnish team of researchers finds a mutation in a tumor of the jaw

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(University of Eastern Finland) A Finnish team of researchers was the first in the world to discover a gene mutation in ameloblastoma, which is a ... more

Dartmouth awarded lead role in NCI clinical trials network

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(The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth) Dartmouth will serve as a Lead Academic Participating Site in the National Cancer Institute's new National Clinical Trials ... more

New study helps to explain why breast cancer often spreads to the lung

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(University of Western Ontario) New research led by Alison Allan, Ph.D., a scientist at Western University and the Lawson Health Research Institute, shows why breast ... more
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Agenda-setting for Canadian caregivers: using media analysis of the maternity leave benefit to inform the compassionate care benefit

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The Compassionate Care Benefit was implemented in Canada in 2004 to support employed informal caregivers, the majority of which we know are women given the ... more

"Doctor, please tell me it's nothing serious": an exploration of patients' worrying and reassuring cognitions using stimulated recall interviews

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Background: Many patients who consult their GP are worried about their health, but there is little empirical data on strategies for effective reassurance. To gain ... more

Awareness, agreement, adoption and adherence to type 2 diabetes mellitus guidelines: a survey of Indonesian primary care physicians

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Background: To assess the degree of awareness, agreement, adoption and adherence of physicians in Indonesia to type 2 diabetes mellitus guidelines, and their association with ... more

Diagnostic characteristics and prognoses of primary-care patients referred for clinical exercise testing: a prospective observational study

published Thu, Apr 17 2014 19:00 GMT
Background: Evaluation of angina symptoms in primary care often includes clinical exercise testing. We sought to identify clinical characteristics that predicted the outcome of exercise ... more

GPs' role security and therapeutic commitment in managing alcohol problems: a randomised controlled trial of a tailored improvement programme

published Wed, Apr 16 2014 19:00 GMT
Background: General practitioners with more positive role security and therapeutic commitment towards patients with hazardous or harmful alcohol consumption are more involved and manage more ... more