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New treatment targets found for blinding retinal disease

Sun, 2020-08-09 21:00
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) When the eye isn't getting enough oxygen in the face of common conditions like premature birth or diabetes, it sets in motion a state of frenzied energy production that can ultimately result in blindness, and now scientists have identified new points where they may be able to calm the frenzy and instead enable recovery.
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UT southwestern levels the playing field for testicular cancer patients

Sun, 2020-08-09 21:00
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) DALLAS - Aug. 10, 2020 - By offering the same level of care and expertise to two very different populations, UT Southwestern physicians were able to eliminate the sociodemographic disparities in survival and cancer recurrence rates typically seen nationally in testicular cancer patients.
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Study finds ATV-related head and neck injuries among youth continue to remain high

Sun, 2020-08-09 21:00
(Nationwide Children's Hospital) A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Nationwide Children's Hospital analyzed data regarding ATV-related head and neck injuries treated in U.S. emergency departments from 1990 through 2014 involving patients younger than 18 years of age.
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New approach to treating osteoarthritis advances

Sun, 2020-08-09 21:00
(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) Injections of a natural 'energy' molecule prompted regrowth of almost half of the cartilage lost with aging in knees, a new study in rodents shows.
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Gulf war illness, chronic fatigue syndrome distinct illnesses, Georgetown study suggests

Sun, 2020-08-09 21:00
(Georgetown University Medical Center) A brain imaging study of veterans with Gulf War illness (GWI) and patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) (sometimes called myalgic encephalomyelitis), has shown that the two illnesses produce distinctly different, abnormal patterns of brain activity after moderate exercise.
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Brain activity during psychological stress may predict chest pain in people with heart disease

Sun, 2020-08-09 21:00
(American Heart Association) The brain's reaction to stress could be an important indicator of angina (chest pain) among people with known heart disease.The effects of psychological stress on brain activity could potentially impact the severity of angina long after the stressful event has occurred.Activity in the inferior frontal lobe of the brain and psychological stress factors explained angina severity better than traditional risk factors.
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Standardized care may help equalize health outcomes among patients with testicular cancer

Sun, 2020-08-09 21:00
(Wiley) New research suggests that although sociodemographic factors have been associated with poor outcomes for patients treated for testicular cancer, guideline-directed, expert care can help to address this issue. The findings are published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society (ACS).
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