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FDA Approves New Treatment for People With COPD
[8/1/2014]
Striverdi Respimat is an inhaled spray that works by keeping airways relaxed, agency says...
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Cholesterol Drugs May Speed Healing After Surgery
[7/31/2014]
Statin therapy may affect inflammatory response and help wounds recover, researchers say...
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Biology to Bedside: Mining Molecular Data for Cancer Prognosis
[6/22/2014]
How will any one patient fare with their cancer treatment program? It’s a question with no easy answer.
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Patients with metastatic colon cancer respond to new combination therapy
[5/31/2014]
Early but promising results lead to Phase II national trial
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"Tell-tail" MRI image diagnosis for Parkinson's: Healthy state of brain cells may be an accurate test
[4/29/2014]
An image similar in shape to a Swallow’s tail has been identified as a new and accurate test for Parkinson’s disease. The image, which depicts the healthy state of a group of cells in the sub-region of the human brain, was singled out using 3T MRI scanning technology – standard equipment in clinical settings today.
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Specialized care improves treatment outcomes in patients with sleep apnea
[3/14/2014]
Treatment outcomes were better when sleep apnea patients received care from sleep specialists and accredited sleep centers, a new study has found. Patient satisfaction also was associated with physician certification, and timeliness of care was better at accredited centers.
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Iron Deficiency May Raise Stroke Risk
[2/20/2014]
Study found lack of key mineral can make blood 'stickier' and more likely to clot
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Age plays important role in determining urgency of doctor visit
[2/20/2014]
When you're not feeling well, at what point is it time to visit a doctor? It all depends on age, according to a Baylor College of Medicine expert.

"Whether or not to see a doctor when you're not feeling well varies by age, because in older adults, symptoms that pop up may more commonly be signs of something serious," according to Dr. Jeffrey Steinbauer, professor of family and community medicine at Baylor.
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Research finds elevated levels of DDT metabolite in Alzheimer's patients
[1/29/2014]
Exposure to DDT may increase the likelihood of developing Alzheimer's disease later in life, a study with researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center suggests. While previous studies have linked chronic diseases such as cancer and diabetes to DDT, this is the first clinical study to link the U.S.-banned pesticide to Alzheimer's disease.
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FDA Approves New Drug to Treat COPD
[12/18/2013]
Medication combines two bronchodilators, experts say
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Drug offers promising approach to improve outcome for children with high-risk leukemia
[11/15/2013]
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital leads study showing that a drug withdrawn from the market in 2010 may enhance the effectiveness of bone marrow transplants for select pediatric leukemia patients.
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Baby Pics Can Diagnose Deadly Cancer
[11/14/2013]
Like most parents, Bryan Shaw snapped unending pictures of his new son Noah. But when the baby was just a few months old, Shaw's wife Elizabeth started to notice something odd about the pictures: in them, one of Noah's eyes appeared milky-white instead of red.
When his wife approached him with the concern, Shaw, who was then a chemistry post-doctoral student at Harvard, chalked it up to first-time-parent worries. "I told her it was nothing," he says. "I took a bunch more pictures and the milkiness went away at some angles."
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