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A new study has shown that vaping has a different effect on the lungs than smoking

A new study has shown that vaping has a different effect on the lungs than smoking

A new study comparing smoking and vaping has revealed differences in the way the two practices affect the lungs. The study, published online in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, divided participants into three different age and gender groups to compare e-cig users with cigarette smokers. The researchers also looked at the lungs of five people …

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Social isolation is a risk factor for dementia in community-dwelling older people, study shows

Social isolation is a risk factor for dementia in community-dwelling older people, study shows

In two studies using nationally representative data from the National Health and Aging Trends Study collected on thousands of Americans, researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Bloomberg School of Public Health have contributed significantly to the evidence that social isolation is a substantial risk factor for dementia in older people …

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Integrating recent advances in multi-omic tumor profiling into precision cancer treatment

Study finds alarming number of older women facing late-stage cervical cancer diagnosis and death

A new study by researchers at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center shows that an alarming number of California women age 65 and older are being diagnosed with late-stage cervical cancer and dying from the disease. This is despite guidelines recommending that most women stop screening for cervical cancer at this age. “Our findings highlight …

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Liver disease drug could be converted to protect against COVID, study finds

Liver disease drug could be converted to protect against COVID, study finds

Almost three years after the pandemic, we are still regularly recording hundreds of thousands of new cases of COVID every day around the world. In a new study involving a combination of miniature organ models, donor organs, animals and humans, we show that a drug used to treat liver disease could be repurposed to protect …

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The study provides a more accurate tool for stratifying patients with HER2-positive breast cancer

The study provides a more accurate tool for stratifying patients with HER2-positive breast cancer

Patients with a type of breast cancer called HER2-positive have a lower chance of survival if their initial treatment fails to completely eradicate the tumor and they have high levels of tumor-infiltrating immune cells called lymphocytes in the residual disease. Dr Federica Miglietta said on the 13thThursday European Breast Cancer Conference that normally tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes …

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Study shows high-fat diets may contribute to chronic pain

Study shows high-fat diets may contribute to chronic pain

Share on PinterestThe study found that a high-fat diet can cause painful responses to non-painful stimuli, an effect seen in obesity and diabetes. Vince Brophy/Getty Images High-fat diets are popular in developed countries like the United States, but they can contribute to health problems like inflammation. Scientists are still working to understand the relationship between …

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newsGP - Long-term risk of COVID similar for children and adults: Study

newsGP – Long-term risk of COVID similar for children and adults: Study

News With Australia in the midst of a new wave of infections, research has revealed the extent of post-COVID morbidity in children and adolescents. Common post-COVID symptoms noted in the study include malaise, fatigue, cough, chest pain, headache, anxiety, abdominal pain and depression. The research, published in PLOS Medicineshows that children, adolescents and adults are …

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The study shows the added value of genetic information in measuring the risk of hereditary diseases

The study shows the added value of genetic information in measuring the risk of hereditary diseases

A new study from the University of Helsinki demonstrates the added value of genetic information in measuring the risk of inherited diseases alongside the widely used family history assessment. Family history is widely used by doctors to assess an individual’s risk of developing common diseases such as coronary heart disease, diabetes and cancer. In recent …

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Study: Effects of combination treatment with tezepelumab and allergen immunotherapy on nasal responses to allergen: a randomized controlled trial. Image Credit: Budimir Jevtic/Shutterstock

Study explores potential use of thymic stromal lymphopoietin monoclonal antibody as adjuvant in allergy immunotherapy

In a recent study published in Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunologya team of researchers from the United States (USA) investigated the effect of a monoclonal antibody against thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) on the effectiveness of subcutaneous allergen immunotherapy (SCIT) in patients with allergic rhinitis. Study: Effects of combined treatment with tezepelumab and allergen immunotherapy …

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The study confirms the unique danger of postpartum breast cancer

The study confirms the unique danger of postpartum breast cancer

OHSU researchers were able to confirm the association between pregnancy and breast cancer outcomes using the extensive Utah Population Database. (Getty Images) Breast cancers that develop within five years after giving birth are more likely to spread and become fatal. In addition, a new study shows that recent childbirth alone is an independent risk factor …

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Researchers receive $9 million grant to study how 'jumping genes' affect Alzheimer's disease

Researchers receive $9 million grant to study how ‘jumping genes’ affect Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists have identified several gene mutations that cause or contribute to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. But many scientists suspect that other DNA changes may help lead to Alzheimer’s-related brain cell damage and lead to symptoms of confusion and memory loss in patients. In particular, scientists want to understand how segments of DNA that jump …

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