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A simple breath test could be the next step in diagnosing breast cancer

Clinical trial at USC and other cancer centers looks at effectiveness of a new device that could prevent unnecessary testing BY Mary Dacuma The USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center is recruiting people for a clinical trial that will research the effectiveness … Cancers – Healthcanal.com PLEASE CLICK ON PUBLISHER AT THE END OF TEXT TO READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE...

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Here's Evidence Obamacare Saved People's Lives

Senate Republicans are working to dismantle the Affordable Care Act through new health care reform policy that has, thus far, been deeply unpopular.  The bill, titled the Better Care Reconciliation Act, proposes extensively slashing Medicaid funding, which is the single largest payer for several health services in the country. It also allows states to waive essential health benefits, which means ...

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PTSD in children quickly and effectively treatable within hours

Children and adolescents with posttraumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) can be successfully treated with only a few hours of EMDR or cognitive behavioral writing therapy (CBWT). This is the finding of a new research paper by the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and GGZ Rivierduinen (Trauma Center for Children and Youth). The paper was published on Thursday, 29 June in the Journal ...

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What Your Grieving Friend Really Needs

This story originally appeared on: A Daughter’s Love My feelings were crushed the night my father died.  My entire world exploded when my father died. As I silently observed my father take his last breath, I felt my heart beat hard inside my chest, exactly six times before I burst into uncontrollable tears.  And then suddenly my sobbing stopped and ...

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How Sleepless Is Your State?

Who would you guess is more rested, Southerners or Northerners? Do East Coasters or West Coasters get more shuteye, on average? If you think you know the answer, you might be surprised to learn that, yes, Midwesterners are among those who get the least amount of restful sleep, according to proprietary biometric sleep data** provided by Sleep Number. But, if ...

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Study finds long-term sustained effect of biological psoriasis treatment

Biological treatment of psoriasis shows a good efficacy in clinical trials. Since most analyses have focused on short-term outcomes of single biological agents, little has been known about long-term outcomes in clinical practice, where switching between biological agents is common. A Swedish study that followed 583 individuals for up to 10 years shows a satisfactory long-term effectiveness of biologic treatments. ...

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Genetic tests help identify relative risk of 25 cancer-associated mutations

What does a mutation mean? Increasingly, women who are tested for a panel of cancer-associated mutations are given a mixed bag of results. Advances in DNA sequencing have made it quicker, easier and cheaper to identify mutations in an ever-growing panel of cancer-associated genes. With the exception of a few well-studied mutations such as BRCA1 and BRCA2, however, the exact ...

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