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Medical Research

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  • Yale Study: Brain Responds Differently In Male And Female Smokers

    Yale Study: Brain Responds Differently In Male And Female Smokers
    By analyzing dynamic brain scans, Yale researchers have pinpointed a different brain response between male and female smokers, a finding that could lead to breakthroughs in developing gender-specific treatments to help smokers quit. The study,...
  • Joint Pain Interrupts Trial Of Merck Ebola Vaccine, Hospital Says

    GENEVA — A clinical trial of the Ebola vaccine by Merck and NewLink has been interrupted in all 59 volunteers in Geneva a week early "as a measure of precaution" after four patients complained of joint pains in hands and feet, the University of...
  • Medical debt makes up half of all overdue debt on credit reports, new study says

    Medical debt makes up half of all overdue debt on credit reports, new study says
    Even someone who has a good job and pays all of their bills on time can end up with a black mark on their credit report because of an unexpected medical bill, which is troubling, a federal agency said Thursday in a report offering insight into the medical...
  • Sippy cup clean; no charges for mom in toilet-bowl cleaner case

    Prosecutors are not pressing charges against a Volusia County woman accused of consuming non-toxic toilet-bowl cleaner with her two children last month. There was no evidence that Amelia West or her children consumed any kind of substance — even a...
  • Breast cancer prevention drug gives lasting protection, study finds

    Taking the cancer drug tamoxifen for five years drives down the incidence of breast cancer in women at high risk for the disease by close to 30%, researchers have found. And the medication's protective effects against breast cancer appear to last,...
  • Adult survivors of childhood cancer get help with late effects of treatment

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. With her bright eyes and peaches-and-cream complexion, Ashley Dado is a picture of youthful health. You'd wonder why this 22-year-old college senior needs regular mammograms and heart scans. To understand, you have to go back to when she...
  • American nurse exposed to Ebola admitted to Maryland hospital

    American nurse exposed to Ebola admitted to Maryland hospital
    An American nurse who was exposed to Ebola while volunteering in an Ebola treatment unit in Sierra Leone arrived at the National Institutes of Health's Clinical Center in Maryland on Thursday, the NIH said in a statement. The nurse was transferred to...
  • Digital health records: pain and gain: Front Burner

    Digital health records: pain and gain: Front Burner
    Five years ago, America seemed headed the way of Star Trek's "Bones" McCoy. The 2009 economic stimulus poured nearly $26 billion into digitizing medical records. And doctors were eager to beam up their patients' records into virtual storage. More than...
  • University of Chicago targets vast cancer data, will 'democratize' research

     University of Chicago targets vast cancer data, will 'democratize' research
    With a new system to compile and help navigate mountains of cancer data, University of Chicago health experts are aiming to bring the future of medicine a little closer. The Genomic Data Commons project will help researchers around the country assess...
  • Laughing all the way ... out of depression

    Laughing all the way ... out of depression
    The dentist's office might be the last place you'd look to find a quick cure for an implacable bout of depression. But new research suggests that laughing gas -- the mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen that eases the pain and anxiety of having dental work...
  • Work hour limits for doctors in training don't improve patient safety

    Work hour limits for doctors in training don't improve patient safety
    Do you think you would be better at your job if you weren’t allowed to work for more than 80 hours per week? What if you were forced to clock out after working for 28 hours in a row? If you’re a new doctor in your first years of training...