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AI can predict psychosis risk in everyday language
  

AI can predict psychosis risk in everyday language

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People’s language could reveal clues about their future risk of developing psychosis. Scientists concluded this after studying the subtle features of people’s everyday speech. Researchers at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, and Harvard University in Boston, …

Hundreds of current medical practices may be ineffective
  

Hundreds of current medical practices may be ineffective

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“Medical reversal” is a term that defines instances in which new and improved clinical trials show that current medical practices are ineffective or misguided. New research reveals that there are currently almost 400 medical reversals. Medical reversals occu…

Study finds evidence of ‘clear relationship’ between appendectomy and Parkinson’s
  

Study finds evidence of ‘clear relationship’ between appendectomy and Parkinson’s

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An analysis of the health system records of more than 62 million people in the United States has found a link between appendix removal and raised risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. The researchers compared data on people who had undergone an appendectom…

Deleting just one gene may ‘completely prevent’ pancreatic cancer
 

Deleting just one gene may ‘completely prevent’ pancreatic cancer

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Using a mouse model of pancreatic cancer, researchers have zoomed in on a single gene that stopped aggressive pancreatic cancer from developing when the scientists removed it. Pancreatic cancer is an aggressive form of cancer that tends to be diagnosed quite…

Vitamin D may help fight colorectal cancer
 

Vitamin D may help fight colorectal cancer

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A new study concludes that high doses of vitamin D may help hinder the growth of advanced colorectal cancer in combination with chemotherapy. A clinical trial called SUNSHINE has found that large doses of vitamin D could significantly slow down the progressi…

New treatment under trial could restore brain cells in Parkinson’s
 

New treatment under trial could restore brain cells in Parkinson’s

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A series of clinical trials have tested an experimental treatment for Parkinson’s disease that uses a novel approach: administering the drug straight into the brain via implanted ports. The leading researchers believe this may be a “breakthrough” therapeutic …

Vitamin D and brain health: New mechanism may explain link
  

Vitamin D and brain health: New mechanism may explain link

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New research finds that vitamin D deficiency affects a type of brain “scaffolding” that supports the neurons. This finding could lead to new therapies for the neurological symptoms of mental health conditions such as schizophrenia. Vitamin D, which people so…

Alzheimer’s: ‘Holy herb’ extract shows promise as future treatment
 

Alzheimer’s: ‘Holy herb’ extract shows promise as future treatment

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A laboratory screen found that a compound in the Yerba santa medicinal plant protects against several age-related triggers of death in mouse nerve cells.

Gum disease and its links to other conditions
 

Gum disease and its links to other conditions

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According to recent research, gum disease may increase the risk of a range of seemingly unrelated conditions, including cancer and dementia.

New cell-tracking technique sheds light on breast cancer spread
 

New cell-tracking technique sheds light on breast cancer spread

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Cellular barcoding shows promise as a way to identify the few metastasis-driving cell variants from the thousands that are present in breast cancer tumors.

Breast cancer screening saved over 27,000 lives in 2018
  

Breast cancer screening saved over 27,000 lives in 2018

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A new study estimates that breast cancer mortality rates have fallen by approximately half in the United States in 2018, thanks to screening and therapy.

New tool predicts kidney stone recurrence
  

New tool predicts kidney stone recurrence

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Despite the prevalence of kidney stones, it is still difficult to predict who will experience recurrence. A new tool promises to make prediction easier.

Blood-clotting protein contributes to Alzheimer’s
 

Blood-clotting protein contributes to Alzheimer’s

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Though experts typically name beta-amyloid plaques as the main culprits in Alzheimer’s disease, new research finds another factor: a leaked blood protein.

Stool transplants from ‘super donors’ could be a cure-all
  

Stool transplants from ‘super donors’ could be a cure-all

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New research suggests that fecal transplants from ‘super donors’ could cure a host of conditions, ranging from irritable bowel syndrome to Alzheimer’s.

What role does the immune system play in hypertension?
  

What role does the immune system play in hypertension?

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Researchers have found that a type of immune cell can help regulate blood pressure. They explain the mechanism and identify drugs that may affect it.

Multiple sclerosis: Small molecule could delay onset
  

Multiple sclerosis: Small molecule could delay onset

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Neuroprotective treatment with the small molecule Sephin1, significantly delayed loss of myelin and damage to cells in a mouse model of MS.

Acne: How common drug changes skin microbiome
  

Acne: How common drug changes skin microbiome

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Severe acne is often treated with isotretinoin, which can have serious side effects. New research sheds light on how the drug works and may be improved.

New breath test for cancer currently under trial
  

New breath test for cancer currently under trial

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Researchers from the United Kingdom are currently testing the accuracy of a newly developed breath test that could diagnose cancer in a noninvasive way.

Heart failure: Flu vaccine could save lives
  

Heart failure: Flu vaccine could save lives

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Researchers have determined the importance of flu vaccinations for people diagnosed with heart failure. The flu shot could extend some people’s lives.

Antibiotic resistance: Old Irish ‘soil cure’ tackles major superbugs
  

Antibiotic resistance: Old Irish ‘soil cure’ tackles major superbugs

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Newly identified bacteria in Irish soil long used in folk medicine stops growth of MRSA and three other superbugs behind antibiotic-resistant infections.

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