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Less aggressive treatment better for heart patients who go into shock

Less is sometimes more when treating heart patients who go into shock after a heart attack. A new study found that more than 30 percent of hospital patients who have

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Study leads to potential for new treatment approach to Alzheimer’s

Research looking at a possible new therapeutic approach for Alzheimer’s disease was recently published in the Journal of Neuroinflammation. The paper out of the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on

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No safe level of caffeine consumption for pregnant women and would-be mothers

Women who are pregnant or trying to conceive should be advised to avoid caffeine because the evidence suggests that maternal caffeine consumption is associated with negative pregnancy outcomes and that

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Low health literacy may be a risk factor for postoperative infection

Surgical patients are more likely to experience a postoperative infection if they have low health literacy, which is a limited capacity to understand and act on health information, according to

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‘It’s always a scary thing’: Millions of Americans may have recently lost health insurance

If Vahap Sarac and his wife can’t find affordable health insurance for their family soon, they’re considering sending their young daughters to live with their grandparents in Estonia. Sarac was

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Reprogramming immune cells to reduce inflammation, promote tissue repair

Macrophages are white blood cells that, depending on the signals they get from the immune system, become specialized in either increasing or decreasing inflammation. When macrophages are programmed to be

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Splitting immunotoxins in half could increase their specificity toward cancers, study suggests

Splitting one type of cancer drug in half and delivering the pieces separately to cancer cells could reduce life-threatening side effects and protect healthy, non-cancerous cells, a new study suggests.

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