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A class of diabetes medications may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer

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A groundbreaking study by researchers at Case Western Reserve University suggests a class of medications used to treat type 2 diabetes may also reduce the risk of colorectal cancer (CRC).

Study shows decline in post-surgery opioid prescriptions, but urges continued efforts

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Post-surgery pain relief has shifted away from opioid-containing medications over the past seven years, but the downward trend has slowed since 2020, a new study shows.

Groundbreaking 'Gnocchi' map reveals hidden secrets of the human genome

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Study presents a genome-wide map, "Gnocchi," constructed from 76,156 human genomes, revealing that non-coding regions rich in regulatory elements are crucial in understanding human traits and diseases.

Is your body out of sync? Study finds organs age at varying rates

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Research uncovers that human organs age at varying rates, with some showing accelerated aging compared to chronological age, significantly impacting overall health and disease risk. The study used advanced blood plasma proteomics to analyze organ-specific aging in nearly 5,700 adults, linking it to increased risks of heart failure and Alzheimer's disease.

Flaxseed lignans found to influence gut microbiome and breast cancer risk

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A new study demonstrates that the human gut microbiome may be a factor in breast health. Lifestyle and diet have long been known to affect human health.

Rising colorectal cancer risk in young adults calls for earlier screening, study suggests

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Study reveals an increase in adenomas and advanced adenomas in younger adults, alongside a rise in colorectal cancer incidence in males under 50, suggesting a need for earlier screening, particularly in men.

Anastrozole efficacy in breast cancer prevention for high-risk women linked to estrogen levels

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Study examines the efficacy of anastrozole in preventing breast cancer in postmenopausal women at high risk, focusing on the role of baseline estradiol levels and their impact on treatment outcomes.

Study finds link between child care subsidy requirements and child abuse rates

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Young children in low-income households could be at risk for abuse and neglect if their parents are unable to receive adequate child care subsidies, a new University of Michigan study found.

Liver trigger holds the key to boosting gene therapy success

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Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have uncovered vital insights regarding a liver trigger that blocks an undesired immune response from gene therapy, surprisingly resulting in the activation of specific immune cells, despite the liver's typical role in suppressing immune responses.

Large language models enhance differential diagnosis, paving the way for AI-assisted medical decision-making

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Study explores optimizing large language models (LLMs) for differential diagnosis (DDx), demonstrating their potential in assisting clinicians with accurate disease diagnosis using real-world medical cases.

Immunoregulatory nanomedicines for the prevention and treatment of respiratory diseases

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Study explores immunoregulatory nanomedicines for respiratory infections, highlighting their potential in enhancing treatment outcomes and vaccine efficacy.

Study exposes societal stigma and misconceptions about acne

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Study reveals societal stigma and negative stereotypes associated with acne, highlighting the need for greater awareness and understanding of this skin condition.

Maternal inflammation risk factors linked to dysregulation in children

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Maternal inflammation risk factors may be associated with dysregulation in children, according to a study funded by the Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program at the National Institutes of Health.

Novel mechanism leads to motor neuron degeneration in spinal muscular atrophy

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The lab of Yongchao C. Ma, PhD, at Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago uncovered a novel mechanism that leads to motor neuron degeneration in spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).

Breakthrough discovery paves the way for new methods to detect and treat leukemia

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Researchers led by François Fuks - Laboratory of Cancer Epigenetics, ULB Faculty of Medicine, ULB Cancer Research Center and Jules Bordet Institute, H.U.B. - have made a major breakthrough in the understanding and treatment of leukemia.

Early treatment offers chance at medication-free remission for pediatric HIV patients

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An unexpectedly high percentage of children, who were born with HIV and started treatment within 48 hours of life, exhibit biomarkers by 2 years of age that may make them eligible to test for medication-free remission, according to a multinational study published in Lancet HIV.

Study finds link between epimutations in BRCA1 gene and triple-negative breast cancer risk

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Research reveals that around 20 per cent of all cases of the most severe form of breast cancer may arise from the small group of normal tissue cells carrying an epimutation of a specific gene.

IDEA trial: Skipping radiotherapy safe for younger postmenopausal patients with early-stage breast cancer

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Almost all postmenopausal patients aged 50-69 years with stage I hormone receptor (HR)-positive breast cancer and low scores on a common genetic test who opted out of adjuvant radiotherapy were disease free five years after surgery, according to results from the IDEA clinical trial presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held December 5-9, 2023.

Exercise may become part of standard treatment for metastatic breast cancer, study suggests

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Among patients with metastatic breast cancer, those who took part in a nine-month structured exercise program reported less fatigue and an improved quality of life compared to those who did not undergo the exercise program, according to results from the PREFERABLE-EFFECT trial presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held December 5-9, 2023.

Working night shifts associated with higher occurrence of disordered sleep

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Sleep is critical for daytime and neurocognitive functioning, as well as physical and mental health. When people work shifts – in 2015, 21% of workers in the European Union did – their circadian sleep-wake rhythms are commonly disrupted.