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Experimental Drug Slows Mental Decline in Alzheimer’s Patients

July 27, 2018. 12:00 PM CDT. However, the Phase 2 study of BAN2401 did not meet its primary end point Read article

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Awake VATS Can Be Safe Option for Some Lung Cancer Patients

June 25, 2018 Awake video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery safe, feasible for patients with poor lung function

Periodontal Inflammation a Risk With Tongue Piercing

June 22, 2018 And, two young females with tongue piercings have deep lingual infrabony lesions, periodontitis

Palliative Care Reduces Odds of Suicide in Lung Cancer Patients

June 22, 2018 Only 20 percent of patients who died by suicide had a palliative care encounter

Acute Insomnia Found to Be Common Among Good Sleepers

June 14, 2018 ~75 percent of those with acute insomnia recover good sleep; ~6 percent develop chronic insomnia

Many Working Americans Obtain Unhealthy Foods at Work

June 12, 2018 These foods are often high in empty calories, sodium, refined grains; low in whole grains, fruit

Most Infants and Toddlers Consume Added Sugar

June 12, 2018 On any given day, 85 percent of infants, toddlers aged 6 to 23 months had added sugar intake

Kitchen Towels Are Source of Possibly Pathogenic Bacteria

June 11, 2018 Multipurpose towels have higher colony-forming units; humid towels have higher CFU versus dry ones

Poor Social Network Adds Health Risks Across Cardiac Diagnoses

June 11, 2018 Having no one to talk to linked to worse self-rated mental and physical health, anxiety, depression

Better Dietary Patterns Among U.S. Adults Could Save Billions

June 11, 2018 Cost savings of $25.7B and $38.1B based on 20 percent increase in adherence to MED, HEI-2015

Childhood Obesity/Overweight Steadily Rose From 1999 to 2014

June 11, 2018 If trends continue, about one-third of children and one-half of teens will be obese/overweight by 2030

ASCO: Undertreatment Seen for Women With Head & Neck Cancer

June 07, 2018 Female patients are less likely to receive intensive chemo, radiation; increased risk for death from HNC

ASCO: Overall Survival Up for African-American Men With mCRPC

June 07, 2018 Improved survival versus Caucasian men treated with docetaxel/prednisone, DP-containing regimen

ASCO: New Assays May Detect Early Lung Cancer in Blood

June 06, 2018 Targeted sequencing, whole-genome sequencing, whole-genome bisulfite sequencing show potential

DDW: Bowel Sounds May Identify Irritable Bowel Syndrome

June 05, 2018 Recording of bowel sounds allowed for IBS diagnosis with high sensitivity and specificity

DDW: Altruism, Economic Reward Motivate Fecal Donation

June 05, 2018 Logistics of collecting and transporting feces was recurrent theme impeding stool donation