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Medical Xpress is a web-based medical and health news service that is part of the renowned PhysOrg.com network. Based on the years of experience as a Phys.org medical research channel, started in April 2011, Medical Xpress became a separate website.
Medical Xpress is a web-based medical and health news service that is part of the renowned PhysOrg.com network. Based on the years of experience as a Phys.org medical research channel, started in April 2011, Medical Xpress became a separate website.

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No substantial benefit from transplantation reported for a high-risk leukemia subtype - Checking for minimal residual disease early in treatment can help some young high-risk leukemia patients avoid bone marrow transplantation without compromising their long-term survival A St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigator led the international retrospective analysis that appears today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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Taking medicine for a cold? Be mindful of your heart - Flu has so far infected more than 6 million Americans this season, and winter colds are making their rounds. If you've been hit by either, you may be thinking about heading to your local pharmacy to relieve your aches, pains and congestion.

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Movie violence doesn't make kids violent, study finds - Parents often worry that violent movies can trigger violence in their kids, but a new study suggests PG-13-rated movies won't turn your kids into criminals.

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Does being bilingual make children more focused? Study says no - Bilingual children do not have more advantages than monolingual children when it comes to executive function, which includes remembering instructions, controlling responses, and shifting swiftly between tasks, according to a new study published in PLOS One.

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New study shows physician-targeted marketing is associated with increase in opioid overdose deaths - Many individuals cite prescription opioids as their gateway to illicit opioid use. However, while prescription opioids are involved in more than one-third of all opioid overdose deaths in the U.S., examining any correlation between prescription opioid overdose deaths and pharmaceutical industry marketing has been limited—until now.

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Study points to alternate therapy for rare form of diabetes - Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers say an unexpected finding during the cellular analysis of human pancreatic tissue has revealed new information about a rare type of diabetes and underscores the importance of genetic testing for some individuals diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

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Bioethicists call for oversight of consumer 'neurotechnologies' with unproven benefits - The marketing of direct-to-consumer "neurotechnologies" can be enticing: apps that diagnose a mental state, and brain devices that improve cognition or "read" one's emotional state. However, many of these increasingly popular products aren't fully supported by science and have little to no regulatory oversight, which poses potential health risks to the public. In a new piece published in the journal Sci...

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Experimental drug could be new option for type 2 diabetes - An experimental drug may help people with type 2 diabetes curb their blood sugar without causing it to drop to dangerously low levels.

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Scientists create a renewable source of cancer-fighting T cells - A study by UCLA researchers is the first to demonstrate a technique for coaxing pluripotent stem cells—which can give rise to every cell type in the body and which can be grown indefinitely in the lab—into becoming mature T cells capable of killing tumor cells.

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New hope for stem cell approach to treating diabetes - Scientists working to develop more effective treatments for diabetes are turning to stem cells. Such cells can be transformed into cells that produce insulin, the hormone that controls blood sugar.
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