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Science Daily
Multicomponent intervention linked to better sun protection for kidsMelanoma is the second most common form of cancer among adolescents and young a
Multicomponent intervention linked to better sun protection for kids
Science Daily / Posted 9 hours ago
Melanoma is the second most common form of cancer among adolescents and young adults and sun exposure increases the risk of skin cancer whether it occurs during childhood or adolescence. June K. Robinson, M.D., of the Northwestern University... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Oncofertility complications reviewed for US patientsBy Shreeya Nanda, Senior medwireNews Reporter Three articles published in JAMA
Oncofertility complications reviewed for US patients
News-Medical-Net / Posted 4 days ago
By Shreeya Nanda, Senior medwireNews Reporter Three articles published in JAMA Oncology highlight the legal and clinical care issues surrounding fertility preservation in US patients with cancer. Oncofertility is a recently coined term “to address... Read more
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New America Media
Study Links Filial Piety to Caregiver Stress, Depression in Chinese AmericansPhoto: Elders at Chicago’s Chinese American Service League enjoy many physicall
Study Links Filial Piety to Caregiver Stress, Depression in Chinese Americans
New America Media / Posted 4 days ago
Photo: Elders at Chicago’s Chinese American Service League enjoy many physically and mentally healthy activities. ORLANDO, Fla.--Almost three in four Chinese American family caregivers said they feel the stress and burden of caring for their elderly... Read more
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The Chicago Maroon
UCMC Receives $5 Million Grant For Cancer ResearchNewsThe Hospira Foundation donated the money in order to create the Hospira Fou
UCMC Receives $5 Million Grant For Cancer Research
The Chicago Maroon / Posted 4 days ago
NewsThe Hospira Foundation donated the money in order to create the Hospira Foundation Professorship in Oncology, in addition to new cancer research programming. Last month, the University of Chicago... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Flexible duty hours safe for patients and beneficial for surgical residentsA new landmark national study led by Northwestern Medicine showed allowing surg
Flexible duty hours safe for patients and beneficial for surgical residents
News-Medical-Net / Posted 5 days ago
A new landmark national study led by Northwestern Medicine showed allowing surgical residents the flexibility to work longer hours in order to stay with their patients through the end of an operation or stabilize them during a critical event did not... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Long shifts for young surgeons don't threaten patient safety(Reuters Health) - Controversial rules that limit the hours young surgeons can
Long shifts for young surgeons don't threaten patient safety
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 6 days ago
(Reuters Health) - Controversial rules that limit the hours young surgeons can work while in training aren't needed to protect patient safety, a nationwide experiment finds. Allowing surgical residents to work long hours at hospitals doesn't... Read more
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Science Daily
Targeting upper motor neurons to treat ALS: Selective gene delivery modifies diseased cellsThe new Northwestern Medicine study, published in Nature Gene Therapy, provides
Targeting upper motor neurons to treat ALS: Selective gene delivery modifies diseased cells
Science Daily / Posted 7 days ago
The new Northwestern Medicine study, published in Nature Gene Therapy, provides evidence that lays a foundation for developing future gene replacement therapies to treat patients with the fatal neuromuscular disorder. Using a nontoxic virus injected... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
New study lays foundation for future gene replacement therapies to treat ALS patientsScientists have demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to specific
New study lays foundation for future gene replacement therapies to treat ALS patients
News-Medical-Net / Posted 7 days ago
Scientists have demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to specifically modify gene expression in diseased upper motor neurons, brain cells that break down in ALS. The new Northwestern Medicine study, published in Nature Gene Therapy,... Read more
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Science Daily
Completely new kind of polymer could lead to artificial muscles, self-repairing materialsThese functions require polymers with both rigid and soft nano-sized compartmen
Completely new kind of polymer could lead to artificial muscles, self-repairing materials
Science Daily / Posted 11 days ago
These functions require polymers with both rigid and soft nano-sized compartments with extremely different properties that are organized in specific ways. A completely new hybrid polymer of this type has been developed by Northwestern University... Read more
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Newswise
Researchers Develop Completely New Kind of Polymer Hybrid polymers could lead to new concepts in self-repairing materials, drug d
Researchers Develop Completely New Kind of Polymer
Newswise / Posted 11 days ago
Hybrid polymers could lead to new concepts in self-repairing materials, drug delivery and artificial muscles Available for logged-in reporters onlyCitationsScience, January 29, 2016 Newswise —... Read more
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PhysOrg
Completely new kind of polymer developedNorthwestern University researchers have developed a new hybrid polymer with re
Completely new kind of polymer developed
PhysOrg / Posted 11 days ago
Northwestern University researchers have developed a new hybrid polymer with removable supramolecular compartments, shown in this molecular model. Credit: Mark E. Seniw, Northwestern University Imagine a polymer with removable parts that can deliver... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Northwestern team competes for $1M prize to slow agingThe Fountain of Youth may be only a pill away. Researchers at Northwestern Uni
Northwestern team competes for $1M prize to slow aging
Chicago Tribune / Posted 14 days ago
The Fountain of Youth may be only a pill away. Researchers at Northwestern University say a drug that blocks a protein produced by aging cells in your body could control how fast you grow older. They were contacted by the Palo Alto Longevity Prize... Read more
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Daily Mail
Black Death may have been lurking for centuries: DNA of plague victims in France backs up theory that bacteria lay dormant Th
Black Death may have been lurking for centuries
Daily Mail / Posted 17 days ago
: DNA of plague victims in France backs up theory that bacteria lay dormant The plague in 14th and 18th centuries was caused by Yersinia pestis Bacteria thought to have killed 30% to 50% of the... Read more
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ABC News
Cold Weather Myths: Do's and Don'ts During a SnowstormWith a monster snowstorm expected to hit the East Coast this weekend, plenty of
Cold Weather Myths: Do's and Don'ts During a Snowstorm
ABC News / Posted 18 days ago
With a monster snowstorm expected to hit the East Coast this weekend, plenty of people are preparing to face their first major dose of wind, ice and snow this winter. But there are a few persistent cold weather health myths that are more harmful and... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Study finds communication gap between doctors and parents in management of children's food allergiesWhen a child has a food allergy, it's critical for pediatricians and allergists
Study finds communication gap between doctors and parents in management of children's food allergies
News-Medical-Net / Posted 26 days ago
When a child has a food allergy, it's critical for pediatricians and allergists to show parents when and how to use an epinephrine auto-injector and to provide a written emergency food allergy action plan for home and school. It is essential in case... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
New mechanism of differentiation may offer novel therapeutic approaches to blood malignancies, solid tumorsIn humans the differentiation of stem cells into hundreds of specialized cell t
New mechanism of differentiation may offer novel therapeutic approaches to blood malignancies, solid tumors
News-Medical-Net / Posted 27 days ago
In humans the differentiation of stem cells into hundreds of specialized cell types is vital. Differentiation drives development from fertilized egg to a newborn, and it underlies the continuous replacement of the 5 billion cells that die every hour... Read more
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Science Daily
Parents in dark about using epinephrine for kids’ food allergiesBut many parents don't recall their children's doctors giving them this informa
Parents in dark about using epinephrine for kids’ food allergies
Science Daily / Posted 27 days ago
But many parents don't recall their children's doctors giving them this information, according to a large new study from Northwestern Medicine and the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. "These points need to be hammered home by... Read more
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Daily Mail
The fitness tracker that knows if you’re fakingThe fitness tracker that knows if you're faking: Researchers train smartphones
The fitness tracker that knows if you’re faking
Daily Mail / Posted 27 days ago
The fitness tracker that knows if you're faking: Researchers train smartphones to spot cheaters Researchers trained phones on true activity and deceptive behaviour Devices were able to predict deceptive behaviour with 84 percent accuracy You may... Read more
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Bel Marra Health
Scientists predict whiplash injury chronic pain using MRIIn what is being seen as a significant development, clinicians can now predict
Scientists predict whiplash injury chronic pain using MRI
Bel Marra Health / Posted 27 days ago
In what is being seen as a significant development, clinicians can now predict chronic pain after whiplash injury with the help of MRI plates. Whiplash is a neck injury that is commonly caused by a sudden movement of the head forwards, backwards or... Read more
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Science Daily
You can't fool this activity trackerWhile systems trained on normal activity data predicted true activity with 38 p
You can't fool this activity tracker
Science Daily / Posted 27 days ago
While systems trained on normal activity data predicted true activity with 38 percent accuracy, training on the data gathered during the deceptive behavior increased their accuracy to 84 percent. "As health care providers and insurance companies... Read more
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PhysOrg
Nearly cheat-proof smartphone knows if you're faking activityCredit: Peter Griffin/Public Domain Health care providers and insurance compani
Nearly cheat-proof smartphone knows if you're faking activity
PhysOrg / Posted 28 days ago
Credit: Peter Griffin/Public Domain Health care providers and insurance companies are increasingly relying on smartphone and wearable activity trackers to reward active individuals for healthy behavior or to monitor patients. But because activity... Read more
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Naples Daily News
$15 million gift launches Artis—Naples $50 million campaignArtis—Naples has announced a $50 million New Year's fitness resolution, and has
$15 million gift launches Artis—Naples $50 million campaign
Naples Daily News / Posted 30 days ago
Artis—Naples has announced a $50 million New Year's fitness resolution, and has a breathtaking pair of running shoes to start it: a seed gift of $15 million. Artis—Naples board member Kimberly K. Querrey and her husband, Louis A. Simpson, made the... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Cholesterol guides could add 13 M new statin usersStrict adherence to the new risk-based American College of Cardiology-American
Cholesterol guides could add 13 M new statin users
Pilipino Star / Posted 30 days ago
Strict adherence to the new risk-based American College of Cardiology-American Heart Association guidelines for managing cholesterol would increase the number of adults eligible for statin therapy by nearly 13 million, a study suggests. Most of the... Read more
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FOX News
Eating placenta has no proven health benefits, study saysResearchers at Northwestern University found that the common practice of eating
Eating placenta has no proven health benefits, study says
FOX News / Posted a month ago
Researchers at Northwestern University found that the common practice of eating the placenta after childbirth does not have health benefits— and may have unknown risks. The placenta is an organ that keeps the unborn baby’s blood supply separate from... Read more
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FOX News
Men underestimate risk of sexual dysfunction after prostate surgeryMen with sexual dysfunction after prostate cancer surgery are often surprised t
Men underestimate risk of sexual dysfunction after prostate surgery
FOX News / Posted 1 months ago
Men with sexual dysfunction after prostate cancer surgery are often surprised to learn that the surgery had put them at risk for those problems, a new study finds. The men in the study had come to a sexual health clinic because of problems they were... Read more

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