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An Electronic Patient-Reported Outcome Tool for the FACT-B (Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast) Questionnaire for Measuring the Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients With Breast Cancer: Reliability Study

Background: The most frequent malignant disease in women is breast cancer. In the metastatic setting, quality of life is the primary therapeutic goal, and systematic treatment has only a limited effect on survival rates; therefore, the concept of the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and measurement of patient-reported outcomes (PROs) are gaining more and more importance in the therapy setting of diseases such as breast cancer. One of the frequently used questionnaires for measuring the HRQ...
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Virtual Reality for Health Professions Education: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis by the Digital Health Education Collaboration

Background: Virtual reality (VR) is a technology that allows the user to explore and manipulate computer-generated real or artificial three-dimensional multimedia sensory environments in real time to gain practical knowledge that can be used in clinical practice. Objective: The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the effectiveness of VR for educating health professionals and improving their knowledge, cognitive skills, attitudes, and satisfaction. Methods: We performed a systematic rev...
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Questions remain around doctors for incapacitated woman

PHOENIX (AP) — It’s unclear if two doctors who cared for an incapacitated Arizona woman who gave birth as a result of a sexual assault could face any criminal fallout. Phoenix police spokesman Tommy Thompson said Tuesday that he had no details about the doctors and would not say if they were being investigated as […]
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PSA screening reduces prostate cancer deaths by 30%

PSA-screening cuts deaths from prostate cancer by some 30%. This is shown by research based on data on 20,000 men monitored for more than two decades. The men's initially measured PSA level proved highly significant as a predictor of future cancer risk.
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Groundbreaking tool helps visualize neuronal activity with near-infrared light

A new, groundbreaking tool for visualizing neural activity has implications for understanding brain functions and disorders, according to new research by University of Alberta scientists and a team of international collaborators.
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Fecal transplant from certain donors better than others

Fecal microbiota transplantation or stool transplant from a donor is useful for patients infected with the deadly recurrent Clostridium difficile that leads to severe diarrhea, pain and often serious consequences.
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TPU scientists develop new implants that double the rate of bone lengthening in kids

The implants developed by TPU scientists passed preclinical trials In the Ilizarov Orthopedic Center. These implants form part of the Ilizarov system variation applied for lengthening and correcting the deformations of long tubular bones in children.
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New approach to reduce toxic protein production in ALS

Patients with ALS frequently have a string of repeated DNA code in the cells of their brain, carrying hundreds to thousands of copies within the gene C9orf72.
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Staying in right shape is essential for reproductive success of cells

Cells must keep their shape and proportions to successfully reproduce through cell division, finds new research from King's College London and the Francis Crick Institute.
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Study links concussions to development of epilepsy

Researchers at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC have identified a cellular response in mice to mild traumatic brain injuries that may lead to seizures.
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Rutgers researchers discover cause of bone loss in people with joint replacements

Rutgers researchers have discovered the long-sought reason that many people with joint replacements experience harmful inflammation and bone loss.
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Researchers identify new genes linked with age-related macular degeneration

A new study, published in Clinical Epigenetics, identifies genes associated with Age-related Macular Degeneration that could represent new targets for future drug development.
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Asthma, eczema are not barriers to active lifestyle in teenagers

A fresh look by the University of Bristol at how teenagers are affected by their asthma, eczema or obesity has some reassuring findings published in BMJ Open today.
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Genetic changes may predict likelihood of relapse in breast cancer patients

Scientists have identified genetic changes that may predict the likelihood of breast cancer relapse in women taking a common type of hormone therapy.
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Blood Test Detects Alzheimer’s 16 Years Earlier (S)

The test measures levels of a key protein in the blood. → There is now a small membership fee for accessing some articles. Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
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Precision medicine can help keep astronauts healthy during deep space missions

When you get sick, a doctor or hospital is typically right down the road, a couple hours away at most. But what if the nearest one was 34 million miles and eight months away?
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Human 'common cold' virus continues to spread in wild chimpanzees

Less than two years after the first report of wild chimpanzees in Uganda dying as a result of a human "common cold" virus, a new study has identified two other respiratory viruses of human origin in chimpanzee groups in the same forest.
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Daylight Saving Time: ‘Even the cows don’t like it,’ says state senator trying to eliminate it

Washington state lawmakers are once again considering a bill to exempt Washington state from Daylight Saving Time. Here's why one sponsor thinks it will succeed this time.
Tags: Health, Wellness, Weather, News, Washington, Life, Lifestyle, Agriculture, Local Politics, Local News, Northwest, Puget Sound


Defective molecular master switch could lead to age-related macular degeneration

A signaling pathway controlled by transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta) could be involved in the progression of age-related macular degeneration.
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Peptide isolated from soil fungi has antitumor and antibacterial properties

A team of scientists from I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University together with their colleagues isolated a peptide named emericellipsin A from soil fungi.
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The Diet That Lowers Your IQ In 9 Days

The diet causes lower intelligence and 50% more laziness. → There is now a small membership fee for accessing some articles. Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
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Examing the effects of menopause in workplace

As The Open University celebrates its 50th anniversary and its track record for research which turns ideas into solutions that benefit people, business and society, Jo Brewis, Professor of People and Organizations in The Faculty of Business and Law will examine the effects of menopause and call for employers to pay careful attention to it.
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Parents’ mental health problems associated with reactive attachment disorder in children

Children's risk of being diagnosed with reactive attachment disorder (RAD) increases if parents are diagnosed with any type of mental health disorder, discovered researchers from the Research Centre for Child Psychiatry of the University of Turku, Finland.
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A loss of physician support at a time of need

As a first-generation college graduate with the honor of earning my MD and PhD at a federally funded medical scientist training program (MSTP) and nearly no debt upon embarking on the journey of residency, I have a lot to live for and am grateful for all that life has offered me with regard to both mental […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Scientists have reversed memory loss in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s Disease

Using a new epigenetics-based approach, scientists have managed to reduce memory loss and improve cognitive function in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease.
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Erasing memories could reduce relapse rates among drug addicts

Erasing memories that link environmental cues to drug use could represent a potential new treatment for drug addiction and prevent relapse.
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SSB launches BIOSTAT RM TX single-use bioreactor for producing consistent quality cellular products

Sartorius Stedim Biotech, a leading international supplier for the biopharmaceutical industry today announced the launch of the BIOSTAT RM TX single-use bioreactor, a new wave mixed system developed specifically for closed, automated expansion of consistent quality cell products such as ex vivo cellular immunotherapies.
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Why did it take over a week for doctors to initiate treatment?

Part 3 of a series. Patients with advanced cancer are particularly vulnerable to infection due to a compromised immune system. Moreover, the typical symptoms of serious infection, such as fever and chills, may be absent in cancer patients. If not identified and treated early, infection can lead to sepsis, a life-threatening reaction of the immune system […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Three in five people struggle to find nutritional information when eating out

Diabetes UK is today calling on the out-of-home sector to recognize their responsibility to help consumers eat more healthily, after a survey commissioned by the charity revealed that more than three in five UK adults (61%) say they struggle to find information on nutritional contents of food brought from restaurants, cafes and takeaways.
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The Pill Club raises $51M as VCs find new opportunities in women’s health

Through telemedicine and direct-to-consumer sales platforms, startups are streamlining the historically arduous process of accessing contraception. The latest effort to secure a significant financing round is The Pill Club, an online birth control prescription and delivery service. Consumer-focused investor VMG Partners has led its $51 million Series B, with participation from new investors GV and ACME Capital (formerly known as Sherpa Capital), and existing investors Base10 Partners and Shasta ...
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