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Screening for lung cancer based on risk could save lives

October 1, 2019

Changing the way individuals are selected to be screened for lung cancer, by considering their probability of getting…
Study shines light on architecture of kidney disease

September 27, 2019

A study of 280,000 U.S. veterans including 56,000 African Americans has identified in greater detail than ever before…
An Apple a Day

August 30, 2019

Achieving or maintaining a healthy body weight is one key to preventing cardiovascular disease. But even experts don’t…
Two is My Limit

August 9, 2019

Afflicting more than one billion adults worldwide, migraine is the third most prevalent illness in the world. In…
Progress Toward an HIV Vaccine

July 31, 2019

Two recent studies from Caltech characterize sites of vulnerability on the HIV virus and take a first step…
Most women use vaginal ring for HIV prevention in open-label study

July 24, 2019

In an open-label study of women in southern and eastern Africa, a vaginal ring that is inserted once…
PrEP use high but wanes after three months among young African women

July 24, 2019

In a study of open-label Truvada as daily pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV among 427 young African…
Sweating a clue into who develops PTSD—and who doesn’t

July 23, 2019

Within four hours of a traumatic experience, certain physiological markers—namely, sweating—are higher in people who go on to…
More Harm Than Good?

July 23, 2019

Studies: widespread aspirin use has few benefits, high risk. Medical consensus once supported daily use of low-dose aspirin…
Omega-6 fatty acid could help prevent heart disease

July 19, 2019

An omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid has the potential to help fight heart disease, finds a new study by…
Methodological limitations keeping at-risk individuals from accessing lifesaving HIV prevention pill

July 15, 2019

Methodological limitations in HIV drug implementation studies help to explain why high-risk individuals are not accessing pre-exposure prophylaxis…
Model predicts bat species with potential to spread Nipah virus

July 8, 2019

Since its discovery in 1999, Nipah virus has been reported almost yearly in Southeast Asia, with Bangladesh and…
Research aims to prevent resistance to staph infection treatment

June 17, 2019

Researchers at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln are working to halt resistance to an antibiotic that treats serious staph…
Bacteria and their Bearing on Bowels and Brain

May 31, 2019

Microbiome’s effects on autism, inflammatory bowel disease explored. PNNL researchers today published a pair of papers, in Cell…
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Blood Pressure and Glucose Control May Prevent Common Arrhythmia

May 27, 2019

Blood-pressure and glucose control may be effective in preventing heart block, a common form of arrhythmia, and the…
African Americans more likely to use aspirin to prevent heart attacks if peers support it

May 22, 2019

A new study from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, recently published in  Journal of Community Health,…
Targeting the Opioid Crisis

May 20, 2019

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 130 Americans die every day from…
Red Light, Green Light: Protein Signaling Illuminated

May 9, 2019

Technology reveals previously undetectable protein signaling activity in diabetes, cancer. Proteins are the workhorses of the cell. Their…
Health care providers split on who should prescribe HIV prevention drug

May 2, 2019

Health care practitioners are split when it comes to opinions on which provider should take the lead in…
Anti-inflammatory drugs ineffective for prevention of Alzheimer’s disease

April 12, 2019

Researchers have known for decades that inflammation accompanies Alzheimer’s disease (AD) brain lesions. Several early studies suggested that…
HIV prevention study finds universal “test and treat” approach can reduce new infections

March 12, 2019

New HIV infections declined by 30 percent in southern African communities where health workers conducted house-to-house voluntary HIV…
Relationship counseling encourages couples HIV testing

February 14, 2019

It’s long been known that couples HIV testing and counseling is an effective way to mutually disclose HIV…
Bringing Faith and Science Together to Fight HIV in Africa

February 6, 2019

An enterprising science-based education program enlists clergy to help spread the word about HIV prevention and treatment. While…
Mozzies get their wings clipped in spreading Zika virus

February 6, 2019

Scientists from Australia’s national science agency CSIRO and the University of California San Diego have engineered mosquitoes to…
Tree of life: Poplar studies yield human cancer insights

February 5, 2019

While studying the genes in poplar trees that control callus formation, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak…
7 Healthy Habits to Help Prevent Macular Degeneration

January 28, 2019

Doctors aren’t sure what causes age-related macular degeneration, a disease that affects millions of people in the United States.…
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At least 1/2 of parents try cold prevention methods for kids that have little or no evidence of effectiveness

January 23, 2019

Vitamin C to keep the germs away. Never go outside with wet hair. Stay inside. Despite little or…
Modeling the most common form of vision loss in older adults

November 23, 2018

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects roughly 200,000 individuals in the United States each year. In most, it comes…
New strategy discovered toward possible prevention of cancers tied to mono, the “kissing disease”

November 21, 2018

Researchers from the University of Minnesota, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the University of Toronto have discovered…
Two apps target cancer risk in marginalized populations

November 6, 2018

Anne Teitelman believes the key to helping women stay healthy is to meet them where they are, to bring…
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