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Open defecation is associated with raised risk of preterm birth among Indian women

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Open defecation is associated with a substantially increased risk of adverse outcomes of pregnancy among women in rural India, a new study in PLOS Medicine has found.1Bijaya Padhi of the Asian…

Extra radiation to lymph nodes reduces breast cancer recurrence, studies show

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Giving radiotherapy to the lymph nodes in addition to standard treatment with whole breast irradiation after breast conserving surgery significantly reduces breast cancer recurrence but has no effect…

Medical News Today: Aging may protect blood vessels from oxidative stress

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Researchers find age may help protect blood vessels against damage by oxidative stress, which has been linked to cardiovascular diseases, some cancers, and Alzheimer’s.

Medical News Today: Transgender children do not have hormone imbalance, study finds

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Researchers conducting a prospective study of transgender youth have discovered that transgender youth have hormone levels consistent with their birth-assigned genders.

Medical News Today: Alzheimer’s patients may benefit from early treatment with novel drug

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The first ever Alzheimer’s disease clinical trial to use delayed-start methodology has found that patients with a mild form of the disease benefit from beginning treatment early.

Investment managers back greater transparency of clinical trials

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Pension funds and asset managers with more than €3.5 trillion (£2.45trn; $3.83trn) of assets under management have put their weight behind the AllTrials (alltrials.net) campaign, which is seeking…

Medical News Today: MDMA (Ecstasy): Facts, Effects and Hazards

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MDMA is an illegal, psychoactive drug that has stimulant and hallucinogen effects. MDMA works by increasing the brain’s neurotransmitters serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine.

US Medicare, Medicaid, and nurse practitioners all turn 50

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The second sentence of the third paragraph of this Observations article (BMJ 2015;351:h3863, doi:10.1136/bmj.h3863) should read: “Almost half lacked health insurance before Medicare, compared with 2%…

Medical News Today: Stem cell therapy for liver failure could replace liver transplants

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For the first time, researchers have successfully repaired severe liver damage and restored the organ’s function in a live mouse using stem cells grown in the lab.

Medical News Today: World first: man with AMD receives bionic eye implant

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An 80-year-old man with age-related macular degeneration has become the first in the world to receive a bionic eye implant, leading to a significant improvement in visual function.

Medical News Today: Does the menstrual cycle affect sporting performance?

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We investigate the impact that menstruation can have on the performance of competing sportswomen, both physically and psychologically.

Medical News Today: Sugary drink consumption, birth weight and adult lifestyle linked to type 2 diabetes risk

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Regular sugary drink consumption and a combination of low birth weight and unhealthy lifestyle in adulthood have been linked to greater risk of type 2 diabetes in two new studies.

Medical News Today: Acupuncture has ‘similar mode of action to psychiatric drugs’

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A controlled study in rats finds acupuncture to be effective against chronic stress and reveals clues about how this form of traditional Chinese medicine might work.

Phase I studies: the role of publicly funded academic-healthcare partnerships

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Emanuel and colleagues’ meta-analysis found that phase I studies are very safe.1 However, the accompanying editorial mentioned that phase I studies are a “secret realm” and that “most studies are…

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Open defecation is associated with raised risk of preterm birth among Indian womenbmj.com
Extra radiation to lymph nodes reduces breast cancer recurrence, studies showbmj.com
Medical News Today: Aging may protect blood vessels from oxidative stressmedicalnewstoday.com
Medical News Today: Transgender children do not have hormone imbalance, study findsmedicalnewstoday.com
Medical News Today: Alzheimer’s patients may benefit from early treatment with novel drugmedicalnewstoday.com
Investment managers back greater transparency of clinical trialsbmj.com
Medical News Today: MDMA (Ecstasy): Facts, Effects and Hazardsmedicalnewstoday.com
US Medicare, Medicaid, and nurse practitioners all turn 50bmj.com
Medical News Today: Stem cell therapy for liver failure could replace liver transplantsmedicalnewstoday.com
Medical News Today: World first: man with AMD receives bionic eye implantmedicalnewstoday.com
Medical News Today: Does the menstrual cycle affect sporting performance?medicalnewstoday.com
Medical News Today: Sugary drink consumption, birth weight and adult lifestyle linked to type 2 diabetes riskmedicalnewstoday.com
Medical News Today: Acupuncture has ‘similar mode of action to psychiatric drugs’medicalnewstoday.com
Phase I studies: the role of publicly funded academic-healthcare partnershipsbmj.com