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Researchers use AI, biomarkers to personalize rheumatoid arthritis treatment

Treatment options for rheumatoid arthritis have often relied on trial and error. Now Mayo Clinic researchers are exploring the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and pharmacogenomics to predict how patients

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Over 1kg of plastic waste is produced per patient anesthetised, Spanish study finds

Over 1kg of plastic waste is generated per anesthesia procedure, an audit of surgical patients in a burns unit in Spain has revealed. Plastic wrappers are the most common item

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Considerable racial, ethnic and sociodemographic disparities present in cancer

There are still considerable racial/ethnic and sociodemographic disparities in cancer occurrence and death rates, according to a report published online Dec. 8 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. Farhad

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Ultrasound may help breach pancreatic cancer defenses

Pancreatic cancer, aside from being notoriously undetectable in its early stages, is also hard to eradicate after it’s discovered. The tumors are like armed fortresses—nearly impregnable to cancer drugs and

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New research may identify infants who face high asthma risk after viral lung infections

A type of viral lung infection called bronchiolitis is the leading cause of hospitalizations in U.S. infants as well as a major risk factor for developing asthma. New research led

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Gene mutation leads to epileptic encephalopathy symptoms, neuron death in mice

Mice with a genetic mutation that’s been observed in patients with epileptic encephalopathy, a severe form of congenital epilepsy, exhibit not only the seizure, developmental and behavioral symptoms of the

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Lung cancer death decline associated with screening, earlier diagnosis, and surgery

A recent, substantial decline in lung cancer deaths is associated with earlier diagnosis of lung cancer than in the past, supporting the need for increased use of screening to save

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