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Nice Places To Visit in Malaysia

If countries were awarded for diversity, Malaysia would top first place. Not only is Malaysia a melting pot of ethnic cultures, but it is also a blend of many different customs, cuisines and religions all coexisting peacefully together. From large island groups to mountains, fertile highlands and tropical rainforest, the country‚Äôs geography is every bit […]

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Americans underestimate public support for key gun policies

Gun safety policies, including universal background checks and mandatory waiting periods, receive wide support among American gun owners, yet most Americans fail to recognize this fact, a new study suggests. That disconnect may make it hard to adopt these policies, according to the researchers. The study found that when people learned about the true levels […]

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Mitral regurgitation deaths up after prolonged decline

Mortality due to mitral regurgitation (MR) in U.S. adults declined at an annual rate of approximately 4 percent from 1999 until 2012 but has since then increased by about 1.5 percent annually, according to a study published in the December issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Vibhu Parcha, M.D., from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, […]

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FDA approves implant system for transfemoral amputations

The first implant system for transfemoral amputations was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the agency announced Friday. The Osseoanchored Prostheses for the Rehabilitation of Amputees (OPRA) Implant System, which has been on the market under a humanitarian device exemption since 2015, is indicated for adults with above-the-knee amputations who cannot use a […]

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New drug combination could improve glucose and weight control in diabetes

Scientists have shown that adding an experimental cancer drug to a widely used diabetes treatment improves blood glucose control and weight loss in mice, according to a study published today in eLife. The results pave the way for clinical studies of the new drug combination as a more effective long-term treatment for millions of people […]

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Study finds that adult-onset cancer survivors run greater risk of developing and dying from subsequent cancers

A new American Cancer Society study finds that adult-onset cancer survivors run a greater risk of developing and dying from subsequent primary cancers (SPCs) than the general population. Cancers associated with smoking or obesity comprised a majority of SPC incidence and mortality among all survivors. The study appears in JAMA. “These findings highlight the importance […]

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New study: Available drugs can prevent rejection and tissue injury after transplantation

Controlling inflammation after transplantation of organs, cells, or tissues is critical for graft survival; however, it can be difficult. Continuing injuries due to chronic rejection can be particularly problematic. Now, a team of researchers from Albert Einstein College of Medicine report that neutralizing the cell signaling molecule, tumor necrosis factor (TNF), can prevent cascades of […]

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Liquid bandage detects tissue oxygenation without the drawbacks of wired oximeters

In the first human clinical trial, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and surgeons at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have validated the practicality and accuracy of an oxygen-sensing liquid bandage that measures the concentration of oxygen in transplanted tissue. The trial, published in Science Advances, compared the performance of a novel, paint-on bandage […]