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Link to brain protein holds promise for new depression treatments

Scientists have long known that an imbalance in brain chemistry can lead to depression. University of Victoria researchers have taken this knowledge a step further, examining what happens inside the brain’s cells in order to better understand how depression occurs. The results of that research raise the possibility of new treatments in the future for […]

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Prostate cancer diagnosis later for Kiwi men

New Zealand men are being diagnosed with prostate cancer later in life at a higher prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level and higher disease grade compared to men in the United States according to University of Auckland research. Dr. Nishi Karunasinghe and colleagues at the Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre at the University’s Faculty of Medical and […]

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Economic burden of fatty liver disease in US is $32 billion annually, new study finds

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD, which affects roughly 100 million Americans, costs the United States healthcare system $32 billion annually, according to a first-of-its-kind study by Intermountain Healthcare researchers on the economic impact of the disease. The prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease mirrors the rising trend of obesity in the United States. Globally, […]

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Conservative management up for low-risk prostate CA in veterans

(HealthDay)—Among U.S. veterans with low-risk prostate cancer, use of conservative management increased from 2005 to 2015, according to a research letter published online June 5 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Stacy Loeb, M.D., from Manhattan Veterans Affairs Medical Center in New York City, and colleagues examined treatment patterns for veterans diagnosed with […]