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Study shows more effective method for detecting prostate cancer

Each year, 1 million men in the U.S. undergo biopsies to determine whether they have prostate cancer. The biopsy procedure traditionally has been guided by ultrasound imaging, but this method cannot clearly display the location of tumors in the prostate gland. A multidisciplinary team of UCLA physicians has found that a new method, which includes […]

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The danger of dietary supplements for teens, Harvard study reveals

The danger of dietary supplements for teens: Harvard study reveals hundreds of young people have been sickened or hospitalized by weight loss and muscle-building products in 10 years A team at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health analyzed 10 years of FDA data on reactions to supplements They found young people who take ‘enhancement’ […]

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Study shows vaping is linked to adolescents’ propensity for crime

UTSA criminal justice professor Dylan Jackson recently published one of the first studies to explore emerging drug use in the form of adolescent vaping and its association with delinquency among 8th and 10th grade students across the nation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 4.9 million middle and high school students used […]

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Study finds lower ER triage scores associated with delayed antibiotics delivery for sepsis patients

Providing early, appropriate antibiotic treatment for patients with sepsis—a serious complication of infection that can lead to organ failure and death—is crucial for their survival. But in a new study, researchers at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City found that antibiotic delivery was significantly faster—by up to 32 minutes—for sepsis patients being treated in an […]

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Policy makers must attend to menstrual stigma to improve wellbeing, study finds

Researchers have found that addressing attitudes to menstruation may be necessary to improve well-being in low and middle-income countries, far more than simply better access to sanitary products. Period poverty—limited access to sanitary products—is known to negatively affect the wellbeing of young women and girls. This impacts physical and psychological health, social inclusion, and may […]