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For cancer patients, Nobel research is far more than prize-worthy

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When Shaun Tierney was diagnosed with an aggressive form of kidney cancer in 2007, the prognosis was grim. Twelve years on, the 64-year-old is still living an active life, and even participating in marathon walks for cancer research -- an outcome made possible by work that was awarded this year's… Read

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Knee replacement doesn't solve sexual problems

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Patients having knee replacement surgery sometimes hope to regain or improve their sexual activity afterward, but that doesn't always happen, a new study finds. A year after surgery, about 40% of patients said their expectations of sexual activity weren't met, researchers report in Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research. "Patients generally… Read

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Get moving! Four in five adolescents don't exercise enough: WHO

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Four in five adolescents worldwide do not get enough physical activity, to the detriment of their health, the World Health Organization said Friday, warning that girls especially need more exercise. In its first ever report on global trends for adolescent physical activity, the U.N. health agency stressed that urgent action… Read

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Renewables could cut power generation health impact by 80%

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Switching to renewables could cut the health impacts of air pollution from power generation as much as 80 percent by mid-century, experts say. Scientists and environmental groups have long advocated a switch to low-carbon power to cap the rise in global temperature to two degrees Celsius (3.6 Farenheit), as stipulated… Read

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Fujitsu improves efficiency in cancer genomic medicine in joint AI research with University of Tokyo

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Fujitsu has announced the results of a joint research project it has been conducting with the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Tokyo since April 2018. As part of this joint research Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd has successfully developed and verified AI technology to improve the efficiency of treatment… Read

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New, old drugs may offer fresh ways to fight heart disease

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Novel drugs may offer fresh ways to reduce heart risks beyond the usual medicines to lower cholesterol and blood pressure. One new study found that heart attack survivors benefited from a medicine long used to treat gout. Several experimental drugs also showed early promise for interfering with heart-harmful genes without… Read

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Americans spending more out-of-pocket on mental health than physical health

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Many insured Americans go out of network for mental health services, a new study suggests, despite the higher costs to them and despite a federal law mandating that policies' mental health coverage be at least as good as their physical health coverage Americans with health insurance were spending more out… Read

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Pneumonia kills a child every 39 seconds, health agencies say

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Pneumonia killed more than 800,000 babies and young children last year - or one child every 39 seconds - despite being curable and mostly preventable, global health agencies said on Tuesday. In a report on what they described as a "forgotten epidemic", the United Nations children's fund UNICEF, the international… Read

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Blood supplies inadequate in many countries

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Globally, many countries don't have enough donated blood to meet their needs, a recent study suggests. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that for every 1,000 people in any country, 10 to 20 blood donations are needed to provide adequate supplies. Blood transfusions save lives and improve health, and the… Read

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Diet for healthy people, healthy planet too costly for some

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At least one in five people could not afford science's "ideal diet" designed to feed 10 billion people without hurting the planet, according to a new study. The EAT-Lancet report first made headlines when it was unveiled in January because it proposed the first scientific targets for both a healthy… Read

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