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post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), post-traumatic stress, post-traumatic stress disorder , Post-traumatic stress reaction, PTSD, Ptsd Symptoms, PTSD patients, Cerebral curcuitry, Cerebral chemical changes, PTSD biomarkers

Identified Brain Circuitry Bridges Neural and Behavioral Roles in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Specific cerebral circuitry bridges chemical changes deep in the brain and the more outward behavioral expressions associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which could lead to more objective biomarkers for the disorder, according to a comprehensive review of rapidly changing data published June 22 in The New England Journal of Medicine.

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Breast Cancer, overdiagnosis, Mammograms, NEJM, Yale Cancer Center

Mammograms: Are We Overdiagnosing Small Tumors?

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An analysis of breast cancer data revealed that many small breast cancers have an excellent prognosis because they are inherently slow growing, according to Yale Cancer Center experts.

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Melanoma, Mark B Faries, The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute

Common Surgical Treatment for Melanoma Does Not Improve Patients’ Overall Survival, Study Shows

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Patients who receive the standard surgical treatment for melanoma that has spread to one or more key lymph nodes do not live longer, a major new study shows.

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cannabidiol, dravet syndrome, Epilepsy, Seizures, Children

Cannabidiol Reduces Seizures in Children with Severe Epilepsy

Results from a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial published in The New England Journal of Medicine revealed that children with Dravet syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy, had fewer seizures after taking a daily oral solution of the cannabis compound called cannabidiol, which does not have the psychoactive properties of marijuana. Over a 14-week treatment with cannabidiol, convulsive seizures dropped from a monthly average of 12.4 to 5.9. In comparison, seizures in the placebo group decreased from a monthly average of 14.9 to 14.1. During the study, seizures stopped completely in 5 percent of patients taking cannabidiol.

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Expert on Cannabidiol Study in Dravet Syndrome

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medical assistance in dying , MAiD, medically assisted dying, supportive care, Death, Canada, University Health Network

Canada’s Largest Hospital Reports on Year of Medically Assisted Dying

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Today, in the New England Journal of Medicine, the team from University Health Network in Toronto that developed the organization’s protocol for medical assistance in dying (MAiD) describes UHN’s approach and experience. This comes a year after Canada decriminalized medically assisted dying throughout the country.

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Penn Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, ANGPTL3, Cardiology, Genetics

Genetic Mutation Studies Help Validate New Strategy for Reducing Lipids, Cholesterol

A new strategy – an injectable antibody – for lowering blood lipids and thereby potentially preventing coronary artery disease and other conditions caused by the build-up of fats, cholesterol, and other substances on the artery walls, is supported by findings from two new studies from researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Fertility, IVF, hysterosalpingography, Lipiodol, Obstetrics, Infertility

100-Year-Old Fertility Technique Reduces Need for IVF

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Infertile couples have a major opportunity to achieve a successful pregnancy without the need for IVF, thanks to new research into a 100-year-old medical technique.

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Ie-Ming Shih, Endometriosis, Mutations

Gene Sequencing Study Reveals Unusual Mutations in Endometriosis

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Using gene sequencing tools, scientists from Johns Hopkins Medicine and the University of British Columbia have found a set of genetic mutations in samples from 24 women with benign endometriosis, a painful disorder marked by the growth of uterine tissue outside of the womb. The findings, described in the May 11 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, may eventually help scientists develop molecular tests to distinguish between aggressive and clinically “indolent,” or non-aggressive, types of endometriosis.

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Opioid Abuse Epidemic, neonatal abstinence syndrome, Buprenorphine

Buprenorphine Cuts Length of Stay Nearly in Half for Infants Withdrawing From Opioids

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New research published May 4 in the New England Journal of Medicine demonstrated that a buprenorphine can safely cut the duration of therapy nearly in half for infants withdrawing from opioids.







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