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pain care, Medical Marijuana, cannabis research

Smoking Marijuana Provides More Pain Relief for Men Than Women

Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center found that men had greater pain relief than women after smoking marijuana. “These findings come at a time when more people, including women, are turning to the use of medical cannabis for pain relief,” said Ziva Cooper, PhD, one of the authors...

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Type 2 Diabetes, Pharmacogenomics, Metformin, Genetics

Gene Variant Explains Differences in Diabetes Drug Response

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A large international study of metformin, the world’s most commonly used type 2 diabetes drug, reveals genetic differences among patients that may explain why some respond much better to the drug than others.

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Jersey Shore University Medical Center is First Hospital in New Jersey to offer Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (dTMS)

Jersey Shore University Medical Center is the first hospital in New Jersey to offer deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (dTMS) – a non-invasive treatment for depression that provides new hope for patients who have experienced side effects from medications or for whom medications have proven ineffective.

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genetic, Epigenetic, Disparities, Health Policy

Researchers Turn to Policy to Tackle Health Disparities in an Age of Personalized Medicine

Genetic research is a valuable tool in understanding diseases and their prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. However, significant obstacles limit the clinical use of this knowledge to all groups. Genetic applications in healthcare must advance in a way that reduces racial and ethnic disparities.

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Infection Control, Wound Care, Trauma

UM-Madison Spinoff Gets FDA OK for Bacteria-Killing Wound Dressing

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MADISON, Wis. — Imbed Biosciences today received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration to market its patented wound dressing for human use.

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Hypertension, Renal denervation, clinical trial for hypertension

UH Case Medical Center Treats First Patient in the World on International Clinical Trial for Hypertension

University Hospitals Case Medical Center is the first site in the world to perform a procedure on a patient in RADIANCE-HTN, an international clinical trial evaluating the effect of the ReCor Paradise® Renal Denervation System on lowering blood pressure with hypertension. The system uses ultrasound energy to treat overactive nerves leading to the kidney.RADIANCE-HTN is a blinded, randomized, sham-controlled trial.

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University At Buffalo, Pharmacy, Online Medicine, Medicine, Consumer Safety, SUNY, Pharmacist, Prescription Drug, Prescription Adherence

Medicine Is the One Item You Should Never Buy Online, Says UB Pharmacy Practice Expert

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The convenience of purchasing medicine online does not outweigh the risks, says Karl Fiebelkorn, University at Buffalo pharmacy practice expert.

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Study Shows Distress Intolerance Associated with Opioid Misuse

Inability to manage negative emotional and somatic stress is associated with opioid misuse in adults with chronic pain, according to new research reported in The Journal of Pain, published by the American Pain Society,

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Genetics, Cancer, genetics and cancer, Gene Sequencing, DNA, personalized cancer care, Personalized Cancer Medicine, Personalized Cancer Therapy, Personalized Cancer Treatment, clinical trial

Genetic Profiling Increases Cancer Treatment Options, Sanford Study Finds

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GEMMA clinical trial identified treatment options through personalized medicine

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New Surgical Tool for Mitral Valve Repair, Global Study Shows Stroke Largely Preventable, New Study Shows Differences in Blood Pressure Variation Across Ethnicity, and More in the Cardiovascular Health News Source

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Personalized Medicine Meets Thyroid Cancer: Drug Targeting BRAF Mutation Helps Patients

Researchers from Penn Medicine and other institutions found that treating metastatic thyroid cancer patients harboring a BRAF mutation with the targeted therapy vemurafenib —originally approved for melanoma patients with the mutation—showed promising anti-tumor activity in a third of patients. The results were published in this week’s Lancet Oncology.

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Phase 1 Trial, Neurologic Disorders, neurologic disease, Neurologic Conditions, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institiutes Of Health, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Blueprint for Neuroscience Research Neurotherapeutics Network

Duke to Participate in Early Clinical Trials for Emerging Neurological Therapies

Duke University could receive up to $19 million to lead early-stage clinical trials for new drugs to treat neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and neuropathy.

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FDA 510(K), FDA, FDA Approval, FDA approved, FDA Clearance, FDA Cleared, Cell Analysis, CSF, Hematology, Automation, Clinical, clinical advances, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Aacc

Advanced Instruments Receives FDA Clearance for GloCyte® Automated Cell Counter System

Advanced Instruments, Inc., a leader in laboratory instrumentation, announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its GloCyte Automated Cell Counter System and GloCyte Low and High Level Controls.

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personal medicine, Precision Medicine, Precision Medicine Initiative, Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program, University Of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, University of Chicago Medicine, Northwestern University, NIH, National Institutes For Health, Research, habib ahsan

UChicago to Support NIH Million-Person Precision Medicine Study

The University of Chicago is one of three Illinois academic institutions that will work together to help launch President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program to enroll 1 million or more participants in a national research effort designed to find better ways to prevent and treat disease based on lifestyle, environment and genetics.

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Cancer, Breast Cancer, Fatigue And Breast Cancer, Fatigue, Acupressure, Complementary And Alternative Medicine (Cam)

Acupressure Reduced Fatigue in Breast Cancer Survivors

Acupressure helped reduce persistent fatigue in women who had been treated for breast cancer, a new study finds.

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Engineering, special needs children, Special Needs, Physical Therapy, GoBabyGo, Rainbows United

Collaborative Student Project at Wichita State Helps Local Children with Disabilities

A standard engineering project took on a deeper meaning when Wichita State engineering and physical therapy students watched 3-year-old Jocelyn McNeese drive around in a toy car they modified for her special needs.

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Biobank, Individualized Medicine, Medical Research

National Institutes of Health Chooses Mayo Clinic for Biobank, but What Is a Biobank?

On May 26, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Mayo Clinic $142 million over five years to serve as home for the 1-million-person Precision Medicine Initiative® (PMI) biobank.

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Ebola, personal protective equipment, Biomedical Engineering, Infectious Diseases

Johns Hopkins Students Design Ebola Protection Suit Improvements

Johns Hopkins University engineering students working to develop a better suit to protect health care workers in Ebola outbreaks have developed prototypes for a more comfortable hood and face mask that make breathing easier, and for a battery-powered system that curbs humidity in the suit.

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ProMedica, ProMedica Innovations, Vascular, Peripheral Arterial Disease, PAD, vascular interventionalists

VentureMed Group Announces FDA Approval of FLEX Scoring Catheter®

VentureMed Group, Ltd., a medical device company based in northwest Ohio, has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the commercial distribution of a new surgical device for treating peripheral artery disease (PAD). It’s called the FLEX Scoring Catheter® and was developed by ProMedica Vascular Surgeon John Pigott, MD, as an alternative to balloon-based scoring with a one-size-fits-all platform technology.

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Trauma, Psychological Trauma, PTSD, Orlando Shooting, mass shootings, Psychology, Counseling, Mental Health, Self Care, secondary traumatic stress, Compassion Fatigue, Burnout, long-term survivor support, mental health support

Well After the Orlando Mass Shooting, Continued Mental Health Support for Survivors Will Be Crucial, Expert Says

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