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Edible sensor helps TB patients take their meds: study

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An ingestible sensor that allows doctors to remotely monitor tuberculosis patients' intake of medication has the potential to save millions of lives and revolutionize treatment for the world's most deadly infectious disease, researchers say. A randomised trial of 77 patients in California, published in the journal PLOS medicine, found that… Read

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People don't recognize heart attacks when symptoms come on slowly

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When heart attack symptoms start gradually and don't follow exertion, patients are much slower to get to an emergency room and risk missing a critical window for preserving heart function, researchers say. Among 474 U.S. patients who arrived in emergency departments with dangerous reductions in blood flow to the heart,… Read

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Paralyzed man walks again with brain-controlled exoskeleton

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A French man paralyzed in a night club accident can walk again thanks to a brain-controlled exoskeleton in what scientists say is a breakthrough providing hope to tetraplegics seeking to regain movement. The patient trained for months, harnessing his brain signals to control a computer-simulated avatar to perform basic movements… Read

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Fruit fly trial unlocks clues for 'polypill' to beat aging

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Scientists who gave fruit flies a triple drug combination treatment and found that it extended their lives by almost 50% say their work offers clues on how to fight aging in people. The researchers said their aim is not to find the secret of eternal life, but to figure out… Read

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New frontier in health fraud: Genetic tests of the elderly

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The genetic-screening sales reps turn out at health fairs, houses of religion, parks and elder enclaves, offering seniors a chance to learn if they or their loved ones are at risk of developing cancer. All they need, the reps say, is a free cheek swab. In truth, U.S. federal investigators… Read

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Bayer using AI to improve disease diagnosis, drug design

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Drugmakers have embraced artificial intelligence — using computers to analyze reams of data and then make predictions or recommendations. Germany's Bayer has been testing how the technology can help diagnose complex or rare conditions, hasten drug development and more. The aspirin-creator has partnered with startups and other tech companies to… Read

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Red meat unhealthy? Maybe not, researchers say

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Cutting back on red meat is standard medical advice to prevent cancer and heart disease -- but a review of dozens of studies has concluded that the potential risk is low and evidence uncertain. In new guidelines published on Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine, a panel of researchers… Read

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Most vaping-related lung injuries linked to marijuana products: CDC

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Many of the hundreds of e-cigarette users who have developed lung problems in recent months, some of them fatal, used black market marijuana products, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. The CDC was cautious to say the investigation was ongoing, and that the cause of the illnesses "remains… Read

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High-flying marijuana vapes take hit from health scare

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Vaping products, one of the fastest-growing segments of the legal marijuana industry, have taken a hit from consumers as public health experts scramble to determine what's causing a mysterious and sometimes fatal lung disease among people who use e-cigarettes. The ailment has sickened at least 530 people and killed nine.… Read

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Pancreatic cancer discovery reveals how the aggressive cancer fuels its growth

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A new discovery about pancreatic cancer sheds light on how the cancer fuels its growth and may help explain how promising cancer drugs work – and for whom they will fail. The finding one day could help doctors determine which treatments will be most effective for patients, so that they get the… Read

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