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Clot-removing procedure appears safe for pregnant stroke patients

Physically removing a blood clot in the brain is a safe and effective treatment for pregnant women having a stroke, a new study suggests. Stroke during pregnancy remains rare, but

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Sleep apnea patients struggle as common CPAP machine is recalled

Millions of U.S. sleep apnea patients are scrambling to find ways to protect their nightly slumber, following a voluntary recall from one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of CPAP breathing

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Study links diabetes medications to glaucoma prevention

A popular class of diabetes medications called GLP-1R agonists (Trulicity and Rybelsus) may also protect against glaucoma in diabetic patients, according to a new study led by researchers in the

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ATP-hydrolyzing ectoenzyme E-NTPD8 attenuates colitis

The intestinal microbial ecosystem includes diverse species of bacteria. These bacteria can produce bioactive metabolites that directly affect the host’s immune system. An imbalance of microbial metabolites has been implicated

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For the first time, stroke study reveals optimal timing and intensity for arm and hand rehabilitation

A phase II, randomized clinical trial found that the optimal period for intensive rehabilitation of arm and hand use after a stroke should begin 60 to 90 days after the

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Discovery of obesity-causing genes could lead to drugs to prevent weight gain

Promising news in the effort to develop drugs to treat obesity comes from University of Virginia scientists who have identified 14 genes that can cause weight gain and three that

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Researchers develop method to diagnose aplastic anemia more effectively

Aplastic anemia (AA) is a life-threatening bone marrow disorder caused by the autoimmune destruction of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs). Currently, the condition is a diagnosis of exclusion, as

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