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How does EMDR therapy help people who have experienced trauma?

Earlier this year, Prince Harry revealed he has used a therapy called EMDR to cope with anxiety and trauma, including trauma resulting from his mother Princess Diana’s death when he was 12. He demonstrates the technique in the Apple TV+ docuseries The Me You Can’t See. EMDR stands for eye movement desensitization and reprocessing. But […]

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Decades after toxic exposure, 9/11 first responders may still lower their risk of lung injury

Losing weight and treating excess levels of fat in the blood may help prevent lung disease in firefighters exposed to dangerous levels of fine particles from fire, smoke, and toxic chemicals on Sept. 11, 2001, a new study shows. Experts have long feared that this exposure would later lead to lung disease in first responders. […]

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New therapeutic method combined with synthetic CDK4/6 inhibitors for refractory cancers

The RB1 tumor suppressor gene protein antagonizes uncontrolled growth of cancer by suppressing cell cycle progression but its function is repressed in most cancers. CDK4/6 represses this function by phosphorylating RB1. In contrast, drugs that inhibit CDK4/6 inhibit the phosphorylation of RB1 and restore the cancer-suppressing function of RB1. However, since it was difficult to […]

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Stroke risk factors in minority groups discovered

A new study led by a University of Cincinnati researcher sheds light on risk factors for certain kinds of strokes among different racial and ethnic groups. Daniel Woo, MD, vice chair of research in UC’s Department of Neurology and a UC Health physician, was the principal investigator in a study published Aug. 23 in JAMA. […]

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Demographic requirements not improving enrollment of Black and Hispanic patients in acute leukemia clinical trials

Requirements instituted to address racial and ethnic disparities in clinical trial enrollment did not lead to increased inclusion of Black and Hispanic participants in clinical acute leukemia research, according to a new study in the journal Blood Advances. Researchers said the findings underscore the need to create targeted enrollment diversification strategies to ensure all patients […]

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A virtual ruler that estimates the size of colorectal polyps

Colorectal polyps—fleshy growths occurring in the lining of the colon or rectum—are an important risk factor for colorectal cancer. Colonoscopy is a nonsurgical procedure that doctors use to look for colorectal polyps using an endoscope, a thin, flexible tube with a camera on the end. Size is an important characteristic of polyps; doctors consider it […]

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Cost, bleeding cited as major reasons for not taking newer anti-coagulant as prescribed

Direct-acting oral anticoagulants such as apixaban are the most widely used medications of this type in people with atrial fibrillation, yet 26% to 45% of people fail to properly adhere to them. Researchers interviewed 42 UCLA and UCSF adults with atrial fibrillation who had been prescribed apixaban between August 2019 and July 2020 but had […]