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Richard Harris

Richard Harris appears in the following:

Study Of Breast Cancer Treatment Reveals Paradox Of Precision Medicine

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A genetic test of breast cancer tumors helped identify women whose survival odds would not be greatly improved by chemotherapy. But that test isn't as precise as women and doctors might like.

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Study Of Sudden Cardiac Death Exposes Limits Of Genetic Testing

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Some genetic tests for a common cause of sudden heart failure can be wrong, researchers say, because the underlying science didn't take into account racial diversity.

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How Big A Risk Is Acetaminophen During Pregnancy?

Monday, August 15, 2016

A study found that behavioral problems were more common among children of women who took the pain reliever during pregnancy. But interpreting the results isn't as straightforward as you might expect.

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Robot-Like Machines Helped People With Spinal Injuries Regain Function

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Eight people with serious spinal injuries who practiced hours of interaction with wearable machines for months regained lost feeling and some ability to move.

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A Study Takes The Globe's Blood Pressure And Finds A Dramatic Rise

Monday, August 08, 2016

According to the research, hypertension is now a more common disease in low- and middle-income countries than in wealthy nations.

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Medical Studies Involving Children Often Go Unpublished

Thursday, August 04, 2016

An analysis of pediatric clinical trials found that the results of almost a third of studies that were finished weren't published in medical journals. The lapses raise scientific and ethical concerns.

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You Don't Need To Go Low-Carb To Burn Body Fat, Study Says

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Popular advice suggests a low-carb diet is necessary to trigger the body to shed fat. But a small, rigorous study finds low-fat diets also spark body-fat loss. The key: Choose a diet you'll stick to.

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Sutures With A Soundtrack: Music Can Ease Pain, Anxiety Of Surgery

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Most studies of music's ability to ease pain have been small. But an analysis pooling the best research builds a strong case, doctors say, that a dose of music reduces the need for painkilling pills.

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States Haven't Embraced Later School Start Times For Teens

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Here's a number to help frame the debate over whether middle schools and high schools should start later in the morning: A study finds that only 18 percent of these public schools start class at 8:30 a.m. or later, as the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends.

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Could Your Child's Picky Eating Be A Sign Of Depression?

Monday, August 03, 2015

Most young children who are extra choosy about what they'll eat eventually outgrow the habit. But research finds that in extreme cases, the pickiness may be linked to depression or social anxiety.

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When A Child's Picky Eating Becomes More Than A Nuisance

Monday, August 03, 2015

Twenty percent of children are picky eaters but most grow out it. Research suggests that picky eating can also be a sign for hypersensitities that can occasionally cause social anxiety and depression.

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Happy 50th Birthday, Medicare. Your Patients Are Getting Healthier

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The past 15 years have seen a drop in deaths and hospitalizations among Medicare patients — people 65 and older. Teasing out why is tricky, but it seems a good trend for the 50-year-old program.

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What If Chemo Doesn't Help You Live Longer Or Better?

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Terminal cancer patients sometimes get chemotherapy in the belief that it will ease their symptoms. But a study finds that many who get the treatment near death actually have a poorer quality of life.

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FDA Boosts Its Heart-Attack Warning On NSAIDs, Sows Confusion

Friday, July 10, 2015

If you're one of the 29 million Americans who regularly take ibuprofen, naproxen or similar drugs for pain, you may be scratching your head a bit over the latest word out of the Food and Drug Administration.

The FDA has strengthened its words of caution for people who use ...

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Bill To Boost Medical Research Comes With A Catch

Friday, July 10, 2015

The House of Representatives has approved a bill that would increase National Institutes of Health funding and ease rules for the approval of new drugs. But the Senate may not go along.

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Heroin Use Surges, Especially Among Women And Whites

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

All told, more than half a million Americans used heroin in 2013, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That represents a nearly 150 percent increase since 2007.

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Got Water? Most Kids, Teens Don't Drink Enough

Thursday, June 11, 2015

More than half the young people in a recent study were at least mildly dehydrated — maybe enough to affect energy and concentration. Roughly 25 percent said they never drink water.

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Data Dive Suggests Link Between Heartburn Drugs And Heart Attacks

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The drugs are proton-pump inhibitors, including Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid. But the study doesn't show cause and effect. Other factors — diet, drink or tobacco — may play a role.

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Costs Of Slipshod Research Methods May Be In The Billions

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Up to half of all results from biomedical research laboratories these days can't be replicated by other science teams. Why not? Myriad flubs slow progress in the hunt for cures.

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International Group Says Mammograms Of 'Limited' Value For Women In 40s

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

A federal health task force that has been criticized for its mammography recommendations now has scientific support from the World Health Organization.

The WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer has just finished its review of mammography to screen for breast cancer, and it, too, concludes that the value ...

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