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Survey finds physicians struggle to communicate positive thyroid cancer prognosis

Cancer cell during cell division. Credit: National Institutes of Health Despite excellent prognosis with most thyroid cancers, many newly diagnosed patients have cancer-related worry, and physicians vary in their responses to patients’ worry, according to new research accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, and publication …

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Bacterial protein fragment kills lung cells in pulmonary fibrosis, study finds

Lung tissue from mice with pulmonary fibrosis that were infected with corisin-secreting bacteria showed signs of acute exacerbation and lung tissue death. Credit: Esteban Gabazza/Nature Communications A bacterial protein fragment instigates lung tissue death in pulmonary fibrosis, a mysterious disease affecting millions of people worldwide, according to a new study …

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National study finds diets remain poor for most American children; disparities persist

Despite consuming fewer sugar-sweetened beverages and more whole grains, most American children and adolescents still eat poorly—and sociodemographic disparities persist, according to an 18-year national study between 1999 and 2016 of U.S. children’s dietary trends. Led by Junxiu Liu and Dariush Mozaffarian of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and …

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Prostate cancer study finds molecular imaging could transform management of patients with aggressive cancer

Micrograph showing prostatic acinar adenocarcinoma (the most common form of prostate cancer) Credit: Wikipedia Results from a randomised controlled trial involving 300 prostate cancer patients find that a molecular imaging technique is more accurate than conventional medical imaging and recommends the scans be introduced into routine clinical practice. A medical …

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Smoking prevalent among pregnant women enrolled in Illinois WIC program, study finds

Smoking while pregnant is a significant problem among low-income women in Illinois, according to a study co-written by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign social work professor Karen M. Tabb and Brandon Meline, the director of maternal and child health management at Champaign-Urbana Public Health District. Credit: L. Brian Stauffer Despite …

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