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Decline in late stage cancer diagnoses after health reform law

Cancer cell during cell division. Credit: National Institutes of Health Advanced stage cancer diagnoses declined following health insurance expansion in Massachusetts, likely due to increased access to screening and diagnostic services that identified cancers earlier, according to new research led by health economists at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School …

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Poor mental health both cause and effect of school exclusion

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Children with mental health needs require urgent support from primary school onwards to avoid exclusion, which can be both cause and effect of poor mental health, new research concludes. The research, led by the University of Exeter, concluded that a swift response is needed, finding that …

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Immune cell health discovery could optimise cancer therapies

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Scientists at UCL have discovered how immune cells, essential for tackling life-threatening infections and cancers, are able to ‘recycle’ material within themselves in order to stay healthy and function, a breakthrough finding which could lead to more effective immunotherapies. In the study, published in Cell Reports, …

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Health of poor Brits worse than that of those born a century ago

The self-reported health of poor Brits is worse than that of people born a century ago, suggests a large nationally representative study of more than 200,000 working-age people, published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. The findings indicate that the gap in health has widened between the …

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Americans lack knowledge about eye health

Americans’ lack of knowledge about eye health may put their vision at risk, according to a survey released by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. A total of 3,512 U.S. adults (≥18 years of age) participated in the survey, conducted by the Harris Poll on behalf of the American Academy of …

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