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Genetic variation in a brain-cleansing water channel affects human sleep

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Genetic variation in a brain-cleansing water channel affects human sleep Genetic variation in a brain-cleansing water channel affects human sleep Credit: CC0 Public Domain The reason why we sleep remains an unresolved question of the 21st century. Research by Sara Marie Ulv Larsen, Sebastian Camillo Holst and colleagues from the …

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    Wide variation seen in screening practices for type 2 diabetes

    Wide variation seen in screening practices for type 2 diabetes 2

    (HealthDay)—Diabetes screening practices vary widely and are only partially explained by patient, provider, and clinic factors, according to a study published online March 5 in Diabetes Care. Udoka Obinwa, Ph.D., from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and colleagues analyzed electronic health record data from 56,818 primary …

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      Wide variation in bowel cancer rates after colonoscopies in England

      Wide variation in bowel cancer rates after colonoscopies in England 4

      Bowel cancer survivor John Barnes. Credit: University of Leeds Substantial variation exists between colonoscopy providers in rates of bowel cancer up to three years after colonoscopy in England, finds a study published by The BMJ today. The findings show that, reassuringly, the rates of post-colonoscopy bowel cancer have significantly reduced …

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        Study finds racial variation in post-op care after knee replacement surgery

        Study finds racial variation in post-op care after knee replacement surgery 5

        Michael Parks, MD from Hospital for Special Surgery. Credit: Hospital for Special Surgery A large study analyzing 107,000 knee replacement surgeries found that African Americans were significantly more likely than white patients to be discharged to an inpatient rehabilitation or skilled nursing facility rather than home care after the procedure. …

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          Scientists identify genetic variation linked to severity of ALS

          Scientists identify genetic variation linked to severity of ALS 7

          An MRI with increased signal in the posterior part of the internal capsule which can be tracked to the motor cortex consistent with the diagnosis of ALS. Credit: Frank Gaillard/Wikipedia A discovery made several years ago in a lab researching asthma at Wake Forest School of Medicine may now have …

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