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Opioid medications can compromise driving abilities among older adults: Study | Health News

Colorado: A new study looks at the relationship between opioid (medicines used for pain relief, including anaesthesia) use and driving among older adults. The study`s results led by faculty at the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus was published in the Journal of the American Board of Family […]

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Common inherited genetic variant is frequent cause of deafness in adults: Study | Health News

Washington: A common inherited genetic variant is a frequent cause of deafness in adults, meaning that many thousands of people are potentially at risk, reveals recent research.The research was published online in the Journal of Medical Genetics. Deafness in adults is known to be inherited. But, unlike childhood deafness, the genetic causes largely remain a […]

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MRI scan used for heart disease could also pick out aggressive cancers, spot early signs: Study | Health News

London: A type of smart MRI scan used in people with heart disease could help assess whether children`s cancers are especially aggressive and spot early signs that targeted treatments are working, a new study suggests. Researchers showed that the MRI imaging technique, known as T1-mapping, could offer crucial insights into the biology of childhood cancers and […]

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Excessive sugar consumption linked with unhealthy fat deposits around heart, abdomen | Health News

Sophia Antipolis: Sugar consumption is linked with larger fat deposits around the heart and in the abdomen, which are risky for health, finds a new study. The study was published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology. “When we consume too much sugar the excess is converted […]

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COVID-19: Indirect adverse effects likely on children, youth’s mental, physical health | Health News

Toronto: Despite reports that children and young people may be less likely to get infected with COVID-19 than older adults, there may be substantial indirect adverse effects of the disease on their physical and mental health, according to a new study, which was published in the CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).  “While children and young […]

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Carboplatin-paclitaxel becomes better option for treatment of inoperable anal cancer: Study | Health News

Washington: A new study has suggested that people with inoperable anal cancer treated with carboplatin-paclitaxel had fewer complications and lived longer than those who received another chemotherapy that has been more often administered.  The results from an international trial, published by the Journal of Clinical Oncology, suggest that carboplatin-paclitaxel become the standard of care for […]

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Hepatitis C-positive livers safe for transplantation, patients cured afterward: Study | Health News

Ohio: Patients who received a transplanted liver infected with hepatitis C and were later treated for the infection performed as well in recovery as transplant patients who received an organ free of infection, says a new study. The study was conducted by researchers of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and UC Health and […]