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Many genes linked to alcohol and tobacco use are shared among diverse ancestries

Penn State College of Medicine researchers have co-led a large genetic study that identified more than 2,300 genes predicting alcohol and tobacco use after analyzing data from more than 3.4

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‘Sandwich generation’ study shows challenges of caring for both kids and aging parents

Their older parents need care. Their kids are still under 18. And they probably have a job, too. They’re the “sandwich generation”—a longtime nickname for the mostly female, mostly middle-aged

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Understanding how the perception of risks and benefits influences cancer clinical trial withdrawal outcomes

While people with cancer have options to participate in cancer clinical trials (CCTs), it can be challenging when they encounter difficulties enrolling and remaining in the trial. Trial withdrawal, although

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Improved hospital ‘handoffs’ cut adverse events by almost half

About 15 years ago, pediatricians Christopher Landrigan and Amy Starmer observed a weak link in hospital care: Medical residents were rigorously trained to take patient histories with standardized templates and

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Hearing is believing: Sounds can alter our visual perception

Perception generally feels effortless. If you hear a bird chirping and look out the window, it hardly feels like your brain has done anything at all when you recognize that

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Cholesterol-lowering drugs linked to lower risk of bleeding stroke

People who take cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins may have a lower risk of having a type of stroke called an intracerebral hemorrhage, according to a new study published in the

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Preventive therapeutic for diabetes shows promise in mouse study

Researchers from the Liston lab, at the Babraham Institute, have recently published details about a preventative therapeutic for diabetes in mice. The team has been able to prevent diabetes in

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