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Single agent treats two cancers with same genetic cause

(HealthDay)—A single checkpoint inhibitor can be used to successfully treat two simultaneous types of primary cancer in a patient with Lynch syndrome, according to a research letter published online Sept. 25 in the Annals ...

Sep 27, 2018
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AFib linked to family history in blacks, Latinos

Despite being the most common heart arrhythmia disorder in the U.S., there is not much research on the causes of atrial fibrillation in minority populations. And while researchers know that black and Latino individuals are ...

Sep 21, 2018
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When is a colonoscopy necessary?

A recent study found around 30% of all procedures performed in a New South Wales hospital were either unhelpful or harmful. Some of these, which included performing a colonoscopy for constipation, were becoming more prevalent.

Sep 06, 2018
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