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A multi-gene test that identifies early breast cancer patients who can be treated with anti-hormonal therapy alone and no chemotherapy has shown successful results in a trial.
Researchers found Alzheimer's patients with gum disease had a six-fold increase in the rate of cognitive decline over a 6-month period, compared with those without gum disease.
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State gun laws directly affect the rate of gun deaths, and adding just three laws could significantly reduce the number of fatalities. Background checks could mean an 81% decrease.
The popular erectile dysfunction drug allows melanoma to grow more vigorously, say researchers, who say melanoma patients should consult their doctor before taking the medication.
A 26-year-old woman who was the first in the US to undergo a uterus transplant has had the donated organ removed due to a sudden complication, the Cleveland Clinic said yesterday.
There have been 560,000 transplants in the US since 1981, but every day, the list of people needing organs grows. With 121,524 people currently on the list, more donors are needed.
In a journal editorial, an international team suggests a virus and two bacteria are major causes of Alzheimer's disease and calls for more research to investigate further.
Medical News Today: Eye lens regeneration from own stem cells: 'a paradigm shift in cataract surgery'
In a small trial, children in China born with cataracts regrew new eye lenses following surgery that removes diseased lenses but leaves lens capsules and own stem cells intact.