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WHO Releases First Report on Microplastics in Drinking-Water

World Health Organization (WHO)

Every day we are ingesting tiny, often microscopic pieces of plastic known as "microplastics" with our food, beverages and the air we breathe. The new Microplastics in Drinking-water report examines the evidence, key findings, recommendations and research needs. It is the first effort to examine the potential human health risks associated with exposure to microplastics in the environment. (Virtual Press Conference Details)

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Researchers Discover Cause of Asthmatic Lung Spasms

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Researchers at Rutgers and other institutions have discovered how muscle contraction (bronchospasm) in the airway, which cause breathing difficulty in people with asthma, occur by creating a microdevice that mimics the behavior of the human airways. The study, published in the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering, could lead to new treatment strategies for respiratory diseases, said co-author Reynold Panettieri, director of the Rutgers Institute for Translational Medicine and Science.

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CBD Products, Hemp Oil May Be Helpful but More Research Is Needed, Mayo Clinic Review Says

Mayo Clinic

Cannabidiol (CBD) oils and products have become increasingly popular with consumers as ways to find relief from aches and pains, anxiety, sleep disturbances and other chronic issues. But are these products safe, and are they helpful?

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Mayo Clinic Study Calls for Screening of Family Members of Celiac Disease Patients

Mayo Clinic

Parents, siblings and children of people with celiac disease are at high risk of also having the disease, according to a Mayo Clinic study. This study calls for screening of all first-degree relatives of patients — not just those who show symptoms.

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Newswise: Heart and Lung Surgery Patients May Be at High Risk for Opioid Dependence
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Heart and Lung Surgery Patients May Be at High Risk for Opioid Dependence

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

The amount of opioids prescribed for patients after heart and lung surgery has a direct relationship with the risk for opioid dependency and “persistent opioid use” several months after the operation.

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Super-powered immune cells – leading the next cancer breakthrough

University of South Australia

Ground-breaking immune therapy promises to deliver vital evidence in the fight against cancer as researchers from the Centre for Cancer Biology open a new clinical trial using genetically engineered immune cells to treat solid cancers.

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Texas Mandate: Largest High Schools to Report All Concussions to Statewide Registry

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Starting this fall, the biggest public high schools in Texas are required to report all sports concussions to a central database as part of one of the nation’s largest statewide endeavors to track brain injuries in youth athletics.

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Unprecedented Therapy Found Effective for Blood Cancer Patients With No Treatment Options

Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai researchers have found a new type of therapy to be effective for patients with a particular type of bone marrow cancer that is resistant to several standard therapies, according to results of a clinical trial published in The New England Journal of Medicine in August.

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Most Patients Willing to Share Medical Records for Research Purposes

University of California San Diego Health

In a survey, UC San Diego researchers report most patients are willing to share medical records for research purposes, with a few caveats.

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