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Circumcision Reduces HPV in Uganda
Randomized trials in Uganda have shown that circumcision reduces the risk of HPV transmission in heterosexual couples uninfected by HIV.
Blood Test Could Predict Alzheimer's
A blood test shows amazing accuracy in detecting Alzheimer's disease, which could help patients with dementia achieve earlier diagnosis and be able to better plan for the future.
Non-Invasive Pancreatic Therapy Finds Success
Two studies have found a way to improve in-patient combined therapy for pancreatic disease, which has shown higher survival rates than surgery.
Worked Up About Blood Work
A blood test measuring the gamma-prime fibrinogen (a component of the blood's clotting mechanism) could help identify people at risk of heart attack, according a study from the Oregon Health & Science University.
Standard Operating Procudure Questioned
There is no direct evidence suggesting the standard practice of administering oxygen to patients during a heart attack is beneficial.
Hitting the Bone Cancer Bullseye
Researchers at the University of Nottingham are testing a theory that a so-called friendly bacteria can be used to kill bone-cancer cells.
Visionary Results
A medicine developed to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD) may also help patients with diabetic macular edema (DME), a new nationwide, government-funded study finds.
Stop Smoking, Maintain Vision?
Low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL or "good" cholesterol) and smoking appear to contribute to early-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a recent study.
The Way Your Brain 'Cleans House' Could Point to Alzheimer's Disease
A key protein involved in Alzheimer's disease is produced at a normal rate but is not sufficiently removed in the disease.
Beating Bacteria at Its Own Game
Researchers at NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) have pinpointed a protein that helps bacteria detach from medical devices and spread in the body.