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Genomic analysis predicts survival benefit of adjuvant chemotherapy following radiotherapy

A practice-changing study, NRG Oncology clinical trial NRG-RTOG 9802, has demonstrated, for the first time, a survival benefit of adjuvant chemotherapy following radiotherapy over radiotherapy alone in certain subgroups of patients with high-risk, low-grade glioma (WHO classification: LGG, grade II), a type of brain tumor that originates from glial cells. The study results, published in […]

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Architecture of the heart different between women and men and with age

Differences in the shape and texture of men and women’s hearts could potentially explain why their risk of heart disease differs, according to research funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF). The findings are being presented at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress. Researchers at Queen Mary University of London, in collaboration with the […]

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Researcher creates rating system for mobile health apps

With more than 300,000 mobile health apps available, it’s tough to know which ones are best, but a University of Alberta researcher has developed a way to help sort through the tangle. The Alberta Rating Index for Apps (ARIA) is easy to use and offers more personalized, relevant ratings than other rating scales, said Peyman […]

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People love winning streaks by individuals—teams, not so much

People enjoy witnessing extraordinary individuals—from athletes to CEOs—extend long runs of dominance in their fields, a new study suggests. But they aren’t as interested in seeing similar streaks of success by teams or groups. “Everyone wants Usain Bolt to win another gold medal for sprinting. Not so many people want to see the New England […]

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Empagliflozin meets primary endpoint in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction

Empagliflozin reduces the risk of cardiovascular death or hospitalization for heart failure in patients with heart failure and a reduced ejection fraction. That’s the finding of the EMPEROR-Reduced trial presented in a Hot Line session today at ESC Congress 2020. The EMPEROR-Reduced trial was designed to evaluate the effects of empagliflozin 10 mg once daily […]

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Medical trial meets one primary endpoint in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction

Sacubitril/valsartan reduces NT-proBNP, a biomarker predictive of long-term clinical outcomes in heart failure, but does not improve functional capacity compared to individualized background therapy in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. That’s the main finding of the PARALLAX trial presented in a Hot Line session today at ESC Congress 2020. Heart failure with […]

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Disability disparities may be explained by obesity, smoking, physical labor

Excess body mass, smoking and manual labor explain a large proportion of disability disparities in the United States, according to a new University of Michigan study. While it’s well documented that those with less education, and especially those without a high school diploma, are more likely to become disabled, less is known about the mechanisms […]

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Top Tips And Advice About Desktop Computers

  Purchasing a new computer can be a daunting task. You can reduce the stress simply by doing a little research about the subject. Keep reading through the following helpful tips about desktop computers. Take out a tape measure and determine how much room you have for your new computer. These computers come in different […]