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January 31, 2014
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Yoga Can Lower Fatigue, Inflammation in Breast Cancer Survivors

In study, the more women practiced, the better their results COLUMBUS, Ohio — Practicing yoga for as little as three months can reduce fatigue and lower inflammation in breast cancer survivors, according to new research. The more the women in … Continue reading

January 14, 2013
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Helping Patients Navigate New Cancer Drugs

As cancer treatment in pill form transforms how care is delivered, a new Michigan State University study underscores the challenges patients face in administering their own chemotherapy outside the supervised environment of a cancer clinic. Chemotherapy pills can target specific … Continue reading

November 12, 2012
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Ancient Foot Massage Technique May Ease Cancer Symptoms

EAST LANSING, Mich. — A study led by a Michigan State University researcher offers the strongest evidence yet that reflexology – a type of specialized foot massage practiced since the age of pharaohs – can help cancer patients manage their … Continue reading

April 22, 2012
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Scanning the Brain for Impending Error

UA computer science doctoral student Federico Cirett is using new technology to predict, in advance, when people will make a mistake. He’s been testing subjects taking the SAT exam in math. Our bodies and brains tend to give us good … Continue reading

January 31, 2012
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For Some Medical Residents, Empathy Declines With Long-Call

*In a newly published study, researchers found the majority of medical residents surveyed experienced a decline in empathy over the course of the oft-used “long-call” shift.* Fatigue and sleep deprivation are undisputed job descriptors for medical residents, but results from … Continue reading

January 14, 2012
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Research Focuses on Youth, Chronic Illness and Employment

*PhD candidate explores their interconnection* Like any 28 year old, Arif Jetha, a fourth-year PhD candidate at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health, is worrying about his future. Once he completes his PhD, should he remain … Continue reading

July 9, 2011
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‘Combining Therapies Appears Safe, May Benefit Patients with Advanced Liver Cancer’

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Few treatments exist for patients with advanced primary liver cancer, but University of Florida researchers have found a new way to broaden the range of options and potentially improve health outcomes by combining two treatments. In the … Continue reading

March 21, 2011
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FEELING ANGRY? SAY A PRAYER AND THE WRATH FADES AWAY

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Saying a prayer may help many people feel less angry and behave less aggressively after someone has left them fuming, new research suggests. A series of studies showed that people who were provoked by insulting comments from … Continue reading