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How to get the most out of health apps

It’s no secret that apps can turn your phone into a valuable tool for health and fitness. But with hundreds of thousands available, finding a good one can seem daunting. It doesn’t have to be. Choosing an app does need to involve more than clicking and downloading, experts say. But you can take steps to […]

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Clascoterone cream safe, effective for acne treatment

Clascoterone cream, 1 percent, appears to be safe and effective for the treatment of acne, according to a study published online April 22 in JAMA Dermatology. Adelaide Hebert, M.D., from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, and colleagues assessed the safety and efficacy of clascoterone cream, 1 percent, a novel topical androgen […]

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Chronic conditions, obesity common in fatal cases of EVALI

Chronic conditions, including asthma, mental health conditions, and obesity, are common among fatal cases of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI), according to a study published in the April 23 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Angela K. Werner, Ph.D., from the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion […]

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Higher manganese intake may be tied to lower type 2 diabetes risk

Higher intake of manganese is associated with a lower type 2 diabetes risk among postmenopausal women, independent of known risk factors, according to a study published online April 15 in Diabetes Care. Jung Ho Gong, from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and colleagues evaluated the association between manganese intake and the risk for type […]

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Crises are no excuse for lowering scientific standards, say ethicists

Ethicists from Carnegie Mellon and McGill universities are calling on the global research community to resist treating the urgency of the current COVID-19 outbreak as grounds for making exceptions to rigorous research standards in pursuit of treatments and vaccines. With hundreds of clinical studies registered on ClinicalTrials.gov, Alex John London, the Clara L. West Professor […]

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Breakthrough discovery in HIV research opens path to new, better therapies

New research on the structure of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has revealed a promising novel drug target for treating HIV infection, which affects more than 1 million Americans and 40 million people worldwide. The findings, published today in Science, show that the virus’s genetic code can be read in two different ways by cells […]

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Scientists shed light on action of key tuberculosis drug

A new study led by scientists at the University of Birmingham has shed fresh light on how a key front-line drug kills the tuberculosis bacterium. The research paves the way for development of new antibiotic drugs targeted at emerging strains of TB. Tuberculosis (TB) remains a global health challenge, responsible for around 1.5 million deaths […]