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CDC warns of deadly outbreak of meningitis among gay men in Florida

One of the worst meningitis outbreaks in U.S. history has prompted public health officials to urge gay and bisexual men who live in Florida or plan to visit the state

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Women still underrepresented in many clinical trials

To ensure that all kinds of patients get drugs and devices that are safe and effective for them, they need to be represented in clinical trials, but a new study

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A potentially more effective treatment for HER2 mutant metastatic breast cancer

Breast cancers with HER2 mutations respond to the drug neratinib, but the responses are variable and often not durable. Looking to better understand the underlying cause of this variation, a

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Women achieving childbearing desires drives contraception use

The increased use of contraception in many countries is not because more women at any moment want to delay pregnancy or have no further children. Instead, it is because contraception

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Rejected minorities turn to risky coping behaviours

Sexual minorities, particularly men, who experience perceived social rejection are more likely to indulge in risky coping behaviors, according to new research published today in the journal Drug and Alcohol

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Hospitals bound to patient safety rules that aren’t all backed by evidence

If health care facilities such as hospitals and nursing homes don’t follow patient safety rules set by The Joint Commission (TJC)—the independent organization responsible for accrediting health care facilities—they may

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Liquid biopsy detects DNA markers in advanced breast cancer within five hours

A novel, automated liquid biopsy test in development by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center can accurately detect the presence of cancer DNA in the blood of patients

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