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NIH’s All of Us Research Program is returning genetic health-related results to participants

News release Tuesday, December 13, 2022 Significant precision medicine efforts are returning value to research participants by sharing personalized, actionable health-related reports. The National Institutes of Health We all The research program has begun returning personalized health-related DNA results to more than 155,000 participants, with reports detailing whether participants are at increased risk for specific …

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Ria Health launches platform to manage alcohol use disorders

Medical technology provides medical care to patients outside of the doctor’s office Getty Alcohol use disorder, sometimes known as alcoholism, continues to be a significant drain on society. People die because they try to drive while under the influence of alcohol, work days are missed when people suffer from alcohol abuse, and the disease can …

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The University of Maryland’s new Health Computing Institute promises big advances

The Health Computing Institute, an initiative of the University of Maryland, will … [+] the newest academic center dedicated to advancing the field of precision medicine. Getty The University of Maryland Strategic Partnership: MPowering the State (MPower) announced that it is establishing an Institute for Health Computing that will focus on artificial intelligence and advanced …

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The University of Maryland’s new Health Computing Institute promises big advances

The Health Computing Institute, an initiative of the University of Maryland, will … [+] the newest academic center dedicated to advancing the field of precision medicine. Getty The University of Maryland Strategic Partnership: MPowering the State (MPower) announced that it is establishing an Institute for Health Computing that will focus on artificial intelligence and advanced …

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Monoclonal antibody prevents malaria infection in African adults

News release Monday, October 31, 2022 Participants in NIH clinical trials are protected by antibodies during the six-month malaria season. A single dose of an antibody drug safely protects healthy, nonpregnant adults from malaria infection during an intense six-month malaria season in Mali, Africa, a National Institutes of Health clinical trial has found. The antibody …

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Video games may be associated with better cognitive performance in children

News release Monday, October 24, 2022 Further research is needed to analyze the potential benefits and harms of video games on the developing brain. A study of nearly 2,000 children found that those who reported playing video games for three hours a day or more performed better on tests of cognitive skills including impulse control …

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Hair straightening chemicals linked to higher risk of uterine cancer

News release Monday, October 17, 2022 An NIH study found that black women may be more affected due to higher use. Women who used chemical hair straightening products were at higher risk of uterine cancer than women who did not report using these products, according to a new National Institutes of Health study. The researchers …

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Early diagnosis and treatment of HIV is important for better long-term health outcomes

Media tips Friday, October 21, 2022 What Starting antiretroviral treatment (ART) early in the course of HIV infection, when the immune system is stronger, leads to better long-term health outcomes than delaying ART, according to findings presented today at the IDWeek conference in Washington, DC The findings are based on extended follow-up of participants in …

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Hair straightening chemicals linked to higher risk of uterine cancer

News release Monday, October 17, 2022 An NIH study found that black women may be more affected due to higher use. Women who used chemical hair straightening products were at higher risk of uterine cancer than women who did not report using these products, according to a new National Institutes of Health study. The researchers …

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