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Repurposing tocilizumab in scleroderma patients may prevent early lung disease

Research led by Michigan Medicine’s Scleroderma Program and published in Arthritis & Rheumatology found that tocilizumab, a FDA-approved anti-inflammatory drug used to combat rheumatoid arthritis, can prevent lung disease in

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New hydrogel that cuts recovery time in half from muscle injuries

A team from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) and the CIBER Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine (CIBER-BBN) has designed and tested, at a preclinical level, a new biomaterial for the

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Pumping the ‘brain brake’ in pediatric anxiety

As with any complex machine, sometimes a simple crossed wire or short circuit can cause problems with how it functions. The same goes for our brains, and even when the

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Tuberculosis cases largely declined across US in 2020

In 2020, there was a large decrease in tuberculosis (TB) cases, according to research published in the March 26 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity

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Incidental findings on brain MRI common in children

More than 20 percent of children have incidental findings (IFs) on brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) conducted at age 9 to 10 years, according to a study published online March

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Osteoporosis prevalence at femur neck, lumbar spine 12.3 percent

The age-adjusted prevalence of osteoporosis at either the femur neck or lumbar spine or both was 12.6 percent among adults aged 50 years and older in 2017 to 2018, according

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Can drinking cocoa protect your heart when you’re stressed?

Increased consumption of flavanols—a group of molecules occurring naturally in fruit and vegetables—could protect people from mental stress-induced cardiovascular events such as stroke, heart disease and thrombosis, according to new

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