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Research provides insight into genetic link to potential treatment response among BRCA1/2 breast cancer patients

New findings from researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania provide clues about immune response of tumors in patients with BRCA 1/2-related breast cancers. The research, published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research, could shape treatment strategies and clinical trial design for these patients, who make up about two percent […]

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Exercise: Psych patients’ new primary prescription

When it comes to inpatient treatment of a range of mental health and mood disorders—from anxiety and depression to schizophrenia, suicidality and acute psychotic episodes—a new study advocates for exercise, rather than psychotropic medications, as the primary prescription and method of intervention. Findings from the study reveal that physical exercise is so effective at alleviating […]

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Parkinson’s disease: New breakthrough lets victims walk again

A pioneering treatment for Parkinson’s has helped patients to walk again.  Scientists in Canada found that electrical stimulation to the spine restores movement.  One said the results were beyond his “wildest dreams”.  Professor Mandar Jog said: “Most of our patients have had the disease for 15 years and have not walked with confidence for several […]

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New technology to empower Parkinson’s patients

People with Parkinson’s could see their care transformed thanks to a new service involving wearable technology. The project, entitled Developing Home-based Parkinson’s Care and led by the University of Plymouth and University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust (UHPNT), will see patients use a wrist-worn device known as a Personal Kinetigraph (PKG) as part of a new […]