Jeanne Morrison, PhD

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, May 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The first genetic "marker" -- or signal -- to predict response to the cancer drug Keytruda (pembrolizumab) has been identified by researchers.

    The marker -- mismatch repair (MMR) deficiency -- predicted responses to the drug in patients with severa...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    FRIDAY, May 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millennials -- those born in the 1980s and 1990s -- are the least religious generation of Americans in the last six decades, a new study says.

    For the study, researchers analyzed data from 11.2 million participants in four national surveys of U.S. ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, May 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Radiation therapy for prostate cancer may be less effective for overweight and obese men than for men of normal weight, a new study suggests.

    Higher rates of prostate cancer relapse, prostate cancer death, and death from other causes were seen for ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Adolescent Medicine:

    THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teen drivers are a threat to everyone on the road, a new study warns.

    Sixty-seven percent of people injured and 66 percent of those killed in crashes involving teen drivers are people other than the teen driver, according to the AAA Foundation fo...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism:

    THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The diabetes drug metformin was linked to a lower risk of developing the eye condition glaucoma in a new study.

    People who took the most metformin during the 10-year study period had a 25 percent reduced risk of glaucoma compared with people not ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism:

    WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A vegan diet might help people with diabetes-related nerve damage shed weight and find some pain relief, a small pilot study suggests.

    Vegan diets are free of all animal products, including eggs and dairy. Instead, people get their protein, fat ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Audiology:

    THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A survey of Hispanic Americans finds older men are at especially high risk of losing their hearing.

    A team led by Karen Cruickshanks of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, tracked data from a survey of more than 16,400 Hispanics, aged 18 to 74,...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Family Medicine:

    THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- They may live in the "City That Never Sleeps," but most New Yorkers still sit around a lot -- an average of seven hours every day, a new study shows.

    That estimate may be low, the study authors added, because the data was largely based on what p...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adhering to a Mediterranean diet may significantly reduce a woman's risk of uterine cancer, a new study suggests.

    "Our research shows the impact a healthy, balanced diet could have on a woman's risk of developing womb [uterine] cancer. This add...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology):

    TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Newer forms of the birth control pill -- brands such as Yaz, Yasmin and Desogen -- are more likely to cause blood clots than older versions, a new study finds.

    However, the study authors also stressed that the odds of a clot remain very low for an...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Add rugby to the sports that can lead to degenerative brain disease, a new study suggests.

    The first case of a rugby player who died from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) -- a condition associated with repeated concussions -- is outlined in a...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Urology:

    THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Coffee perks millions of Americans up each morning, and a new study finds it might help keep men's sex lives percolating, too.

    The study, from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, found that men who consume more caffeine eac...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Child & Adolescent Psychiatry:

    WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. children and teens being treated for mental health issues has risen by about 50 percent in the past 20 years -- with most of those kids having relatively mild symptoms, a new study finds.

    The research, published in the May 21 ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The cluster of heart risk factors known as the "metabolic syndrome" might raise the risk of heart disease more for black women than it does for white women, a new study suggests.

    Metabolic syndrome refers to having at least three health conditio...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Contaminated food sickens millions of Americans each year, but the types of bacteria causing the majority of illnesses have changed in recent years, health officials said Thursday.

    The incidence of reported infections with E. coli O157 and a comm...Full Article