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Dell Children’s leads fight against life-threatening disease

Dell Children’s leads fight against life-threatening disease Mom: “Thank you for bringing hope home to us.” Researchers at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas have launched a local clinical investigation of a potential treatment for a rare, often fatal genetic disorder known as Niemann-Pick Type C1 (NPC1). “We want to commit our resources to…
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Thyroid problems linked to sudden cardiac death

Thyroid problems linked to sudden cardiac death New research may help experts identify at-risk patients A new predictor may help save lives from sudden cardiac death, according to a study released from the American Heart Association’s journal, Circulation. Researchers say people with thyroid hormone levels at the higher end of normal range were at…
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Ascension Seton researcher develops breakthrough antidote drug

Ascension Seton researcher develops breakthrough antidote drug Investigational drug could save lives of patients with life-threatening bleeding from popular blood thinners An Ascension Seton researcher has helped develop an investigational new drug that works as an antidote to the most popular new class of blood thinners – and, if approved, could be a…
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‘Special K’ for depression?

‘Special K’ for depression? ‘Special K’ for depression? FDA considers party drug for treatment  If you suffer from major depression, it’s possible your doctor might prescribe the party drug known as “Special K,” or ketamine, to help you. In August, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classified ketamine as a drug that…
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Pain now, or problems later? Acetaminophen, ADHD linked

Pain now, or problems later? Acetaminophen, ADHD linked New research shows link between acetaminophen use in pregnancy and ADHD in children For years, expecting moms have turned to a common pain reliever to treat the aches and pains of pregnancy. Acetaminophen is one of the few over-the-counter drugs considered safe to use during pregnancy. But new research published in…
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Raising Cleft, Craniofacial Awareness

Raising Cleft, Craniofacial Awareness Patients, families gather with Dell Children’s community to celebrate cleft and craniofacial successes Julia Kate Tucker had multiple palate surgeries until she was just over a year old. She recently celebrated her second birthday. Her mom, Susie Tucker, describes Julia as outgoing and strong-willed, “just like any other…
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Pregnant? Watch for Subtle Blood Pressure Rises

Pregnant? Watch for Subtle Blood Pressure Rises New study findings about blood pressure during pregnancy Pregnant women experience a number of changes linked to their pregnancies. But in some cases, pregnancy can reveal hidden health issues such as high blood pressure and cholesterol that could lead to more serious heart problems. A…
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Whole Grains, Whole Lotta Benefits

Whole Grains, Whole Lotta Benefits Whole grain foods linked to lower death risks Eating whole grains is associated with lower risks of dying from certain conditions, according to new research published in the journal Circulation. The research, an analysis of 14 major studies that included a total of 786,076…
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Heart Disease Invisible to Most Women

Heart Disease Invisible to Most Women New study addresses what women do and don’t know about heart disease Many women who have heart disease aren’t connecting the signs to the condition. In a recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the Women’s Heart Alliance conducted a nationwide survey of…
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Common Allergy Drugs Linked to Memory Problems

Common Allergy Drugs Linked to Memory Problems If you’re struggling with seasonal allergies, watch out for some common allergy drugs that are linked to problems with memory, language and thinking. A new study shows that older adults taking widely-used drugs for issues including allergies, sleep, depression and overactive bladder had decreased brain sizes and cognitive…
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