Drug makes tumors more susceptible to chemo

One compound could help combat drug resistance.

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Many chemotherapy drugs kill cancer cells by severely damaging their DNA.

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New research shows gut bacteria alter the effects of medication

Extensive research at Yale signals the future of personalized medicine

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  • New research from Yale confirms that gut bacteria alter the effects of medication.
  • Researchers tested 271 oral drugs against 76 different types of bacteria in an extensive study.
  • Such information could change how doctors prescribe medicine in the future.
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Walmart sued over how it markets homeopathic products

Walmart is selling "snake oil," said the general counsel of the organization bringing the lawsuit.

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  • The lawsuit was brought by a nonprofit organization called the Center For Inquiry, which last year brought a similar suit against CVS.
  • Walmart currently sells a wide variety of homeopathic products in stores and online, including its own products under the Equate brand.
  • The lawsuit alleges that Walmart labels and promotes homeopathic products as if they're actual medicines.
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Using AI to predict breast cancer and personalize care

New technology could predict cancer up to 5 years in advance.

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Despite major advances in genetics and modern imaging, the diagnosis catches most breast cancer patients by surprise.

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Burnout is now officially a medically-recognized syndrome

Medical science finally acknowledges what workers have known for years.

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  • The World Health Organization has finally declared burnout a real syndrome with medical consequences.
  • The condition, discussed in medical literature since the '70s, is well known and has affected millions.
  • Treating burnout isn't so simple, and requires organizational changes.
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