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NYC mental health crisis teams falling short of expectations

A program aimed at improving the city’s response to mental health emergencies has slid backward since its initial launch, with response times getting slower, more people sent to hospitals and

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Q&A: Genetic counseling after cancer diagnosis

I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer two months ago. My oncologist recommended that I undergo genetic testing as part of the treatment plan. Why is this recommended since I already

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Quitting smoking is hard increase your chance of success

The American Cancer Society has hosted the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November for more than 40 years. This year, it’s on Thursday, Nov. 17, and you

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A potential therapy to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy

Cisplatin is a chemotherapy indicated to fight tumors in many types of cancer. However, it does have major side effects—especially kidney toxicity, that can lead to acute kidney failure. In

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Developing a promising new cancer therapy based on natural killer cells

Immune checkpoint inhibitors such as Keytruda and Opdivo work by unleashing the immune system’s T cells to attack tumor cells. Their introduction a decade ago marked a major advance in

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Incarceration of parent is associated with worse access to health care for millions of US children, new study shows

According to a new study, children exposed to parental incarceration had worse access to primary care and more unmet dental and mental health care needs than their peers, even after

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Multilevel brain atlases provide tools for better diagnosis of psychiatric and aging disorders

The multilevel Julich Brain Atlas developed by researchers in the Human Brain Project (HBP) could help with studies of psychiatric and aging disorders by correlating brain networks with their underlying

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