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Community Support Worker Program Helps Ethiopian HIV Patients Remain Engaged in Care

A community support worker program in rural Ethiopia is helping patients with HIV stay engaged in care, which allows them to live healthier lives.

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Should All Breast Cancer Patients Receive Adjuvant Chemotherapy Treatment?

Women who undergo surgery for breast cancer will often consider adjuvant therapy, usually a precautionary regimen of chemotherapy to ensure the cancer is totally gone. For the most common types of breast cancer, this approach was believed to contribute to better long-term outcomes. But new research in the journal Cancer show it may not provide benefits for certain subtypes of breast cancer.

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Study explores how bodies breakdown fats

Nearly 2 billion people worldwide are living with Fatty Liver Disease, which occurs when lipid droplets – the sites where fat is stored in cells – accumulate in the organ.

The condition increases the risk of cancer, heart disease and type II diabetes among other health issues.

But new research in the journal Cell Reports, led by Doug Mashek, PhD, of the University of Minnesota Medical School, suggests bodies may process fats differently than previously hypothesized, which could inform how to develop therapies for this condition.

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Age discrimination at the office: how does it impact women’s health over time?

Tetyana Shippee, Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health examined if perceived age discrimination at work influences women’s depressive symptoms and life satisfaction. She also looked into how financial strain plays into the equation.

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What Can We Learn from the Patterns of Eating Disorders?

Eating disorders can take many forms. There is evidence to show that people with one form may transition to another over time. How and why this happens has not been closely examined, until now.

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Rare Disease Day gives voice to serious illnesses

30 million Americans are affected by rare diseases – more than half are children.

 “We never know when a rare disease will affect us or someone we love.”

Jakub Tolar, M.D., Ph.D, Medical School, speaks from experience, treating children at the University of Minnesota with inherited diseases that are severe, many times, fatal. There are more than 7,000 rare diseases currently known to medical experts, and only 4% have an effective treatment.

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