Researchers have assessed Helicobacter pylori infection and gastric cancer risk in Americans, certain demographics and ethnic groups.

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A new study looks at what makes organized sports fun for kids, and some of the findings might surprise you. The new study dispels the popular myth that what makes sports the most fun for girls are the social aspects, like friendships, while for boys the fun factor has to do with competition.

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The effectiveness of current treatments for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, could be improved by using approaches that wipe out the 'survival system' of cancer cells according to a new study. Researchers have demonstrated an approach, used in parallel with existing treatments, which is effective at triggering tumor cell death and delaying treatment resistance.

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New research has discovered infertile men have identifiable patterns of epigenetic molecules or biomarkers attached to their sperm DNA that aren't present in fertile men. The scientists also identified biomarkers among infertile patients who responded to hormone therapy to treat their condition versus those who did not.

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In a new study presented to heart specialists from around the world, researchers found that simple 'nudges' in the form of texts, emails and phone calls, not only help patients fill that first statin prescription, but also continue to help them take their medications over the long term.

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A new study found that nearly two-thirds of infants (61%) and almost all toddlers (98%) consumed added sugars in their average daily diets, primarily in the form of flavored yogurts (infants) and fruit drinks (toddlers). Infants were 6-11 months, and toddlers were 12-23 months.

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In the first study of public health-related Facebook advertising, newly published in the journal Vaccine, researchers at the University of Maryland, the George Washington University and Johns Hopkins University show that a small group of anti-vaccine ad buyers has successfully leveraged Facebook to reach targeted audiences and that the social media platform's efforts to improve transparency have actually led to the removal of ads promoting vaccination and communicating scientific findings.

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Using brain circuits made in silicon, scientists have alleviated symptoms of heart failure by reinstating the body's natural heart rhythm. This study holds great potential for designing more effective pacemakers in the future.

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Children who have received radiotherapy for a brain tumor can develop cognitive problems later in life. In their studies on mice, researchers have now shown that the drug lithium can help to reverse the damage caused long after it has occurred. The researchers are now planning to test the treatment in clinical trials.

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After decades of little or no progress, biomedical researchers are finally making some headway at detecting and treating sepsis, a deadly medical complication that sends a surge of pathogenic infection through the body and remains a major public health problem.

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Scientists report the discovery of 'hyperhotspots' in the human genome, locations that are up to 170-times more sensitive to ultraviolet radiation (UV) from sunlight compared to the genome average.

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Cardiologists and physicists have developed a machine learning algorithm to predict the life expectancy in heart failure patients.

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A study concludes that 86 percent of diet trials amended their desired study outcomes along the way. That raises the possibility of bias.

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Using a new sequencing method, this class of previously invisible RNA molecules were found to be abundantly expressed.

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The ability to recalibrate how children respond to stress could offer a way to promote resilience.

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