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Provider expectations may affect treatment outcomes; e-cigarette vapor linked to cancer in mice; newly identified flu antibodies

November 5, 2019 Edition

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Provider expectations may affect treatment outcomes

A study found that people experienced less pain when the treatment provider expected the pain reliever to work.

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E-cigarette vapor linked to cancer in mice

Mice exposed to e-cigarette vapor containing nicotine had an increased risk of developing lung cancer and pre-cancerous changes in the bladder.

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Newly identified flu antibodies could improve vaccines and treatments

Researchers identified three antibodies that protect against multiple strains of influenza virus by targeting the surface protein neuraminidase.

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