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Article ID: 695891

Empowering individuals with alcohol use disorders to chart their own pathway to recovery

Research Society on Alcoholism

Despite common stereotypes, alcohol treatment is not limited to attending Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings or “going to rehab.” A growing number of alcohol-treatment services in the U.S. are available as outpatient sessions with counselors and physicians; and now they can be found through NIAAA's Alcohol Treatment Navigator. These options and other real-world advice will be shared at the 41st annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in San Diego June 17-21.

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Research Society on Alcoholism annual meeting 2018: Featured research findings Full press releases available for the following presentations

Research Society on Alcoholism

The 41st annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) will take place in San Diego June 17-20. RSA 2018 provides a meeting place for scientists and clinicians from across the country, and around the world, to interact. The meeting also gives members and non-members the chance to present their latest findings in alcohol research through abstract and symposia submissions. Below are seven programming highlights. Full press releases available upon request.

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Article ID: 696175

Phase III study shows quizartinib prolongs overall survival for patients with deadly type of relapsed or refractory AML

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

A study led by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center revealed that the investigational drug quizartinib prolonged overall survival for patients with a deadly form of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) linked to a genetic mutation called FMS-like internal tandem duplications (FLT3-ITD).

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American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) to host 60th Annual Meeting in San Antonio, October 21-24

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) will host its 60th Annual Meeting at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, October 18-24, 2018. The meeting will feature updates from clinical trials and cancer research involving radiation therapy, and keynote addresses from Ned Sharpless, MD, Director of the National Cancer Institute and Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency .

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    12-Jun-2018 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 695384

Fruit and Vegetable Prescriptions Encourage Children to Eat Healthy

American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

A new study shows that a fruit and vegetable prescription program can improve access to healthy foods for underserved children. The program, which was implemented in Flint, Michigan, could be replicated in other areas to address food insecurity in children.

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Article ID: 695370

Adapting Lifestyle Habits Can Quickly Lower Blood Pressure

American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Researchers have demonstrated that a program aimed at helping people modify lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise is as effective as medication at reducing blood pressure.

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Article ID: 695345

Tracing the Impacts of Food and Nutrition Policies

American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Many policies are being implemented or considered to try to steer people toward healthier food choices. The Nutrition 2018 meeting will feature studies that evaluate the impacts of existing policies and seek to inform the design of future ones.

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Federal Food Aid to Puerto Rico High in Salt, Sugar

American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

An analysis of 10 consecutive days of federal food aid delivered during the aftermath of Hurricane Maria reveals that much of this food exceeded the dietary limits for sodium, added sugars and saturated fats outlined in federal dietary guidelines.

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American Toddlers Consume Too Much Added Sugar

American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

A new study suggests children in the US begin consuming added sugar at a very young age and that many toddlers’ sugar intake exceeds the maximum amount recommended for adults.

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    10-Jun-2018 3:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 695376

Bacteriophages Offer Promising Alternative to Antibiotics

American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Results from a new clinical study have confirmed the safety and tolerability of using bacteria-specific viruses known as bacteriophages to eliminate disease-causing bacteria in the gut.

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