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  • Tinnitus Treatment Tackles Underlying MechanismsAn intervention combining calibrated auditory and electrical pulse stimulation shows preliminary but intriguing potential to treat this often debilitating condition.
  • Obesity Paradox Prevails for PCI in WomenPooled analyses in a large all-female cohort revealed higher mortality risk at either end of the BMI spectrum and underlined the need for special attention to underweight women undergoing PCI.
  • FDA Denies Health Claim for Vitamin D to Prevent MSThe FDA responded to a petition, saying that after reviewing the evidence, there is no basis for the claim that vitamin D can prevent multiple sclerosis in healthy people.
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma Not a 'Muscle' Cancer After AllRhabdomyosarcoma does not arise from immature muscle cells as previously believed but from endothelial progenitor cells, and this could have implications for new therapies.

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