It is estimated that around 10% of the US population has peanut allergies, a medical emergency that can be treated but not cured. Compared to those without allergies, these individuals are at a greater risk of anaphylaxis. Hence, there is a need to develop novel therapies to treat peanut and other food allergies. A recent Frontiers
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Young children in sub-Saharan Africa often become severely anaemic as consequence of a malaria infection. Treating them requires blood transfusions and they must stay hospitalized for several days. They are at a relatively high risk of dying during treatment, but the risk is even higher during the months after their discharge from hospital – typically
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NEW YORK — An immunotherapy-chemoradiotherapy (CRT) combination did not boost progression-free survival (PFS) in untreated, locally advanced cervical cancer, according to CALLA trial findings. Newly diagnosed patients who received durvalumab (Imfinzi) plus standard CRT did not experience a statistically significant PFS improvement versus patients who received placebo plus CRT (hazard ratio 0.84, 95% CI 0.65-1.08,
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Every time an individual refreshes their social media feed, they encounter typical “gym bros.” They see gym junkies flexing their muscles and drinking their protein. Recently, a new gym culture has emerged on social media that entails uploading transformation pictures, comparing bodies, and adhering to trends in order to be accepted in fitness centers. In
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Published in Leukemia Research, University of Minnesota Medical School researchers explored the possible biological mechanisms that could explain the association between being overweight or obese prior to pregnancy and the increased risk of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in children. “Recent research has found that increasing rates of overweight and obesity among people of childbearing age
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Using advanced diffusion neuroimaging technology, Kessler Foundation researchers investigated the relationship between the rate of cognitive fatigue to microstructural changes in the brain in persons with multiple sclerosis. Their findings help fill a gap in the current understanding of how brain pathology influences the development of fatigue over time. Their findings were reported in Frontiers
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Efficacy of the investigational drug lebrikizumab is maintained in patients with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis for at least 1 year, according to new results from the phase 3 ADvocate1 and ADvocate2 trials. “We’re focused on the responders,” said Andrew Blauvelt, MD, MBA, as he presented the positive findings at the European Academy of Dermatology
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Supporting emotional connection between a premature baby and mother during the intensive care unit treatment effectively improves the baby’s brain development. The effects are clearly visible in the baby’s brain network function and later neurocognitive development. A joint study by the University of Helsinki and Columbia University showed that supporting emotional connection between mother and
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Each day, millions of biological processes occur in our body at a cellular level. Studying these processes can help us learn more about how cells function, a field that has continued to intrigue researchers. Recently, however, there has been a new player in this field. A new analytical method-;single-molecule detection-;has gained momentum due to its
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NEW YORK — Rucaparib (Rubraca) turned in mixed results for survival outcomes in patients with recurrent ovarian carcinoma, according to an ARIEL3 trial update. There was a benefit for progression-free survival (PFS), as treatment with the PARP inhibitor was tied to longer time-to-second disease progression (PFS2) in patients with BRCA-mutated disease (18.4 vs 26.1 months
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In a recent study published in PLOS ONE, researchers used a controlled olfactory paradigm to assess whether dogs could discriminate between human odors in breath and sweat samples before and after experiencing experimentally induced negative psychological stress. Study: Dogs can discriminate between human baseline and psychological stress condition odours. Image Credit: smrm1977/Shutterstock Background A stress
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Nursing home residents could largely benefit from the second COVID-19 vaccine booster, according to a new study published this week.  The study published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Friday indicated that the second mRNA COVID-19 booster shots were effective in preventing hospitalizations and deaths among nursing home residents. 
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