Month: October 2021

When Shakespeare called sleep “nature’s soft nurse,” he was definitely onto something. Centuries later researchers have found that inadequate sleep in children affects their emotional functioning in ways that may predict longer-term social problems. A new study, published in Affective Science by University of Houston professor of psychology Candice Alfano, examined whether changes in children’s
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A retrospective study led by Northwestern Medicine investigators found that the chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell immunotherapy drug tisagenlecleucel demonstrated safety and efficacy in pediatric patients with relapsed and refractory B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-cell ALL), even when the drug doesn’t meet the FDA’s strict manufacturing standards. The findings, published in Blood, may help widen
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Biologically born women who express feminine and masculine characteristics are more likely to choose uterine-preserving surgery to correct pelvic organ drooping, according to the results of a new study. The research team from the University of Calgary in Canada noted that this study is not based on gender identity, but gender expression. In addition, the
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From learning about our emotions to taking time to catch up with friends in cosy settings, we share 10 things to do this November Page-turners Atlas of the Heart by Brené Brown As a TED Talk legend, five-time number one bestselling author, and research professor, Brené Brown offers a new book to help us find
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Long-term use of enzyme-inducing antiseizure medications (eiASMs) is linked to a significant increase in incident cardiovascular disease risk in patients with epilepsy, new research suggests. It’s the latest in a growing body of research demonstrating negative effects of eiASMs — and has prompted some neurologists to question the drugs’ continued use. Results from the study
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For many, pizza is the ultimate comfort food. In addition to being affordable and accessible, it’s also very versatile and is a great dish to enjoy during house parties, in a bar, on game nights or lazy Saturday afternoons. However, too much of a good thing can also be bad. In this case, ”regular pizza” can be bad for your health. But why?
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Former Obama White House policy director Dr. Kavita Patel explained why the surging number of Covid cases in the United Kingdom could be a compelling argument for booster shots.  “What’s happening is … this real world experiment where the efficacy of AstraZeneca is decreasing, and they haven’t rolled out their boosters,” Patel said during a
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A new study investigates whether UV light can inactivate SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19. SARS-CoV-2, which is the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, has had a significant global impact throughout the pandemic.  In order to reduce the risk of future adverse events related to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to know how the
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Travelers wait to check in at the Southwest Airlines ticketing counter at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on October 11, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland. Kevin Dietsch | Getty Images Southwest Airlines has scrapped a plan to put unvaccinated employees who have applied for but haven’t received a religious or medical exemption on unpaid leave
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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has spread with rapid devastation throughout the world. The inability to contain its spread without resorting to draconian restrictions on ordinary social interactions and travel showed the urgent need for broad-spectrum antiviral drugs to combat the virus. Study: Efficient
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A diagnostic product assessing the pulmonary “transcriptome” in a series of cases drawn from real life helped pulmonologists arrive at correct diagnoses of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), according to a study presented at CHEST 2021. When adding results of the test, called Envisia, to conventional information that pulmonologists rely on to diagnose IPF, the likelihood
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A physician assistant who runs a pediatric clinic in Washington State says he’ll fight against a license suspension over prescribing ivermectin as a cure for COVID, among other allegations. The suspension stemmed from allegations against Scott C. Miller, PA-C, by at
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Every year, more than 10 million women and men experience physical abuse at the hands of their partner. But half of those victims’ delay leaving abusers because of their pets, who aren’t always welcome at domestic violence shelters. According to some estimates, these numbers may even be higher. Photo: Pixabay This heartbreaking dilemma led Greater
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Children with uncontrolled, moderate-to-severe asthma had better long-term lung function when they were treated with dupilumab (Dupixent), a randomized study showed. In the year-long trial, add-on dupilumab given to children ages 6-11 improved forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) by a pre-bronchodilator average of 0.06 liters at week 2 versus placebo (P=0.025), and by
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The University of Chicago and Rush University have received a $20M, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish a Center for Multiple Chronic Diseases Associated with Health Disparities. The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, a division of the NIH, awarded grants to establish 11 new Centers across the
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