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Sentiments toward COVID-19 vaccines, whether positive or negative, previews subsequent vaccination rates, finds a study of related Twitter posts. The results offer new insights into the influence of social media on public health measures. The study, conducted by researchers at New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and NYU Grossman School of Medicine, showed
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NEW ORLEANS — Robot-assisted radical cystectomy with intracorporeal urinary diversion compared with open radical cystectomy among patients with non-metastatic bladder cancer resulted in a statistically significant increase in days alive and out of the hospital, according to results from the iROC trial. Within 90 days of surgery, patients undergoing robotic surgery spent a median of
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Calling the death of 75-year-old patient Charlene Murphey a “terrible, terrible mistake,” a Tennessee judge sentenced former nurse RaDonda Vaught, RN, to 3 years of supervised probation on Friday. Before sentencing, a tearful Vaught, 38, asked for leniency and apologized for the first time to the Murphey family. “I’m sorry I haven’t said this sooner.
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As breakthrough infections have become more common in recent months, a growing share of COVID-19-related deaths is being reported among vaccinated people. But experts are confident that booster shots help lower the mortality risk.  The gap between the recorded fatalities in the vaccinated and unvaccinated has been very wide since the start of the pandemic.
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Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. The study could lay the foundation for growing plants that supply oxygen and food on the moon, a timely consideration as NASA’s Artemis program looks to land the first woman and the first person of
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The number of men with prostate cancer who opted for active surveillance (AS)   doubled nationally between 2014 and 2021, according to experts who say the dramatic increase reflects a growing understanding among both researchers and patients that low-grade prostate tumors can be safely watched for years without requiring treatment. Dr Matthew Cooperberg Roughly 60% of
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In a recent article posted to the medRxiv* preprint server, researchers illustrated coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)-linked caregiver death and orphanhood in children. Study: 10.4 Million Children Affected by COVID-19-associated Orphanhood and Caregiver Death: An Imperative for Action. Image Credit: L Julia/Shutterstock Background According to emerging worldwide modeling evidence on severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)-related
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In a recent study posted to Med, researchers discovered strong links between human gut microbiome makeup and statin on- and off-target effects, probably beneficial in medication tailoring. Study: Heterogeneity in statin responses explained by variation in the human gut microbiome. Image Credit: nobeastsofierce/Shutterstock Background Statins are one of the most frequently prescribed drugs in the world.
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NEW ORLEANS — Formal medical studies of vibrators have revealed positive effects on multiple sexual and urinary outcomes in women, a review of published literature showed. Though limited in number, the studies induced favorable changes in blood flow and muscle tone of genital tissues, improved multiple aspects of sexual arousal and satisfaction, increased orgasmic response,
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Pre-procedure urinalysis can be skipped before certain office-based urology procedures, such as prostate biopsy and cystoscopy, according to the results of a randomized trial. Some centers perform the pre-procedure test to avoid urinary tract infections (UTIs), a feared iatrogenic complication, but the new findings indicate the step is unnecessary. These results “will alter screening urinalysis
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In a recent article posted to the bioRxiv* preprint server, researchers demonstrated that the biosynthetic proteins called αReps addressing the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) spike (S) protein could be novel SARS-CoV-2 antivirals Study: Biosynthetic proteins targeting the SARS-CoV-2 spike as anti-virals. Image Credit: Naeblys/Shutterstock Background The CoV disease 2019 (COVID-19) catastrophe, which resulted
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