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A new analysis, published in Academic Radiology, suggests that almost a quarter of interval breast cancers could have been caught earlier than they were. The term “interval breast cancer” refers to cancers that present themselves or are detected within about 12 months after a mammogram that came back normal. They are considered “interval” cancers because
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This past weekend I had the chance to see some nursing friends I hadn’t seen in a while. All vaccinated and sitting at an outdoor table for brunch, it felt like no time had passed. Of course, over a year had gone by since we were able to sit face-to-face and enjoy each other’s company.
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The latest about sleep deprivation and dementia: The Washington Post interviews researchers about recent studies. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine coordinated an initiative with the American Academy of Neurology and others to respond to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s draft assessment questioning CPAP’s long-term clinical benefits. Repetitive head hits caused chronic synaptic
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A novel gene therapy for severe combined immunodeficiency from adenosine deaminase deficiency (ADA-SCID) restored immune cell counts without death or need for enzyme replacement therapy, researchers reported. Survival without needing to re-initiate pegylated ADA enzyme replacement therapy, or have a rescue allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHCT), was 95% to 97% at last follow-up at
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., May 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ – Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX), a biotechnology company developing next-generation vaccines for serious infectious diseases, today announced data from a preclinical study of the company’s combination quadrivalent seasonal flu vaccine (NanoFlu™) and COVID-19 vaccine candidate (NVX-CoV2373). The NanoFlu/NVX-CoV2373 combination vaccine demonstrated positive immune responses to both influenza and SARS-CoV-2. A pre-print of the
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A new Dartmouth-led study, published this week in the journal Pediatrics, has found that the disproportionate use of premiums within child-targeted TV advertising for children’s fast-food meals is deceptive. The researchers examined thousands of advertisements from 11 fast-food restaurants, but one company–McDonald’s–accounted for nearly all the airtime and, as a result, the findings. The researchers
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Mental illnesses and disorders can be very common, and have serious consequences for people and the healthcare system. While the impact of mental illness is often very serious for individuals and their loved ones, most people don’t know how common mental health disorders are. Understanding exactly how prevalent, or common, certain mental disorders are, helps
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In what’s likely a first for any drug with emergency use authorization (EUA), Regeneron launched TV ads for its monoclonal antibody combination therapy for COVID-19. The ads are permitted by the drug’s EUA, a spokesperson for the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research told MedPage Today. “Any materials made available must be consistent with
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Managing weight, blood pressure and cholesterol in children may help protect brain function in later life, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation. This is the first study to highlight that cardiovascular risk factors accumulated from childhood through mid-life may influence poor cognitive performance at midlife. Previous research
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May 10, 2021 — Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) to include adolescents 12 through 15 years of age. The FDA amended the EUA originally issued
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In this article PFE 22UA-DE National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins described the Food and Drug Administration’s emergency use authorization of Pfizer and BioNTech‘s Covid vaccine for kids aged 12 to 15 as “a big deal” in America’s push to reopen.  “This is exciting news,” said Collins. “We know that a million-and-a-half adolescents
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Move and flow along with fitness YouTuber Maddie Lymburner, known as MadFit, to Billie Eilish‘s latest hit, “Your Power.” The slow-paced, more-relaxed dance choreography goes perfectly with the gentler mood of this song. This is a full-body workout that takes just a few minutes, but Lymburner said in the comments section, “You’ll definitely feel the
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Have you ever felt like something was on your skin, but looked down to see nothing there? For those with tactile hallucinations, this is a regular, and often disturbing, occurrence, but there are coping strategies to help you through it It’s 1am, I’m laying in bed, and I can feel something crawling over my skin.
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Overall mortality rates for cancer continue to decline in the U.S., but since 2011 that decline has slowed for obesity-associated cancers, likely due to the obesity epidemic, researchers reported. The mortality trends for obesity-associated cancers mirror those for heart disease, according to Christy Avery, PhD, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and
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In the United States, cryoablation or freezing tissue to death is a primary treatment option for a variety of cancers, including those originating in or spread to the bone, cervix, eye, kidney, liver, lung, pancreas, and prostate. Cryoablation for prostate cancer, one of the most common cancers in men, was first approved in the 1990s.
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World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a press conference organised by the Geneva Association of United Nations Correspondents (ACANU) amid the COVID-19 outbreak, caused by the novel coronavirus, on July 3, 2020 at the WHO headquarters in Geneva. FABRICE COFFRINI | AFP | Getty Images A World Health Organization official said Monday
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