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Disney’s latest innocuous attempt at LGBTQ+ representation once again sparks misplaced outrage. “Big Hero 6” spinoff “Baymax!” arrived on Disney+ on June 29, and an episode in the animated series depicts the titular character, a healthcare robot whose mission it is to help the people of San Fransokyo, in a convenience store shopping for sanitary
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Today is Sharon’s 7th survivor anniversary. Thank you Sharon for your contribution of this poem to mark this meaningful day. So long agoOnly yesterday Everything changedBut was there all along Eyes openHeart openHeart ripped out Lost manyGained so much Keep goingFull of gratitude Never forgetLife Sharon Civa, MBA, is an ovarian cancer survivor and information
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Researchers at UBC’s School of Biomedical Engineering have discovered that an existing cancer drug could have potential as a treatment for muscular dystrophy. Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a severe genetic disorder that leads to progressive muscle weakness. Image Credit: University of British Columbia The researchers found that the drug — known as a colony-stimulating factor
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Brigham and Women’s Hospital announces a $16 million grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to support the implementation and evaluation of an integrated service delivery model (PEN-Plus) for severe chronic noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as type 1 diabetes, rheumatic heart disease, cardiomyopathies, and sickle cell disease in eight low- and
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As doctors, we have all been guilty of anchoring bias — i.e., putting too much weight on the patient’s first complaint. When a patient presents to the clinic with a complaint that sounds vaguely like a headache due to a sinus infection, we whip out the script pad and write a script for Augmentin. We
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Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with accelerated cognitive decline over time, new research suggests. In an analysis of more than 12,000 middle-aged women who had experienced at least one trauma in their lives, those with PTSD symptoms showed an approximately two-fold faster decline in cognition during follow-up compared with those who did not have
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The US Food and Drug Administration decided Thursday to advise manufacturers that when they update the Covid-19 vaccine booster they should add an Omicron BA.4/5 component to the current vaccine mix. This would create what’s known as a bivalent, or two component, booster. “We have advised manufacturers seeking to update their COVID-19 vaccines that they
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Both cervical and anal cancer are caused by human papillomavirus. Both diseases also share a common precursor: abnormal cells known as high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL). In cervical neoplasia, treatment of HSILs has been shown to reduce progression to cervical cancer. Recent published research suggests that the same holds true with anal cancer: HSIL treatment
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Dermatologists, who recently celebrated the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) approval of the world’s first oral systemic treatment for adults with severe alopecia areata (AA), are now looking ahead to the practicalities of getting the drug to eligible patients. On June 13, the FDA approved baricitinib, a Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor (Olumiant, Lilly), for
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After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed that the United States already recorded about 300 monkeypox cases, the U.S. government has decided to roll out vaccines to contain the situation as soon as possible.  The Biden administration has already confirmed that it will roll out 296,000 doses of the only monkeypox vaccine
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WHO Regional Director for Europe Dr Hans Kluge speaks during a briefing, The State of the Healthcare Sector in Ukraine, at the Ukraine-Ukrinform Media Centre, Kyiv, capital of Ukraine. Anatolii Siryk | Future Publishing | Getty Images The World Health Organization on Friday warned that urgent action is needed to contain the spread of monkeypox
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Today, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation that Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine be used as an option for children ages 6 through 17 years, in addition to its already recommended use in children 6 months through 5 years and adults 18 years and older. This
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A team of clinician-scientists and scientists, led by the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) and A*STAR’s Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) together with collaborators in Europe and South Korea, used single cell techniques to uncover a central dichotomy for colorectal cancer cells, leading to a proposed update of the classification system for the disease. These
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A new Scandinavian study has confirmed previous data showing increased rates of cerebral venous thrombosis and thrombocytopenia after the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. The study also showed higher rates of several thromboembolic and thrombocytopenic outcomes after the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines, although these increases were less than the rates observed after the AstraZeneca vaccine, and
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A Listeria outbreak has caused nearly two dozen illnesses, with most of the patients living in or having traveled to Florida. One person died while a pregnant patient experienced “fetal loss.” A total of 23 people have been infected with the Listeria monocytogenes outbreak strain as of Wednesday, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 
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In a June 27, 2022 announcement, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released new recommendations supporting mothers to continue breastfeeding for two years or beyond. These recommendations align with guidelines provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and the Canadian Pediatric Society. Study: Breastfeeding and the Use of Human
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