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While the temps may still be in the 80’s, apple season is upon us! Give this Apple Bok Choy salad a try!  It is easy, healthy and oh so yummy. It is also a good transition into fall salad.   Prep Time: 20 minutes slicing and dicing time Servings: 2 hefty portions Ingredients: 6 cups finely chopped
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Could the complex mechanisms driving solid tumour metastasis come down to the balance of cellular division and death? Cell biologist, Professor Jody Rosenblatt tells us why dysregulated cell death could have an impact not only on metastasis, but also therapy resistance… Cancer metastasis is the main reason patients succumb to their disease. Yet, understanding how
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Scientists have recently tried to explain the factors that could be responsible for the recent outbreaks of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Israel. Their observations reveal that the prevalence of the more infectious delta variant of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and waning vaccine efficacy results in the outbreaks. As preventive interventions, they
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In Rhode Island, the number of overdose deaths jumped significantly in the first 8 months of 2020, a retrospective, population-based cohort study found. Overdose deaths were found to have increased particularly among those experiencing job loss and among those diagnosed with certain mental health problems, providing insight into how overdose death rates have impacted populations
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Vials with Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine labels are seen in this illustration picture taken March 19, 2021. Dado Ruvic | Reuters Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine is slightly more effective than Pfizer’s or Johnson & Johnson’s in preventing hospitalization, though the gap widens substantially four months after vaccination, the CDC said Friday. The report
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A single-arm, phase 2 clinical trial of atezolizumab with chemotherapy for patients with nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and brain metastases shows promise for improving progression-free survival, according to a study presented at the 2021 World Congress on Lung Cancer. The trial is noteworthy because to date, few patients with nonsquamous NSCLC and untreated
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Latest figures have shown that obesity cases are on the rise amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Did the global health crisis play a role in the surge in obesity cases in sixteen states?  The Latest Figures The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported Wednesday that there has been an increase in the number of
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In a systematic review, researchers assessed the diagnostic value of certain physical symptoms that children may display that could indicate a urinary tract infection. The team performed literature reviews of the most prominent medical research databases from inception until Jan. 20, 2020 for studies reporting specific diagnostic accuracy data for clinical signs and symptoms compared
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A large group of family medicine researchers, educators and clinicians propose a framework of definitions to clarify the similarities, differences and relationships between common terms used by those involved in population health, community health and public health. They write that shared language must be clear enough to help and not hinder people working together as
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Laura Weiss, RN, stays positive. A retired nurse who teamed up with the Boulder County Public Health department in February for their vaccine effort, Weiss remembers moments like vaccinating the parents of a man who had flown them from Venezuela to Colorado, determined to get them the shots. Weiss recounts how one woman, tearing up
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The largest nonprofit health system in Texas has secured a temporary restraining order against cardiologist Peter A. McCullough, MD, MPH, a COVID-19 vaccine skeptic who allegedly continued to claim an affiliation with Baylor Scott & White Health months after he entered
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In this article QAN-AU DAL A study conducted earlier this year shows there may be a way to reduce the number of Covid infections on board commercial airplanes to virtually zero. Results of the study appeared in a peer-reviewed article published on Sept. 1 in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings medical journal. The article — a
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The initial period of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic did not seriously affect children partly due to their relative isolation from sources of infection via school closures. However, the delta variant of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that is currently spreading has affected children more than that initial period. Study: The
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People of advanced age who are overweight or obese with a higher level of adherence to the Mediterranean diet preserve their cognitive performance and even improve their abilities after three years, according to a new study. The Mediterranean diet does not only have beneficial effects for the cardiovascular health of those who follow it, but
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Learn to spot the signs of this manipulative form of emotional abuse By nature, emotional abuse is malicious and detrimental – but, in some cases, it can also be subtle and sneaky, running under the radar while still knocking an individual’s sense of freedom, and even their sense of self. ‘Negging’ is one such example,
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In an open letter to Congress, pharmaceutical companies said that allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices “would threaten patients’ access to medicines and sacrifice future medical advances,” lobbying group PhRMA announced. The PD-1 inhibitor camrelizumab joined other drugs in the class in producing a beneficial effect in advanced/metastatic esophageal cancer. (JAMA) BeiGene announced that the
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Patients with life-limiting advanced lung cancer often experience intense grief and loss. Addressing patients’ physical symptoms — drug side effects, trouble breathing, pain, fatigue — alongside their psychological and spiritual distress — depression, anxiety, fear of death — is critical to restoring their dignity and improving their quality of life, say palliative care experts. Palliative
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A new study is shedding more light on what could be causing severe COVID-19 infection in SARS-CoV-2 patients.  Stanford researchers revealed this week their interesting discovery upon examining a number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients. In a press release published on Stanford Medicine’s website Tuesday, the team indicated that they found self-attacking antibodies in 1 in
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Houston Fire Department paramedics prepare to transport a man with breathing difficulties from a senior living center to a hospital on September 14, 2021 in Houston, Texas. John Moore | Getty Images The fast-spreading delta variant is so contagious, it’s exposed weaknesses in vaccine protection and changed the outlook for ending the pandemic, Moderna President
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Special Olympics and Parsons School of Design students brought to life tennis and track and field uniforms that combine style, functionality and accessibility, especially for people with intellectual disabilities. The collection, Be Brave, debuted during a New York Fashion Week photo shoot led by photographer Nigel Barker, also a Champion Ambassador for Special Olympics. Athletes
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Vicoprofen is the brand name for an oral analgesic medication. It is prescribed for short-term management of acute pain, such as post-surgical pain or active cancer treatment, generally for less than ten days.1 Vicoprofen is a fixed-dose combination of hydrocodone bitartrate and ibuprofen. Hydrocodone bitartrate is a semi-synthetic opioid.2 Its immediate-release (IR) form is commercially
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