No increased skin cancer risk with topical immunosuppressant ointments

BOSTON — Adults with the chronic skin condition atopic dermatitis can rest easy in the knowledge that two topical immunosuppressant medications commonly prescribed to treat the condition do not appear to increase the risk for the most common forms of skin cancer, despite package label warnings to the contrary, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)…

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Mutations may have saved brown howlers from yellow fever virus

At the start of her 2008 field season at El Parque El Piñalito in the Misiones province in northeastern Argentina, Ilaria Agostini knew something was terribly wrong. Agostini has studied Misiones’ two howler monkey species since 2005—brown (Alouatta guariba clamitans) and black and gold (A. caraya) howlers. Both lived at relatively low densities in the…

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Lack of females in drug dose trials leads to overmedicated women

Women are more likely than men to suffer adverse side effects of medications because drug dosages have historically been based on clinical trials conducted on men, suggests new research from the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Chicago. Researchers analyzed data from several thousand medical journal articles and found clear evidence of a…

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New generation of drugs show early efficacy against drug-resistant TB

New treatment regimens for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) have shown early effectiveness in 85 percent of patients in a cohort that included many people with serious comorbidities that would have excluded them from clinical trials, according to the results of a new international study. The results, based on observational data from a diverse cohort of patients…

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Why Do People Think Scott Borgerson is Married to Ghislaine Maxwell?

Ghislaine Maxwell.Credit…Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan, via Getty Images Scott Borgerson.Credit…The Mega Agency By the time Ghislaine Maxwell was fighting allegations that she had procured underage women to provide sexual services for her ex-boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein, there was a new man in her life. His name was Scott Borgerson. Ms. Maxwell, according to her friend Christopher Mason,…

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How Russia’s Rushed Covid-19 Vaccine Could Backfire

When Vladimir Putin announced Tuesday that Russia had approved a coronavirus vaccine — with no evidence from large-scale clinical trials — vaccine experts were worried. “I think it’s really scary. It’s really risky,” said Daniel Salmon, the director of the Institute for Vaccine Safety at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Salmon and other experts said that…

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Shopbop is Having a 30% Off Shoe Sale Right Now

Yousra Attia Because it’s another day ending in ‘y’ in 2020, you too might need a feel-good distraction. Whether you’re a shoe fanatic or just fancy a quick footwear ogle, you’re in luck: Shopbop announced a 30% off sale on summer shoes that begins today, August 11. A sandal sale landing in mid-August doesn’t exactly…

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Living Near an Airport May Raise Risks of Preterm Birth

Living near an airport may increase the risk for preterm birth, a new study has found. Air pollution is usually measured in volumes of small particles of soot as small as 2.5 micrometers in diameter. But these researchers tracked ultrafine particles, bits of soot as small as 0.1 micrometers, in the exhaust from jet engines.…

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Trump’s Order on Coronavirus Relief Alarms Governors as Stimulus Talks Stall

This briefing has ended. Read live coronavirus updates here. Here’s what you need to know: ImagePresident Trump at his coronavirus news conference on Monday. Governors across the country on Monday struggled to figure out how to deliver billions more in unemployment benefits to jobless residents.Credit…Doug Mills/The New York Times Governors say Trump’s order on pandemic…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Worldwide Cases Reach 20 Million

Here’s what you need to know: ImageSchool buses sidelined by the pandemic in Wilmington, Mass. As outbreaks emerge, many experts fear that schools have the potential to transmit the virus widely throughout communities.Credit…Cj Gunther/EPA, via Shutterstock Emerging clusters at schools and on high school teams raise concerns about wider community spread. In a small community…

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