New risk prediction model could identify those at higher risk of pancreatic cancer

Bottom Line: A risk prediction model that combined genetic and clinical factors with circulating biomarkers identified people at significantly higher than normal risk of pancreatic cancer. Journal in Which the Study was Published: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research Author: Peter Kraft, PhD, professor of epidemiology at…

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Socioeconomics, metabolic syndrome, and osteopenia in postmenopausal women

CLEVELAND, Ohio (April 22, 2020)—The increased prevalence of metabolic syndrome and osteoporosis in postmenopausal women has prompted multiple research studies to understand why. A new study from South Korea examined the association of socioeconomic status-related factors, unhealthy lifestyles, and diet-related factors with the coexistence of metabolic syndrome and osteoporosis. Study results are published online today…

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When You Need a Break From Beans, Crab on Toast Is the Answer

My wife and I, both restaurant chefs who have abruptly lost our jobs, have been living for more than a month soberly and devoutly conserving our resources. You could mistake us for back-to-the-land homesteaders. I gave her a haircut, and she sprouted the scallions on the windowsill. I’ve learned to make the cottony Kaiser rolls…

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So You’re Having a Baby During a Pandemic

I recently heard from a woman who didn’t plan anything for her niece’s birth date. She said she’s been feeling regretful that, because of the coronavirus pandemic, her family wasn’t able to come together to welcome this new child. I told her: It isn’t too late! She could still organize an event. It just might…

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New U.S. Treatment Guidelines for Covid-19 Don’t See Much Progress

The federal agency led by Dr. Anthony Fauci issued guidelines on Tuesday that stated there is no proven drug for treating coronavirus patients, a finding that essentially reinforces Dr. Fauci’s dissent from President Trump’s repeated promotion of certain drugs without evidence to support their use. The report echoed what frustrated doctors already know: Not enough…

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F.D.A. Authorizes First In-Home Test for Coronavirus

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday said it had granted emergency clearance to the first in-home test for the coronavirus, a nasal swab kit that will be sold by LabCorp. The agency said that LabCorp had submitted data showing the home test is as safe and accurate as a sample collection at a doctor’s…

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Burberry Further Commits to Sustainability with a Cool, New Collection

The coronavirus isn’t the only concern affecting society on a global scale. The deterioration of the earth’s atmosphere and landfill waste have long been a problem, and it is only until recently that industries have taken notice—fashion being one of them. Brands slowly but surely enacted programs that seek to overturn the systemic issues surrounding…

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Ann Sullivan, Animator of Disney Hits, Dies at 91

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. Her daughter Shannon Jay said the cause was Covid-19. Ms. Sullivan was the third of four people at the home who have died from the coronavirus, according to a fund representative. More than 7,000 people…

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Coronavirus Infections May Not Be Uncommon, Tests Suggest

Two new studies using antibody tests to assess how many people have been infected with the coronavirus have turned up numbers higher than some experts had expected. Both studies were performed in California: one among residents of Santa Clara County, south of San Francisco, and the other among residents of Los Angeles County. In both…

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