In ‘Power Grab,’ Health Secretary Azar Asserts Authority Over F.D.A.

In a stunning declaration of authority, Alex M. Azar II, the secretary of health and human services, this week barred ...
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AstraZeneca, Under Fire for Vaccine Safety, Releases Trial Blueprints

AstraZeneca revealed details of its large coronavirus vaccine trials on Saturday, the third in a wave of rare disclosures by ...
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In South Korea, Covid-19 Comes With Another Risk: Online Bullies

BUSAN, South Korea — The scandal that riveted South Korea’s online busybodies began when Kim Ji-seon checked into a beachside ...
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New first-line treatment option for metastatic kidney cancer

Lugano, Switzerland, 19 September 2020 - The results of the phase 3 CheckMate 9ER trial have provided a new first-line ...
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Live Covid-19 Tracker and Updates

Here’s what you need to know:ImageA health care worker handed a test kit to a motorist at a drive-in virus ...
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Emails Detail Effort to Silence C.D.C. and Question Its Science

WASHINGTON — On June 30, as the coronavirus was cresting toward its summer peak, Dr. Paul Alexander, a new science ...
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C.D.C. Reverses Testing Guidelines for People Without Covid-19 Symptoms

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday reversed a controversial recommendation suggesting people who have had close contact ...
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How to Ship a Vaccine at –80°C, and Other Obstacles in the Covid Fight

Many things will have to work out to end the coronavirus pandemic. Drug companies will have to develop a safe ...
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‘This Does Not Look Good for Children’: Fires Pose Risk to Young Lungs

SAN FRANCISCO — Ian MacDonald, a 14-year-old in Portland, Ore., got a treat from his parents the other day. He ...
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Republicans Killed the Obamacare Mandate. New Data Shows It Didn’t Really Matter.

ImageThe Affordable Care Act has survived many attempts to stop it, including the stripping of the individual mandate. Credit...Tim Gruber for ...
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Many Hospitals Charge More Than Twice What Medicare Pays for the Same Care

Hospitals across the country are charging private insurance companies 2.5 times what they get from Medicare for the same care, ...
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C.D.C.’s Contentious Testing Guidance on Covid-19 Was Not Written by Its Scientists

Here’s what you need to know:ImageTesting at the Wyandotte County Health Department in Kansas last month.Credit...Christopher (KS) Smith for The ...
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Defying the Family Cycle of Addiction

I am the mother of four, but addiction is my ever-present extra child. My grandparents died of alcoholism. My father-in-law ...
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Sutter receives funding for collaboration of care

Rebecca Sutter, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, received $62,500 from Action in the Community Through Service (ACTS) for: "ACTSPWC - ...
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UHN features Apple Watch in a new study to advance remote management of heart failure

Toronto (September 18, 2020) - The Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research, at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre (University Health ...
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UM receives largest single research award in its history

MISSOULA - The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of Montana a five-year, $33.4 million award for the ...
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Buffalo-based study aims to connect the dots on food access

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Researchers know from many previous studies what prevents cash-strapped shoppers in underserved communities from buying more fresh ...
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new alteration in the brain of people with Alzheimer’s discovered

Despite the important advances in research in recent years, the etiopathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease is still not fully clarified. One ...
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INRS researcher receives $670,000 grant to continue research on Batten’s disease

Québec City and Montréal, September 18, 2020 - Institut de la recherche scientifique (INRS) announces that Stéphane Lefrançois, a professor ...
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The ERC at the European Research and Innovation Days 2020

The ERC will take part in the European Research and Innovation Days, the European Commission's annual flagship event, bringing together ...
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Attend the 2020 ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting from where you are sitting right now

This year's groundbreaking allergy and asthma news will be delivered virtually, and for free. Every year you rely on the ...
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CU researchers call for national ethics guidelines when student health surveys uncover suicide-risk

Public health agencies need ethical guidelines for deciding what to do when anonymous student health surveys discover a very high ...
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New roles for clinicians in the age of artificial intelligence

Announcing a new article publication for BIO Integration journal. In this opinion article the authors Fengyi Zeng, Xiaowen Liang and ...
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American Roentgen Ray Society planning all-virtual 2021 Annual Meeting: April 18-22

Leesburg, VA, September 18, 2020--The American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) will convene its 2021 Annual Meeting as an all-virtual event ...
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Artificial intelligence and fractal dimension for monitoring ataxia

Exploiting artificial intelligence (AI) to develop tools for improving the monitoring of treatment of rare, progressive, and highly debilitating diseases ...
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Mosquito-borne viruses linked to stroke

A deadly combination of two mosquito-borne viruses may be a trigger for stroke, new research published in the The Lancet ...
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US adults experienced increased COVID-19-related mental health challenges as the pandemic unfolded

U.S. adults increasingly experienced symptoms associated with acute stress and depression as COVID-19 cases and deaths skyrocketed between mid-March and ...
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After developing CRISPR test, UConn researchers validate clinical feasibility for COVID-19 testing

In March, researchers in the Department of Biomedical Engineering-- a shared department in the schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, and ...
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New method identifies antibody-like proteins with diagnostic and therapeutic potential for SARS-CoV-2

Scientists have used a new high-speed, in vitro selection method to isolate 9 antibody-like proteins (ALPs) that bind to the ...
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Most homemade masks are doing a great job, even when we sneeze, study finds

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Studies indicate that homemade masks help combat the spread of viruses like COVID-19 when combined with frequent ...
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Study links rising stress, depression in US to pandemic-related losses, media consumption

Irvine, Calif. - Experiencing multiple stressors triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic - such as unemployment - and COVID-19-related media consumption ...
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CDC Virus Testing Guidance Was Posted Against Scientists’ Objections

A heavily criticized recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last month about who should be tested for ...
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When Will You Be Able to Get a Coronavirus Vaccine?

Americans are desperate to know when a coronavirus vaccine will be available to finally curb the pandemic that has already ...
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Coronavirus May Increase Premature Births, Studies Suggest

Pregnant women who are infected with the coronavirus and hospitalized are at risk for developing serious complications, and may face ...
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John Najarian, Pioneering Transplant Surgeon, Dies at 92

Dr. John S. Najarian, a groundbreaking transplant surgeon who made headlines for taking on difficult cases and who weathered a ...
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The New Apple Watch Measures Your Blood Oxygen. Now What?

The new Apple Watch can be summed up in two words: blood oxygen.The ability to measure your blood’s oxygen saturation ...
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Medical Errors May Increase Around Daylight Saving Time in the Spring

Health care workers may make more mistakes in the days following the switch to daylight saving time in the spring.The ...
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Reproductive Life Span May Affect a Woman’s Heart Risks

A shorter reproductive life span — the time between menarche and menopause — may be linked to a higher risk ...
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Trump Again Scorns Science on Masks and Vaccines

Here’s what you need to know:VideotranscriptBacktranscript‘They Are Our Best Defense’: Redfield Renews Call to Wear MasksDr. Robert R. Redfield, the ...
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Moderna Shares the Blueprint for Its Coronavirus Vaccine Trial

The biotech company Moderna released a 135-page document on Thursday that spells out the details of how it is conducting ...
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Does Wearing Glasses Protect You From Coronavirus?

When researchers in China were analyzing hospital data of patients with Covid-19, they noticed an odd trend: Very few of ...
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Navigating the Emotional Turf of Fall Family Gatherings

As one of 11 siblings, Charity Hoffman is used to spending Christmas with dozens of relatives at her parents’ house ...
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In an Unlikely Covid Survivor’s Case, More Questions Than Answers

I scan through my patient’s record, four months of life distilled into a series of progress notes, lab values and ...
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Tweets show vapers rarely use e-cigarettes to quit smoking or improve health

The vast majority of Twitter users who vape with JUUL e-cigarettes are not using the devices to stop smoking or ...
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OHSU-VA research suggests strategies to reduce missed appointments

Researchers from Oregon Health & Science University and the VA Portland Health Care System conducted in-depth interviews with patients at ...
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The acrobatic hydra shows off: How environmental cues can affect behavior

WOODS HOLE, Mass. -- Although it may seem counterintuitive, researchers are turning to an animal without a brain to crack ...
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New virtual screening tool eases, accelerates routine diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension

(Philadelphia, PA) - The COVID-19 pandemic has increasing numbers of doctors caring for patients virtually. While critical to protecting patient ...
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Endocrine Society shifts ENDO 2021 to virtual format

Washington, DC - The Endocrine Society will switch its annual meeting, ENDO 2021, to a fully virtual format, the Society ...
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Reduction in insomnia symptoms associated with non-invasive neurotechnology

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- September 17, 2020 -- For people with chronic insomnia, a good night's sleep is elusive. But what ...
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Fructose and glucose in high fructose corn syrup deliver a one-two punch to health

Consuming high fructose corn syrup appears to be as bad for your health as consuming sugar in the form of ...
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C-Path launches consortium to support medical product development in sickle cell disease

TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 17, 2020 -- The Critical Path Institute (C-Path) today announced the launch of the Critical Path for ...
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Imaging probe to visualize Alzheimer’s disease-related gamma-secretase in the brain

BOSTON - Scientists at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have developed a molecular imaging probe to reveal Alzheimer's disease (AD)-related ...
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Morris Animal Foundation awards nearly $1M in grants for new studies for equine health

Morris Animal Foundation, a leader in advancing animal health, has awarded nearly $1 million in large animal health research grants, ...
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The Vikings Were More Complicated Than You Might Think

Public fascination with the Vikings runs high these days, with several current television series available for bloody binge-watching. But the ...
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Covid-19 Vaccines Will Be Free for Americans, Warp Speed Officials Say

Federal officials outlined details Wednesday of their preparations to administer a future coronavirus vaccine to Americans, saying they would begin ...
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Is Coronavirus Affecting the Hearts of College Athletes?

In a new study of 26 college athletes who tested positive for coronavirus, four later showed signs of inflammation in ...
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Ely Lilly Claims Experimental Drug Protects Covid-19 Patients

A single infusion of an experimental drug has markedly reduced blood levels of the coronavirus in newly infected patients and ...
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Turmeric May Ease Knee Arthritis

Turmeric — the main spice in curry — may help ease the pain and stiffness of knee osteoarthritis.Turmeric comes from ...
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5 Hair Care Routines for Healthier and Shinier Hair

Do you want your hair to look better, shine, and be healthier? These simple rituals will enhance hair growth, improve ...
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Makeup Blunders to Avoid after 40

Mistakes that are forgiven at a younger age can ruin the whole image over time and make you much older ...
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Minimally invasive ultrasound-guided carpal tunnel release improves long-term outcomes

Leesburg, VA, September 16, 2020--According to ARRS' American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), ultrasound-guided carpal tunnel release (UGCTR) quickly improves hand ...
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Top San Diego research institutions, led by Salk, to receive an expected $5 million to study aging

LA JOLLA--(September 16, 2020) The Salk Institute will establish a world-class San Diego Nathan Shock Center (SD-NSC), a consortium with ...
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São Paulo to host school on advances in Ecology of Human Sleep and Biological Rhythms

The São Paulo School of Advanced Science Ecology of Human Sleep and Biological Rhythms will be held August 2-12, 2021 ...
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As pandemic progressed, people’s perceived risks went up

In the first week of the coronavirus pandemic, people living in the United States underestimated their chances of catching the ...
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The persistence of plastic

The amount of synthetic microfiber we shed into our waterways has been of great concern over the last few years, ...
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Entrepreneurs to pitch new health-care innovations in virtual event

WHEN: Competition on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 5 p.m.; winners to be announced on Thursday, Oct. 1 at 5 p.m ...
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World’s oldest animal sperm found in tiny crustaceans trapped in Myanmar amber

An international collaboration between researchers at Queen Mary University of London and the Chinese Academy of Science in Nanjing has ...
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Pandemics and epidemics could exacerbate racism xenophobia

When viruses, parasites and other pathogens spread, humans and other animals tend to hunker down with immediate family and peer ...
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Covid-19 Live Updates: As Cases Rise, Europe Enters ‘Living-With-the-Virus Phase’

Here’s what you need to know:ImageNew infections have soared in France in recent weeks, but the country’s death rate is ...
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How Flu Shots Can Help in the Fight Against Covid-19

While we anxiously await the development and approval of a safe and effective vaccine against Covid-19, there’s another health-sparing and ...
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Europe Is Learning to Live With the Coronavirus, Even as Cases Rise

PARIS — In the early days of the pandemic, President Emmanuel Macron exhorted the French to wage “war” against the ...
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Ex-Owner in $146 Million Elder Care Default Is Charged in Ponzi Case

A Chicago-area rabbi, who formerly owned a nursing home chain at the heart of the biggest default in the history ...
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Parties Delay the Start of In-Person Classes at Some U.S. High Schools

Here’s what you need to know:ImageSchool districts in New York and Massachusetts have postponed the start of in-person instruction after ...
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How Companies Are Getting Fast Coronavirus Tests for Employees

As businesses try to recover from the pandemic’s economic blow while ensuring the safety of workers and customers, many have ...
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I Got a Trial Covid-19 Vaccine. Do I Still Have to Wear a Mask?

My wife and I are participating in a clinical trial for a Covid-19 vaccine. We had no antibodies before we ...
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He Had Recurring Pain for Nearly a Decade

The pain woke the 52-year-old physician from a dead sleep. It was as if all the muscles in his right ...
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Too Much Weight Gain During Pregnancy May Raise Allergy Risk in Babies

Excessive weight gain during pregnancy may be associated with an increased risk for childhood asthma and allergy.Chinese researchers studied 15,145 ...
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The Good, the Bad and the ‘Radically Dishonest’

In this age of trolls and bots and digital impostors, words like “crank” and “bully” seem impossibly antiquated, like labels ...
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An effective way to increase capacity for mental health

As anxiety and depression rise in the country, primary care clinics, especially in rural areas, are facing increased patient needs ...
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A new approach to understanding the biology of wound healing

PHILADELPHIA - Our bodies frequently heal wounds, like a cut or a scrape, on their own. However patients with diabetes, ...
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Mayo scientists develop mathematical index to distinguish healthy microbiome from diseased

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- What causes some people to develop chronic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, cancer and metabolic syndrome while ...
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With digital phenotyping, smartphones may play a role in assessing severe mental illness

September 15, 2020 - Digital phenotyping approaches that collect and analyze Smartphone-user data on locations, activities, and even feelings - ...
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Human white blood cells use molecular paddles to swim

Human white blood cells, known as leukocytes, swim using a newly described mechanism called molecular paddling, researchers report in the ...
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UTHealth joins trial to test antibodies and other experimental outpatient COVID treatments

A study on the effectiveness of multiple treatments, including laboratory-made antibodies, at preventing mild COVID-19 from advancing to severe illness ...
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Arizona COVID-19 Genomics Union tracks strains of SARS-CoV-2

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Sept. 15, 2020 -- Initial findings reported by the Arizona COVID-19 Genomics Union (ACGU) suggest that following ...
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Stephen Hinshaw receives National Academy of Medicine’s Sarnat Award

WASHINGTON -- The National Academy of Medicine today announced Stephen P. Hinshaw is the recipient of the 2020 Rhoda and ...
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Anthony Fauci receives Lienhard Award from National Academy of Medicine

WASHINGTON -- For his role as a leader of federal research and policy on infectious diseases and, in particular, for ...
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1 in 10 COVID-19 patients return to hospital after being sent home from ER

Roughly 1 in 10 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 needed to return to the hospital within a week of discharge from ...
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Bill Gates on Coronavirus, Vaccines and Global Health

On Monday, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation released the fourth of its annual Goalkeeper reports, which track the slow ...
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School Closures Cut a Critical Line to Dental Care for Poor Students

Before the pandemic, it was not unusual for Tiffany Foy and a team of other dental hygienists to visit schools ...
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Do Masks Impede Children’s Development?

Nothing about masks and masking has come easily in the United States, it seems. There were mixed and confusing messages ...
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Combining two precision medicines can treat drug-resistant cancers

Launching a dual-pronged attack on tumours using a combination of two innovative precision medicines could treat patients with multiple common ...
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Mayo Clinic and TGen ID potential targets for the most-deadly form of pancreatic cancer

PHOENIX and SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Sept. 14, 2020 -- A team of researchers led by Mayo Clinic and the Translational ...
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Older people with early, asymptomatic Alzheimer’s at risk of falls

Falls are the leading cause of fatal injuries in older adults, causing more than 800,000 hospitalizations and about 30,000 deaths ...
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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is US site for $7M study of COVID-19 transmission

Los Angeles (September 14, 2020) -- One of the mysteries about severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus ...
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Botox for TMJ disorders may not lead to bone loss in the short term, but more research is needed

Botox injections to manage jaw and facial pain do not result in clinically significant changes in jaw bone when used ...
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BU researchers awarded NIH grant to create new framingham heart study brain aging program

(Boston)--Since 1976, the Framingham Heart Study (FHS)--the longest running multi-generational epidemiological study in the world--has followed participants for incident dementia ...
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New $5.4 million study to advance understanding of severe coronavirus infection

The University of Liverpool is leading a major new international project to improve our understanding of severe coronavirus infection in ...
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Guidance balances staph infection prevention in critically ill infants with family contact

NEW YORK (September 14, 2020) -- Neonatal intensive care units (NICU) should balance prevention of Staphylococcus aureus infections in critically ...
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Doctors get plenty of advice on starting treatment; this could help them know when to stop

Medical experts have worked for decades to improve the chances that patients will get the scans, routine tests and medicines ...
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