Program seeks to reduce preventable cancers with free screening, same-day results

Evidence shows that early detection and treatment of cancer can significantly improve health outcomes, however women in Mississippi, particularly in underserved populations, experience the worst health outcomes for cervical, breast, and oropharyngeal cancer. A new publication from Michelle Williams, associate professor at George Mason University’s College of Health and Human Services Department of Global and…

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Of lives and life years: 1918 influenza vs COVID-19

IMAGE: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/12/1/05-0979_article view more  Credit: CDC Emerging Infectious Diseases, January 2006 From the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic there have been countless comparisons to the 1918 influenza pandemic in terms of overall medical impact. Many of the comparisons addressed overall cases which, given the lack of a confirmatory lab test in 1918 and no meaningful case…

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Novel autoantibody adds fuel to COVID-19 ‘firestorm’ of inflammation, blood clots

Researchers at Michigan Medicine have discovered yet another functional autoantibody in COVID-19 patients that contributes to the disease’s development and the “firestorm” of blood clots and inflammation it induces. A growing body of studies suggests COVID-19 emulates many aspects of systemic autoimmune disorders, including the release of a flurry of overactive immune cells that produce…

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