Black cancer patients better represented in publicly-funded clinical trials

PORTLAND, OR – Black patients are better represented in taxpayer-funded clinical trials testing new cancer treatments compared to trials run by pharmaceutical companies – although black patients are not fully represented in cancer clinical trials, regardless of sponsor. These are results of a study conducted by SWOG Cancer Research Network, a member of the National…

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UMN report shows sexually transmitted infections continue to rise among MN youth

MINNEAPOLIS, MN- June 22, 2020 – While pregnancy and birth rates continue to decline to historic lows for 15 to 19-year-olds, Minnesota youth are contracting sexually transmitted infections (STI) at alarmingly high rates. The 2020 Minnesota Adolescent Sexual Health Report from the University of Minnesota Medical School’s Healthy Youth Development – Prevention Research Center (HYD-PRC)…

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Urine test reveals quality of your diet — and whether it’s the best fit for your body

Scientists have completed large-scale tests on a new type of five-minute urine test that measures the health of a person’s diet, and produces an individual’s unique urine ‘fingerprint’. Scientists at Imperial College London in collaboration with colleagues at Northwestern University, University of Illinois, and Murdoch University, analysed levels of 46 different so-called metabolites in the…

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CHOP study finds remote monitoring effectively detects seizures in at-risk newborns

Philadelphia, June 22, 2020 – A team of researchers from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has demonstrated how to easily and effectively monitor for seizures in newborn infants, catching more instances than typical methods and improving the quality of care for infants in hospitals that lack the on-site resources to detect these seizures. The findings…

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TikTok Teens Claim They Tanked Trump Rally

ImagePresident Trump taking the stage in Tulsa, Okla. on June 20.Credit…Leah Millis/Reuters President Trump’s campaign promised huge crowds at his rally in Tulsa, Okla., on Saturday, but it failed to deliver. Hundreds of teenage TikTok users and K-pop fans say they’re at least partially responsible. Brad Parscale, the chairman of Mr. Trump’s re-election campaign, posted…

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