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Study investigates the total non-healthcare cost of chemotherapy

Chemotherapy for breast cancer costs the UK economy more than £248 million annually, including 'out-of-pocket' personal costs of more than £1,000 per patient - according to new research from the University of East Anglia.
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Neuroscientists track gene expression to gain insights into drug addiction, Parkinson's disease

Two MIT neuroscientists have received grants from the G. Harold and Leila Y. Mathers Foundation to screen for genes that could help brain cells withstand Parkinson's disease and to map how gene expression changes in the brain in response to drugs of abuse.
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Genetic risk score can be used to determine risk of developing prostate cancer

Some racial and ethnic groups suffer relatively more often, and fare worse, from common ailments compared to others. Prostate cancer is one disease where such health disparities occur: risk for the disease is about 75 percent higher, and prostate cancer is more than twice as deadly, in Blacks compared to whites.
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Researchers resolve mysteries about the function of key gene-silencing protein

A long-running debate over how an important gene-silencing protein identifies its targets has been resolved by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).
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Coronavirus Australia live news: western NSW towns on alert as Victoria says Black Rock cluster 'by no means over'

People in Broken Hill, Orange and Nyngan urged to come forward for testing after Berala man travelled for camping trip. Follow the latest updatesPM proposes ‘pathway home’ for 2,000 Victorians stranded in NSWNSW hotspots list; Victoria hotspots listFollow the global Covid liveblogDownload the free Guardian app 4.18am GMT One person has been charged and two others fined for not wearing masks in New South Wales, after new restrictions were announced earlier this week.A bloke who was seen by o...
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Prolactin triggers male refractory period, indicates study

If you type into a search engine - "why do men have to wait before having sex again?" - you will very quickly come across Prolactin. This little hormone is thought to be involved in hundreds of physiological processes in the body. Among them is the male post-ejaculatory refractory period. This period begins when a male ejaculates and ends when he recovers his sexual capacity.
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Jammed LA County hospitals get assistance with overtaxed oxygen-delivery systems

As the massive volume of COVID-19 patients continues to strain hospitals throughout Southern California, state and federal agencies are stepping in to assist facilities needing to provide oxygen to individuals with respiratory issues. Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday, Jan. 4, that the state has convened an oxygen task force and devised a five-part strategy for addressing the higher-than-usual demand for oxygen and related equipment. Among these strategies was the deployment of U.S. Army Corps of En...
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Study describes physician experiences with online harassment

While many physicians benefit from social media by networking with potential collaborators or interfacing with patients, a new study from Northwestern University and the University of Chicago found many physicians also report being sexually harassed and personally attacked on these platforms on the basis of their religion, race or medical recommendations.
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Sweetened beverage sales bounced back following the repeal of Cook County tax

Following the repeal of the short-lived Cook County, Illinois Sweetened Beverage Tax, sales of sweetened beverages went right back to where they were before the tax went into place, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago. The study is published in JAMA Network Open.
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Researchers develop a gene signature for predicting survival in patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis

Researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center who profiled more than 45,000 individual cells from patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC), a specific form of metastatic gastric cancer, defined the extensive cellular heterogeneity and identified two distinct subtypes correlated with patient survival.
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Researchers discover protein crucial to T cell metabolism and anti-tumor immune response

Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have discovered that a protein called NF-kappa B-inducing kinase (NIK) is essential for the shift in metabolic activity that occurs with T cell activation, making it a critical factor in regulating the anti-tumor immune response.
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Revision of WHO guideline on ensuring balance in national policies for safe use of controlled substances

In June 2019, WHO announced the revision of two pain management guidelines.
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Routine eye imaging may provide clues to cognitive disorders in older people with type 1 diabetes

As they age, people with diabetes are more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease and other cognitive disorders than are people without diabetes.
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Study finds a growing number of women embracing 'going flat' after mastectomy

A growing number of women forgoing reconstruction after a mastectomy say they're satisfied with their choice, even as some did not feel supported by their physician, according to a study led by researchers at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.
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Research offers clues on why pregnancy may raise risk of organ transplant rejection

A research study at the University of Chicago has found that in pregnancy, while the T cell response to a fetus becomes tolerant to allow for successful pregnancy, the part of the immune system that produces antibodies (known as the humoral response) becomes sensitized, creating memory B cells that can later contribute to the rejection of a transplanted organ.
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Coronavirus Australia live news: NSW reports five new Covid cases as Victoria records three

People in Broken Hill, Orange and Nyngan urged to come forward for testing after Berala man travelled for camping trip. Follow the latest updatesNSW hotspots list; Victoria hotspots listFollow the global Covid liveblogDownload the free Guardian app 12.33am GMT Another question on whether the $5,000 fine for businesses which breach Covid-19 health orders will be increased. Barilaro was asked this yesterday and said they were considering it. His answer today is basically the same.We’re going ...
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A medical student’s 100 days of COVID [PODCAST]

“The first 100 days of COVID made me confront and reflect on a lot of aspects of myself and life, as philosophical as that sounds. Often times, I’m exhausted talking about COVID every single day and frustrated because we should be in a much better place right now as a nation. The wound is still […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Few organisms in the gut microbiome found to play a key role in type 2 diabetes

Researchers at Oregon State University have found that a few organisms in the gut microbiome play a key role in type 2 diabetes, opening the door to possible probiotic treatments for a serious metabolic disease affecting roughly one in 10 Americans.
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US pharmacist who tried to ruin Covid vaccine doses is a conspiracy theorist, police say

Steven Brandenburg told investigators he intentionally tried to spoil the doses because he believed the vaccine could change DNAA Wisconsin pharmacist who was convinced the world was “crashing down” told police he tried to ruin hundreds of doses of coronavirus vaccine because he believed the shots would mutate people’s DNA, according to court documents released on Monday. Continue reading...
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Experts assess the impact of COVID-19 on pediatric patients with special needs

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children with disabilities has not received much attention, perhaps because the disease disproportionately affects older individuals.
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USF researchers discover promising new compound to open constricted airways

Despite the progress made in managing asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), poorly controlled symptoms for both respiratory diseases can lead to severe shortness of breath, hospitalizations or even death.
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Sugar-binding protein could promote inflammation and worsen sepsis

A sugar-binding protein could fuel terrible inflammation and worsen sepsis, a disease that kills more than 270,000 people every year in the US alone, reports a team of researchers led by UConn Health in the 4 January issue of Nature Immunology.
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Epigenetic modulators have a rapid antidepressant-like effect, study shows

Treatment of depression faces two main challenges. The first is that almost 50% of patients do not respond well to existing antidepressants.
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Coronavirus Australia live news: Victoria records three new Covid cases as contact tracers scramble to contain NSW outbreaks

Alerts released for multiple venues in Sydney, including a Woolworths in city’s south-west and an RSL in Sydney’s south, and for Springvale Shopping Centre in Melbourne. Follow the latest updatesNSW hotspots list; Victoria hotspots listCovid restrictions state by stateFollow the global Covid liveblogDownload the free Guardian app 11.23pm GMT Speculation around whether cricket fans from Covid-19 hotspots will be banned from attending the third Test at the SCG has been cleared up – sort of.On...
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Machine-learning method can crunch data to find new uses for existing drugs

Scientists have developed a machine-learning method that crunches massive amounts of data to help determine which existing medications could improve outcomes in diseases for which they are not prescribed.
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New analysis finds no benefit in providing supplemental oxygen to mothers during childbirth

Babies who suffer oxygen deficiencies during birth are at risk of brain damage that can lead to developmental delays, cerebral palsy and even death.
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Coronavirus Australia live news: Victoria records three new Covid cases as contact tracers scramble to contain outbreaks in NSW

New alerts released for multiple venues in Sydney, including a Woolworths in city’s south-west, an RSL in Sydney’s south and Springvale Shopping Centre in Melbourne. Follow the latest updatesNSW hotspots list; Victoria hotspots listCovid restrictions state by stateFollow the global Covid liveblogDownload the free Guardian app 9.22pm GMT Meanwhile, England will enter its toughest nationwide lockdown since March as the number of cases reported each day continues to climb. The UK reported 58,7...
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The many U-turns on the road to England's third lockdown

November lockdown decision has been followed by a series of flip-flops and 11th-hour announcements Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe government’s coronavirus strategy for England has changed a number of times since the start of the November lockdown, as infections soared and a new variant of the virus emerged.14 October 2020: Johnson dismisses calls from the Labour leader, Keir Starmer, for a “circuit-breaker” lockdown, telling MPs: “Opportunism is the name of the g...
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BABY AT 48 NATURALLY, TRUE STORY!

Of course, with all the talk about how you have a better chance of being struck by lightning than getting Yoga, Acupressure, Reflexology, Massage for Fertility click herepregnant over 40, when it does happen, women and couples are dumbfounded!  Yes, women do get pregnant over 40 and they do get pregnant in their upper 40's Another page on my site talks about my surprise pregnancy at the age of 40Here is a story of a woman who had a baby at the age of 48 and got pregnant by surprise.F...
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How To Feel Good About Yourself In 2021

The New Year is nearly here, and it feels like it’s been a really rough ride in 2020 to get us here, doesn’t it? 2020 has proven to be a challenging year for most, with the global health crisis leading to economic worries and a sharp rise in unemployment. This can make it feel like spending time worrying about yourself should be the last thing on your mind, but studies show that when you feel better about yourself, you’re likely to radiate out that good feeling and improve the lives of ...
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