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New maintenance treatment for AML shows strong benefit for patients

Patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), the most common form of acute leukemia in adults, that has gone into remission following initial chemotherapy remain in remission longer and have improved overall survival when they are given a pill form of the cancer drug azacitidine as a maintenance treatment, according to a randomized, international phase 3 clinical trial for which Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian are trial sites.
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Study examines risk factors for developing ME/CFS in college students after infectious mononucleosis

Many college students fully recover from infectious mononucleosis (which is almost always caused by Epstein-Barr virus) within 1-6 weeks, but some go on to develop chronic fatigue syndrome, also called myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS).
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First-ever systematic review to understand geographic factors that affect HPV vaccination rates

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection, with an estimated 79 million Americans currently infected with the virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Corning to highlight newest products in 3D cell culture portfolio at SLAS2021

Corning Incorporated will highlight its latest technologies that support the advancement of 3D cell culture, automation, and drug discovery at this year's virtual Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) conference on Jan. 25 through 27.
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George Mason researchers investigating COVID-19 therapies

Yuntao Wu, Professor, Molecular and Microbiology, and Ramin Hakami, Associate Professor, School of Systems Biology, are conducting studies of COVID-19 therapies.
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UC research team uses zebrafish to study a gene mutation that causes congenital scoliosis

Popular in aquariums all over the world, the zebrafish is native to South Asia. But here in a Cincinnati Children's laboratory, the freshwater variant plays a vital role in scientific discovery.
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Researchers identify protein that may represent a safer treatment target for pancreatic cancer

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London, have identified a protein that may represent a novel therapeutic target for the treatment of pancreatic cancer.
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Study shows disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black and Asian populations

Patients of Asian and black backgrounds suffered disproportionate rates of premature death from COVID-19, according to a study of 1,737 patients by Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust.
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Trump’s pardons included health care execs behind massive frauds

At the last minute, President Donald Trump granted pardons to several individuals convicted in huge Medicare swindles that prosecutors alleged often harmed or endangered elderly and infirm patients while fleecing taxpayers.
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Dramatic changes seen in delivery of radiotherapy treatments during coronavirus pandemic

Dramatic changes were seen in the delivery of radiotherapy treatments for cancer during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic in England.
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NSAIDs dampen antibody and inflammatory responses to SARS-CoV-2 infection in mice

New research shows that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) reduced both antibody and inflammatory responses to SARS-CoV-2 infection in mice. The study appears this week in the Journal of Virology, a publication of the American Society for Microbiology.
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LA County officials vow improvements in coronavirus vaccination system

Los Angeles County health officials were hopeful on Friday, Jan. 22, that a new statewide website for booking coronavirus appointments will make the process a whole lot easier than it was this week, when the process was marred by technical hiccups and too few slots to meet the epic demand. Meanwhile, public health officials  reported 256 deaths on Friday along with 9,277 new cases, for pandemic-long totals of 14,894 and 1,054,802, respectively. Signs were still indicating that transmission of th...
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Californians To Vote In 2022 On Banning Sale Of Flavored Tobacco Products

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — Californians will vote in 2022 on whether the state should ban the sale of flavored tobacco products, including flavored vaping cartridges. Lawmakers approved the ban in 2020, but a referendum qualified Friday, meaning voters will have their say in November 2022. In the meanwhile, the law won’t take effect. Major tobacco companies backed the referendum in hopes of overturning the law. The ban prohibits the sale of flavored tobacco products but does not criminalize...
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How to (almost) never have a bad shift [PODCAST]

“To understand how to create good shifts irrespective of external factors, I turned to the ancient philosophy of Stoicism. One of its core tenets is that we must focus on what is within our control. Epictetus said: ‘Happiness and freedom begin with a clear understanding of one principle: Some things are within our control, and […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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El Monte city manager helps daughter cope with rare disorder

Isabella Swanson, 13-year-old daughter of El Monte City Manager Alma Martinez, is in many ways a typical teenager. She’s creative, smart and loves animals. She loves to paint and write and bake. And she’s a serious student, who aspires to attend Stanford University. “I can’t go to sleep without finishing a project,” Isabella said. “Right when I get it, I finish it right then and there. I don’t like to procrastinate.” But about two years ago, teachers noticed Isabella falling behind in class, and...
Tags: Health, News, Stanford, Sport, Soccer, Community, Fda, Stanford University, Ucla, Isabella, Martinez, Swanson, Perlman, Alma Martinez, La Crescenta, Friedreich


End-to-end operators are the next generation of consumer business

Roger Lee Contributor Share on Twitter Roger Lee is a general partner at Battery Ventures, based in Menlo Park, CA, who focuses on investments in software and consumer tech, including online marketplaces. More posts by this contributor Keys to ascending the consumer-internet throne How to communicate with your board in tough times Justin Da Rosa Contributor ...
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When Do You Actually Need a Protein Shake?

I love my protein shaker. (I’ve even been known to mix cocktails in it.) It’s a staple in my meathead life because I find protein shakes help me achieve my muscle-building goals. But a protein shake isn’t an automatic necessity if you’re lifting weights, so let’s talk about how you know whether you actually need one.Read more...
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The best yoga pants, according to a yoga instructor who's tested dozens

As a yoga teacher and decades-long practitioner, I've been living in yoga pants - on and off of the mat - since long before COVID-19.After years of informal testing, I went on a proper search for the best yoga pants and tried eight of the top choices on the market.To cover my bases, I determined not only a best overall yoga pant, but also the best for hot yoga, outdoor yoga, a high-waist fit, and for a non-legging look. Over the past decade, yoga pants have become a staple in women's wardrobes. ...
Tags: Reviews, Health, Style, Fitness, India, Women, Trends, Adidas, Features, Yoga, Buying Guide, Athleisure, Karlie Kloss, Sri Lanka, Lululemon, Betty


Extra Crunch roundup: Digital health VC survey, edtech M&A, deep tech marketing, more

I had my first telehealth consultation last year, and there’s a high probability that you did, too. Since the pandemic began, consumer adoption of remote healthcare has increased 300%. Speaking as an unvaccinated urban dweller: I’d rather speak to a nurse or doctor via my laptop than try to remain physically distanced on a bus or hailed ride traveling to/from their office. Even after things return to (rolls eyes) normal, if I thought there was a reliable way to receive high-quality healthcare in...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Facebook, Asia, Europe, Enterprise, Education, Privacy, Developer, Washington, Finance, US, San Francisco, Tech, Diversity


Medicine in the shadow of the Confederacy

To get to my primary care clinic in Richmond, VA, my patients and I must walk past the Confederacy’s White House. Our emergency room sits in its shadow. Each day, I walk past the three-story white building surrounded by my hospital on three sides. Renamed the American Civil War Museum, it is now repurposed to […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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How 5-star reviews generated over $225,000 in revenue for my practice

I’ll cut straight to the point: Collecting 5-star Google and Yelp reviews straight out of fellowship generated over $225,000 in new revenue from online patient referrals.  And I have the data to prove it. I joined my partner as a hand fellowship graduate four years ago. He already had a very busy practice with over […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Study provides nutritional recommendations to improve young rugby league players' performance

Young rugby league players could benefit from individualized nutrition plans to maximize performance and optimize recovery throughout their careers, according to QUT researchers.
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Novel neutralizing antibodies targeting SARS-CoV-2 N-terminal domain discovered

A new study by US-based researchers shows the presence of protective antibodies that target the N-terminal domain (NTD) of the spike instead of the spike receptor-binding domain (RBD).
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Reasons why Covid variant could kill more people are uncertain

Whatever the answer, everyone has to try even harder not to catch it in the first placeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThose who may have been comforted in recent weeks by the evolutionary theory of virus mutation – that the more transmissible they become, the less lethal they are – may now be pondering the news that the variant that originated in Kent not only spreads more easily but may kill more people too.Britain’s chief scientific adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, a...
Tags: Health, UK News, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Downing Street, Kent, Patrick Vallance, Coronavirus


Can the onset and end of an epidemic be predicted? A SARS-CoV-2 modeling case study

A recent study by researchers in France shows how differences in infection history and viral spread patterns are important factors in predicting the time course of a localized epidemic of SARS-CoV-2.
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Covid vaccines: what are the implications of new variants of virus?

UK, South Africa and Brazil variants indicate changes may be neededCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn common with others, the virus that causes Covid-19 mutates as it spreads. Most mutations have little or no effect, but some can change the behaviour of the virus. Mutations in a variant found in the UK in September has helped the virus spread more easily and potentially more dangerously. Further changes in variants that emerged in South Africa and Brazil may help the ...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Biology, Society, Medical Research, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Brazil, UK South Africa, Coronavirus


The Winter Covid-19 Peak Is Finally Starting to Slope Downward

For the first time in a long while, there appears to be some hope on the horizon, even as the U.S. official death count flies past 400,000. The winter peak of the pandemic is finally turning downward, as daily new cases and total hospitalizations continue to slowly decline. Unfortunately, we’re still very much in the…Read more...
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How have new SARS-CoV-2 strains become more transmissible?

A new study discusses the effect of specific mutations on the sensitivity of SARS-CoV-2's spike protein to elastase, and on the intramolecular conformational changes.
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Data on Covid infections in England suggests cautious approach best

Some survey results show that the overall picture might not be as rosy as implied by othersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA quick glance at the government’s coronavirus dashboard might be fuel for optimism. But new data suggests the picture may not be so rosy.According to the dashboard, the number of people testing positive for Covid is falling: 37,892 positive tests were reported on Thursday, compared with 62,322 on 6 January. Cases by specimen date show similar tre...
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World's poor need action, not Covid 'vaccine nationalism', say experts

Nations outbidding each other creates an ‘immoral race towards the abyss’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePharmaceutical companies should do more to transfer vaccine technology to prevent the poorest countries falling behind in the distribution of Covid 19 vaccines, according to an expert.The warning came from Dag-Inge Ulstein, the co-chair of the global council trying to speed up access to Covid vaccines for the world’s poor, known as the Act (Access to Covid-19 Tools...
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