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8 Conditions Women Should Be Aware Of And Keep An Eye On

Men and women can suffer from the same types of diseases. But certain health conditions are unique among women. There are also diseases that affect women differently than men. The good news is, most of the health problems affecting women are highly treatable. The best way to fight diseases is through awareness. By educating yourself of the many conditions that affect women, you take an essential step in preventing them from happening. In all your health decisions, it’s always best to wo...
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LA County restaurant owners rush to reopen outdoor dining again: ‘It’s pretty stressful.’

Co-owners of 8one8 Brewing Bryan and Derrick Olson spent lengthy days preparing for Friday, Jan. 29, setting up a tent on the parking lot outside their brewery, drafting a new schedule for staff and wondering what the new guidelines would be, keeping their fingers crossed the changes wouldn’t be too drastic. But it was not until Friday morning the owners of the Canoga Park brewery finally saw on the news a set of new rules, as Los Angeles County health officially finally lifted its ban on outdoo...
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Discovery offers novel possibilities to target drug-resistant HER2-positive cancers

SORLA is a protein trafficking receptor that has been mainly studied in neurons, but it also plays a role in cancer cells.
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RPS-12 protein overproduction appears to trigger breast cancer and other malignancies

Using the developing eye of the fruit fly as a test platform, researchers found that RPS-12 protein overproduction appears to trigger triple-negative breast cancer and possibly some other malignancies.
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Study shows critical role of trauma and emergency surgeons in patient satisfaction

Trauma patients and patients who need emergency surgery have little to no opportunity to get acquainted with the surgeon and team that will perform their operation.
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Study shows BioNTech-Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine's ability to neutralize UK viral variant

In a study evaluating the BioNTech-Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine's ability to neutralize the B.1.1.7 ("UK") viral variant, researchers found no loss of immune protection compared to that against the original Wuhan reference strain.
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Woman’s right to disclosure of stillbirth could be achieved through a tort claim

As part of standard patient protocol, doctors inform women of the risks of pregnancy. But there is one exception to this standard: stillbirth.
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Coronavirus hospitalizations continue to decline in LA County

As the number of people being treated in hospitals for coronavirus continued its descent on Friday, Jan. 29, Los Angeles County loosened more restrictions on restaurants and and other businesses. Hospitalizations fell to 5,669, according to the state dashboard — nearly 200 fewer than Thursday’s total and more than 2,000 below than the county’s statistical peak, hit on Jan 3, of 8,098. The number of patients in intensive-care units inched lower, too, from 1,503 on Thursday to 1,498, the first tim...
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Study finds locations of early prion protein accumulation in the eye

The earliest eye damage from prion disease takes place in the cone photoreceptor cells, specifically in the cilia and the ribbon synapses, according to a new study of prion protein accumulation in the eye by National Institutes of Health scientists.
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Reduced-dose radiotherapy with cisplatin produces good outcomes for HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancer

A combination of reduced-dose radiotherapy using intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) combined with concurrent cisplatin met the threshold for disease control and quality of life compared to the standard of care for good-risk patients with HPV-associated oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma on the NRG Oncology clinical trial NRG-HN002.
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Medicaid expansion in New York associated with reduction in severe maternal morbidity

A study at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia University Irving Medical Center has found that Medicaid expansion in 2014 in New York State was associated with a statistically significant reduction in severe maternal morbidity in low-income women during delivery hospitalizations compared with high-income women.
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Smartphone app will people with disabilities and seniors use autonomous vehicles

Self-driving cars will offer access to ride-sharing and ride-hailing with their suite of modern conveniences. However, many people with visual impairments who use these services rely on a human driver to safely locate their vehicle.
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Startup develops yeast-based test to detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in saliva

Incubated at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, and supported by São Paulo Research Foundation- FAPESP's Innovative Research in Small Business Program (PIPE), BIOinFOOD is a startup that is developing a rapid COVID-19 diagnostic test based on a patent application filed by students at UNICAMP's Genomics and Bioenergy Laboratory.
Tags: Health, Sao Paulo Brazil, Sao Paulo Research Foundation FAPESP, University of Campinas UNICAMP


Robotic exoskeleton gait training may aid early rehabilitation for stroke

A team of New Jersey researchers has demonstrated that high-dose therapy gait training using robotic exoskeletons may aid early rehabilitation for acute stroke.
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Scientists develop a computational approach to understand how infants perceive language

Languages differ in the sounds they use. The Japanese language, for example, does not distinguish between "r" and "l" sounds as in "rock" versus "lock."
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New forecasts show possibility of spike in COVID-19 cases and deaths in the spring

The latest COVID-19 forecasts from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington now incorporate two new virus variants.
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Health care’s tech renaissance during the pandemic [PODCAST]

“Just as the pandemic has forced massive technology adoption in the delivery of care, we will see the rapid, widespread implementation of innovative solutions that medical education has desperately needed for years. Technologies like computer-based training, adaptive learning using artificial intelligence, video game-based learning, and extended reality such as virtual reality and augmented reality can […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs ...
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Obesity may contribute toward neural tissue vulnerability, exacerbate Alzheimer's disease

New research from the University of Sheffield has found being overweight is an additional burden on brain health and it may exacerbate Alzheimer's disease.
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County-level sociodemographic risk factors associated with COVID-19 incidence and mortality

In just one year, COVID-19 has killed more than 400,000 Americans, and infected more than 24 million others. But a new study shows just how unevenly those deaths and cases have played out across the country.
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Scientists study how different genes dance to the circadian rhythm

In 2017, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine went to three scientists who uncovered the molecular mechanisms that control the circadian rhythm, otherwise known as the "wake-sleep" cycle.
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'Welcome news': relief as EU backtracks on NI Covid vaccine move

Irish foreign minister warns Northern Ireland protocol ‘not something to be tampered with lightly’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageExplainer: what is article 16 of the Northern Ireland protocol?The EU has said it is “not triggering the safeguard clause” to block Covid vaccine exports from the bloc to Northern Ireland after widespread condemnation of the move.The EU’s initial decision to trigger a Brexit deal clause to place controls on the export of vaccines sparked cr...
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New app aims to improve emotional well-being in young people

Improving emotional well-being and preventing depression in young people between 16 and 22 years old is the main objective of MyMoodCoach, an app developed by a European research team, in which the Psychology and Technology Laboratory (LabPsiTec) of the Universitat Jaume I of Castellón participated.
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Salk's NOMIS Center receives $9.5 million to grow and expand in health, immunity research

As we endure a global viral pandemic, our appreciation for health and immunity has never been greater. Now, thanks to a generous gift from the NOMIS Foundation, Salk's NOMIS Center for Immunobiology and Microbial Pathogenesis will receive $9.5 million to grow and expand, while continuing to be a leader in health and immunity research.
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New method identifies important mutations behind hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer is the third most common form of cancer. While 90% of cases are in people older than 50, there is an as-yet unexplained rising incidence in younger people.
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Novel deep learning system can predict cardiovascular risk from CT scans

Coronary artery calcification -- the buildup of calcified plaque in the walls of the heart's arteries -- is an important predictor of adverse cardiovascular events like heart attacks.
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Third night of protests in Poland after abortion ban takes effect

Thousands join rallies in Warsaw and other cities after delayed ban finally becomes lawThousands have protested for a third consecutive night in Warsaw and other parts of Poland after the country’s rightwing government implemented a court ruling imposing a near-total ban on abortion.Protesters have defied coronavirus restrictions and sub-zero temperatures to rally after the controversial judgment was given legal force on Wednesday. Continue reading...
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New COVID-19 test uses a smartphone microscope to quickly analyze saliva samples

Researchers at the University of Arizona are developing a COVID-19 testing method that uses a smartphone microscope to analyze saliva samples and deliver results in about 10 minutes.
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Mobile apps help improve social integration, health status of migrants

A new study has found that mobile apps can play a vital role in helping immigrants integrate into new cultures, as well as provide physical and mental health benefits.
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Scientists unravel how lipids distribute proteins within cells

An international team of scientists, coordinated by the Seville Institute of Biomedicine and the University of Seville has solved one of the hitherto unresolved enigmas of basic biology: how exactly do lipids distribute proteins within a cell? To do this, they used a new, completely innovative microscopy technology, which they applied to "mutant" cells they designed in their laboratory.
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Early-life-trauma could affect trajectory of multiple sclerosis development and treatment

Childhood trauma could affect the trajectory of multiple sclerosis development and response to treatment in adulthood, a new study in mice found.
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