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Founder of Psious predicts VR will play a major role in addressing the mental health crisis caused by the pandemic

Xavier Palomer Angela Silva Xavier Palomer is the founder and CEO of Psious, a mental health startup based in Spain. Palomer thinks the number and severity of mental health cases are increasing, and VR is poised to close the gap for healthcare professionals. Because of his work, Insider named Palomer to our annual list of the 10 leaders transforming healthcare in Europe. Visit Insider's Transforming Business homepage for more stories. The last year has been busy for Xavi...
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Melanoma mortality is higher in Utah than in any other state, shows report

A letter published today [April 8, 2021] by Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) in the New England Journal of Medicine reports that melanoma mortality among Utahns outpaced that of the rest of the United States during the period from 1975 to 2013.
Tags: Health, Utah, United States, New England Journal of Medicine, Huntsman Cancer Institute HCI, University of Utah U of U


Children less likely to spread SARS-CoV-2 than adults

A study conducted by researchers in Canada suggests that children may be less likely than adults to spread the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Tags: Health, Canada


High SARS-CoV-2 vaccine effectiveness in California, even with variants

Researchers in the United States and the UK have conducted a study showing that the rollout of vaccines to protect against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is proving effective among California's general population.
Tags: Health, UK, California, United States


Real-world evidence from Israel on VOCs and SARS-CoV-2 vaccine protection

A new study by Israeli researchers tested the hypothesis that certain SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern can overcome protection conferred by Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT162b2) mRNA vaccine and found evidence of increased breakthrough rates in vaccinated individuals. The research paper is currently available on the medRxiv preprint server.
Tags: Health, Israel, Pfizer


Nanobody cocktails neutralize SARS-CoV-2 and variants

Researchers report a collection of nanobodies derived from llamas, some of which can work synergistically and work against newer virus variants.
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Will Vaccine Hesitancy Impact Herd Immunity In California?

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Tags: Health, News, California, Local, Roseville, Usc, Placer County, Klausner, Jeffrey Klausner, Coronavirus, Placer County Public Health, Coronavirus Vaccine, Coronavirus Battle, Katie Combs Prichard


Study finds correlation between COVID-19 pandemic and six unhealthy eating behaviors

A new probe into the lingering impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic revealed correlations to six unhealthy eating behaviors, according to a study by the University of Minnesota Medical School and School of Public Health.
Tags: Health, COVID


Exercise could be used to improve the oral environment in people with NAFLD

Liver disease, from metabolic and bacterial causes, is a growing concern. What connects these dots? The gut, or more specifically, bacteria in the gut.
Tags: Health, NAFLD


Australia news live: Christine Holgate says she was ‘bullied’ and Australia Post chairman fabricated evidence

Holgate says she was ‘humiliated’ by prime minister Scott Morrison; man dies of coronavirus in Queensland. Follow all the latest news and updates, live • Australia won’t purchase Johnson & Johnson jab • AstraZeneca blood clotting: what is this rare syndrome?• Andrew Laming blocked from recontesting next election • More than half of Australians think vaccine rollout is too slow 2.36am BST Now back over the other senate inquiry:Nearly 80% of workers in aged care are in “low-hours, part-time” i...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Greg Hunt, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Western Australia


New grants could help protect the environment and create new therapy for Parkinson's

New grants from the State University of New York could help researchers at Binghamton University create a new therapy to provide relief to Parkinson's patients and help locate abandoned oil and gas wells.
Tags: Health, Binghamton University, Parkinson, State University of New York


Marshall University researcher awarded $399,600 NIH grant to study sex differences in brain development

W. Christopher Risher, Ph.D., an assistant professor of biomedical sciences at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has been awarded a $399,600 grant from the National Institutes of Health for his research on the differences in brain development between males and females.
Tags: Health, National Institutes of Health, Nih, Marshall University, Christopher Risher


Antidepressant exposure in the womb may increase offspring's risk of affective disorders

Major depressive disorder is highly prevalent, with one in five people experiencing an episode at some point in their life, and is almost twice as common in women than in men.
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Researchers uncover a new source of energy expending brown fat cells

A new source of energy expending brown fat cells has been uncovered by researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center, which they say points towards potential new therapeutic options for obesity.
Tags: Health, Joslin Diabetes Center


Stem cells of the nervous system age rapidly, shows study

In a new study published in Cell Stem Cell, a team led by USC Stem Cell scientist Michael Bonaguidi, PhD, demonstrates that neural stem cells - the stem cells of the nervous system - age rapidly.
Tags: Health, USC Stem Cell, Michael Bonaguidi


Residents in majority-Black neighborhoods experience higher rates of severe maternal morbidity

Residents in majority-Black neighborhoods experience higher rates of severe pregnancy-related health problems than those living in predominantly-white areas, according to a new study of pregnancies at a Philadelphia-based health system, which was led by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Tags: Health, Philadelphia, Perelman School of Medicine


Research could lead to better treatment for aggressive prostate cancer

New research from CU Cancer Center member Scott Cramer, PhD, and his colleagues could help in the treatment of men with certain aggressive types of prostate cancer.
Tags: Health, CU Cancer Center, Scott Cramer


Recreational runners face a higher risk of injury

Almost half of all recreational runners incur injuries, mostly relating to knees, calves or Achilles tendons, and the level of risk is equally high whatever your age, gender or running experience. These are the findings of a thesis within sport science.
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Researchers discover genetic risk factors for childhood OCD

Researchers at the University of Calgary and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), in Toronto, have discovered genetic risk factors for OCD that could help pave the way for earlier diagnosis and improved treatment for children and youth.
Tags: Health, Toronto, University of Calgary, The Hospital for Sick Children SickKids


Young early-onset colorectal cancer patients have a better survival rate, study shows

New research by Yale Cancer Center shows patients with early-onset colorectal cancer, age 50 and younger, have a better survival rate than patients diagnosed with the disease later in life.
Tags: Health, Yale Cancer Center


Machine learning could assist in the proper management of tongue cancer

Imagine a technology that can predict the outcome of cancer patients - if cancer would reoccur after treatment, what kind of treatment plan would benefit the patient and the overall survival chance of the patients? Machine learning, a subfield of artificial intelligence is poised to revolutionize cancer management.
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Research reveals the impact of COVID‐19 pandemic on families' well-being and functioning

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in early 2020, many families found themselves suddenly isolated together at home. A year later, new research has linked this period with a variety of large, detrimental effects on individuals' and families' well-being and functioning.
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Exercise training may slow breast cancer growth by increasing anti-tumor immune response

Exercise training may slow tumor growth and improve outcomes for females with breast cancer - especially those treated with immunotherapy drugs - by stimulating naturally occurring immune mechanisms, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School have found.
Tags: Health, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School


Study identifies a 'window of impairment' caused by cannabis intoxication

A comprehensive analysis of 80 scientific studies has identified a 'window of impairment' of between three and 10 hours caused by moderate to high doses of the intoxicating component of cannabis, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
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Yale researchers provide new insights into acquired resistance to cancer immunotherapy

New research by Yale Cancer Center shows insights into modeling resistance to immune checkpoint inhibitors, a form of cancer immunotherapy.
Tags: Health, Yale, Yale Cancer Center


Early cardiac events pose major and different risks in close relatives, finds study

Family history of early cardiac events in first degree relatives such as a parent or sibling is a major risk factor, especially for premature events. Currently, data on risks in close relatives of patients with a family history of premature heart attacks, chronic stable angina or peripheral vascular disease are sparse.
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Research may lead to a significant breakthrough in the battle against deadly brain tumors

Groundbreaking research from Tel Aviv University may lead to a significant breakthrough in the battle against deadly brain cancer.
Tags: Health, Tel Aviv University


Study finds a bacterial molecule that may be key to fighting gastric cancer

Humans are exposed to many types of bacteria daily, the majority of which are harmless. However, some bacteria are pathogenic, which means they can cause disease.
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Adult survivors of AYA cancers more likely to experience higher medical financial hardship

New study finds higher medical financial hardship in adult survivors of adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancers than in adults without a history of cancer in the United States.
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Plasticizers can impair important brain functions in humans

The plasticizers contained in many everyday objects can impair important brain functions in humans. Biologists from the University of Bayreuth warn of this danger in an article in Communications Biology.
Tags: Health, University of Bayreuth



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