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Scientists decode activation mechanism of SHP2 protein that can trigger cancer

There are many different types of cancer, but they all have one thing in common: errors in the signals that control normal cell behavior can cause uncontrolled cell growth and cell division, leading to a tumor.
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High dose of vitamin D does not have a beneficial effect on moderate or severe COVID-19 patients

Can a high dose of vitamin D administered on admission to hospital improve the condition of patients with moderate or severe COVID-19? The answer is no, according to a Brazilian study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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Study sheds light on the ability of CBD to reduce pain

It's been hailed as a wonder drug and it's certainly creating wonder profits. By some estimates, the Cannabidiol (or CBD) market could be worth $20 billion dollars by 2024.
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NIAID establishes a clinical research network to improve understanding of childhood asthma

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded $10 million in first-year funding to establish a clinical research network called Childhood Asthma in Urban Settings (CAUSE).
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Research could inform therapeutic approaches to ameliorate the effects of fetal immobility

Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have discovered that some skeletal defects associated with a lack of movement in the womb during early development may still be ameliorated after such periods of immobility if movement resumes.
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Study reinforces the importance of NICU discharge preparation and transition to home planning

Being a parent of a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) infant does not come with its own playbook of instructions. Preparing to care for a medically needy infant requires the mastery of technical skills, knowledge, emotional comfort and confidence.
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Study characterizes anti-inflammatory effect of strawberry geranium on the skin

Strawberry geranium (Saxifraga stolonifera) has been used in Japan as a herbal medicine to treat wounds and swelling, and continues to be an ingredient in food and cosmetics.
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Researchers investigate how philosophical approaches can change the understanding of pain

Dr. Sabrina Coninx from Ruhr-Universität Bochum and Dr. Peter Stilwell from McGill University, Canada, have investigated how philosophical approaches can be used to think in new ways about pain and its management.
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Researchers develop computer model to predict the impact of individual receptors on brain activity

Researchers regard the overall distribution of receptors in the brain – the receptome – as a new approach for computer models that reproduce the function of the brain, and for diagnostics and therapy of mental disorders.
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Regulatory protein in skeletal muscle fiber may play a key role in the body's fight or flight response

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati say a regulatory protein found in skeletal muscle fiber may play an important role in the body's fight or flight response when encountering stressful situations.
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New platform helps non-experts use AI to analyze microscopy images

A new, freely available platform helps non-experts use artificial intelligence to analyze microscopy images. The platform has been developed at Åbo Akademi University in Finland and Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal, and will be of big help in research and diagnostics using modern day microscopes.
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Studies provide insights on youth-focused messaging to promote COVID-19 mitigation behaviors

Now that teens and young adults across the country account for an increasing share of COVID-19 cases, and many have become eligible for vaccination, several recently published studies based on polls of this age group provide insights into the kinds of messaging that might work best for both preventing transmission and vaccine uptake.
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Researchers create a cell library to study how various sugars bind to and interact with receptors

Most infectious bacteria and viruses bind to sugars on the surface of our cells. Now researchers from the University of Copenhagen have created a library of tens of thousands of natural cells containing all the sugars found on the surface of our cells.
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Recreating early embryos using stem cells

In their effort to understand the very earliest stages of life and how they can go wrong, scientists are confronted with ethical issues surrounding the use of human embryos.
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FDA, CDC lift recommended pause on the use of Janssen COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S.

Following a thorough safety review, including two meetings of the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have determined that the recommended pause regarding the use of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccine in the U.S. should be lifted and use of the vaccine should resume.
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U.S. Health Regulators Lift Pause on Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Vaccine

Federal officials have cleared the Johnson & Johnson covid-19 vaccine for use in the United States once again, albeit with an updated label to warn of blood clot risks. Read more...
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Western Australia Covid lockdown: AMA condemns hotel quarantine failures

Australian Medical Association president Dr Omar Khorshid says state governments are not doing enough to protect those in quarantine from coronavirusContinued leaks from hotel quarantine are “a frustration to all Australians” and state governments are not doing enough to prevent it, the president of the Australian Medical Association, Dr Omar Khorshid, has said.Western Australia’s Perth and Peel region on Saturday after the latest hotel quarantine outbreak led to community transmission. The v...
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Study: Stereotactic body radiotherapy can be safely used to treat patients with multiple metastases

The first National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute-funded clinical study examining stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) in the treatment of oligometastatic breast, prostate, and non-small cell lung (NSCLC) cancers displayed evidence that SBRT can be safely used to treat patients who have multiple metastases.
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With federal hurdle cleared, LA County plans to restart Johnson & Johnson vaccine soon

Los Angeles County could be ready within 1-2 days to again administer Johnson & Johnson vaccines now that the CDC and FDA have given the official green light to resume those shots, Paul Simon, the county’s chief science officer said Friday, April 23. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday recommended resumption of administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, with warning labels. The decision clears the way for states to resume vaccination. The agency, along with the Food and Dr...
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New imaging technique captures movies of receptors on the surface of living cells

A new imaging technique developed by scientists at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital captures movies of receptors on the surface of living cells in unprecedented detail and could pave the way to a trove of new drugs.
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Nursing and drama students collaborate on a project to reap benefits for mental health patients

Nursing and drama students from across the University of Huddersfield are collaborating on a ground-breaking project where role-playing could reap benefits for mental health patients.
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Disruptions to essential health services due to COVID-19 pandemic persist in 90% of countries

The second round of a World Health Organization "pulse survey" reveals that over one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, substantial disruptions persist, with about 90% of countries still reporting one or more disruptions to essential health services, marking no substantial global change since the first survey conducted in the summer of 2020.
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People with a higher Omega-3 Index lived longer than others, study shows

A new research paper examining the relationship between the Omega-3 Index and risk for death from any and all causes has been published in Nature Communications.
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Here’s what LA County is doing about the vaccine hesitant

With close to half of Los Angeles County adults now with at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine in their arms, health officials have become more confident the county will succeed in vaccinating enough people to prevent another massive surge in cases possibly taking place again like it did this winter. But while the county has made great strides so far in vaccinating workers and residents, there is a recognition that getting the second half of adults inoculated will not be as easy because they ...
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A nurse shares her story of sexual assault [PODCAST]

“I am a nurse who has worked at a rural hospital. My husband is a board-certified family medicine doctor. In the fall of 2020, I was raped by my massage therapist. I know that everyone has an opinion of what they would do in that situation, and I was probably one of those people. However, […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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‘Robo-planning’ NDIS assessments would save government $700m

Exclusive: Secret government documents contradict Coalition’s claim that controversial policy is ‘not a cost-cutting measure’The introduction of independent assessments to the National Disability Insurance Scheme would save the federal budget $700m and lead to smaller funding packages “on average”, according to secret government documents that contradict Coalition claims the policy is “not a cost-cutting measure”.Under proposed changes to the eligibility assessments process, participants would u...
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Prevention, not cure: ‘We can’t just approach mental health from the disease end’

Much of Australia’s mental ill-health could be avoided if rather than focus on the system, we fix societal factors that lead to distressMental health system reform is focused on providing more services while failing to evaluate whether those services make people better, leaving people cycling in and out of a system that fails to prevent them from getting sicker, former national mental health commissioner Professor Ian Hickie says.Hickie, a psychiatrist and co-director of health and policy at the...
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The 5 best first aid kits of 2021 to keep at home or take with you on the go

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky The best first aid kits should have items like bandages, wraps, antibiotic ointment, and pain relievers. It's smart to routinely check your first aid kit to be sure nothing is expired, low on stock, or needs updating. Our top pick, the First Aid Only First Aid Kit, is compact, carefully curated with essentials, and costs under $25. As a frequent camper and hiker, I know that having a first aid kit isn't only a good idea, it's a necessity. When you...
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CDC panel says Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 shot can be used again

A vial of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen's) Covid-19 vaccine. Eduardo Sanz/Europa Press via Getty Images A panel of experts just voted to resume use of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been on pause for over a week, as the CDC collected more data on the prevalence of rare blood clots. The clots are near one in a million, but they're popping up most often in women in their 30s. See more stories on Insider's business page. Public health experts are recommendi...
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The Caring Vet: Spring and Summer Safety

In The Caring Vet Column, Dr. Jeff Werber offers some hot tips for keeping your canine cool and comfortable as the weather warms and outdoor activities beckon. Spring is here, and if your weather is anything like mine here in Southern California, you may already be feeling the warmer climate making its move. Warmer weather ... Read More about The Caring Vet: Spring and Summer Safety This post first appeared in DogTipper.com. Link to original post: The Caring Vet: Spring and Summer Safety
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