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UCLA Health will receive a $4.8 million grant from The National Institutes of Health to develop methods that will improve genetic risk estimates – polygenic risk scores – for specific diseases in people from diverse populations and mixed ancestries. The NIH funding comes from grants provided by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and
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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing has received a three-year, $1.5 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to fund a much-needed expansion of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) training and certification in West Tennessee. SANE programs are designed to train nurses
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South African Health Minister Zweli Mkhize receives the Johnson and Johnson coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination at the Khayelitsha Hospital near Cape Town, South Africa, February 17, 2021. Gianluigi Guercia | Pool | Reuters Some countries are seeing an increasingly worrying rise in Covid cases in Africa that World Health Organization officials said Wednesday don’t represent
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WASHINGTON — The shortage of school nurses, high prescription drug prices, mask mandates, and youth suicide were among the topics Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra encountered at a House Education and Labor Committee hearing Wednesday on the HHS budget request for fiscal year 2022. “We have a police officer in every school;
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In this article TRIP A close-up of a man using an Apple iPad Mini tablet computer to research holiday destinations, January 17, 2013. Will Ireland | Future Publishing | Future | Getty Images Tripadvisor announced Wednesday the launch of Tripadvisor Plus, a travel subscription service that will provide U.S. customers with access to travel savings
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The best treatment strategy for COVID-linked multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) remains unclear after dueling observational studies came to disparate conclusions. Starting treatment off with both IV immunoglobulin (IVIG) and glucocorticoids was associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular dysfunction on or after day 2 compared with initial IVIG alone (17% vs 31%; risk
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Comatose out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) survivors fared no better on targeted temperature management (TTM) than standard care for avoiding fever in the ICU, according to the TTM2 trial. There was no significant difference between the 50% incidence of all-cause death at 6 months among patients randomized to targeted hypothermia at 33°C (91.4°F) and the 48%
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Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 pneumonia who were treated with tofacitinib (Xeljanz) had a significantly lower incidence of death or respiratory failure than those treated with placebo, a randomized trial in Brazil found. Cumulative incidence of death or respiratory failure through day 28 was significantly lower in the tofacitinib group than in controls (18.1% vs 29.0%,
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The use of artificial intelligence in creating radiation treatment plans for prostate cancer appeared to be a success, according to a blinded, head-to-head study. Overall, radiation oncologists considered the vast majority — 89 of 100 — of machine learning (ML)-generated plans clinically acceptable for treatment, reported Thomas Purdie, PhD, and colleagues at Princess Margaret Cancer
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Secukinumab (Cosentyx), an interleukin-17A inhibitor, is effective and reasonably well tolerated for treatment of enthesitis-related arthritis (ERA) and juvenile psoriatic arthritis (JPsA) in children and adolescents, according to a phase 3 trial presented at a late breaking abstracts session of the annual European Congress of Rheumatology. On the primary outcome of time to flare, the
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Several different causes of aging have been discovered, but the question remains whether there are common underlying mechanisms that determine aging and lifespan. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Aging and the CECAD Cluster of Excellence in Aging research at the University Cologne have now come across folate metabolism in their search
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Many cancer patients use alternative or complementary therapies in conjunction with their main course of treatment, but a new survey shows that many oncologists underestimate how many of their patients are using these types of therapies. It also appears that oncologists and patients disagree about how effective each type of alternative therapy may be. Complementary
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People with “metabolically healthy obesity” are actually not healthy, since they are at increased risk for several adverse cardiometabolic outcomes, compared with people without obesity and or adverse metabolic profiles, new research suggests. The latest data on this controversial subject come from an analysis of nearly 400,000 people in the U.K. Biobank. Although the data also
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Teen and adolescent mental health needs are at crisis levels in the wake of COVID-19, but more screening to prevent suicides won’t help without places to refer patients who seek help in emergency departments (EDs), experts told the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates on Monday. Pediatric emergency physician Samantha Rosman, MD, MPH, delegate
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Even as the number of new COVID-19 cases continues to drop, the United States reached the 4-million mark for infected children, according to a report from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association. The total number of children with COVID-19 was 4,008,572 as of June 10 after just under 14,500 new cases
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To better understand the physiological processes that take place while infants sleep, a group of researchers from the University of Iowa studied the twitching movements of infants during REM sleep. More specifically, the researchers were interested in evaluating how these twitches contribute to the babies’ ability to coordinate their bodily movements. Sleeping Baby. Image Credit:
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