Shifting abortion laws cause confusion for patients, clinics

Abortion providers and patients were struggling Friday to navigate the evolving legal landscape around abortion laws and access across the country since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last week.

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Researchers develop rapid COVID-19 test to identify variants in hours

Last year, pathologist Jeffrey SoRelle, M.D., and colleagues developed CoVarScan, a rapid COVID-19 test that detects the signatures of eight hotspots on the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Now, after testing CoVarScan on more than 4,000 patient samples collected at UT Southwestern, the team reports in Clinical Chemistry that their test is as accurate as other methods used to diagnose COVID-19 and can successfully differentiate between all current variants of SARS-CoV-2.

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New research supports risk-based prostate cancer screening

Data from the world's largest prostate cancer screening study provides further evidence to support the introduction of a targeted screening programme for the disease, say researchers.

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Monkeypox symptoms in patients attending London clinics differ from previous outbreaks

The first study on cases in the current UK monkeypox outbreak reports important differences in patient's symptoms to those observed in previous outbreaks elsewhere in the world. The study, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, looked at 54 patients who attended sexual health clinics in London, UK and were diagnosed with monkeypox during a 12 day period in May 2022.

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How blood pressure affects stroke recovery

Is lowering patients' blood pressure following treatment for an ischemic stroke a safe way to lead to better outcomes?

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New universal flu vaccine offers broad protection against influenza A virus infections, researchers find

A new universal flu vaccine constructed with key parts of the influenza virus offers broad cross protection against different strains and subtypes of influenza A viruses in young and aged populations, according to a new study by researchers in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University.

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New drug shows promise against toxoplasmosis

Findings from a new University of Kentucky College of Medicine study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry May 28 may lead to a new treatment against Toxoplasma gondii, the parasite that causes toxoplasmosis.

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Researchers shed light on importance of ecological cellular interactions in targeted therapy resistance in lung cancer

New Cleveland Clinic research has uncovered key information about cellular interaction between tumor cells and normal tissue, providing better understanding of how therapeutic resistance develops.

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Mathematical model helps predict anal cancer risk in persons with HIV infection

Both cervical and anal cancer are caused by human papillomavirus. Both diseases also share a common precursor: abnormal cells known as high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL).

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Feeling anxious about the end of Roe v. Wade? Experts discuss mental health implications

The reversal of the most significant reproductive rights ruling in U.S. history has left Roe v. Wade supporters to grapple with what's next.

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Ask the Pediatrician: How do I know these unfamiliar brands of infant formula on store shelves are safe?

Q: Why am I seeing brands of baby formula I've never heard of, and are they safe?

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Florida parents scramble to find COVID vaccines for infants, toddlers

It's been almost two weeks since federal regulators authorized COVID-19 vaccines for infants and preschoolers, but Katie Old Crow still hasn't been able to get her 14-month-old son vaccinated.

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Should you get a vasectomy after Roe decision? Doctors explain how it works

Since Roe v. Wade was overturned on Friday and Missouri's trigger ban outlawed nearly all abortion in the state, interest in vasectomies has been on the rise around Kansas City.

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Black nursing home residents, those under age 65 more likely to have repeat transfers to hospital

Nursing homes transfer roughly 25% of their residents to the hospital at least once, at a cost of $14.3 billion to Medicare, according to a federal report by the Office of Inspector General.

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New device could accelerate development of T-cell immunotherapies for cancer

Imperial researchers have invented a device that can rapidly select T-cells that are most effective at attacking cancer cells.

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Researchers create 'COVID computer' to speed up diagnosis

Researchers at the University of Leicester have created a new AI tool that can detect COVID-19.

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Study of pre-teens yields surprises about alcohol, tobacco and marijuana

They may only be in 4th or 5th grade, but 1 in 10 pre-teen children already say they're curious about using alcohol or tobacco products, and 1 in 50 say they're curious about using marijuana, a new study shows.

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An artificial intelligence probe to help see tumor malignancy

Tumor malignancy identification plays an essential role in clinical management of cancer. Currently, biopsy is the gold standard for malignancy identification in most tumor cases, it is, however, invasive that can cause great discomfort to patients, and potentially increase the risk of distant metastases due to the complex sampling process. With the development of molecular imaging probes, non-invasive medical imaging approaches, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), fluorescence imaging (FI), computed tomography, and ultrasound, etc., have been used for non-invasive tumor diagnosis. Nevertheless, majority of imaging strategies are often dependent on imaging probes that lack specificity for identification of tumor malignancy.

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When ASD occurs with intellectual disability, a convergent mechanism for two top-ranking risk genes may be the cause

University at Buffalo scientists have discovered a convergent mechanism that may be responsible for how two top-ranked genetic risk factors for autism spectrum disorder/intellectual disability (ASD/ID) lead to these neurodevelopmental disorders.

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Monkeypox virus on surfaces: No proof that contact can cause infection

During the currently evolving outbreak of monkeypox cases outside of known endemic areas, transmission is mainly driven by close physical contact with symptomatic people. While virus transmission between humans has been described previously, data on environmental contamination of surfaces are rare.

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Borrelia bacteria's method of avoiding human immune defenses uncovered

A study conducted at the University of Helsinki under the direction of Docent Taru Meri uncovered a mechanism by which Borrelia bacteria are able to evade human immune defenses. The mechanism identified appears to be particularly central in the case of relapsing fever, a disease occurring in the mountainous areas of North America as well as in certain regions of Africa.

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Health-sector shift work linked to increased odds of metabolic syndrome

For employees of the health sector, shift work is associated with increased risk of metabolic syndrome (MetS), according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published online June 22 in Obesity Reviews.

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United States had highest motor vehicle crash mortality rate in 2019

The United States has higher population-based, distance-based, and vehicle-based motor vehicle crash death rates compared with other high-income countries, according to research published in the July 1 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Twelve-week treatment regimen reduces facial redness

A 12-week topical treatment regimen for facial redness and sensitive skin calms inflamed skin and is well-tolerated, according to a study published online May 31 in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.

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Lower fecundability with residence in disadvantaged neighborhood

Residence in a socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhood is associated with reduced fecundability, according to a study published online June 30 in JAMA Network Open.

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Stay independent of asthma, allergies this July 4th

It's time to enjoy summer celebrations, but allergies and asthma can put a damper on the festivities.

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Patients with migraine have balance impairment

Patients with migraine have balance impairment, which is associated with fear of falls, dizziness disability, and kinesiophobia, according to a study published online May 20 in Headache.

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Children under 12 need not repeat HIV, hep B/C tests before transplant surgery

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Tests find salmonella in third of store-bought ground chicken

Nearly one-third of ground chicken may contain dangerous salmonella, a new Consumer Reports investigation shows.

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Cognitive impairment predicts outcomes for ICU survivors

For intensive care unit survivors, cognitive impairment at hospital discharge is associated with the risk of new physical disability at six-month follow-up, according to a study published in the July issue of the American Journal of Critical Care.

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