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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Mar 23 2020 Vanderbilt researchers have identified haplotypes, ancestral fragments of DNA, that are associated with hereditary prostate cancer (HPC) in a first-of-its-kind genomic study made possible by the study of prostate cancer patients with family histories of the disease. The researchers analyzed the Nashville Familial Prostate Cancer Study (NFPCS), in
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This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. All times below are in Beijing time. 9:31 am: Singapore Airlines announces more capacity cuts due to growing border restrictions Singapore Airlines said it will cut 96% of the capacity that had been originally scheduled through April, citing stricter border restrictions around the world. Countries
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There were no hugs, handshakes or high-fives Tuesday morning at Juniper Elementary School, where the student drop-off line had transformed into a school lunch drive-thru. “Hi! How many?” asked school cafeteria manager Irene Huerta, 54, as she smiled and leaned toward an open car window. Then she handed over three hot, bagged lunches (taquitos and
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Mar 22 2020 Partnering with five leading in vitro diagnostics manufacturers, an interdisciplinary team of scientists and physicians at UC San Diego Health and University of California San Diego School of Medicine today announced that the UC San Diego Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine (CALM) is significantly ramping up testing for
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earn free cme credit Earn CME credit by reading this article and completing the posttest. Sign Up Study Authors: Claudia C. Dobler, Allison S. Morrow, et al. Target Audience and Goal Statement: Pulmonologists, infectious disease specialists, emergency department physicians, hospitalists The goal of this study was to evaluate the comparative effectiveness and adverse events (AEs)
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Please be advised that this video contains graphic footage of surgery. This video demonstrates a traditional tonsillectomy using cold steel instruments in a child with obstructive sleep apnea performed by Dr. Karthik Balakrishnan. Chapter Authors: Jason H. Barnes, M.D., Karthik Balakrishnan, M.D. Series Editors: Andrew J. Goates, M.D., Matthew L. Carlson, M.D. To learn more
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Mar 21 2020 In view of the coronavirus pandemic, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) has underlined the need for long-term, knowledge-driven basic research. Like all infectious diseases, the current coronavirus pandemic can be tackled all the more effectively the better we understand the pathogen and its effects on humans.
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Atopic dermatitis, a.k.a. eczema, remains a major clinical problem despite a growing number of agents approved to treat it. At the now-cancelled American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology’s annual meeting (shuttered because of COVID-19), many of the scheduled research presentations addressed the topic. Here are some of the most interesting. Many Patients May Need
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South Korean soldiers wearing protective gear, spray antiseptic solution against the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Gangnam district on March 06, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. Chung Sung-Jun | Getty Images This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. Global cases: At least 234,073, according to the latest figures from the World Health Organization Global
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A new study from the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences, in the UK, reports that while eating foods rich in sugar does not necessarily make you fat, they can make you very sick. They do this by increasing the level of a compound called uric acid in the blood. The study is published in
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The barber had with him his tools of trade: a black leather smock, a razor, clippers, scissors and tufts of black locks he had collected from the floor of his shop. He would use them to try to cover the bullet hole that tore through his client’s head. Antoine Dow owns a barbershop in the
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With the cancellation of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology’s annual meeting on account of the COVID-19 outbreak, MedPage Today is reviewing some of the research abstracts that were scheduled for presentation. Here are some highlights of those focusing on asthma in children and adolescents. Parents’ Stress, Kids’ Breathing Trouble When minority parents
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Mar 19 2020 For decades, public health officials have directed the containment of emerging pandemics – perhaps most notably – the worldwide eradication of smallpox starting in the early to mid-1960s. Since then, surveillance systems have increased in number and sophistication with advances in data collection, analysis, and communication. From influenza
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African-American and Hispanic adults with asthma were more likely to be treated in the emergency department (ED) than non-Hispanic whites, but were less likely to report on uncontrolled daytime symptoms of asthma, according to research from the cancelled American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) annual meeting. “After controlling for factors including income, education,
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These are the 6 medical school misconceptions that I see most commonly. Support the channel and become a Patron! Visit https://patreon.com/medschoolinsiders Med School Insiders All-New Courses! https://medschoolinsiders.com/all-courses/ 1 | You Have to Be Really Smart 2 | Your Social Life is Over 3 | Your Step Score is King 4 | If You Don’t Do
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Epinephrine auto-injectors are the mainstay of emergency treatment for anaphylactic allergic reactions, but despite many years of widespread use, important questions about them remain unanswered. At the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI) annual meeting that was supposed to have occurred last weekend — cancelled, like many others, as a precaution to prevent
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Global cases: At least 184,976, according to the latest figures from the World Health Organization Global deaths: At least 7,529, according to the latest figures from the WHO This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. All times below are in Beijing time. 8:54 am: American Airlines extends time on voluntary unpaid leave options for
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