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Researchers analyze cancer discrepancies among young Black men in the South

Research shows that incidences of Kaposi’s sarcoma among people living with HIV have fallen significantly over the past two decades, but a new evaluation of data led by researchers at UTHealth Houston highlights a significant disparity among one particular demographic—young Black men in the American South. Results of the studywere published today in JNCI Cancer […]

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Making melanoma immortal: Scientists discover key genetic step in cancer’s race to live forever

Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have discovered the missing puzzle piece in the mystery of how melanoma tumors control their mortality. In a paper published in Science this week, Jonathan Alder, Ph.D. and his team describe how they discovered the perfect combination of genetic alterations that tumors use to promote explosive […]

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No need to redefine osteoporosis, concludes IOF and ESCEO position paper

A new position paper by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases (ESCEO) addresses the rationale for separate diagnostic and intervention thresholds in osteoporosis. In “The need to distinguish intervention thresholds and diagnostic thresholds in the management of osteoporosis” paper, the authors outline […]

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S1P transporter could be crucial in the development of therapeutics for the treatment of multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease affecting the brain and spinal cord. In MS, the activated immune cells attack myelin, a protective layer surrounding nerve cells, which disrupts the transmission of nerve impulses along nerve cells. Over time, there is permanent damage or deterioration of the nerves. Current treatments include monoclonal antibodies and oral […]

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Nurses exposed to high levels of noise experience more health problems, stress

Health care isn’t traditionally considered a “loud” occupation, so while many studies have examined the poor outcomes associated with hospitalized patients’ noise exposure, few look at health care workers’ noise exposure. To learn more about the relationship between noise and nurses, University of Michigan researchers reviewed a study of more than 3,800 nurses who were […]

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Neurophysiologist explains how concussions disrupt everyday life in the short and long term

The repeat concussions suffered by Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa less than a week apart in September 2022 have brought the seriousness of traumatic brain injury back into the public eye and triggered scrutiny of the NFL’s concussion protocols. And the upcoming World Cup soccer competition, which begins Nov. 20, 2022, will likely include highly […]

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Popular fertility treatments linked to higher heart risks in women during delivery

A popular type of fertility treatment is associated with increased risk for serious cardiovascular complications in women at the time of delivery, longer hospital stays and higher hospitalization costs, new research finds. “It’s not necessarily that reproductive technologies are causing the cardiac complications,” said Dr. Erin Michos, senior author of the study, which was presented […]