Study provides new insight into how cellular proteins control cancer spread

A new insight into cell signals that control cancer growth and migration could help in the search for effective anti-cancer drugs. A McGill-led study reveals key biochemical processes that advance our understanding of colorectal cancer, the third most common cancer among Canadians. Using the CMCF beamline at the Canadian Light Source (CLS) at the University of Saskatchewan, scientists from McGill […]

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Short-term use of HIV-prevention medication protects at-risk men on vacation

Men at particular risk for HIV are very likely to consistently take prevention medication during vacations when their odds of contracting the virus are higher, according to a new study led by scientists at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, The Fenway Institute and Harvard University. The findings, published online and to be reported Saturday in the […]

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Hand Sanitizers You Can Still Buy Online

Although experts are still learning more about the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, they’re unanimous in their recommendation that sanitizing your hands — whether by washing them with soap and water, or using a hand sanitizer that’s made from at least 60 percent alcohol — is the best way to avoid infection. Per the recommendations, people should be […]

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Factors ID’d in withdrawal of life support in severe TBI patients

(HealthDay)—In addition to clinical factors, socioeconomic factors may play a role in the decision regarding withdrawal of life-supporting treatment (WLST) in patients with severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI), according to a study recently published in JAMA Surgery. Theresa Williamson, M.D., from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and colleagues assessed demographic and clinical factors associated with the decision to withdraw […]

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Guidelines detail how to manage aneurysms of visceral arteries

(HealthDay)—In evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, issued by the Society for Vascular Surgery and published in a supplement to the July issue of the Journal of Vascular Surgery, recommendations are presented for the care and treatment of aneurysms of the visceral arteries. Rabih A. Chaer, M.D., from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and colleagues developed evidence-based guidelines to inform diagnosis, […]

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Pew & MedStar urge focus on patient safety in EHR survey

As one of the provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT contracted with the Urban Institute to develop a reporting program collecting information from developers about electronic health records. As part of that program, the Institute will conduct a survey of providers to provide their assessment of EHR technologies. This week, […]

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Trustful collaboration critical for outcome of therapy

A trusting therapeutic relationship and outcome-oriented collaboration between therapist and patient are critical for the successful treatment of mental illness. And it pays to start early in therapy, a series of meta-studies by a task force of the American Psychological Association (APA) led by UZH psychology professor Christoph Flueckiger shows. Depression, anxiety, addiction—30 percent of the world’s population experience mental […]

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