CAR T cell therapy: On the cusp of ‘an immunotherapy revolution’?

A deeper understanding of the immune system’s role in controlling cancer has helped drive “an immunotherapy revolution,” offering hope for many patients with previously incurable cancers, including children, doctors have concluded in a new report. The assessment, from two Stanford University doctors, is part of their broader analysis on lessons learned from “the first leg of the CAR T cell […]

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These Kids’ Bike Helmets Keep Little Cyclists Safe On the Streets

There’s a reason why your parents always hounded you to wear a helmet: When your child has a need for speed, you have to make sure they’re well protected. Bike helmets are the most important component when preparing your rider for the open road or winding sidewalk, even if your cyclist has a clean record. Unfortunately, accidents happen, kids crash […]

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First comprehensive structural data on a key flu protein—it’s central to infection

Influenza A viruses spawn epidemics, global pandemics and sweeping outbreaks that kill millions of birds, yet only now have flu scientists obtained comprehensive, high-resolution structural data on a protein that is key to the very survival of an influenza virus. The highlighted protein is RNA polymerase, which transcribes and replicates the viral genome in the nucleus of host cells. Dr. […]

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Off-label medication orders on the rise for children, study finds

U.S. physicians are increasingly ordering medications for children for conditions that are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration, according to a Rutgers study. The findings highlight the need for more education, research and policies addressing effective, safe pediatric drug prescribing. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, analyzed data collected from 2006 to 2015 in the Centers for […]

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Simple Training Tweaks Helped This Guy Pack on 20 Pounds of Muscle and Get Jacked

• While recovering from an injury, Sherif Mikhail’s activity levels declined, leading him to gain weight. • After working with a weight loss coach to eat healthier and improve the efficiency of his workouts, Mikhail began to lose weight and get back in shape. • As a result, Mikhail is now lean and strong and feels like he’s in the […]

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Exercising at home has a positive effect on Parkinson’s patients

In a large double-blind study, Radboud university medical center researchers show that patients in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease can exercise regularly at home for 6 months. This regular exercise has a positive effect on their motor disability comparable to the effect of conventional Parkinson’s medication. Even though exercise is known to be healthy, many people find it difficult […]

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Exclusive: Christina Milian on Pregnancy & Divorce

As she prepares to welcome her first child with boyfriend Matt Pokora (while continuing to raise 9-year-old daughter Violet with her ex, The-Dream) Christina Milian is opening up about blending families — which she tells SheKnows is “actually a blessing.” We sat down with Milian at Tower Research Foundation’s Ante Up for a Cancer Free Generation poker fundraiser at the […]

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‘Dr. Pimple Popper’ dishes on popping success: ‘It actually makes people happy’

See it: Dr. Pimple Popper’s most epic extractions, why a splash mask is necessary Learn what Dr. Sandra Lee, aka Dr. Pimple Popper, has to say about her ‘popaholics,’ her most epic extractions, and why she tries not to forget to wear a splash mask. Dr. Sandra Lee, better known to her “Pop-a-holic” fan base as “Dr. Pimple Popper,” knows […]

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New guideline on Parkinson’s disease aimed at physicians and people with Parkinson’s

A comprehensive new Canadian guideline provides practical guidance for physicians, allied health professionals, patients and families on managing Parkinson disease, based on the latest evidence. The guideline is published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), accompanied by an easy-to-reference infographic and podcast. Parkinson disease is a debilitating, progressive neurological condition that affects quality of life for patients and their caregivers. […]

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