What’s for dinner? Sushi, with a side of crickets

While insects have been consumed for centuries worldwide, many people still haven’t warmed to the idea of a creepy-crawly on the tongue. But if your next dinner recipe involves raw fish, seaweed, wasabi and rice—the key ingredients for sushi—chances are you might enjoy some deep-fried crickets or beetles on the side. For the first time, an international study led by […]

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Only about half of elderly newly diagnosed with ALL receive Tx

(HealthDay)—Almost half of elderly patients newly diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) do not receive treatment, according to a study recently published in Leukemia & Lymphoma. Christopher Kim, M.P.H., Ph.D., from Amgen Inc. in Thousand Oaks, California, and colleagues analyzed Medicare ALL data from 2007 to 2015 to describe patient characteristics and treatment patterns among elderly patients (≥66 years) newly […]

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This Unique Family Has Three Parents & They're Cool With It

This co-parenting setup is definitely not for the faint of heart. Popsugar reported that Lindsay Taylor, mother of four and stepmom to two, shares a home with both her former husband, Chris, and her current husband, Mike. That’s right, you read that correctly: Lindsay, her ex, and her husband co-parent their six kids. They all live together — and Lindsay […]

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Reducing B cells with CAR T cells is effective treatment of experimental lupus

Depleting the number of harmful B cells with a novel immunotherapy that employs modified T cells may offer an effective strategy to treat lupus, according to a new study funded by the Lupus Research Alliance. These findings offer a renewed optimism for the elimination of B cells to provide a therapeutic option in lupus and pave the way for clinical […]

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Pennsylvania woman with rare bone disease donates skeleton to Philadelphia museum

Carol Orzel wanted her skeleton to be displayed at Philadelphia’s Mutter Museum (pictured) alongside Harry Eastlack, who suffered the same rare bone disease that Orzel did. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy, File) Carol Orzel knew she wanted her skeleton to be displayed in a museum back in 1995. She had seen the skeleton of Harry Eastlack on loan from Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum, […]

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Catelynn Lowell Gives Birth, Welcomes Baby No 3. With Tyler Baltierra

The Teen Mom family just got cuter. Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra have welcomed their third child on Thursday, February 21, the couple tell Us Weekly exclusively. Vaeda Luma was born at 9:24 a.m. and weighed in at 6 lbs and 4 oz. Lowell kept her anxiety in check throughout her pregnancy with the help a psychologist who specializes in trauma. Scroll through […]

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Improved Outcomes Seen With Liver Grafts From Older Donors

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 — From 2003 to 2016, liver graft loss and mortality improved among recipients of liver grafts from older donors, according to a study published online Feb. 13 in JAMA Surgery. Christine E. Haugen, M.D., from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, and colleagues conducted a prospective cohort study involving 4,127 liver grafts from […]

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Acyclovir labeling now includes details for treating premature infants infected with herpes virus

Newborns infected with herpes simplex virus (HSV) can be appropriately treated with acyclovir, a drug typically prescribed to adults for the treatment of HSV infections. Acyclovir’s drug label now includes information for healthcare providers on recommended usage and dosage in newborns up to 3 months of age. The data that informed this label change came from a study funded by […]

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