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What is Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis?

IntroductionCause and symptomsRisk factorsEpidemiologyDiagnosisTreatmentReferencesFurther Reading Vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC) is a chronic, bilateral, allergic condition primarily affecting children and young adults. […]

Roe v. Wade: Medical Groups React to Supreme Court Decision

The country’s top medical organizations condemned the overturning of Roe v. Wade today, saying the removal of federal protections for women to access abortion services marks a “dark day.” “It is unfathomable. It is unfair. It is wrong,” said President of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Iffath Abbasi Hoskins, MD. “Today is a very dark day in […]

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Nearly all known biological pathways in the brain are linked to Alzheimer's disease

Nearly six million older adults have Alzheimer's disease in the United States, a number expected to double by 2050. Already the sixth leading cause of death, Alzheimer's disease is a complex neurodegenerative disease that causes memory loss, confusion, poor judgment, depression, delusions and agitation that robs people of their ability to live independently. Currently, the biological mechanisms underlying Alzheimer's disease […]

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Researchers continue a national study to evaluate COVID-19 vaccination safety pre-and post-delivery

With the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic ongoing, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, in collaboration with the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), will continue a national study to evaluate the safety of COVID-19 vaccinations during pregnancy, and monitor immune response for mother and baby following vaccinations. Published research has found that pregnant people are particularly […]

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Study finds a more effective treatment option for HER2 mutant metastatic breast cancer

Breast cancers with HER2 mutations respond to the drug neratinib, but the responses are variable and often not durable. Looking to better understand the underlying cause of this variation, a team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine investigated whether different HER2 mutations drove different responses to therapy. They were able to identify a mutation that conferred therapeutic resistance […]

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What is Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis?

IntroductionCause and symptomsRisk factorsEpidemiologyDiagnosisTreatmentReferencesFurther Reading Vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC) is a chronic, bilateral, allergic condition primarily affecting children and young adults. It is a seasonal allergic inflammatory disease of the eye with episodes of acute exacerbations. Even though the condition is usually self-limiting and resolves after puberty, some people can suffer sight-threatening consequences. The mainstay of treatment is immunosuppressive medicine, however […]

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Tofersen Linked to Slow but Positive ALS Outcomes

An open-label extension of Biogen’s phase 3 VALOR study shows statistically significant benefits for the company’s novel antisense oligonucleotide (ASO), tofersen, in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) caused by superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) gene mutations. The 1-year results, presented at the European Network for the Cure of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ENCALS) 2022 meeting, show a deceleration in functional decline […]

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