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Poliovirus detected in New York City wastewater

Less than a month after a polio case was diagnosed in New York for the first time in almost a decade, researchers in New York detected the presence of the poliovirus in wastewater samples. Image Credit: Kateryna Kon / Shutterstock.com Polio case identified in New York On July 21, 2022, a resident of Rockland County, New York, tested positive for […]

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Poliovirus detected in New York City wastewater

Less than a month after a polio case was diagnosed in New York for the first time in almost a decade, researchers in New York detected the presence of the poliovirus in wastewater samples. Image Credit: Kateryna Kon / Shutterstock.com Polio case identified in New York On July 21, 2022, a resident of Rockland County, New York, tested positive for […]

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Does Hidradenitis Suppurativa Worsen During Pregnancy

PORTLAND, Oregon — The recurrent boils, abscesses, and nodules of the chronic inflammatory skin condition hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) may improve during pregnancy for a subset of women, but for many, pregnancy does not change the disease course and may worsen symptoms. In addition, HS appears to be a risk factor for adverse pregnancy and maternal outcomes. “This is relevant, because […]

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Direct-to-consumer advertising has positive impact on perscription demand

Brief exposure to direct-to-consumer advertising (DTCA) has a large and positive association with medication-related demand intentions, according to a study published online Aug. 12 in JAMA Health Forum. Matthew D. Eisenberg, Ph.D., from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, and colleagues examined the association between DTCA for prescription drugs and consumer health-related intentions and beliefs in […]

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Is transfusion blood safe? AI holography system checks blood quality without injections

A research team led by Professor Moon In-kyu of the Department of Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering at DGIST (President Kuk Yang) developed an AI holography system that automatically extracts important information and inspects the quality of red blood cells. It is expected to become a key technology that enables cleaner and healthier red blood cell injections to patients through accurate […]

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