Which foods boost the immune system?

Can foods boost the immune system? If this thought has ever crossed your mind, you’re not alone. When it comes to preventing infections, we roughly know the drill. Wash your hands thoroughly. Sanitize surfaces. Stay home if you’re not feeling well. But many of us remain unsure as to what to eat to prevent our bodies from constantly getting ill.  […]

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Most of metro Denver moves to medium COVID risk level on CDC dashboard

Much of the Front Range moved from “low” to “medium” risk when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its COVID-19 community levels dashboard Friday. Denver, Arapahoe, Douglas, Jefferson, Broomfield and Larimer counties switched from low to medium, meaning they have at least 200 new COVID-19 cases for every 100,000 residents. Boulder and Mineral counties were already at the […]

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New ASA Decision Tree Tool Helps Treat Difficult Airways

A new decision tree tool guides anesthesiologists through managing patients with difficult airways by improving communication and identifying factors of concern, according to a report in Anesthesia & Analgesia.    “The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Task Force on Management of the Difficult Airway has developed a decision tree tool that uses inductive assessments to guide the anesthesiologist’s choice of […]

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Blood-based biomarker can predict the benefit of immunotherapy to lung cancer patients

A blood-based tumor biomarker can predict the benefit of immunotherapy to patients with non-small cell lung cancer, according to a study published in Nature Medicine. The findings from this study will help us identify and design better blood-based biomarkers in immuno-oncology.” Young Kwang Chae, MD, MPH, MBA, associate professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology and co-author […]

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Vaccines may lessen long COVID for some, but more study is needed

Vaccination after infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, is associated with a decrease in the likelihood of long COVID symptoms, finds a large study of U.K. adults published today by the BMJ . They stress that causality cannot be inferred from this observational evidence, but say vaccination “may contribute to a reduction in the population health burden of […]

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Several suspected monkeypox cases in Netherlands -ANP, citing health agency

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Several suspected cases of monkeypox have been identified in the Netherlands, news agency ANP reported on Friday, citing the government’s health agency. Definitive tests are not yet available, the agency reported, citing the National Insitute for Health (RIVM). The RIVM could not immediately be reached for commment. More than 100 cases of monkeypox, a viral infection more […]

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African scientists baffled by monkeypox cases in Europe, US

Scientists who have monitored numerous outbreaks of monkeypox in Africa say they are baffled by the disease’s recent spread in Europe and North America. Cases of the smallpox-related disease have previously been seen only among people with links to central and West Africa. But in the past week, Britain, Spain, Portugal, Italy, U.S., Sweden and Canada all reported infections, mostly […]

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