How Cuban medical training has helped Pacific nations face the pandemic challenge

With the COVID-19 pandemic stretching health systems worldwide, Pacific countries have capitalized on their relative isolation to avoid the worst. Border closures and other measures have slowed and stopped the spread of the virus to the point some nations have recorded no cases at all. Even where the virus has not spread, however, establishing screening, quarantine and mass vaccination programs […]

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How the brain solves problems

In trying to think of an introduction for this article it occurred to me that had I been inside an MRI, the screen would have showed several brain regions lighting up like Times Square as my mind was attempting to solve the problem. First, the prefrontal cortex, basal ganglia and thalamus would recognize that the blank page meant that there […]

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How GMO Foods Can Affect Your Hormone Levels

Alex Kich/Shutterstock By Raegan Davies/Sept. 7, 2021 3:29 pm EDT Something different comes to mind for everybody who hears the word “hormones” — maybe you think of your middle school health class or birth control prescription. However, there are so many other things in our everyday lives — from our environment to our diet — that can affect our hormones. Simply […]

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How to add your COVID vaccine record to the myColorado app on your phone

As more restaurants, bars and concert venues — not to mention employers  — begin requiring proof of vaccination against COVID-19, Coloradans have a few ways they can prove they’ve gotten their shots. They can either show their official COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card — the one with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention logo on it — in person or […]

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Researchers pinpoint how PARP inhibitors combat BRCA1 and BRCA2 tumor cells

A team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers has discovered how an important class of anti-cancer drugs called PARP inhibitors works, a finding that could help improve treatment and prolong survival for patients with breast cancer and other malignancies. PARP (poly[ADP-ribose] polymerase) inhibitors such as olaparib (Lynparza), rucaparib (Rubraca) and niraparib (Zejula) are used to treat patients with cancers of […]

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How to manage pandemic stressors for children

Since the pandemic began, parents and researchers have been trying to understand how it affects children’s mental health. For 18 months, children have dealt with the disruption of their daily lives, fear of COVID-19 contagion, and sometimes death in the family. The emergence and spread of the coronavirus delta variant has renewed the uncertainty about young people’s safety as schools […]

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