Colorado squirrel tests positive for bubonic plague, health officials say

A squirrel in a Colorado has tested positive for bubonic plague, public health officials say. The rodent was found in Morrison, a town outside of Denver in Jefferson County. The county’s health officials said in a statement that the squirrel was the first case of plague in the county. Bubonic plague is one of three forms of the infectious disease […]

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Novel targeted drug induced positive response for VHL-associated kidney cancer

In an international trial led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, treatment with MK-6482, the small molecule inhibitor of hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-2a was well tolerated and resulted in clinical responses for patients with von Hippel-Lindau disease (VHL)-associated renal cell carcinoma (RCC). The results of the Phase II trial were shared today in an oral presentation […]

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238 inmates test positive for coronavirus at Sterling prison, the largest known outbreak in Colorado

A Colorado prison is now the site of the state’s largest confirmed COVID-19 outbreak as mass testing confirms that 238 inmates at Sterling Correctional Facility have the virus. The number of positive cases at the facility spiked as more results from the 472 tests administered last week became available. Of those tested, half were positive. Sixteen tests were inconclusive, 216 […]

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Exercising at home has a positive effect on Parkinson’s patients

In a large double-blind study, Radboud university medical center researchers show that patients in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease can exercise regularly at home for 6 months. This regular exercise has a positive effect on their motor disability comparable to the effect of conventional Parkinson’s medication. Even though exercise is known to be healthy, many people find it difficult […]

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Wellness not addiction: women embrace positive approach to alcohol moderation

A desire for wellness, rather than angst about addiction, is prompting women in their 30s and 40s to cut back on their drinking using apps like Hello Sunday Morning's Daybreak. Hello Sunday Morning, a not-for-profit organisation that started as one man and his blog 10 years ago, has helped more than 160,000 people deal with high-risk drinking since its inception. […]

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Study shows many preteens screen positive for suicide risk during ER visits

A research team found nearly one-third of youth ages 10 to 12 years screened positive for suicide risk in emergency department settings. As part of a larger study on youth suicide risk screening in emergency departments, researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), part of the National Institutes of Health, and collaborators sought to explore how frequently preteen […]

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