Cancer moonshot grant funds research into reducing health disparities

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has received a $17 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to address disparities in cancer research, treatment and outcomes in underrepresented populations. The research, funded through the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Moonshot program, will focus on African American patients with colorectal cancer and multiple myeloma, as well as patients […]

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Vienna tightens coronavirus restrictions

Austrian capital Vienna said Thursday it would tighten coronavirus restrictions to only allow those vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 to enter restaurants, go to hairdressers and attend bigger gatherings. The new rules come as the daily surge in cases nationwide hit a record high for 2021, at almost 8,600 infections. “The situation in all of Austria is serious,” Vienna mayor […]

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Nearly half of women put up with sexual discomfort – as they don’t know it’s not ‘normal’

We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info But while vaginal dryness (46 percent) and not being aroused (44 percent) were the top reasons for discomfort, 13 percent […]

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New nano particles suppress resistance to cancer immunotherapy

Hokkaido University scientists and colleagues in Japan have found a way that could help some patients overcome resistance to an immunotherapy treatment for cancer. The approach, proven in mice experiments, was reported in the Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer. The activation of checkpoint proteins on the surfaces of immune cells help regulate the immune response by preventing them from indiscriminately […]

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Internet CBT for depression reviewed and analyzed

Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for depression is often just as effective as traditional CBT. This is clear from an international study involving scientists at the University of Gothenburg. However, some online treatments have components that can be harmful. Internet CBT (iCBT) as a method of delivering treatment is on the increase. Nevertheless, it has been unclear to date which […]

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ER visits for heart attacks rebounded after pandemic decline

(HealthDay)—Emergency care for heart attacks and strokes rebounded in Northern California after initially plummeting in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers say. That’s good news, suggesting that public health campaigns urging people to seek care if they had signs or symptoms of a stroke or heart attack were effective, according to the Kaiser Permanente researchers. For the study, […]

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Moderna vaccine can trigger red, itchy ‘COVID arm,’ but it’s temporary

In rare cases, people who receive the two-dose Moderna COVID-19 vaccine may experience a red, itchy patch of skin a few days later at the injection site, a new report finds. They shouldn’t panic: This “COVID arm” reaction, although annoying, was short-lived in all cases and was easily treated with topical steroid creams, according to a team of researchers at […]

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Can you trust COVID-19 test results?

Every time we write about new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Colorado, some variation of the same objection comes in: we’re making too much of nothing. At first, it was that COVID-19 is no worse than flu. That’s been thoroughly debunked, as the new coronavirus caused more hospitalizations and deaths than any flu season in recent memory — though for […]

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How long will it take me to recover?

More than one million people around the world are known to have recovered from coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins University. But the road back to full health is not the same for everyone. Recovery time will depend on how sick you became in the first place. Some people will shrug off the illness quickly, but for others it could leave […]

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Parents struggle as schools reopen amid coronavirus surge – The Denver Post

Shannon Dunn has to report to her job this week as a cafeteria manager at an elementary school in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but she has no idea what she will do when her daughter starts kindergarten with online-only instruction. With a new school year beginning this week in some states, Dunn, like many other working parents, is struggling to balance […]

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