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Recommended Immunization Schedule for Adults Aged 19 Years or Older, 2018 | Feature

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued its 2018 Recommended Immunization Schedule for Adults Aged 19

First Blood Test to Help Diagnose Brain Injuries Gets US Approval | News Brief

The first blood test to help doctors diagnose traumatic brain injuries has won US government approval. The move means Banyan Biomarkers can commercialize its test, giving the

Bacteria Play Critical Role in Driving Colon Cancers | News Brief

Patients with an inherited form of colon cancer harbor two bacterial species that collaborate to encourage development of the disease, and the same species have been found

Are Edible QR Codes the Medicine of the Future? | News Brief

For the last 100 years, researchers have constantly pushed the boundaries for our knowledge about medicine and how different bodies can respond differently to it. However, the

Oral Health May Have an Important Role in Cancer Prevention | News Brief

The bacteria that cause periodontitis, a disease affecting the tissues surrounding the teeth, seems to play a part also in the onset of pancreatic cancer, say the

Biodegradable Sensor Could Help Doctors Monitor Serious Health Conditions | News Brief

UConn engineers have created a biodegradable pressure sensor that could help doctors monitor chronic lung disease, swelling of the brain, and other medical conditions before dissolving harmlessly

Improving Stroke Treatment Through Machine Learning | News Brief

Methods from optogenetics and machine learning should help improve treatment options for stroke patients. Researchers from Heidelberg University have developed a computer vision technique to analyze the

Researchers Find More Evidence of Link Between Severe Gum Disease and Cancer Risk | News Brief

Data collected during a long-term health study provides additional evidence for a link between increased risk of cancer in individuals with advanced gum disease, according to a

Power Stations in Cells May Protect Brain Against Parkinson´s | News Brief

A Norwegian study shows that impairment in mitochondria may actually protect the brain in Parkinson’s disease. A new study from the University of Bergen (UiB), in Norway,

New Technology Will Create Brain Wiring Diagrams | News Brief

A paper describing the work appears online in the December 12 issue of eLife. The research was done in the laboratory of Caltech research professor Carlos Lois. “If

Using AI Technology to Chart Immune Cell Receptor | News Brief

Johns Hopkins scientists have used a form of artificial intelligence to create a map that compares types of cellular receptors, the chemical “antennas” on the surface of

Scientists Discover Molecule that Could Reverse Cellular Aging | News Brief

Researchers at Instituto de Medicina Molecular (iMM) João Lobo Antunes have found that manipulating a single RNA molecule is enough to reverse cellular aging. Throughout time all

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New Biomarkers Predict Outcome of Cancer Immunotherapy | News Brief

Nowadays, melanoma and lung cancer can be combatted effectively through immunotherapy, which makes targeted use of the immune system’s normal function of regularly examining the body’s tissue

Three-Quarters Receiving ‘End of Life Option Act’ Drugs Take Them | News Brief

Common reasons for pursuing California’s EOLOA are not wanting to suffer, not being able to enjoy life

Atopic Dermatitis Associated With Higher Risk of Skin Cancer | News Brief

Individuals with a history of atopic dermatitis have a higher risk of squamous cell carcinoma development

Tips Offered for Patient-Provider Opioid Tapering Talks | News Brief

Patients should understand individualized reasons for tapering, know their providers will not abandon them

Variation Seen in Hospice Use for Malignant Glioma | News Brief

Differences by race, sex, age, level of education, urban versus rural residence identified

Out-of-Pocket Costs Correlate With Receipt of Cancer Care | News Brief

Across cancers, higher costs tied to higher rates of oral prescription abandonment, delayed initiation

Rituximab Effective for Lupus-Associated Cytopenia | News Brief

Overall initial response rate of 86 percent in 71 patients, with complete response for 60.5 percent

Reducing Tx May Harm Safety in Early HPV+ Oropharyngeal Cancer | News Brief

For patients with stage III disease, intensification to triple-modality therapy may improve survival

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