A scoring criterion which can distinguish between benign and malignant tumors in pediatric patients with renal masses could help determine if they can benefit from partial rather than radical nephrectomy (removal of the kidney), according to new study findings. The RENAL nephrometry score is widely used in cases of adult kidney cancer to determine who
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There’s a sort-of unspoken, but widely acknowledged, ‘life path’ we’re all expected to follow – but none of our journeys are exactly the same. Here, we’re exploring the mental health impact of deviating from the predicted ‘life milestones’ course, and how to handle it The word ‘milestone’ is said to date back to the third
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The Food and Drug Administration has announced that women no longer will have to pick up the abortion pill mifepristone (Mifeprex) in person at certain certified sites and can get a prescription via an online consultation and delivery through the mail. In April 2021, the FDA lifted the in-person dispensing requirement for mifepristone for the duration of the
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The protein UBR7 acts as a histone chaperone, regulating histone re-deposition at specific sites during DNA replication, according a recent study published in The EMBO Journal. This protein was previously identified to regulate nucleotide metabolism, making UBR7 among the first proteins known to affect both processes, according to Daniel Foltz, PhD, associate professor of Biochemistry
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The FDA approved the only biologic for severe asthma without any phenotype or biomarker limitations, manufacturers AstraZeneca and Amgen announced Friday. The first-in-class biologic tezepelumab-ekko (Tezspire) is indicated as an add-on maintenance treatment for patients ages 12 and older with severe asthma. It is not intended for acute bronchospasm or status asthmaticus. As a first-in-class
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I think we thought we saw this coming. And I think we tried to warn everybody. Approaching 2 years into the pandemic, with hundreds of thousands of lives lost and millions sickened, it feels like we’re no closer to an effective public health system prepared to handle what comes next, instead of reacting to things
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Breakthrough infections could lead to an eventual end game of the COVID-19 pandemic: This is what scientists are saying after conducting tests on live SARS-CoV-2 virus exposed to blood samples collected from vaccinated individuals.  Study On COVID-19 Protection In a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers from the Oregon Health
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Dec. 17, 2021 — Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 2 to 5 years old fizzled in clinical trials, the company said on Friday, signaling a further delay in getting a vaccine to preschoolers just as Omicron bears down on the U.S. In
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A year ago, our incredible columnist Grace Victory began her maternity leave – but no one could ever have predicted the chain of events that would unfold. With raw honesty, Grace shares the traumatic journey she’s been through, after catching Covid-19 late in her pregnancy, and being put in an induced coma. Now, she’s back,
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Posted on December 17, 2021 by Admin For many, winter is the happiest time of the year. Families gather for the holidays and friends celebrate as they usher in another new year. Winter can also be a difficult time for older adults. The onset of cold weather can create hazardous conditions outside, and people often prefer to stay home when it’s
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A computer analysis of hundreds of thousands of secure email messages between doctors and patients found that most doctors use language that is too complex for their patients to understand. The study also uncovered strategies some doctors use to overcome communication barriers. Experts on health literacy, as well as leading health care organizations, have advised
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U.S. President Joe Biden speaks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021. Al Drago | Bloomberg | Getty Images A federal appeals court has reinstated the Biden administration’s vaccine and testing requirement for private businesses that covers about 80 million American workers. The ruling by the 6th
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Today, CDC released two reports in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report highlighting the use of test-to-stay practices used in schools to minimize absenteeism and learning loss which can occur during traditional quarantine at home. In light of this updated data, CDC has added information on test-to-stay practices to our K-12 Transmission Science Brief and
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