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Melanoma mortality is higher in Utah than in any other state, shows report

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 09:22
A letter published today [April 8, 2021] by Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) in the New England Journal of Medicine reports that melanoma mortality among Utahns outpaced that of the rest of the United States during the period from 1975 to 2013.

Children less likely to spread SARS-CoV-2 than adults

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 09:20
A study conducted by researchers in Canada suggests that children may be less likely than adults to spread the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

High SARS-CoV-2 vaccine effectiveness in California, even with variants

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 09:00
Researchers in the United States and the UK have conducted a study showing that the rollout of vaccines to protect against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is proving effective among California's general population.

Real-world evidence from Israel on VOCs and SARS-CoV-2 vaccine protection

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 08:32
A new study by Israeli researchers tested the hypothesis that certain SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern can overcome protection conferred by Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT162b2) mRNA vaccine and found evidence of increased breakthrough rates in vaccinated individuals. The research paper is currently available on the medRxiv preprint server.

Nanobody cocktails neutralize SARS-CoV-2 and variants

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 08:01
Researchers report a collection of nanobodies derived from llamas, some of which can work synergistically and work against newer virus variants.

Study finds correlation between COVID-19 pandemic and six unhealthy eating behaviors

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 07:13
A new probe into the lingering impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic revealed correlations to six unhealthy eating behaviors, according to a study by the University of Minnesota Medical School and School of Public Health.

New grants could help protect the environment and create new therapy for Parkinson's

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 07:04
New grants from the State University of New York could help researchers at Binghamton University create a new therapy to provide relief to Parkinson's patients and help locate abandoned oil and gas wells.

Marshall University researcher awarded $399,600 NIH grant to study sex differences in brain development

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 07:00
W. Christopher Risher, Ph.D., an assistant professor of biomedical sciences at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has been awarded a $399,600 grant from the National Institutes of Health for his research on the differences in brain development between males and females.

Antidepressant exposure in the womb may increase offspring's risk of affective disorders

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 06:50
Major depressive disorder is highly prevalent, with one in five people experiencing an episode at some point in their life, and is almost twice as common in women than in men.

Residents in majority-Black neighborhoods experience higher rates of severe maternal morbidity

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 06:18
Residents in majority-Black neighborhoods experience higher rates of severe pregnancy-related health problems than those living in predominantly-white areas, according to a new study of pregnancies at a Philadelphia-based health system, which was led by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Research could lead to better treatment for aggressive prostate cancer

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 06:13
New research from CU Cancer Center member Scott Cramer, PhD, and his colleagues could help in the treatment of men with certain aggressive types of prostate cancer.

Recreational runners face a higher risk of injury

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 06:08
Almost half of all recreational runners incur injuries, mostly relating to knees, calves or Achilles tendons, and the level of risk is equally high whatever your age, gender or running experience. These are the findings of a thesis within sport science.

Researchers discover genetic risk factors for childhood OCD

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 05:59
Researchers at the University of Calgary and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), in Toronto, have discovered genetic risk factors for OCD that could help pave the way for earlier diagnosis and improved treatment for children and youth.

Young early-onset colorectal cancer patients have a better survival rate, study shows

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 05:55
New research by Yale Cancer Center shows patients with early-onset colorectal cancer, age 50 and younger, have a better survival rate than patients diagnosed with the disease later in life.

Research reveals the impact of COVID‐19 pandemic on families' well-being and functioning

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 05:44
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in early 2020, many families found themselves suddenly isolated together at home. A year later, new research has linked this period with a variety of large, detrimental effects on individuals' and families' well-being and functioning.

Exercise training may slow breast cancer growth by increasing anti-tumor immune response

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 05:39
Exercise training may slow tumor growth and improve outcomes for females with breast cancer - especially those treated with immunotherapy drugs - by stimulating naturally occurring immune mechanisms, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School have found.

Study identifies a 'window of impairment' caused by cannabis intoxication

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 05:26
A comprehensive analysis of 80 scientific studies has identified a 'window of impairment' of between three and 10 hours caused by moderate to high doses of the intoxicating component of cannabis, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

Yale researchers provide new insights into acquired resistance to cancer immunotherapy

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 05:21
New research by Yale Cancer Center shows insights into modeling resistance to immune checkpoint inhibitors, a form of cancer immunotherapy.

Early cardiac events pose major and different risks in close relatives, finds study

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 05:16
Family history of early cardiac events in first degree relatives such as a parent or sibling is a major risk factor, especially for premature events. Currently, data on risks in close relatives of patients with a family history of premature heart attacks, chronic stable angina or peripheral vascular disease are sparse.

Adult survivors of AYA cancers more likely to experience higher medical financial hardship

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 04:49
New study finds higher medical financial hardship in adult survivors of adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancers than in adults without a history of cancer in the United States.

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