Specific genetic alterations in children and teens with asthma may identify those who will not benefit from treatment with the long-acting β2-adrenergic receptor agonist (LABA) salmeterol, a researcher reported. For the study, 241 children and teens (age 12-18) with asthma taking inhaled corticosteroids were randomly assigned (1:1) to receive personalized care (prescribing by rs1042713 genotype)
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 8 2020 New research led by the University of South Australia shows that a blanket approach to prescribing medication during pregnancy may put low birth weight babies at risk for the rest of their lives. UniSA and New Zealand fetal physiologists say that smaller fetuses metabolize medication taken by the
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, arrives to testify before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis hearing in Washington, D.C., July 31, 2020. Kevin Dietsch | Pool | Reuters White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday a coronavirus vaccine probably won’t be ready by
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If you’re not getting the grades you want, it may not be because of a lack of effort. The way you study – the techniques and strategies – are just as important as the amount of time and effort you put into studying. Using these methods, you’ll crush your college, university, or medical school courses,
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 7 2020 As the world scrambles to control the growing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, new research in Nature Structural & Molecular Biology shows viruses also play a key evolutionary role in mammals’ ability to reproduce and survive. Scientists in the Cincinnati Children’s Perinatal Institute and at Azabu University in Japan obtained
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With the use of an accurate high throughput assay, researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science and Magen David Adom Blood Services in Israel showed substantial inter-individual variability and antibody cross-reactivity against seasonal coronaviruses upon SARS-CoV-2 infection, with important implications for immune surveys and vaccines. The study is currently available on the medRxiv* preprint server.
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 5 2020 Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), believed to be linked to COVID-19, damages the heart to such an extent that some children will need lifelong monitoring and interventions, said the senior author of a medical literature review published Sept. 4 in EClinicalMedicine, a journal of The Lancet. Case
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National security advisor, John Bolton, right, attends a meeting with President Donald Trump and President of Chile, Sebastian Piñera in the Oval Office of the White House on September 28, 2018 in Washington, DC. Oliver Contreras | The Washington Post | Getty Images Former national security advisor John Bolton said Friday that President Donald Trump‘s
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 5 2020 In a newly published paper, the authors first paint the vision of what optimal patient advocacy can do to overcome the challenges described by kidney transplant patients and donors and then describe how to make that vision a reality, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Amy Waterman, Deputy
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 4 2020 In contrast to WHO´s and other expert´s advice, the worst-off countries should be extra prioritised when it comes to COVID-19 vaccine allocation, according to Professor Ole Frithjof Norheim at the University of Bergen. Once effective COVID-19 vaccines are approved, they will be scarce. WHO and others have promised
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The coronavirus pandemic, which is wreaking havoc across the globe, has now infected more than 26.2 million people worldwide and claimed over 867,000 lives. With the growing number of cases, many countries have imposed lockdown orders and quarantine measures to prevent the spread of the virus. Since the pandemic began, the prevalence of depression symptoms
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This week’s announcement of the permanent closure of the iconic 44-story Hilton Times Square hotel in the heart of New York City was a wake-up call for the embattled hospitality industry, especially in urban markets suffering from a coronavirus-driven tourism drought. The move follows a decision earlier this week by Ashford Hospitality to hand over the
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 3 2020 Performing acts of kindness and helping other people can be good for people’s health and well-being, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. But not all good-hearted behavior is equally beneficial to the giver. The strength of the link depends on many factors, including the type
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Director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci testifies before the US Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing to examine COVID-19, “focusing on lessons learned to prepare for the next pandemic”, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on June 23, 2020. Kevin Dietsch | Pool | AFP |
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies at the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis hearing in Washington, D.C., July 31, 2020. Kevin Dietsch | Pool via Reuters White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Wednesday that the number of daily coronavirus cases in the United
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 1 2020 Biological sex influences the effect of amyloid beta on alterations to tau protein characteristic to Alzheimer’s disease, suggesting a role for estradiol in preventing the disease in women, report scientists in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common neurodegenerative disease and the leading
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 1 2020 Newly approved drugs in Canada lack important pediatric drug information in their product monograph, according to an analysis led by McMaster University and McMaster Children’s Hospital. This absence of pediatric information perpetuates “off-label” drug use which could be dangerous for this vulnerable population, say the authors. They add
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In this March 16, 2020, file photo, a subject receives a shot in the first-stage safety study clinical trial of a potential vaccine by Moderna for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle. Ted S. Warren | AP The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering,
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