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Two experts lead a 5M euro project to optimize the transition of palliative care

Two experts in palliative care from Lancaster University are involved in leading a 5M euro project to smooth the transition between hospital and home for patients with cancer to improve their quality of life....

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Study finds more of white matter hyperintensities in postmenopausal women

Women who have gone through menopause may have more of a brain biomarker called white matter hyperintensities than premenopausal women or men of the same age, according to a new study published in the June 29, 2022, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology....

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Increased privatization linked with higher rates of treatable mortality and decline in the quality of patient care

Outsourcing NHS services to the private sector is associated with reduced quality of patient care and increased rates of deaths from treatable causes, according to an analysis published in The Lancet Public Health journal....

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Existing cancer drug shows promise for treating patients with muscular dystrophy

Researchers at the University of British Columbia's School of Biomedical Engineering have discovered that an existing cancer drug could have potential as a treatment for muscular dystrophy....

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Brain MRIs and genetics may be used to predict the chances of developing Alzheimer's disease

Simon Fraser University researchers are studying how a combination of genetics and brain MRIs may be used to predict the chances of developing Alzheimer's disease in the future....

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Antibiotic-resistant strains of typhoid bacteria continue to spread out of South Asia

Antibiotic-resistant strains of Salmonella Typhi, the typhoid bacteria, have spread from South Asia to other countries nearly 200 times since 1990, new research suggests....

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Study provides a framework for understanding how tissue-resident memory T cells adapt to distinct environments

Scientists exploring how our immune system responds to pathogens and cancers have ramped up their attention to CD8+ T cells, which are deployed in response to infections and malignancies and equipped to remember the identities of malicious invaders....

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Awake prone positioning does not reduce endotracheal intubation for COVID-19 patients with acute hypoxemia

A large multicenter, randomized clinical trial revealed no difference in the risk of endotracheal intubation requirement at 30 days between awake prone positioning and standard positioning for patients with COVID-19 who suffered from acute hypoxemic respiratory failure, according to research published in JAMA by researchers at UTHealth Houston....

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Scientists report autoimmunity from molecular mimicry between SARS-CoV-2 spike and human proteins

A new study focused on studying molecular mimicry between the S protein of SARS-CoV-2 and known epitopes, using a computational method....

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Maternal psychological growth and improved mother-infant bonding triggered by childbirth during COVID-19 pandemic

In a new study, childbirth-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was examined in a cohort of women during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States....

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