As we grow older, our curiosity can fade. Yet research shows that it remains essential to our wellbeing. Here, we explore how to reignite that inquisitive spark As children, we’re full of questions. Why do ladybirds have spots? How do planes stay in the air? Who invented sherbet? But, as we age, that willingness to
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Adjuvant pembrolizumab (Keytruda) following complete melanoma resection could soon move to an earlier stage in the management of high-risk disease, suggest results from KEYNOTE 716. However, the results raise many questions, says an expert invited to discuss the new data. Adjuvant pembrolizumab is already approved in the USA for use in patients with melanoma with
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A nurse reaches for a vial of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at a pop up vaccine clinic in the Arleta neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, August 23, 2021. Robyn Beck | AFP | Getty Images An influential Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Friday rejected a plan to administer booster shots of Pfizer and BioNTech’s
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The visual disorder amblyopia, also known as “lazy eye,” can be impossible to treat once children reach adolescence. Now, a new Israel study links cases in older teenagers to higher rates of poverty, below-average cognitive scores, immigrant status, and obesity.   The research suggests that poorer children need more visual screening, especially in the United States
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Researchers worldwide hypothesized that the development of vaccines against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) could help to reduce transmission and help to lower the mortality rate. The vaccines developed against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) had to undergo several clinical trials before they could be considered safe for human use. Patients of various age
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Dr Louise Newson is a leading light in the world of menopause education, policy, and support. Believing it’s never too early to be perimenopause savvy, she’s sharing practical information to help everyone have a better experience No matter what your age or gender, chances are you’ve heard about the menopause. You may have noticed a
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Details of what works, and what doesn’t, in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) come from long-term follow-up of the phase 3 randomized BrighTNess trial. The initial improvement that was seen in pathologic complete response (pCR) rates with the addition of carboplatin to paclitaxel and standard neoadjuvant chemotherapy translated into improved event-free survival (EFS) rates in patients
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Acoustic neuroma, also known as vestibular schwannoma, is a noncancerous and usually slow-growing tumor that develops on the main (vestibular) nerve leading from your inner ear to your brain. Branches of this nerve directly influence your balance and hearing, and pressure from an acoustic neuroma can cause hearing loss, ringing in your ear and unsteadiness.
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Elizabeth Holmes, CEO of Theranos, attends a panel discussion during the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual meeting in New York, September 29, 2015. Brendan McDermid | Reuters SAN JOSE, CALIF. – A former Theranos scientist testified Friday that Elizabeth Holmes pressured her to validate blood test results from the company’s Edison machine to speed up a
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Six stages of engagement in treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have been reported by researchers at Boston Medical Center based on a diverse study, inclusive of parents of predominantly racial and ethnic minority children with ADHD. Published in Pediatrics, this new framework has been informed by the experiences of parents throughout the various stages that
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On September 1, Texas Senate Bill 8 went into effect. While the law’s stated goal is to severely limit a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion in Texas, it also designates private citizens to sue not just abortion providers, but anyone “aiding and abetting” a woman seeking to obtain an abortion after 6 weeks of
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While the temps may still be in the 80’s, apple season is upon us! Give this Apple Bok Choy salad a try!  It is easy, healthy and oh so yummy. It is also a good transition into fall salad.   Prep Time: 20 minutes slicing and dicing time Servings: 2 hefty portions Ingredients: 6 cups finely chopped
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Kirsty Gallagher joined Happiful at Wellbeing by the Lakes Festival to talk about the moon, the autumn equinox and why now is the time to follow your dreams… At the beginning of September, Moon Mentor Kirsty Gallagher joinedHappiful on the Riverside Stage at Wellbeing by the Lakes Festival to share her love of lunar living
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New evidence suggesting that the benefit of ticagrelor outweighs the risk when added to aspirin for 30 days after a mild-to-moderate ischemic stroke or high-risk transient ischemic attack (TIA) has been reported from a secondary analysis of the THALES trial. The new analysis was presented at the recent European Stroke Organisation Conference (ESOC) and published
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Scientists have recently tried to explain the factors that could be responsible for the recent outbreaks of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Israel. Their observations reveal that the prevalence of the more infectious delta variant of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and waning vaccine efficacy results in the outbreaks. As preventive interventions, they
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Latest figures have shown that obesity cases are on the rise amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Did the global health crisis play a role in the surge in obesity cases in sixteen states?  The Latest Figures The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported Wednesday that there has been an increase in the number of
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A single-arm, phase 2 clinical trial of atezolizumab with chemotherapy for patients with nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and brain metastases shows promise for improving progression-free survival, according to a study presented at the 2021 World Congress on Lung Cancer. The trial is noteworthy because to date, few patients with nonsquamous NSCLC and untreated
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A key Food and Drug Administration vaccine advisory committee is meeting Friday to debate and vote on Pfizer and BioNTech‘s application to offer booster shots to the general public. The vote by the agency’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee comes as some scientists — including at least two who are leaving the FDA over pressure from the
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Could the complex mechanisms driving solid tumour metastasis come down to the balance of cellular division and death? Cell biologist, Professor Jody Rosenblatt tells us why dysregulated cell death could have an impact not only on metastasis, but also therapy resistance… Cancer metastasis is the main reason patients succumb to their disease. Yet, understanding how
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The largest nonprofit health system in Texas has secured a temporary restraining order against cardiologist Peter A. McCullough, MD, MPH, a COVID-19 vaccine skeptic who allegedly continued to claim an affiliation with Baylor Scott & White Health months after he entered
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People of advanced age who are overweight or obese with a higher level of adherence to the Mediterranean diet preserve their cognitive performance and even improve their abilities after three years, according to a new study. The Mediterranean diet does not only have beneficial effects for the cardiovascular health of those who follow it, but
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