Month: December 2022

In cancer patients with neutropenic fever, delaying antibiotic treatment past 60 minutes from the time of fever detection does not reduce the short-term chance of survival, according to a study in the American Journal of Medical Quality. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. Neutropenia-;low levels of white blood cells called
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MADRID (Reuters) -People travelling from China to Spain will be required to test negative for COVID-19 or prove they have been fully vaccinated against the disease, Spain’s top health official said on Friday. Earlier this month, China began dismantling the world’s strictest COVID regime of lockdowns and extensive testing in an abrupt change of policy.
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Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to form on nerve tissue throughout the body. Visit http://mayocl.in/2rc1kVs for more information on neurofibromatosis type 1 and type 2 care or request an appointment. Neurofibromatosis (NF-1) affects 1 in 2,500 people and often produces cutaneous tumors or tumors affecting the skin. Neurofibromatosis (NF-2) affects 1 in
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Here are the top 5 doctor specialties with the highest hourly rate. Number five, cardiology. Cardiologists make an average salary of $490,000, and work an average of 58 hours per week, yielding an average hourly wage of $169 per hour. Number four, ear, nose, and throat. ENT physicians have an average salary of $469,000 per
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Gilnature | Istock | Getty Images The Covid omicron XBB.1.5 variant is rapidly becoming dominant in the U.S. because it is highly immune evasive and appears more effective at binding to cells than related subvariants, scientists say. XBB.1.5 now represents about 41% of new cases nationwide in the U.S., nearly doubling in prevalence over the
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Scientists at the National Institute for Public Health and Environment, the Netherlands, have conducted a study to explore the efficacy of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination in preventing disease-related hospitalization. The study, which is currently available in the medRxiv* preprint server, reveals that the COVID-19 vaccination has prevented a large number of hospitalizations during the
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The FDA broke with its own protocols in reviewing and subsequently approving Alzheimer’s drug aducanumab (Aduhelm), by inappropriately collaborating with drugmaker Biogen on briefing documents, holding unreported meetings, and failing to gain internal consensus before engaging in such collaborations, according to an in-depth congressional investigation of the interactions between the agency and the drugmaker. The
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LONDON (Reuters) – Pandemic restrictions that hampered the circulation of viruses other than COVID-19 could be behind the unseasonably early upsurge in respiratory infections in Europe this winter that the festive break could prolong, scientists say. Apart from COVID-19, regulations to curb movement and social interaction limited the transmission of viruses that typically cause most
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Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN  —  The tree of life grew in 2022 as California Academy of Sciences researchers and their international collaborators discovered 146 new animal, plant and fungi species. The previously unknown creatures and plants were found
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Image by Jenny Friedrichs @Pixabay Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral in water, soil, and air.1  Water is a primary source of dietary fluoride. Still, it’s also present in tea, seafood containing bones or shells, and supplements.2  Other sources include oral hygiene products like fluoridated toothpaste and mouthwash.1  Fluoride and dental health  Fluoride can lead
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Dr. Niklas Klümper, resident at the Clinic for Urology and working group leader at the Institute for Experimental Oncology at the University Hospital Bonn (UKB), was awarded the C. E. Alken Prize in recognition of his outstanding scientific uro-oncological work. The 30 -year-old is investigating which patients with metastatic bladder cancer benefit from a new
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A seminal new study has found that a ketogenic diet can combat chemotherapy-induced low-platelet count. The study, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, advertised the ketogenic diet as a nontoxic and inexpensive part of cancer therapy. A ketogenic diet is a high-fat, high-protein, and low-carbohydrate eating plan. Platelets are blood cells that help in
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Dr Amanda Paluch Taking more steps per day is associated with a progressively lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) among older adults — and the benefits accrue at well below the widely promoted threshold of 10,000 steps per day, new research shows. Among adults aged 60 and older, those who took roughly 6000 to 9000
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