Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A dendritic cell-based vaccine targeting HER2 has shown immense promise in a phase-1 clinical trial, as presented at the CRI-CIMT-EATI-AACR International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference. HER2 is a type of receptor that is found on the surface of certain cancer cells. Specific hormones and growth factors can bind to
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Today, October 10, 2018, is World Mental Health Day. Today is about raising awareness of mental health issues around the world to educate, offer support, and reduce the overall stigma surrounding mental health issues. Whether you have a mental health disorder or not, this day is a reminder
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study, researchers examined whether or not melatonin is also an effective insomnia treatment for individuals with delayed circadian rhythms. Over-the-counter melatonin supplements have been widely used to help with insomnia. Melatonin is a hormone involved in sleep that is produced by the pineal gland of
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study, researchers investigated the risk of prostate cancer associated with different forms of ANO7 – a gene which may aid in prostate cancer diagnosis. While a number of genes have been associated with prostate cancer, few have specifically been implicated in the severity and survivability
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers compared the effectiveness of traditional pethidine to remifentanil patient-controlled analgesia for pregnancy pain relief and the need of an epidural. During childbirth, women have some options for pregnancy pain relief during delivery. One option is the opioid drug, pethidine. Pethidine, delivered by injection, is used yearly by
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Ever wonder how effective disease screening tests really are? With the recent discussion in the media surrounding HPV and its potentially devastating effects, researchers compared HPV testing to a Pap smear in identifying cases of cervical cancer in women. Cervical cancer is a serious disease affecting many women
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] In a recent study published in Psychophysiology, researchers examined the performance and neural signals of participants with hangovers. There are many consequences of alcohol intoxication, including impairments in decision making and communication, among other things. Negative consequences of intoxication include drinking and driving, sexual violence, and others. Neural
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers determined the prevalence of adults experiencing phantom smells and its associated sociodemographic factors, health behaviours, and health conditions. Phantom smells is a condition in which individuals smell odors that are not actually present. They are caused by dysfunctions in the body’s sensory system, the peripheral olfactory system.
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study, researchers aimed to identify how ADHD will affect functional outcomes in adulthood. How does attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) shape the course of a child’s future? This is an important question with many unknown variables. In a recent study, American doctors and researchers wanted to identify
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent clinical trial published in JAMA investigated the effects of depression treatment on cardiac outcomes of patients with a recent acute coronary syndrome. The worldwide depression rate is a growing concern. Oftentimes patients have depression along with other medical conditions such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease. Acute
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A study recently published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases reveals that obesity can help spread the influenza A virus by increasing the virus shedding time in infected adults. The global obesity epidemic has been linked to an increasing number of chronic diseases. Obesity may also influence the
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