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hospital acquired complications, Kidney Disease

Hospital Acquired Complications May Be Especially Dangerous for Patients with Kidney Disease

• Potentially preventable hospital acquired complications were associated with increased risks of dying while hospitalized or within 90 days of discharge, as well as with a greater likelihood of staying longer in the hospital and needing to be readmitted. • The magnitude of these associations was larger in patients with chronic kidney disease than in those with normal kidney function.

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New Prostate Cancer Guidelines, Vocal Chord Cancer, Aggressive Ovarian Cancer, and More in the Cancer News Source

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Malaria, International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research, ICEMR, Infectious Diseases, Guiyun Yan

$9.6 Million Grant Fuels UCI Malaria Control Research in Africa

A University of California, Irvine study on the impact of environmental changes on malaria in sub-Saharan Africa has been awarded up to $9.6 million over seven years from the National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, a part of the National Institutes of Health.

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Radiation Therapy, Radiotherapy, Cancer, Hispanic, Latino, Spanish

New Spanish-Language Videos and Brochures Provide Cancer Patients with Overview of Radiation Therapy

Cancer patients who speak Spanish have new tools to help them understand treatment options for their disease. The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) today released a series of Spanish-language patient videos on radiation therapy for cancer, including breast, prostate, lung, brain and other common cancer types. The videos complement a set of Spanish-language brochures on radiation therapy that ASTRO released earlier this year.

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Hepatitis C, GIs, Spatial Epidemiology, Opioids, Heroin, Massachusetts

Spatial Epidemiology Used to Identify Three Key Hepatitis C Hotspots in Massachusetts

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Public health researchers from Tufts and colleagues conducted a spatial epidemiology study to identify hotspot clusters of hepatitis C infections in Massachusetts. The information may help to make the best use of funding for education, prevention, testing, and treatment.

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Former CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden to Deliver 2017 Commencement Address at Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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Global health leader and former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., will deliver the keynote address at the 2017 commencement ceremony for Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Frieden, who also led the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, has worked to combat tuberculosis, Ebola, and Zika, reduce tobacco use, and protect and improve health in the United States and around the world. Einstein’s 59th graduation ceremony will be held Wednesday, May 23 at 3 p.m. at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall.

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antibody therapies, epitope mapping, polyclonal antibodies, Fc receptors, Antigens, Antibodies

How Therapeutic Antibodies Target, Destroy Viruses

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BioSNTR researchers are investigating how antibodies recognize their targets, activate immune cells and clear influenza from the body. What they learn will result in technologies that biotechnology companies can use to evaluate the effectiveness of their antibody therapeutics.

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Exercise, Obesity, Obesity and Adolescents, Recess

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Expert Available to Talk About Long Acting Reversible Contraception Including IUDs, Implants and Shots.

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antibacterial resistance, Antimicrobial Drug Resistance, Mucus, Infection, Infection Control, Saliva

With Synthetic Mucus, Researchers Take Aim at Antibiotic Resistance

The human body produces about a gallon of mucus per day. By studying and replicating mucus’ natural ability to control pathogenic bacteria, scientists hope to find new methods for combatting infections and antibiotic resistance.







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