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Newswise: Majority of patients responded in CAR T-cell trial for mantle cell lymphoma
30-Mar-2020 12:20 PM EDT
Majority of patients responded in CAR T-cell trial for mantle cell lymphoma
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Majority of patients responded in CAR T-cell trial for mantle cell lymphoma. Study showed 93% of patients responded with 67% achieving complete response.

Newswise: Top Harris County, Texas, areas where residents are most likely to need hospitalization, ICU care for COVID-19
Released: 25-Mar-2020 1:50 PM EDT
Top Harris County, Texas, areas where residents are most likely to need hospitalization, ICU care for COVID-19
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Areas of Harris County, Texas, where residents are most at risk for hospitalization and critical care needs due to COVID-19 have been mapped for the first time by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center of Houston (UTHealth).

Released: 25-Mar-2020 1:05 PM EDT
New research predicts purified, prescription-strength fish oil could prevent more than 70,000 adverse cardiovascular events nationwide each year
University of California, Irvine

Researchers from the University of California, Irvine have conducted a statistical analysis that predicts more than 70,000 heart attacks, strokes and other adverse cardiovascular events could be prevented each year in the U.S. through the use of a highly purified fish oil therapy.

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Released: 18-Mar-2020 2:20 PM EDT
New coronavirus stable for hours on surfaces
NIH, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

The virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is stable for several hours to days in aerosols and on surfaces, according to a new study from National Institutes of Health, CDC, UCLA and Princeton University scientists The New England Journal of Medicine.

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Released: 5-Mar-2020 11:30 AM EST
Addition of MRI-Targeted Biopsy Leads to More Reliable Diagnosis of Aggressive Prostate Cancer
University of Maryland Medical Center

Using a combination of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to target and sample suspicious prostate tissue, along with a standard prostate biopsy, is significantly more likely to detect the most aggressive prostate cancers than standard biopsy alone. This finding, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, could allow a higher percentage of prostate cancer patients to avoid unnecessary treatment for slow-growing prostate cancers that are not likely to spread.

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Released: 2-Mar-2020 11:55 AM EST
COVID-19 a reminder of the challenge of emerging infectious diseases
NIH, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

The emergence and rapid increase in cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus, pose complex challenges to the global public health, research and medical communities, write federal scientists from NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Released: 27-Feb-2020 5:40 PM EST
Roswell Park Finds New Evidence That Inhaled Vitamin E Acetate Caused EVALI in Vapers
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

A team of researchers from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and the CDC report new evidence that inhalation of vitamin E acetate is strongly linked to e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI).

Newswise: Barbershops Targeted to Improve Health of Black Men
Released: 18-Feb-2020 9:40 AM EST
Barbershops Targeted to Improve Health of Black Men
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Black men with high blood pressure could benefit from a research study beginning this month to check their vitals while they are getting a haircut at a barbershop.

Released: 13-Feb-2020 2:15 PM EST
Scholarly Journals Work Together to Disseminate Knowledge in Ob-Gyn
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A Rutgers-led study in JAMA Network Open, found substantial differences between top-cited ob-gyn articles that were published in non-specialty journals compared to those published in ob-gyn journals.

Released: 12-Feb-2020 6:35 PM EST
Perspective in NEJM: Modernize scope-of-practice laws
University of Washington School of Medicine

Around the country, the collective voice of eight directors of health workforce research centers came together to call for a reforming of laws and regulations that limit the practice of health professionals. Their commentary was published Feb. 12 in The New England Journal of Medicine.


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