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Released: 2-Aug-2021 11:40 AM EDT
American Society of Anesthesiologists Welcomes Masimo as Industry Supporter
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

The American Society of Anesthesiologists today announced Masimo, a maker of innovative, noninvasive patient monitoring technologies, as an ASA Industry Supporter for the ninth year, supporting the work of the Society and physician anesthesiologists to improve patient safety and reduce reliance on opioids during or following surgical procedures.

Newswise: Chief Nursing Executive Honored with Chair in Nursing
Released: 2-Aug-2021 11:35 AM EDT
Chief Nursing Executive Honored with Chair in Nursing
Cedars-Sinai

David Marshall, JD, DNP, RN—senior vice president, chief nursing executive and chair of the Department of Nursing at Cedars-Sinai—was named the James R. Klinenberg, MD, and Lynn Klinenberg Linkin Chair in Nursing in honor of Linda Burnes Bolton.

Released: 2-Aug-2021 11:25 AM EDT
Award-Winning Journalist and CDC Principal Investigator to Serve as ACR Convergence 2021 Keynote Speaker
American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Convergence 2021, the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), returns to a virtual meeting platform Nov. 1 - 10. This year’s meeting will include presentations from over 320 clinicians, researchers and health experts, including this year’s keynote speaker, Dr. Seema Yasmin.

Newswise: Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Researchers Discover Key Stem Cell Dormancy Mechanism Which Could Help Unlock Future Cancer Treatments
2-Aug-2021 8:00 AM EDT
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Researchers Discover Key Stem Cell Dormancy Mechanism Which Could Help Unlock Future Cancer Treatments
University Health Network (UHN)

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre researchers have made new findings which provide a broader understanding of how dormant hematopoietic stem cells are activated and could pave the way towards therapeutic treatments for a number of cancers.

29-Jul-2021 4:25 PM EDT
Suicide-Risk Warning on Anti-Seizure Medications Lacks Evidence
Thomas Jefferson University

An FDA warning on epilepsy drugs may pose greater risk to patients.

Newswise: Researchers Uncover a Way to Harness the Power of Immunotherapy for Advanced Prostate Cancer
29-Jul-2021 2:50 PM EDT
Researchers Uncover a Way to Harness the Power of Immunotherapy for Advanced Prostate Cancer
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Researchers led by the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center identified an inhibitor that showed promise against metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer cells.

Newswise: COVID-19: Small Sign of Hope as Vaccinations Rise
Released: 2-Aug-2021 10:45 AM EDT
COVID-19: Small Sign of Hope as Vaccinations Rise
Cedars-Sinai

As COVID-19 cases spike in Los Angeles and throughout the Golden State, driven by the spread of the delta variant among unvaccinated residents, there may be a small sign of hope: More people are finally getting their shot.

Newswise:Video Embedded nationwide-children-s-hospital-prioritizes-kindergarten-readiness-as-part-of-pediatric-vital-signs
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Released: 2-Aug-2021 9:55 AM EDT
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Prioritizes Kindergarten Readiness as Part of Pediatric “Vital Signs”
Nationwide Children's Hospital

Five and six-year-olds across the country are currently being evaluated for kindergarten readiness, a measurement of a child’s ability to engage with standard kindergarten curriculum. Nationwide Children’s Hospital is helping kids get ready for kindergarten locally with the hopes of researching outcomes and helping other systems adopt education as an important part of health care delivery.

Newswise: Racial and Ethnic Disparities Discovered in Post Operative Breast Cancer Surgery Outcomes
Released: 2-Aug-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Racial and Ethnic Disparities Discovered in Post Operative Breast Cancer Surgery Outcomes
Keck Medicine of USC

USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center study finds that Hispanic and non-Hispanic Black women had an increased likelihood of visiting an emergency department following surgery, an indication of poor quality of care

Released: 2-Aug-2021 8:30 AM EDT
Dana-Farber Launches New Podcast Series, Unraveled
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is launching a new podcast series, titled Unraveled, to explain the science behind some of the most important breakthroughs in cancer research.

Newswise: Monitoring Burn ICU Patients Requires Alarm Adjustments
28-Jul-2021 5:55 PM EDT
Monitoring Burn ICU Patients Requires Alarm Adjustments
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

The burn ICU at UNC Medical Center refined its alarm management strategy, reducing nonactionable and false alarms from baseline mean of 100+ per bed per day and developing new skin preparation practices to improve monitoring for ICU patients with injured skin.

30-Jul-2021 11:20 AM EDT
Lifestyle Adjustments Can Boost Vascular Health in Seniors with Obesity
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Small lifestyle changes really can make a big difference in improving vascular health in older adults with obesity, according to a study conducted by researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine.

Newswise: New Evidence Shows the COVID-19 Delta Variant Rapidly Rising
Released: 31-Jul-2021 10:05 AM EDT
New Evidence Shows the COVID-19 Delta Variant Rapidly Rising
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

The University’s coronavirus sequencing effort uncovered that there are several variants present in its patient population, but Delta is chief among them and easily transmitted. And its presence is likely triggering a local surge in the infectious disease. University of Miami researchers and physicians are seeing firsthand how rapidly the Delta variant of COVID-19 is spreading through the local population.

Released: 30-Jul-2021 4:45 PM EDT
Medication Approved for Diabetes Being Tested for Treatment of Cocaine Use Disorder
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

With overdose rates involving cocaine soaring nearly 27% in 2020, researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) hope that a clinical trial combining a medication approved for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can help prevent relapse in cocaine use disorder patients.

Released: 30-Jul-2021 4:25 PM EDT
致力于改善世界各地儿童的健康状况:Philip Fischer博士研究被认为已归入历史书的疾病
Mayo Clinic

医学博士Philip Fischer表示,他一直有志于改善世界各地儿童的健康。为此,他从英国利物浦热带医学院获得了热带医学和卫生学文凭。从1985年到1991年,他在属于如今所称的刚果民主共和国的一个医疗中心工作。

Released: 30-Jul-2021 3:55 PM EDT
Vitamin D Supplements Ineffective Treatment for Painful IBS Symptoms
University of Sheffield

New research from University of Sheffield reveals vitamin D supplementation does not improve painful IBS symptoms

Released: 30-Jul-2021 3:40 PM EDT
الدكتور فيليب فيشر يأخذ على عاتقه محو مرضٍ كان يُعتقد أنه صار جزءًا من كتب التاريخ
Mayo Clinic

سعيًا لتحسين صحة الأطفال في كل مكان: الدكتور فيليب فيشر يأخذ على عاتقه محو مرضٍ كان يُعتقد أنه صار جزءًا من كتب التاريخ

Released: 30-Jul-2021 3:15 PM EDT
New Report Assesses Effects of Time Sat Down on Mental Health in Pandemic
University of Huddersfield

The study assessed the impact of sitting time and physical activity on mental health during the pandemic, and found that the increase in time spent sitting down had an adverse effect on mental health and even outweighed the benefits of regular exercise.

Newswise: Jersey Shore University Medical Center 
Now Offers Elite Regional Expertise in Orthopedic Oncology
Released: 30-Jul-2021 3:00 PM EDT
Jersey Shore University Medical Center Now Offers Elite Regional Expertise in Orthopedic Oncology
Hackensack Meridian Health

The care of cancer (sarcomas) of the bones and soft tissues requires the expertise of a highly specialized team. Jersey Shore University Medical Center is among two of the elite Hackensack Meridian Health locations in New Jersey to offer clinical expertise in the field of orthopedic oncology.

Released: 30-Jul-2021 2:55 PM EDT
o Dr. Philip Fischer se dedica a uma doença que se pensava estar relegada somente aos livros de história
Mayo Clinic

Trabalhando para melhorar a saúde de crianças em todo o mundo: o Dr. Philip Fischer se dedica a uma doença que se pensava estar relegada somente aos livros de história

Released: 30-Jul-2021 2:30 PM EDT
El Dr. Philip Fischer aborda una enfermedad que se consideraba relegada a los libros de historia
Mayo Clinic

Trabajar para mejorar la salud infantil en todas partes: El Dr. Philip Fischer aborda una enfermedad que se consideraba relegada a los libros de historia

Newswise: Study Reveals Source of DNA Mutations in Melanoma
Released: 30-Jul-2021 2:25 PM EDT
Study Reveals Source of DNA Mutations in Melanoma
Van Andel Institute

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (JULY 30, 2021) — The mutations that give rise to melanoma result from a chemical conversion in DNA fueled by sunlight — not just a DNA copying error as previously believed, reports a study by Van Andel Institute scientists published today in Science Advances.

Newswise: MD Anderson Hosts Virtual Leading Edge of Cancer Research Symposium
Released: 30-Jul-2021 2:10 PM EDT
MD Anderson Hosts Virtual Leading Edge of Cancer Research Symposium
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

MD Anderson hosts the Leading Edge of Cancer Research Symposium on November 4-5, 2021, featuring presentations from distinguished cancer researchers and a virtual poster session, open to all.

Released: 30-Jul-2021 2:05 PM EDT
Thinking Impaired in 60% of COVID-19 Survivors, Study Finds
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

In a sample of over 400 older adults in Argentina who had recovered from COVID-19, more than 60% displayed some degree of cognitive impairment, a researcher from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio reported July 29 at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference.

Newswise: Radio-wave Therapy Is Safe for Liver Cancer Patients and Shows Improvement in Overall Survival
Released: 30-Jul-2021 1:35 PM EDT
Radio-wave Therapy Is Safe for Liver Cancer Patients and Shows Improvement in Overall Survival
Wake Forest School of Medicine

Researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine have shown that a targeted therapy using non-thermal radio waves is safe to use in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common type of liver cancer. The therapy also showed a benefit in overall survival. The study findings appear online in 4Open, a journal published by EDP Sciences.

Newswise: UT Southwestern Finds Crucial New Molecular Mechanisms And Biomarkers in Ovarian Cancer
Released: 30-Jul-2021 12:15 PM EDT
UT Southwestern Finds Crucial New Molecular Mechanisms And Biomarkers in Ovarian Cancer
UT Southwestern Medical Center

DALLAS – July 30, 2021 – UT Southwestern faculty have discovered what appears to be an Achilles’ heel in ovarian cancers, as well as new biomarkers that could point to which patients are the best candidates for possible new treatments.

Newswise: New Research on the Brain’s Relay Processes Could Guide Treatment for Certain Brain Disorders
Released: 30-Jul-2021 12:10 PM EDT
New Research on the Brain’s Relay Processes Could Guide Treatment for Certain Brain Disorders
Argonne National Laboratory

New research shows cells gather more data than once believed inside the thal-amus, a relay station of sensory and motor abilities in the brain. That could change how medicine treats schizophrenia, epilepsy and other brain disorders.

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Released: 30-Jul-2021 12:10 PM EDT
Olympics Provide Untapped Chance to Improve Health for All
Washington University in St. Louis

Given the increased interest in sports and exercise around the Olympics underway in Tokyo, events such as the Summer Games represent an unrealized opportunity to improve global health, finds a new paper from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

Released: 30-Jul-2021 11:50 AM EDT
Support for Government Mandates High and Increasing Over Time, Survey Finds
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

As the coronavirus Delta variant surges throughout the country and mask and vaccine mandates are being considered, a new national survey finds that almost 20 percent of Americans say it is unlikely that they will get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Released: 30-Jul-2021 11:40 AM EDT
Md Anderson Announces 2021 Class of Andrew Sabin Family Fellows
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has named 10 early career faculty members to the 2021 class of Andrew Sabin Family Fellows. Established by philanthropist Andrew Sabin through a generous $30 million endowment in 2015, the Sabin Family Fellowship program encourages creativity, innovation and impactful cancer research at MD Anderson in the areas of basic science, clinical, physician-scientist and population and quantitative science.

Newswise: Gene Mutation Weakens Virus-Fighting Protein in the Gut Causing Rare Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Released: 30-Jul-2021 11:30 AM EDT
Gene Mutation Weakens Virus-Fighting Protein in the Gut Causing Rare Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers, in collaboration with national and international researchers, have identified a genetic mutation in a small number of children with a rare type of inflammatory bowel disease. The discovery of the mutation, which weakens the activity of a protein linked to how the immune system fights viruses in the gut, may help researchers pinpoint the cause of more common bowel diseases, investigators say.

Released: 30-Jul-2021 11:15 AM EDT
American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons Publishes New Guidelines for Colonic Volvulus and Acute Colonic Pseudo-Obstruction
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

Colonic volvulus, or twisting of the large intestine, is a potentially life-threatening cause of large-bowel obstruction. An updated set of evidence-based recommendations for management of colonic volvulus – as well as for a rare condition called acute colonic pseudo-obstruction (ACPO), which can mimic the symptoms of large bowel obstruction – have been published in Diseases of the Colon & Rectum (DC&R), the official journal of the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS). The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

Newswise: Wayne State Receives $2.6 Million Research Award From American Heart Association
Released: 30-Jul-2021 11:10 AM EDT
Wayne State Receives $2.6 Million Research Award From American Heart Association
Wayne State University Division of Research

Black adults have a higher incidence of hypertension (HTN) and a greater risk of HTN-related cardiovascular disease compared to white adults. Even mild elevations in blood pressure are associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease; therefore, early interventions for high blood pressure and hypertension are critical to assist in recommendations for lifestyle modification.

Newswise: Fellowship Directors Could Be Key to Increasing Diversity Among Cardiologists, Wayne State-Led Study Shows
Released: 30-Jul-2021 10:45 AM EDT
Fellowship Directors Could Be Key to Increasing Diversity Among Cardiologists, Wayne State-Led Study Shows
Wayne State University Division of Research

Underrepresented minorities, specifically African American, Native American, Hispanic and/or Pacific Island physicians comprise only about 12% of the cardiology workforce. There are cardiology fellowship programs in the U.S. that have never trained an underrepresented minority fellow until recently, said study author Arif Musa, a fourth-year medical student at the Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Released: 30-Jul-2021 10:00 AM EDT
Journal of Biological Chemistry Names New Editor-in-Chief
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Alex Toker, professor of pathology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, will begin his term Oct. 1.

Newswise:Video Embedded trauma-informed-care-can-help-break-the-cycle-of-violence
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29-Jul-2021 11:05 AM EDT
Trauma Informed Care Can Help Break the Cycle of Violence
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Trauma centers can help address root causes of violence, improve health, and reduce inequities in marginalized communities.

Released: 30-Jul-2021 8:30 AM EDT
American Society of Anesthesiologists Strongly Encourages all Health Care Personnel to Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Amid the new surge of COVID-19 cases across the U.S., the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), and eight professional societies associated with the specialty, are strongly encouraging the nation’s health care workers and all eligible Americans to get fully vaccinated with one of the COVID-19 vaccines. ASA and the associated societies remind the public that widespread vaccination is the most effective way to reduce illness and death.

27-Jul-2021 12:05 PM EDT
World Trade Center Responders with the Greatest Exposure to Toxic Dust Have a Higher Likelihood of Liver Disease
Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai researchers have found evidence for the first time that World Trade Center responders had a higher likelihood of developing liver disease if they arrived at the site right after the attacks as opposed to working at Ground Zero later in the rescue and recovery efforts. Their study links the increase in liver disease risk to the quantity of toxic dust the workers were exposed to, which was greatest immediately after the September 11, 2001, attacks.

Released: 29-Jul-2021 5:25 PM EDT
Insurance Companies Are Pushing Biosimilar Drugs That May Damage Vision
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

Insurance companies are pushing ophthalmologists to use new biosimilar drugs as alternatives to Avastin that have never been tested in the eye.

Released: 29-Jul-2021 5:05 PM EDT
Nation’s Ophthalmologists Urge Congress to Protect Patients From Health Insurer Policy Disrupting Medically Necessary Care Across the Country
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and ASCRS

Today, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery sent a letter to members of Congress, asking for support in our ongoing effort to rein in excessive prior authorization requirements imposed by insurers.

22-Jul-2021 4:05 PM EDT
Study Compares Strategies to Eliminate Race-Based Adjustments in Estimates of Kidney Function
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Removal of race adjustments to equations that estimate kidney function would increase the number of people categorized as having chronic kidney disease. • There are several modifications for removing race that vary in their expected impact on predicted kidney function values and associated clinical decisions. • Among race-free equations, the one based on blood measurements of cystatin C would likely result in the smallest changes.

Released: 29-Jul-2021 4:40 PM EDT
Half of U.S. Parents May Not Vaccinate Their Youngest Child Against COVID-19
CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

Even as the delta variant of Covid-19 sweeps the globe, leaving those who remain unvaccinated vulnerable, vaccination among adults and teenagers in the United States is stalling, giving rise to concerns over whether parents will vaccinate their young children once vaccines are approved for those under 12 years of age.

Newswise: COVID-19 update: coping with increased cases, breakthrough infections, national masking mandates and vaccine requirements
Released: 29-Jul-2021 4:05 PM EDT
COVID-19 update: coping with increased cases, breakthrough infections, national masking mandates and vaccine requirements
Keck Medicine of USC

Keck Medicine of USC experts speak out on the continued physical and emotional consequences of COVID-19

Newswise: Wayne State Researcher Secures $2.3 Million in NIH Funding for Metabolic Research
Released: 29-Jul-2021 3:50 PM EDT
Wayne State Researcher Secures $2.3 Million in NIH Funding for Metabolic Research
Wayne State University Division of Research

A Wayne State University School of Medicine researcher has been awarded a $2.3 million grant by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health, to support research in circadian RNA modification in metabolic disease.

Released: 29-Jul-2021 3:45 PM EDT
Researchers Find Molecular Switch That Regulates Fat Burning in Mice
Beth Israel Lahey Health

In a new study, a multi-disciplinary team of researchers has demonstrated that a metabolic regulatory molecule called Them1 prevents fat burning in cells by blocking access to their fuel source, which may contribute to the development of a new type of obesity treatment.

Released: 29-Jul-2021 3:45 PM EDT
FSMB: Spreading COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation May Put Medical License at Risk
Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)

The Federation of State Medical Boards’ Board of Directors released statement in response to a dramatic increase in the dissemination of COVID-19 vaccine misinformation and disinformation by physicians and other health care professionals on social media platforms, online and in the media.

Released: 29-Jul-2021 3:40 PM EDT
New Grant to Help Advance Alzheimer's Disease Research
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

A five-year, nearly $6 million grant from the National Institute on Aging will allow investigators with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Biomedical Informatics to use artificial intelligence (AI) to advance Alzheimer’s disease research.


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