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25-May-2020 4:10 AM EDT
Scientists identify obscure protein responsible for advanced breast cancer
University of South Australia

South Australian scientists have made a critical breakthrough, discovering how an obscure protein causes breast cancer to develop and grow more quickly.

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Released: 25-May-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Transplant Patients Need to be Examined by a Dermatologist: The American Dermatological Association endorses enhanced Screening, Surveillance, and Prevention of Skin Cancer and Skin Infection in Patients with Solid Organ Transplants
American Dermatological Association

Skin cancer and skin infection are significantly more likely in solid organ transplant patients compared to patients with normal immune system function. Almost 40,000 organ transplants were performed in the United States in 2019, a 9% increase over 2018.

Newswise: Evidence shows cloth masks may help against COVID-19
Released: 25-May-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Evidence shows cloth masks may help against COVID-19
McMaster University

The international research team examined a century of evidence including recent data, and found strong evidence showing that cloth and cloth masks can reduce contamination of air and surfaces.

Released: 25-May-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Optimizing Patient Access to Medications: The American Dermatological Association’s Position Statement on Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) and Patient Access to Affordable and Appropriate Medications
American Dermatological Association

Access to healthcare has been at the forefront of social and political debate for decades. Reliable and equitable access to provider prescribed medications is tantamount to the delivery of appropriate healthcare, and the lifecycle of medication manufacturing, distribution, pricing and procurement has been shrouded in an incomprehensible array of transactions and involved stakeholders. Among the middlemen interspersed between pharmaceutical manufacturers and patients are pharmacy benefit managers (PBM). Initially tasked with administering drug plans for health insurers,1 the role of PBMs has expanded over time. They currently function in a lightly regulated area,2,3 with few requirements for business transparency. Three PBMs, CVS Caremark, Optum RX, and Express Scripts, control distribution of nearly ¾ of the medications in the United States.

Newswise: Augmented reality helps teens tackle anxiety, head on
Released: 25-May-2020 7:05 AM EDT
Augmented reality helps teens tackle anxiety, head on
University of South Australia

World first research that will test the ability of augmented reality to improve the delivery of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) as a treatment for symptoms of childhood anxiety among kids with asthma.

Released: 22-May-2020 5:05 PM EDT
Convalescent Plasma Is A Potentially Effective Treatment Option for Patients Hospitalized With COVID 19, According to Early Data
Mount Sinai Health System

Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 who received convalescent plasma demonstrated improved survival and were more likely than matched control patients to remain the same or have improvements in their supplemental oxygen requirements, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published today on pre-print server medRxiv.


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