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Study Shows Cancer Misinformation Common on Social Media Sites

A new study published online today in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute reports that one third of the most popular cancer treatment articles on social media contain misinformation. Further, the vast majority of that misinformation has the...
21-Jul-2021 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Fungi That Live in the Gut Influence Health and Disease

Bacteria’s role in gut health has received a lot of attention in recent years. But new research publishing in Nature shows that fungi—another microorganism that lives within us—may be equally important in health and disease. Fungi thrive in...
11-Jul-2021 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

mRNA Vaccines Slash Risk of COVID-19 Infection by 91 Percent in Fully Vaccinated People

People who receive mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are up to 91 percent less likely to develop the disease than those who are unvaccinated, according to a new nationwide study of eight sites, including Salt Lake City. For those few vaccinated people who do...
6-Jul-2021 3:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

People With Back Pain Miss Far Fewer Workdays When They Receive Recommended Treatments

Medical guidelines help doctors understand the best way to treat health conditions. Surprisingly, many doctors do not adhere to them, and this is a problem, according to a new study. People with lower back pain injury miss 11 more days of work in a...
17-Jun-2021 10:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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University of Utah Announces ‘Landmark’ $110 Million Gift from Eccles Foundations for School of Medicine

Joint grant from the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation and Nora Eccles Treadwell Foundation provides visionary funding to significantly advance the future of health care in Utah and across the nation through medical education, research,...
10-Jun-2021 1:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Huntsman Cancer Institute Researchers Yield New Insights into the Origins of Synovial Sarcoma

A new study published today in Cancer Discovery, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, reports findings that may change the understanding of how synovial sarcoma develops and spreads. The study was led by Kevin B. Jones, MD and...
2-Jun-2021 5:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Blacks and Native Americans More Likely to Have COVID-19 Complications Than Whites with Similar Medical Histories

Blacks and Native Americans with health problems prior to contracting COVID-19 are more likely to have longer hospital stays, require treatment with a ventilator, and have a higher risk of death than Whites who have similar preexisting conditions,...
2-Jun-2021 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Will COVID-19 Eventually Become Just a Seasonal Nuisance?

Within the next decade, the novel coronavirus responsible for COVID-19 could become little more than a nuisance, causing no more than common cold-like coughs and sniffles. That possible future is predicted by mathematical models that incorporate...
20-May-2021 5:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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Wildfire Smoke May Increase Risk to COVID-19 Infection

Wildfires are becoming more common and severe due to climate change and warmer and drier conditions in the West. As wildfire season rages in the United States, people are also at increased risk for COVID-19 infection due to wildfire smoke.
4-Sep-2020 2:35 PM EDT

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C): What You Need to Know

A panel of University of Utah Health and Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital experts answered questions about what is known about Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) so far.
25-May-2020 8:55 AM EDT

What is known about the childhood inflammatory condition linked to Covid-19, Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)?

21-May-2020 6:25 PM EDT

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COVID-19 Antibody Testing Needn’t be Perfect to Guide Public Health and Policy Decisions

While it’s too soon to use COVID-19 antibody testing to issue “immunity passports”, antibody tests that are available today are good enough to inform decisions about public health and relaxing social distancing interventions, says an...
19-May-2020 12:35 PM EDT

Expert @UofUHealth: New Coronavirus Unlikely to Have Escaped From Lab

4-May-2020 3:25 PM EDT

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5 Ways Scientists Are Addressing the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

23-Mar-2020 8:35 AM EDT

The Four Types of Love: Some Are Healthy, Some Are Not

As Valentine’s Day approaches, think about how you use the word “love” in your life. You love your significant other, your kids, your friends and your siblings in different ways. Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones from University of Utah Health talks...
11-Feb-2020 12:35 PM EST

China’s coronavirus: Answers from an expert

A virus spreading in China has the world on alert.
27-Jan-2020 12:20 PM EST

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