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Two drugs used in combination prove to be effective against most aggressive asbestos cancer in mice

Exposure to asbestos is the major risk factor for malignant mesothelioma, a type of aggressive cancer that mostly affects the pleura—the tissue that lines the lungs—and the peritoneum—the tissue that lines the abdomen. This has been known for decades, yet the molecular characterisation of mesothelioma is barely known and treatment options are scarce. A study […]

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Risk for blood clots increased with PICC placement in children

(HealthDay)—Central venous catheter (CVC) placement with peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) in children is associated with increased risks for venous thromboembolism (VTE), central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI), and CVC malfunction, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in Blood. Julie Jaffray, M.D., from the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and colleagues enrolled patients aged 6 […]

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National response required for the psychological trauma of Australian bushfires

It is difficult to overestimate the emotional devastation and mental anguish caused by Australia’s current bushfire crisis. As unprecedented events continue across the nation, University of South Australia mental health expert Professor Nicholas Procter says it is essential we recognize that intense, confusing, and frightening emotions are being experienced by many people, both those directly […]