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Study finds changes in wealth tied to changes in cardiovascular health

A new study by investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital examines the associations between wealth mobility and long-term cardiovascular health. The multidisciplinary study borrowed methodology from the field of economics to analyze longitudinal changes in wealth. The team’s results indicate that negative wealth mobility is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events, while positive […]

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Study finds dosing strategy may affect immunotherapy outcomes

Overweight cancer patients receiving immunotherapy treatments live more than twice as long as lighter patients, but only when dosing is weight-based, according to a study by cancer researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center. The findings, published in the Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer, run counter to current practice trends, which favor fixed dosing, in which […]

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US study finds tiny number of vaccine ‘breakthrough’ COVID-19 cases

About 0.01 percent of people became infected with COVID-19 between January and April despite being fully vaccinated, a US government study confirming the shots’ high efficacy showed Tuesday. The report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) documented so-called “breakthrough” cases among 101 million people fully vaccinated in the United States. “Even […]

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COVID-19 antibody tests, even rapid finger pricks, are effective, new study finds

New findings from a Michigan Medicine study reveal that antibody testing is predictive of prior COVID-19 infection, and rapid screening methods—even from finger pricks—are effective testing tools. Researchers analyzed antibody tests conducted on more than 500 subjects in patient care settings. They found that people who had COVID, including those with mild symptoms, produced antibodies. […]

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Researcher finds new strategy for fighting brain cancer

Most people relate cholesterol to heart health, but it is also a critical component in the growth and spread of brain cancer. VCU Massey Cancer Center researcher Suyun Huang, Ph.D., recently discovered how cholesterol becomes dysregulated in brain cancer cells and showed that the gene responsible for it could be a target for future drugs. […]