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Screen all kids for heart problems, pediatricians group says

(HealthDay)—All children should be screened for conditions that may put them at risk for cardiac arrest or death, a new American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement recommends. The screening should be done whether or not kids play sports, and it is particularly important as they begin middle school or junior high, the statement says. […]

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The Cure for Cancer Might Just Be in Your Own Cells

Tori Lee was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL), a blood cancer of very a aggressive form, when she started kindergarten in 2008. Immediately after the horrifying news, she started chemotherapy. Sadly, the chemo didn’t work, and the cancer persisted. According to her mother, Dana Lee, Tori underwent chemotherapy for almost two years before relapsing to the […]

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Diets compared for mild-to-moderate crohn disease in adults

(HealthDay)—The specific carbohydrate diet (SCD) is not superior to the Mediterranean diet (MD) for the remission of symptoms in adults with mild-to-moderate Crohn disease (CD), according to a study published online May 26 in Gastroenterology. James D. Lewis, M.D., from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and colleagues randomly assigned 194 adult patients with CD […]

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A call for global oversight of unproven stem cell therapies

The promotion and marketing of unproven stem cell therapies is a global problem that needs a global solution, say experts in a perspective published June 8 in the journal Stem Cell Reports. The authors of the paper call for the World Health Organization (WHO) to establish an advisory committee on regenerative medicine to tackle this […]

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Brazil braces for third wave of COVID-19

Already reeling from one of the highest death tolls in the pandemic, Brazil is bracing for the threat of a third wave of COVID-19, fueled by vaccination delays and a lack of containment measures. So far, each pandemic wave has been successively worse in Brazil, peaking at a weekly average of around 1,000 deaths per […]

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Bots blamed for COVID misinformation on Facebook

(HealthDay)—Bots, not individual users, drive much of the COVID-19 misinformation on Facebook, according to a new study. Bots are large numbers of automated accounts controlled by single users. “The coronavirus pandemic has sparked what the World Health Organization has called an ‘infodemic’ of misinformation,” said study leader John Ayers, a scientist who specializes in public […]

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Precision prevention for prostate cancer

The University of Delaware’s Aditya Dutta and collaborators are investigating the NKX3.1 gene and its role in prostate cancer—the most common cancer and the second-leading cause of cancer-related death among men in the United States. In prostate biology, NKX3.1 is big. The gene regulates everything—development, maintenance, disease initiation and progression. In a new research article […]

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For men, low testosterone means high risk of severe COVID-19

Throughout the pandemic, doctors have seen evidence that men with COVID-19 fare worse, on average, than women with the infection. One theory is that hormonal differences between men and women may make men more susceptible to severe disease. And since men have much more testosterone than women, some scientists have speculated that high levels of […]

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The Best Vitamins for a Full, Healthy Head of Hair

So your hair isn’t what it used to be. Maybe your forehead is a little higher, the crown a little thinner. Though male baldness is common—two thirds of men shed at least some of their hair by the time they hit 35—the reasons for it are varied. In addition to genetics, hair loss results from […]