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Study suggests universal meningitis vaccination is not cost-effective for college students

A computer-generated model developed by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers adds to evidence that providing universal vaccination against meningitis B infection to students entering college may be too costly to justify the absolute number of cases it would prevent. The study also suggests that if vaccine developers could significantly lower the price, universal vaccination might be […]

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Antipsychotics Up Risk for Unexpected Death in Youths

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 — Antipsychotic use is associated with an increased risk for unexpected death among children and youths, according to a study published online Dec. 12 in JAMA Psychiatry. Wayne A. Ray, Ph.D., from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee, and colleagues compared the risk for unexpected death among children […]

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Whole-body PET/MRI provides one-stop shop for staging high-risk prostate cancer patients

New research on prostate cancer staging shows that PSMA-targeted PET/MRI performs equally as well as currently used predictive tools to determine the risk for advanced disease. The first-of-its-kind study, published in the December issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, purports that whole-body imaging with 68Ga-PSMA-11 PET/MRI could be advantageous for physicians, as it offers […]

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Coping skills program for disaster survivors tested with children living in chronic poverty

An emotional coping skills program developed for natural disaster survivors appears to help young children deal with the traumatic experiences associated with living in chronic poverty, a new study found. University of Illinois social work professor Tara M. Powell pilot tested the program, Journey of Hope, with more than 100 children attending high-poverty elementary schools […]

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A medicine, or a poison, but for the dose

We have all been aware for many years that hospitals in England as in many countries around the world report a growing number of patients who receive the wrong medicine, the wrong dose, at the wrong time or via the wrong route. There are also a cohort of patients who receive medicines late or who […]

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Scientists develop new technology for profiling unique genetic makeup of myeloma tumor cells

Cancer arises when cells lose control. Deciphering the “blueprint” of cancer cells—outlining how cancer cells hijack specific pathways for uncontrolled proliferation—will lead to more efficient ways to fight it. Joint effort of scientists from the Weizmann Institute of Science and clinicians from major hemato-oncology departments in Israel succeeded in creating detailed profiles of myeloma cancer […]