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Pancreatic cancer: Etiology and early detection

Pancreatic cancer forms in the cells of the pancreas, an organ in the abdomen that releases enzymes that aid digestion and produces hormones that help manage our blood sugar levels. Pancreatic cancer is a rare disease with poor survival—it causes some 466,000 deaths internationally per year. The number of cases is increasing and the prognosis

An application to monitor people at risk of psychosis

Three percent of the population suffers from psychotic disorders, which are an important cause of disability in adolescents and young adults. In order to adapt the medical follow-up and to avoid a worsening of the disorder, it is essential to closely monitor the evolution of psychotic symptoms, both in terms of frequency and intensity. Today,

Odds for an eating disorder may vary by income

(HealthDay)—Young Americans from low-income homes are more likely than those whose families are better off to be unhappy with the way they look and to have an eating disorder, a new study finds. University of Minnesota researchers examined 2010-18 data from Project EAT, a long-running study tracking the general health and well-being of teens as

New estimate of total immunity to SARS-CoV-2 in Texas

According to researchers in Texas, a lack of appropriate testing in the US has led to an underestimation of seroprevalence in the U.S., thus making it difficult to estimate population immunity to SARS-CoV-2 or vaccination. While model-based estimation has been proposed, the calculations are based on inputs such as viral reproduction number, immune response longevity,

Abelacimab shown to be an effective blood clot treatment

A potentially game-changing treatment for people with, or at risk of, blood clots has been found effective by an international team of researchers led by McMaster University’s Jeffrey Weitz. Weitz’s team compared abelacimab with enoxaparin as a control drug in 412 patients undergoing knee replacement surgery. Results showed that just one abelacimab injection prevents blood

An astounding find reveals a rare cause of epilepsy

Researchers at The University of Queensland, working to gain a better understanding of how brain cells work, have discovered the underlying mechanism of a rare genetic mutation that can cause epilepsy. Dr. Victor Anggono from UQ’s Queensland Brain Institute said his team made the ground-breaking findings while researching nerve cell communications, which are an important

Researchers use an app to decrease infections following surgery

Volunteer surgeons and students take part every year in medical-surgical mission Medipinas, to perform free operations for patients with no resources in the Santa Maria Josefa Hospital Foundation of Iriga City, in the Philippines. In order to improve the monitoring of operations and to prevent infections in the surgical wounds of these patients, the Medipinas

Accademia del Profumo Names Annual Award Winners

MILAN — For the second year, Accademia del Profumo hosted its annual awards ceremony remotely via a 30-minute video livestreamed on the organization’s YouTube and social media channels on Thursday. Instead of last year’s virtual gold-and-black theater, this time the association’s president Ambra Martone announced the winners from the 19th-century opera house Teatro Alessandro Bonci in

Leukemia treatment can bait and capture cells in hiding, research shows

The latest method under investigation to attack leukemia is a bit like exterminating cockroaches: It’s a three-step process using cutting-edge technology to bait, trap, and kill leukemia cells at their root. A paper published in Sciences Advances, led by Wilmot Cancer Institute researchers, describes the process and the significance for patients who face acute myeloid

Here’s How Being An Aries Could Affect Your Mental Health

It’s great to be an Aries. A fire sign like Sagittarius and Leo, Aries exude confidence and determination, as well as passion, and are known for getting things done while being good-natured along the way (via Allure). The first sign in the zodiac, ruled by Mars, Aries are active and enthusiastic — those people born

Why your social media habit is probably not an addiction

Social media apps are useful sources of information. They help us catch up with the activities of friends, news, current affairs, government COVID updates and the latest happenings in celebrity and sport. But during the pandemic, you may have felt you spend too much time on social media. On occasion you may have seen the

No evidence of an increase in risk of suicide in first months of the pandemic, but continued monitoring needed

A new observational study is the first to examine suicides occurring during the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic in multiple countries and finds that suicide numbers largely remained unchanged or declined in the pandemic’s early months. The study is published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal. The authors note that—while their study provides the best