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How changing vaccine schedules can save costs and lives: Findings from South Africa

In 2005, before most low- and middle-income countries started vaccinating children routinely for pneumococcal disease, it caused approximately 1.5 million deaths worldwide annually. About 700,000 to 1 million of these deaths were in children under five years. Pneumococcal disease occurs when Streptococcus pneumoniae invades a normally sterile area of the body, causing meningitis, pneumonia, septicaemia

Study shows notable outcomes with cryoablation and prostate cancer

A less-invasive treatment technique called hemi-gland cryoablation (HGCryo)—destroying the areas of the prostate where cancers are located by freezing them—provides a high rate of effective prostate cancer control, according to a new study published in The Journal of Urology, Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). “Freedom from cancer, as documented by biopsy, was

Researchers warn of COVID-19 and flu ‘twindemic’

Even as the first wave of the pandemic still roils, fears are rising of a second crush of COVID-19 infections. But because the novel coronavirus is, well, novel, no one can yet say if that will happen. One thing is certain, though, another viral wave is coming: flu season. Influenza season occurs during the cold

Research team pairs 3-D bioprinting and computer modeling to examine cancer spread in blood vessels

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists have paired 3-D-printed, living human brain vasculature with advanced computational flow simulations to better understand tumor cell attachment to blood vessels, the first step in secondary tumor formation during cancer metastasis. The unique approach, developed with outside collaborators, lays the foundation for developing a predictive capability that can help

Beckham Brood! See David and Victoria's Family Album

Beckham, party of six! David Beckham and Victoria Beckham tied the knot in 1999, started growing their family that same year and have been documenting their parenting ever since. After their eldest son Brooklyn’s birth, the couple went on to welcome Romeo, Cruz and Harper. When it comes to raising such a big brood, the

Holding Hands! See Alec and Hilaria Baldwin's Family Album

The Baldwinitos! Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin love life with their four little ones. The couple wed in June 2012 in New York City and welcomed their first child, a baby girl, to the world the following year. “We are overjoyed to announce the birth of our daughter Carmen Gabriela,” the Living Clearly Method author