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The businessman, philanthropist and long-standing Cancer Research UK supporter tells us about his family’s latest £1.2m donation. At first glance, Cancer Research UK might not seem the obvious charity of choice for a family of philanthropists historically committed to supporting education. Until recently, their many beneficiaries chiefly comprised universities, libraries and schools. But for David
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Insomnia symptoms that persisted since childhood were strong determinants of mood and anxiety disorders in young adults, a 15-year longitudinal study showed. Difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep that continued from childhood through adolescence and into young adulthood was tied to a three-fold increased risk of internalizing disorders (HR 3.19), reported Julio Fernandez-Mendoza, PhD, of Penn
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June 11, 2021 Audience:  Patient, Health Professional, Pharmacy  Viona Pharmaceuticals Inc., is voluntarily recalling 2 (two) lots of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 750 mg to the retail level. The 2 (two) lots of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 750 mg have been found to contain levels of Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) impurities above acceptable daily limits.
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Jun 14 2021 The British Liver Trust is calling for greater awareness of a silent yet serious form of fatty liver disease, non-alcohol related steatohepatitis (NASH), as one million adults were reported to have been admitted to hospital with obesity-related conditions in 2020.   Image Credit: British Liver Trust This call for action coincides with
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chameleonseye | iStock | Getty Images Suicide attempts surged among 12- to 17-year-olds, especially adolescent girls, during the Covid-19 pandemic and got worse the longer social distancing orders and government lockdowns persisted, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Emergency department visits at hospitals among adolescents were already increasing in
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Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine used an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to sift through terabytes of gene expression data — which genes are “on” or “off” during infection — to look for shared patterns in patients with past pandemic viral infections, including SARS, MERS and swine flu. Two telltale signatures
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In normal times, summer travel is all about unwinding, spending time outdoors, and putting most cares aside — at least temporarily. Through the lens of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, carefree summer travel looks more challenging. Consider the safest way to get
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A deep neural network model predicted the brain age of patients based on electroencephalogram (EEG) data recorded during overnight sleep studies. The artificial intelligence (AI) model predicted brain age with a mean absolute error of 4.604 and a Pearson’s r value of 0.933, surpassing the performance of prior research, reported Yoav Nygate, MS, of EnsoData
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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., June 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ – Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced updated results for investigational bemarituzumab in combination with chemotherapy from the Phase 2 FIGHT trial. The trial evaluated bemarituzumab plus chemotherapy (mFOLFOX6) versus chemotherapy alone in patients with FGFR2b-positive, HER2-negative frontline advanced gastric or gastroesophageal junction cancers (GEJ). New data includes median overall survival (OS), a secondary endpoint
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In this article LLY BIIB Aduhelm by Biogen Source: Biogen The FDA’s approval of Biogen‘s Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm was a landmark moment in the life of Dr. Paul Aisen. The director of the Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute at USC has spent the past three decades focused on treating the neurodegenerative disease, and in recent years
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Dartmouth’s medical school is dropping charges against students whom they accused of cheating by looking up course materials online during closed-book remote exams, according to The New York Times. In March, Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine charged 17 students on the basis of a review of online activity on Canvas, a popular online course management
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The term “doomscrolling” describes the act of endlessly scrolling through bad news on social media and reading every worrisome tidbit that pops up, a habit that unfortunately seems to have become common during the COVID-19 pandemic. The biology of our brains may play a role in that. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in
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