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For months now, noted American cardiologist and researcher Eric Topol has been keenly following the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines around the world. And he can’t say enough good things about his northern neighbour’s fast and sudden rise to the top. His frequent praise for Canada can be found on Twitter, including a recent tweet lauding the country for “pulling away,
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A large percentage of cancer patients use some form of complementary and alternative medicine, typically with the goal of relieving pain and controlling the adverse effects of disease or treatment. But oncologists underestimate how much patients use these therapies. A new survey, released in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical
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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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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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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 European Medicines Agency (EMA) safety committee is continuing its review of myocarditis and pericarditis following vaccination with COVID-19 vaccines. “Currently, further analysis is needed to conclude whether there is a causal relationship with the vaccines, and the PRAC requesting additional data from the companies marketing them,” the EMA said in a statement issued Friday.
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Only one biomarker was useful in predicting the relapse of Crohn’s disease in children after anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α therapy, Korean researchers found in a retrospective observational study. At 1 year following anti-TNF-α therapy, albumin-to-globulin ratio (AGR) was the only marker associated with time-to-relapse in Crohn’s disease (HR 0.02, 95% CI 0.002-0.181, P<0.001), reported Yon
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. It’s not just people coming out of lockdown: As COVID-19 restrictions ease and masks come off, as crowds gather and vacationers travel, viruses that had been reduced, in some cases to negligible threats, are reemerging. Some of the indications of fewer
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Healthcare continues to outperform many other industries in female representation at many levels. But let’s not break out the champagne just yet — at least not until more women break through the glass ceiling and into the C-suite. Over the past decade, the number of women physicians has grown more than 43%. Unfortunately, that increase
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More surgeons are using a software solution in the operating room that walks the team through role-specific best practices for a procedure in real time, eliminating inconsistencies that come from varied experience levels and techniques. The first ‘digital playbook’ for surgeries was developed by Chicago-based ExplORer Surgical as part of a three-part strategy: to reduce
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Almost 90% of patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) remained alive with intact bladders a year after organ-sparing treatment, according to preliminary results from an ongoing study. The first 54 patients treated with the bladder-sparing protocol had an estimated 1-year bladder-intact disease-free survival (BIDFS) of 89%, including the first six patients, now followed for almost
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