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15.06.2024 15:55
A new method for assessing heart disease risk might lead to fewer people being prescribed statins, according to recent research. However, heart specialists emphasize that more data is required, and patients should not discontinue their medications prematurely. Statins, including Lipitor, Crestor, and Zocor, are commonly prescribed to manage high LDL cholesterol levels, a key factor in
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07.06.2024 17:10
Congress is once again considering a bill that would safeguard access to contraception at the federal level. The Right to Contraception Act, if approved, would establish the right of Americans to access birth control pills, patches, implants, condoms, intrauterine devices (IUDs), and sterilization procedures, including vasectomies. It would not eliminate religious or personal belief exemptions,
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06.06.2024 04:02
Research presented at the world’s largest cancer conference indicates that reducing the intensity of treatments for certain cancers can improve patient quality of life without compromising effectiveness. This trend, focusing on minimizing interventions like surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation, is evident in studies on ovarian and esophageal cancer as well as Hodgkin lymphoma. Three decades ago,
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28.05.2024 09:21
Advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday recommended the approval of Guardant Health’s blood test, Shield, for detecting colorectal cancer. The panel voted seven-to-two in favor of the test, concluding that its benefits outweigh the risks. If approved, Shield will become the second blood-based test for colon cancer in the U.S., following the approval of Epigenomics’ Epi
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07.05.2024 09:21
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported a decline in pregnancy-related deaths to levels seen before the pandemic, reversing a sharp increase in 2021. In 2022, 817 U.S. women died during pregnancy or shortly after childbirth, a significant drop from 1,205 the previous year. Dr. Veronica Gillispie-Bell, an OB-GYN from Ochsner Medical Center in Kenner, Louisiana, noted that
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13.04.2024 17:36
Recent research has dispelled concerns that taking acetaminophen during pregnancy increases the risk of autism and ADHD in children, attributing potential risks to other factors such as genetics. Published in JAMA, the study analyzed data from over 2 million Swedish children monitored for up to 26 years. Initial findings indicated a slight increase in neurodevelopmental disorders among children
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10.04.2024 13:54
A recent study has raised concerns about the effectiveness of numerous cancer drugs that received fast-track approval through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's accelerated program. This program, initially established in 1992 primarily for HIV medication, aims to provide quick access to promising treatments, especially for severe or life-threatening conditions. Currently, cancer drugs make
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10.04.2024 13:38
Anders Gilliand's descent into a harrowing reality began at 17. Kristin Gilliand, his mother, recalls his belief in supernatural beings directing his actions. Anders, who had used marijuana since 14, was later diagnosed with schizophrenia, exhibiting classic symptoms like delusions and disorganized speech. Despite initial treatment with anti-psychotics, he turned to heroin to silence the voices
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04.04.2024 08:51
Alex Kamer feels fortunate; unlike many, she didn't endure a legal struggle to secure rights over her biological children. Together with her husband, Alan Kamer, they expanded their family through surrogacy, welcoming a son last June. However, living in Michigan, they faced challenges due to a 1988 state law prohibiting surrogacy contracts and paid surrogacy, leaving parents uncertain about their
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04.04.2024 08:46
Jazmin Evans, a 29-year-old Philadelphia resident, faced a staggering revelation when her hospital informed her that due to a racially biased organ test, she should have been on the kidney transplant list four years earlier than her actual listing in 2019. This realization came as part of a significant effort to address racial inequities in organ transplantation. As a result, over 14,000 Black
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