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Record drop in cancer mortality for second straight year due to improved lung cancer treatment

Overall cancer death rates in the United States dropped continuously from 1991 through 2018 for a total decrease of 31%, including a 2.4% decline from 2017 to 2018. The news comes from the American Cancer Society’s annual Cancer Statistics, 2021 article, appearing in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, and its consumer version, Cancer Facts […]

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Organizations collaborate to develop international von Willebrand Disease guidelines

The American Society of Hematology (ASH), the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH), National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF), and World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) have developed joint clinical practice guidelines on the diagnosis and management of von Willebrand Disease (VWD), the world’s most common inherited bleeding disorder. The guidelines were published today in Blood Advances. […]

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Conflict between divorced parents can lead to mental health problems in children

Conflict between divorced or separated parents increases the risk of children developing physical and mental health problems. A new study from the Arizona State University Research and Education Advancing Children’s Health (REACH) Institute has found that children experience fear of being abandoned when their divorced or separated parents engage in conflict. Worrying about being abandoned […]

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Enhanced oral uptake of exosomes opens cell therapy alternative

Cell-derived exosomes are effective in treating disease when mixed with the dominant protein in breast milk and given orally, a new Smidt Heart Institute study of laboratory mice shows. The findings, published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Extracellular Vesicles, could help develop new oral medications for treating patients with muscular dystrophy and heart failure. The […]

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There is a higher risk of zoonoses in the Netherlands than we think’

Researchers of the Department of Psychology of Risk, Conflict and Safety of the University of Twente are sounding the alarm: They say the Dutch are insufficiently aware of the risk of new diseases developing that are transmissible from animals to humans, called zoonoses. The coronavirus is such a zoonosis. The behavioral scientists interviewed a large […]

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Best friends forever? How the adolescent brain reacts to good friends

During adolescence, some young people have stable best-friend relationships, while others change best friends frequently. Development psychologist Lisa Schreuders has studied the brains of young adolescents: “It seems that friendships in your early years can have consequences for your friendships later in life.” Her article on the research, written together with Berna Güroğlu and other […]

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Low fitness linked to higher psoriasis risk later in life

In a major register-based study, scientists at University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have now demonstrated a connection between inferior physical fitness in young adults and elevated risk of the autoimmune disease psoriasis. For the male recruits to compulsory military training who were rated as the least fit, the risk of developing psoriasis later was 35 percent […]