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Ozone in air pollution is linked to fibroid development in Black women

Dr Amelia Wesselink Credit: Dr Amelia Wesselink Higher levels of ozone from air pollution are linked to an increased risk of developing fibroids among Black American women according to a large study published today (Friday) in Human Reproduction, one of the world’s leading reproductive medicine journals. Fibroids are non-cancerous growths that develop in and around the womb. They are diagnosed ...

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Having a healthier heart is associated with better problem-solving and reaction time

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain People with healthier heart structure and function appear to have better cognitive abilities, including increased capacity to solve logic problems and faster reaction times, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London and the Radcliffe Department of Medicine at University of Oxford. Dr. Zahra Raisi-Estabragh, BHF Clinical Research Training Fellow at Queen Mary University ...

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Immunocompromised pediatric patients showed T-cell activity and humoral immunity against SARS-CoV-2

Transmission electron micrograph of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, isolated from a patient. Image captured and color-enhanced at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Maryland. Credit: NIAID According to data from a cohort of adult and pediatric patients with antibody deficiencies, patients that often fail to make protective immune responses to infections and vaccinations showed robust T-cell activity and ...

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Epigenetic changes drive the fate of a B cell

3D rendering of a B cell. Credit: Blausen.com staff (2014). “Medical gallery of Blausen Medical 2014”. WikiJournal of Medicine 1 (2). DOI:10.15347/wjm/2014.010. ISSN 2002-4436. CC BY-SA 4.0 B cells are the immune cells responsible for creating antibodies, and most B cells, known as B2 cells, produce antibodies in response to a pathogen or a vaccine, providing defense and immunity against ...

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Knowledge gaps on opioid use after surgery offer opportunities for improving patient education

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) have identified gaps in patient knowledge about pain management and opioid use before total hip replacement, including misconceptions about how much pain relief to expect from opioids after surgery, how to use multiple modes of pain relief (multimodal analgesia) safely and effectively, and proper opioid storage and disposal. These ...

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Study identifies risk factors for pediatric opioid dependence after surgery

Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) have identified risk factors for persistent opioid use after surgery in pediatric patients. Study findings were presented at the 2021 Spring American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) Annual Meeting. Previous research indicates that prescription patterns for opioids after surgery in children and adolescents may be associated with long-term use and ...

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Study finds lasofoxifene a promising treatment for resistant breast cancer

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain In a study carried out in mice at the University of Chicago, researchers found that lasofoxifene outperformed fulvestrant, the current gold-standard drug, in reducing or preventing primary tumor growth. It also was more effective at preventing metastasis in the lung, liver, bone and brain, the four most common areas for this cancer to spread. Additionally, while ...

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Johnson ‘anxious’ over rise of Indian virus variant in UK

Customers have a drink overlooking the Thames outside the Angel Pub in Rotherhithe, London Wednesday April 14, 2021. The Angel waited until Wednesday to reopen after COVID-19 lockdown restrictions were further eased in parts of the UK on Monday. (AP Photo/Tony Hicks) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson voiced anxiety Thursday about a rise in the U.K. of the coronavirus variant ...

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