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A link between drug usage and strokes in young adults

16:13 15 February in Business, Diagnosis, doctor, Health, Medicine
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Cardiovascular complications are diagnoses Doctors frequently deal with cardiovascular complications in patients over 65. However, doctors are noticing an increase in patients suffering strokes at an alarmingly young age. The theory behind this is that the younger generation are consuming illicit drugs at a higher...

How dangerous could a misdiagnosed Penicillin allergy be?

15:43 15 February in Business, Diagnosis, doctor, Health, Medicine
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Clinicians at Massachusetts General Hospital and Kaiser Permanente with the collaboration of The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI), the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), and The Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) were tasked with commissioning a review on the...

WorldCare Consortium™ member Mayo Clinic finds zombie cells in brains of mice precede neurodegenerative disease

08:00 24 September in Health, Medicine
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Research from WorldCare Consortium™ member Mayo Clinic has found that prior to cognitive loss, “zombie” cells (also referred to as senescent cells) collect in certain brain cells. Researchers at the hospital were able to decrease tau protein accumulation, death of neurons and memory loss by...

Research from WorldCare Consortium™ member Jefferson Health finds blocking nuclear gateways that traffic cancer-promoting molecules to nucleus could offer a new way to target aggressive cancer

08:00 14 August in Health, Medicine
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It has been nearly impossible to develop chemicals that would block certain molecular drivers of cancer growth, making these particular molecules, which promote cancer growth, “undruggable.” Many of them function by passing cancer-promoting information through a gate in the cell nucleus, where the instructions are...

Study from WorldCare Consortium™ member UCLA Health finds that hookah smoking raises cardiovascular risk factors comparable to traditional cigarette smoking

08:00 08 August in Health, Medicine
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A new study from WorldCare Consortium™ member UCLA Health published in the American Journal of Cardiology found that, in direct contradiction to marketing efforts claiming that hookah (water pipe) smoking is less of a health hazard than cigarettes, just one half-hour of hookah smoking resulted...

Scientists at WorldCare Consortium™ member Dana-Farber Cancer Institute discover how thalidomide produced birth defects

08:00 06 August in Health, Medicine
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Researchers from WorldCare Consortium™ member Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have found how thalidomide produced such severe fetal harm in thousands of children whose mothers took it while pregnant. The discovery not only answers a mysterious question that has been the subject of scientific curiosity for two...