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In Westwood, more than 100 faculty experts from 25 departments have embarked on anall-encompassing push to cut the health and economic impacts of depression in half by the year 2050. The mammoth undertaking will rely on platforms developed by the new Institute for Precision Health, which will harness the power of big data and genomics to move toward individually tailored treatments and health-promotion strategies.On the same 419 acres of land, researchers across the spectrum, from the laboratory bench to the patient bedside, are ushering in a potentially game-changing approach to turning the body ’s immune defenses against cancer. At the same time, many of their colleagues have joined forces to explore a new scientific frontier: learning how the 40 trillion bacteria and other microbes residing within each person influence health and disease, and exploring the potential for manipulating the m to cure what ails us.This is UCLA — where, simultaneously with these broad-scale initiatives to fight disease, an unprecedented effort to become the nation’s healthiest campus has kicked into high gear.Ambitious? Without a doubt. But as UCLA prepares to enter its second century, campus leaders are increasingly thinking big when it comes to health. In part, this is because what was previously insurmountable has become more doable thanks to ever-accelerating technology, along with giant strides in the molecular-level understanding of biology and the role of genetic and env...
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Conclusions: Two-way messaging and standardized documentation increased rates. Declinations persisted despite education. Reasons included fear of side effects, and rarely leaving home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nursing interventions can increase influenza vaccination quality measures for primary care home telehealth patients.
Source: Journal of Nursing Care Quality - Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research
HEART disease: Around twice as many people are living with heart and circulatory diseases in the UK than with cancer and Alzheimer's disease combined according to the British Heart Foundation. Could a seemingly innocent and popular drug be contributing to these shocking statistics?
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France has just made boosters available for everyone over 18, as long as it has been 5 months since their second dose. Those who are not vaccinated by mid-January risk losing their pass sanitaire.Medscape Medical News
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AbstractMore than 12 months have passed since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19), caused by the SARS-CoV2 virus, to be a pandemic on 11 March 2020. The entire world scientific community agrees that at this time vaccine is the most promising weapon to combat the infection and the severity of the disease. According to the document “Draft landscape of COVID-19 candidate vaccines” by WHO, 272 vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 virus are in development, although only four of these, produced by Pfizer-BioNTech (Pfizer, Inc. and BioNTech), Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Janssen companie...
Source: Dermatology and Therapy - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
AbstractGasdermins (GSDM) are members of a family of pore-forming effector proteins which lead to membrane permeabilization and pyroptosis, a lytic cell death with pro-inflammatory characteristics. Recently, two members of the gasdermin family, gasdermin B (GSDMB) and gasdermin E (GSDME), were shown to suppress tumor growth, through the involvement of cytotoxic lymphocytes. Other studies also reported the important functions of gasdermins in various cancer types including gastric cancer, hepatocarcinoma, and cervix and breast cancer. However, gasdermins have not been previously studied in the context of serous ovarian canc...
Source: Inflammation - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
This study provides pilot data for the further development ofL. casei exoproducts as an anti-inflammatory or anti-proliferative agent for the treatment of inflammatory and cancer diseases in gut. However, more data is needed before final conclusions ofL. casei cell-free supernatant ’s efficacy can be drawn.
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More than two in five (42%) teaching assistants, caretakers, cleaners and other school support staff in England and Wales are actively looking for better paid jobs because of the rising cost of living and persistent low pay in education, according to a UNISON survey released today (Friday).  The survey responses paint a bleak picture of school employees living with no heating or hot water because of broken boilers they can’t afford to fix, worrying about how to pay for dental treatment, relying on their children for money, or going to food banks.  The findings reveal an overwhelming majority (96%) say the r...
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Global health officials express alarm over B. 1.1.529 strain’s ability to evade vaccines
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HIGH blood pressure, also known as hypertension, can lead to serious health problems including heart attacks and strokes. Dubbed as a "silent killer" because of its rarely noticeable symptoms, the only way to find out for sure is to have your levels checked. But there's one sign found on your face which could be signalling the condition.
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New variant identified in the midst of surging coronavirus cases and vaccination rates that are falling short of the government's target.
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