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In this study, we evaluated the potential oncolytic properties of other members of the Poxviridae family. Numerous tumor cell lines were infected with ten non-vaccinia poxviruses to identify which virus displayed the most potential as an oncolytic agent. Cell viability indicated that tumor cell lines were differentially susceptible to each virus. Raccoonpox virus was the most potent of the tested poxviruses and was highly effective in controlling cell growth in all tumor cell lines. To investigate further the oncolytic capacity of the Raccoonpox virus, we have generated a thymidine kinase (TK)-deleted recombinant Raccoonpo...
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 Living in our fast-paced world, many of us find ourselves stressed out, and many others don’t even realize how stressed they’ve become. Many people choose to ignore their stress, others use meditation, exercise, or other endeavors to reduce stress. This episode shares the story of a woman whose solution to stress involves regularly making challah, a traditional Jewish bread. Not only does the ritual of the making of the bread reduce stress, but the history and tradition of the bread are also important to her. Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Review Us! About Our Guest Beth Ricanat...
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Researchers in England investigated whether risk for suicide was elevated in cancer patients, and which cancer types might have the greatest risk.
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IMPORTANCE: A diagnosis of cancer carries a substantial risk of psychological distress. There has not yet been a national population-based study in England of the risk of suicide after cancer diagnosis. OBJECTIVES: To quantify suicide risk in patie...
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Life expectancy rates in the United States declined for the third year in a row as gains from heart disease and cancer treatment advances flattened and drug overdose and suicide rates rose. The average American can now expect to live 78.6 years, down from 78.7 years in 2016, according to the report from the National Center for Health Statistics. “Life expectancy gives us a snapshot of the nation’s overall health and these sobering statistics are a wakeup call that we are losin g too many Americans,…
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By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN) — Life expectancy in the United States declined from 2016 to 2017, yet the 10 leading causes of death remained the same, according to three government reports released Thursday. Increasing deaths due to drug overdoses and suicides explain this slight downtick in life expectancy, the US Centers for Disease Control says. Overdose deaths reached a new high in 2017, topping 70,000, while the suicide rate increased by 3.7%, the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics reports. Dr. Robert Redfield, CDC director, called the trend tragic and troubling. “Life expectancy give...
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U.S. life expectancy dropped in 2017 for the third consecutive year, as deaths by suicide and drug overdose continue to claim more American lives. The average American could expect to live to 78.6 years old in 2017, down from 78.7 in 2016, according to data released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). That decline may be modest, but it marks the third year in a row that life expectancy at birth has fallen — a noteworthy phenomenon, since the previous multiyear drop recorded by the NCHS was in the early 1960s. The modern trend seems to be pr...
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(Reuters Health) - Despite improved survival rates for many cancers, a diagnosis can still be very distressing and may raise a patient's risk of suicide, researchers say.
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