NIH study will assess biomarker as indicator of viral lower respiratory tract infection

(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) A new clinical trial sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, aims to determine whether low blood levels of the protein procalcitonin can reliably indicate whether a person's lower respiratory tract infection will improve with antibiotic treatment.
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Pattraporn Satitsuksanoa, Kirstin Jansen, Anna G łobińska, Willem van de Veen, Mübeccel Akdis
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Moonstruck Chocolate Company of Portland, Oregon is recalling 600/4 oz. bags of Sea Salt Caramels Tumbled In Milk Chocolate, because it may contain undeclared hazelnuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to hazelnuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
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More female, black, and Hispanic matriculants seen after diversity accreditation standards implemented
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Publication date: Available online 11 December 2018Source: Trends in Food Science &TechnologyAuthor(s): Thanasak Sae-leaw, Soottawat BenjakulAbstractBackgroundCrustaceans, especially shrimp, prawn, crab and lobsters are economically important species with high market value because of their high demand. Nevertheless, crustaceans are perishable with a short shelf-life. It is prone to deterioration after capture, particularly during handling, processing and storage. Melanosis or black spot development in crustaceans is one of the most serious problems, causing the adverse impact on sensory properties and consumer acceptab...
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced Monday that it will soon embark on a major research effort to find scientific alternatives to human fetal tissue, a switch that may affect research ranging from basic science to drug trials. Human fetal tissue is commonly used by scientists to mimic human biology in order to understand normal development, study the effects of disease or test drugs. Its use in research is legal but fiercely opposed by some pro-life activists, given that it is procured after elective abortions. Over the next two years, the NIH will supply up to $20 million for research that seeks to “de...
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(Reuters Health) - - The medicine in emergency allergy shots like the EpiPen can deteriorate when exposed to heat, so don't leave them in the car on a hot day, researchers warn.
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Condition:   Allergy Interventions:   Drug: Cetirizine 10mg;   Drug: Cetirizine 10 mg;   Drug: Ceterizine 10 mg Sponsor:   Johnson&Johnson Consumer Inc., McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division Not yet recruiting
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Conditions:   Adherence, Medication;   Risk Behavior;   Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis;   HIV Prevention Interventions:   Drug: Emtricitabine / Tenofovir Disoproxil Oral Tablet;   Other: DOT Diary mobile app Sponsors:   Public Health Foundation Enterprises, Inc.;   National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH);   San Francisco Department of Public Health;   Emory University;   AiCure;   National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Not yet recruiting
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