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Canadian Blood Services plans to ask Health Canada to screen potential blood donors based on higher-risk sexual behaviors rather than on gender or sexuality.WebMD Health News
Yet despite the struggles of caring for COVID-19 patients and managing their personal lives, many physicians make an effort to attend to their own well-being.Medscape Medical News
Conditions: Pulpotomy; Dental Caries; Primary Teeth Interventions: Behavioral: Evaluation of the effectiveness of Video Game Distraction in the management of anxious pediatric patients during dental treatment; Behavioral: Evaluation of the effectiveness of Audio Video Distraction in the management of anxious pediatric patients during dental treatment; Oth er: Evaluation of the anxiety in pediatric patients during dental treatment without using any type of distraction aids Sponsor: Damascus University Completed
An influential federal panel gave its okay to a mandated freeze on a base rate for Medicare clinician pay but sought to revisit this issue in the future.Medscape Medical News
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) has been recognized as one of the frequently occurring opportunistic infections (OIs) reported in the patients having human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/...
AbstractThe papers in this Special Supplement provide insight into current research on and partnerships needed to address HIV-related stigma and better characterize the negative effects of HIV-related stigma on populations disproportionately affected by HIV in the United States. The findings may be used to inform evidence-based strategies and ideally additional interventional research with the goal of reducing stigma, new HIV infections, and improved health for persons with HIV.
AbstractIn 2019, the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health (WV BPH), Cabell-Huntington Health Department (CHHD), and CDC collaborated to respond to an HIV outbreak among people who inject drugs (PWID). CDC, WV BPH, and CHHD formed a cross-agency communications team to establish situational awareness, identify knowledge gaps, and establish key audiences for messages, including the general population, PWID, and clinical and social service providers. The team disseminated up-to-date information about the outbreak, and prioritized messages addressing stigma related to drug use, syringe services programs, and HIV. Messages wer...
Conclusions and significanceAE caused chronic inflammation, UPR activation and ERS in mice. TheE.multilocularis-induced inflammation and consecutive ERS was ameliorated by ABZ and αPD-L1 treatment, indicating their effectiveness to inhibit parasite proliferation and downregulate its activity status. Neither ABZ nor αPD-L1 themselves affected UPR in control mice. Further research is needed to elucidate the link between inflammation, UPR and ERS, and if these pathways offer p otential for improved therapies of patients with AE.
The olive baboon (Papio anubis) is phylogenetically proximal to humans. Investigation into the baboon brain has shed light on the function and organization of the human brain, as well as on the mechanistic insights of neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Non-invasive brain imaging, including positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), are the primary outcome measures frequently used in baboon studies. PET functional imaging has long been used to study cerebral metabolic processes, though it lacks clear and reliable anatomical information. In contrast, MRI prov...
Two bouts with cancer and a cardiac arrest at age 35 haven't stopped this ophthalmologist-comedian from becoming a social media phenomenon for hilariously poking fun at medicine and himself.Medscape
This report describes a Kanawha County HIV outbreak during the COVID-19 pandemic among people who inject drugs.