A new study reveals that HIV-infected adults in the United States are at a higher risk of developing cancers caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) than Hispanics from the general population. Published early online in CANCER, the findings highlight the need for continued efforts to develop and implement appropriate HPV-vaccination and cancer screening programs for individuals with HIV, and for additional research that explains the causes of racial / ethnic disparities in HPV-related cancer occurrences.
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Patients with Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae infections had high multisystem disease / devices burden as well as exposures to carbapenems and aminoglycosides, according to research published in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal . Non-ST258 K pneumoniae strains were more common in children, unlike in adults, whereas length of stay and mortality rates were similar across groups
Among several forms of pancreatic cancer, one of them specifically affects women, often young. How is this possible, even though the pancreas is an organ with little exposure to sex hormones? This pancreatic cancer, known as "mucinous cyst", has strange similarities with another mucinous cancer, affecting the ovaries.
By conducting large-scale analyses of genomic data, both tumours originate from embryonic germ cells. While still undifferentiated, these cells migrate to the reproductive organs. On their way, some can mistakenly stop in other organs, bringing a risk of tumour that may occur 30 years later. Journal of Pathology , paves the way for a more appropriate and personalized management aligned with the tumour's origin.
Augmented Reality (AR), a technology that superimposes computer-generated information on a user's view of the real world, offers a new platform to help physicians better visualize complex medical data, particularly before and during medical procedures. A new self-contained AR device aims to provide an immersive AR experience in which surgeons can interactively explore data in three dimensions.
Scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have engineered an antiviral peptide that exploits the Zika virus at its Achilles' heel – the viral membrane – hence stopping the virus from causing severe infections.
The World Health Organization said its experts will meet this week to determine whether an Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo constitutes a global health emergency.
Combining a targeted drug with hormone therapy completes survival for women with advanced breast cancer, a major clinical trial has found. Women taking palbociclib together with hormone therapy lived seven months longer than those on hormone treatment alone – adding to previous data showing the combination could delay the disease progression.
Most people with lung cancer are unaware of the benefits of regular exercise, yet new data show it can significantly reduce fatigue and improve well being. Results of two studies to be presented at the ESMO 2018 Congress in Munich underline the value of exercise, including in patients with advanced or metastatic lung cancer.
Flu season is upon us, but when exactly it will hit your urban jungle may depends largely on the size of the city, according to a new study published this month in the journal Science .
Researchers examined participation and weight loss results in an online diabetes prevention program; an in-person diabetes prevention program; and the Veterans Administration's face-to-face standard-of-care management program, called MOVE!
When an athlete boosts, signals from pain travel up the spinal cord and induces autonomic dysreflexia, a condition that increases heart rate and elevates blood pressure to dangerous levels
Carotenoids are a family of natural pigments extensively present in the vegetable kingdom, photosynthetic microorganisms, and some fungi, which mains function are their contribution to the light-harvesting process, the filtering of deleterious light radiations and the antioxidant activity.