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HPV-related Cancers Risk is Higher in HIV-infected Hispanic Adults, Findings

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.

K pneumoniae Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae Infections in Children

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

Some Cancers Affect Only Young Women, Study Findings

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: Cardiologists Might be Benefited

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.

Targeted Drug Extends Breast Cancer Survival, Research Trials

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.

Bioaccessibility of Marine Carotenoids

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.