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Clinical Trial of Investigational RSV Vaccine

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has launched a clinical trial of an investigational vaccine designed to protect against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

Psoriasis Rate Is Higher In Men Than Women

Psoriasis is more than a skin problem; it’s a chronic autoimmune disease. And more men suffer from severe psoriasis than women, so it’s time to educate yourselves, guys. Psoriasis is often thought of as a common skin problem, but it’s much more than that. It’s a chronic autoimmune disease that causes the rapid build-up of skin cells that leads to scaling on the skin’s surface and red, inflamed patches on the affected areas.

Accurate Measurements Of Normal Vulva And Its Morphology

Accurate and detailed description of a "normal vulva” is rare, even though few studies dealt with the topic of normal measurements of parts of the external female genitalia. This leads to a situation with a wide range of existing diagnoses concerning “normal” vulvar morphology. There are few women who have checked out their vulva using a hand-held mirror and liked what they saw. In the largest ever study conducted on vaginas and vulvas of women, researchers have said that there is nothing called a “normal vagina”. The study was published in the journal BJOG.

Cholera Vacccine Shows Promising Efficacy, Study Suggests

A tricked-out cholera vaccine starts protecting against the deadly disease within a day, experiments in rabbits suggest. The rapid protection offered by this designer vaccine may one day limit the spread of cholera outbreaks, says Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigator Matthew Waldor.

CABG: Radial artery vs SVG

Major cardiac events were fewer at 5 years in patients receiving a radial artery graft as the second conduit in coronary bypass surgery (CABG) vs a saphenous-vein graft (SVG) in a patient-level meta-analysis of randomized trials.