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Radiomic Signature May Predict Survival in Pembro-Treated Melanoma

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In patients with advanced melanoma treated with pembrolizumab monotherapy, a radiomic signature derived from baseline computed tomography (CT) images may predict overall survival (OS), researchers suggest. There is a “critical need” for early radiographic markers for metastatic melanoma treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors such as pembrolizumab, because of atypical responses […]

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China's Walvax says has most participants for large mRNA COVID vaccine trial

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Walvax Biotechnology has recruited most of the 28,000 participants needed for a large clinical trial of its mRNA COVID-19 vaccine candidate, a senior company official said on Thursday.FILE PHOTO: People leave a makeshift nucleic acid testing site during the second round of mass testing for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Fengtai […]

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Uncontrolled blood pressure is sending more people to the hospital

The number of people hospitalized for a hypertensive crisis—when blood pressure increases so much it can cause a heart attack, stroke or other sudden cardiovascular event—more than doubled from 2002 to 2014, according to Cedars-Sinai investigators. The increase occurred during a period when some studies reported overall progress in blood pressure control and a decline […]

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Thyroid problems escalating rapidly in the UK, may be direct link to SARS-CoV-2

Dr. Quinton Fivelman Ph.D., the Chief Scientific Officer at London Medical Laboratory, is warning that thyroid problems may be escalating rapidly in the UK population and it is likely that there is a direct link between SARS-CoV-2 and abnormal thyroid function. While the average global incidence of thyroid problems in the population is only around […]

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A Kentucky Mom Gave Birth Via C-Section — and Met Her Daughter a Month Later

That magical first meeting with your newborn baby is something forever implanted in parents’ memories. Looking into the eyes of the little one you created is truly a miracle. But one Kentucky mom didn’t get to experience that wonderful feeling — or lay eyes on her baby at all — until a month after giving […]