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Radiosurgery reduces cognitive decline without compromising survival for pts with 4+ brain metastases

Results of a new randomized phase III trial suggest that stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) should replace whole brain radiation therapy (WBRT) as the standard of care for patients with four or more brain metastases. Compared with whole-brain treatment, highly focused radiation therapy led to less cognitive decline with equivalent overall survival. Results from the clinical trial […]

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4 coronavirus treatments, including remdesivir, hydroxychloroquine, flop in large WHO study

Fox News Flash top headlines for October 16 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. Four coronavirus drugs were found to have "little or no effect" on hospitalized patients, according to preliminary results from a World Health Organization study. Anticipated findings from the WHO’s multi-country Solidarity trial were posted ahead of peer review […]

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Iran reports over 4,000 COVID cases, most in a day

Iran announced on Tuesday more than 4,000 new cases of COVID-19 infection, the most in a single day for the Middle East country hardest hit by the pandemic. “The number of infected persons… is 4,151” in the past 24 hours, during which “we unfortunately lost 227 of our dear compatriots”, said health ministry spokeswoman Sima […]

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Massachusetts reports 4 new human West Nile virus cases

Can mosquitoes carry COVID-19 and infect another person? Dr. Manny Alvarez answers if mosquitoes can be a carrier of coronavirus and transmit the illness to another person Massachusetts health officials this week announced four new human cases of West Nile virus, bringing the state’s total this year to seven. Three males and one female were […]

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4 tips to help kids to cope with COVID-19 anxiety

The news coverage on COVID-19 is pervasive, persistent, and in my view as a professor of psychiatry, perilous. Sometimes it seems as though the pandemic is all we talk about. As difficult as this experience is, it’s easier for educated adults than it is for children. We adults look through a lens of life experience; […]

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Scientists Made a Mouse That's 4 Percent Human

Scientists at the University at Buffalo and the Roswell Park Cancer Institute have bred a new form of human-mouse chimera with the highest incidence of human cells ever recorded. Chimeras are organisms made up of a mixture of genetically different tissues—in this case, mouse cells and human stem cells. The team published its work in […]

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Shannen Doherty Opens Up About Stage 4 Cancer Diagnosis

In an interview for GMA, Beverly Hills, 90210 and Charmed’s Shannen Doherty shared an update on her health with some difficult news: She’s been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. As she deals with a legal battle connected with her California home damaged in the 2018 wildfires, Doherty said she wanted to “control the narrative” of her […]