The murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers has sparked a global outcry for justice, with protests in all 50 states and in many countries across the globe. “As a mother of a black son, and the wife of a black husband, it’s really frightening,”says Dr. Ashley Denmark, MD, an internist at the Missouri
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The liver filters blood, detoxifies chemicals and metabolizes drugs. Hepatitis, alcohol and primary liver diseases are common sources of damage in the liver and can result in scarring, known as fibrosis. Long-term fibrosis can lead to thicker liver tissue which in turn leads to other issues like increased blood pressure in the liver. Known as
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Scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are studying the combined effect of cancer treatments and inherited mutations in DNA-repair genes. Their results may help predict which survivors are at increased risk of another cancer. The work appears as an advance online publication today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Childhood cancer survivors experience a
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Saturday Night Live star Chris Redd has launched a fundraiser to help get coronavirus tests and treatment to those currently protesting police brutality. The protests, which have taken place in all 50 states and across the world, came in response to the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police on May 25.
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A technique that can better assess harmful chemicals adds to the analysis toolkit for cigarette alternatives. This pioneering research by KAUST scientists reveals that a tobacco-heating device called “I quit ordinary smoking” (IQOS), emits many more potentially harmful chemicals than those identified by the manufacturer. The IQOS device operates at a lower temperature than ordinary
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Spain will reopen its land borders with France and Portugal on June 22, three months after they were closed to slow the spread of the coronavirus, its tourism minister said Thursday. “In the case of France and Portugal, I want to confirm that from June 22, the restrictions on mobility will be lifted,” Reyes Maroto
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New York City’s first confirmed COVID-19 cases stemmed primarily from European and United States sources, according to the first molecular epidemiology study of SARS-CoV-2 from researchers at the Icahn school of Medicine at Mount Sinai including CUNY SPH Ph.D. student Brianne Ciferri. The study, which was published Friday in Science, is the first to trace
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As protests, vigils and movements around the country continue following the murder of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with the coronavirus pandemic still ongoing, it is a difficult time to make choices that feel ethically sound for you and your family. If you’re looking to protest, grieve and organize with your communities
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Spain recorded no deaths from the coronavirus for the second day running, the health ministry reported Tuesday, while acknowledging some “discrepancies” in the reported daily figures. The ministry’s daily report recorded 34 deaths over the previous week, but none over the previous 24 hours. It was Monday’s report on the previous 24 hours that first
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A mum who was offered four abortions by doctors due to her unborn daughter’s two deadly conditions has given birth to a healthy ‘miracle’ baby. Doctors warned first-time mum Kimberley James, 24, that her unborn baby would not survive after a 12-week scan showed she had become dangerously swollen. She was diagnosed with hydrops fetalis,
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