With the onset of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which is caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), scientists began an intensive effort to develop vaccines against the virus. These efforts were largely fueled by predictions that public health interventions would inevitably cripple the global economy if continued indefinitely. In the United States,
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Scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are working with colleagues in China to develop better therapy for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Results from a large phase 3 noninferiority clinical trial definitively showed that vincristine and dexamethasone pulses can be eliminated in patients with low-risk disease. The findings were published today in The Lancet
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Gateway for Cancer Research℠ awards grant to the EORTC 1634- Brain Tumour Group (BTG) academic trial in Post-Pubertal Patients with Newly-Diagnosed Medulloblastoma (PersoMed-I). Medulloblastoma is a rare brain tumor. In the US, it affects 550 adults, and in Europe around 450 adults annually, with the majority being young adults. Adolescent and adult medulloblastomas are biologically
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Canada should anticipate a resurgence of a childhood respiratory virus as COVID-19 physical distancing measures are relaxed, authors warn in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Cases of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) have risen sharply in Australia and, more recently, the United States as COVID-19 case counts have waned and pandemic public health measures have been
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The economic burden of providing special education and training for a child diagnosed with ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) is estimated to cost the average American family five times as much as a child without ADHD. Such cost considerations force many families to focus on the remission of the condition through prescribed medications. A study in the
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Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Page Six reports Paris Hilton is expecting her first child with her fiancé, Carter Reum Congratulations might be in order for Paris Hilton and her fiancé, Carter Reum. The couple are reportedly expecting their first child, with Page Six sharing that Hilton is pregnant. Though Hilton herself hasn’t confirmed the news, she has
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PeopleImages via Getty ImagesEven the pros need coping methods for burnout. Avoiding burnout has become nearly impossible. A lack of boundaries due to working from home, increased demands in our personal lives and endless uncertainty thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic have us feeling more depleted than ever. This results in sleep problems, loss of motivation
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The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the agent that caused the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, has affected the USA both physically and economically. Typically mild or asymptomatic in children, it has caused sequelae such as the multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), which may set in after the virus has been cleared
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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital investigators have demonstrated that comprehensive genomic sequencing of all pediatric cancer patients is feasible and essential to capitalize on the lifesaving potential of precision medicine. Results from the St. Jude Genomes for Kids study appear online today in the journal Cancer Discovery. Whole-genome and whole-exome sequencing of germline DNA were
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Adolescents who set goals for their future and those with strong parental support are less likely to use e-cigarettes and other tobacco products, according to a study by UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine physician-scientists. The research, published today in the journal Pediatrics, suggests that strategies to prevent youth
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Survival rates for adolescents and young adults diagnosed with cancer have varied considerably depending on cancer type. A new study indicates that survival for multiple cancer types in such patients has improved in recent years, but some patients diagnosed with common cancer types still show limited survival improvements. The results are published by Wiley early
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A recent study conducted as a part of the Real-Time Assessment of Community Transmission-2 (REACT-2) program has estimated the seroprevalence of anti-severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) antibodies among adult populations in England. The research reveals 5.6% seroprevalence during the early second wave of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The study is currently
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