Oncology & Cancer

Five steps to improve access to cancer immunotherapies

Most people are pretty familiar with the idea that our immune system can fight off invading bacteria and viruses, but the notion of it being effective against cancer is rather newer.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

2009 to 2018 saw increase in incidence of NAFLD in children

(HealthDay)—From 2009 to 2018, there was an increase in the incidence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) among children, although many still remain undiagnosed, according to a study published online Nov. 19 in ...

Vaccination

BioNTech's founders: scientist couple in global spotlight

Progress on a COVID-19 vaccine has propelled the modest husband-and-wife team behind German firm BioNTech into the global limelight, with attention inevitably focussing on their background as the children of Turkish immigrants.

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Upadacitinib tops abatacept for RA refractory to DMARDs

(HealthDay)—Upadacitinib is superior to abatacept for patients with rheumatoid arthritis refractory to biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDS), according to a study published online Oct. 15 in the New England ...

Medical economics

Out-of-network claims fairly common for elective colonoscopy

(HealthDay)—Out-of-network claims were incurred by 12.1 percent of commercially insured patients who underwent elective colonoscopy between 2012 and 2017, according to a study published online Oct. 12 in the Annals of Internal ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

U.S. deaths up 20 percent from March through July 2020

(HealthDay)—The number of expected U.S. deaths increased considerably from March through July 2020, with 67 percent of these excess deaths attributed to COVID-19; and the United States has experienced high COVID-19-associated ...

Neuroscience

New mechanism affecting nerve impulses discovered

Researchers at Linköping University, Sweden, have discovered a new mechanism by which substances can open a certain type of ion channel and thereby regulate nerve impulses. The study, published in the scientific journal ...

Diabetes

The hormone glucagon may be a warning light for diabetes

Up to one in four Danes has an unhealthy accumulation of fat in the liver, also known as fatty liver. Fatty liver is rarely the cause of symptoms in itself, but people with fatty liver have an increased risk of developing ...

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