Oncology & Cancer

Possible origin of neuroblastoma in the adrenal glands discovered

Neuroblastoma is a childhood cancer, most commonly affecting children aged between two to three and can be fatal. Since the tumor cells resemble certain cells in the adrenal glands, a joint research group from MedUni Vienna's ...

Health

What is health equity? Everything you need to know

Health equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to live their healthiest lives possible. If that sounds like a no-brainer, it may be surprising to learn just how much disparity exists in health outcomes ...

Medical research

Medics should treat gender and sex differently

Patients' sex and gender are being confused by doctors at the risk of reducing the effectiveness of treatment, a group of senior medical researchers, led by the University of St Andrews, has concluded.

Vaccination

Why we need a more precise understanding of vaccine hesitation

As COVID-19 vaccinations continue to be distributed, equity is vital to the process. Vaccination availability for individuals from minority groups is an important issue—partly because of longstanding inequitable access ...

Medical research

New targets for antibodies in the fight against SARS-CoV-2

An international team of researchers examined the antibodies from a large cohort of COVID-19 patients. Due to the way antibodies are made, each person that is infected has the potential to produce many antibodies that target ...

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