The UK has one of the highest rates of oesophageal cancer in the world, with 9,300 new cases every year

Impotence drugs that can kill cancer cells could boost survival rates

Drugs commonly used to treat erectile dysfunction may increase survival rates for people with certain cancers by making their treatment more effective. Researchers at the University of Southampton have found that drugs called phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors, including Viagra, can potentially improve the response of esophageal cancer patients to chemotherapy. The hope is that …

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Health care premiums for federal employees will increase by an average of 8.7%

Health care premiums for federal employees will increase by an average of 8.7%

Premiums for the health care program for federal employees and retirees will increase by an average of 8.7% for 2023 – the biggest increase in more than a decade, the government announced Friday. This change in federal employee health benefits program premiums is significantly higher than the 3.8% average increase for 2022, though closer to …

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Astellas and Pantherna Enter New Technology Assessment Agreement for Expanded Target Organ Research to Generate mRNA-Based Regenerative Medicine Programs Using Direct Reprogramming

Astellas and Pantherna Enter New Technology Assessment Agreement for Expanded Target Organ Research to Generate mRNA-Based Regenerative Medicine Programs Using Direct Reprogramming

TOKYO and HENNIGSDORF, Germany, October 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503, President and CEO: Kenji YasukawaPh.D., “Astellas”) and Pantherna Therapeutics GmbH (CEO: Klaus Giese, Ph.D., “Pantherna”) announced today that the companies have entered into a new research technology assessment agreement aimed at generate mRNA-based regenerative agents. direct reprogramming medicine programs (transdifferentiation)*. This …

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Johnson County Mental Health Center will hire more operators for its crisis hotline

Johnson County Mental Health Center will hire more operators for its crisis hotline

CRISIS LINE IT’S RACHEL EVERY TIME THE PHONE RINGS. OKAY LET ME SEE IF I CAN FIND IT. WHO THIS COULD BE. RACHEL LLOYD HAS NO IDEA WHAT TO EXPECT. OUR. HAS SHE TAKEN PILLS OR HAS BEEN WITH JOHNSON COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH FOR ALMOST TWO DECADES. WE HAVE SOME DAYS WHERE IT’S LITERALLY NON-STOP …

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Is COVID-19 hurting your heart?  New study finds heart muscle damage in COVID patients

Is COVID-19 hurting your heart? New study finds heart muscle damage in COVID patients

For months, scientists have worried about the increase in cardiovascular disease among COVID-19 patients, even after the SARS-CoV-2 virus has long since cleared their bodies. These heart problems have long been part of the larger conversation about the long-term consequences of COVID-19, with a June study from the Department of Veterans Affairs even finding that …

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Treasury Report Reveals Cryptocurrencies Could Undermine US Financial Stability

Treasury Report Reveals Cryptocurrencies Could Undermine US Financial Stability

A report released by the Treasury Department on Monday found that the prices of government-backed cryptocurrencies are mostly set by market speculation and don’t have much underlying economic reality. As such, they could threaten the stability of the US financial system if they become too closely tied to the traditional financial system, the report warned. …

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Not like the textbook: an atypical case of ectopic pregnancy

Ectopic pregnancy is a life-threatening pregnancy outcome that occurs when an embryo is implanted outside the endometrial cavity. Classically considered a “must see” diagnosis, ectopic pregnancy is a common presentation in the emergency department, associated with a triad of symptoms of amenorrhea, vaginal bleeding, and abdominal pain. However, the varied presentations of ectopic pregnancy or …

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Angela Pike watches her fourth grade students at Lakewood Elementary School in Cecilia, Ky., as they use their laptops to participate in an emotional check-in at the start of the school day, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Biden administrator. announces $280 million in grants for mental health in schools

The Biden administration announced on Monday that it would provide $280 million to support mental health efforts in public schools across the country by training more providers and making it easier for schools to access licensed professionals. What do you want to know The Biden administration announced on Monday that it would release $280 million …

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ASU Scientists Discover Dual-Function Messenger RNA

ASU Scientists Discover Dual-Function Messenger RNA

October 3, 2022 Researchers and graduate students from the Fulton Schools of Engineering help the Mayo Clinic study fracture patterns of human femurs When most people think of civil engineering, images of construction sites, bridges and tunnels probably come to mind. However, a recent collaboration between Arizona State University and the Mayo Clinic puts civil …

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Health workers worry about impending outbreak of COVID-19 during flu season

Health workers worry about impending outbreak of COVID-19 during flu season

The New Hampshire Medical Society said Monday there were early signs of a COVID-19 surge as colder weather arrives. The group’s latest update on COVID-19 indicates an increase in cases in the United States and the United Kingdom. Frontline healthcare workers have said they fear this season will be difficult for COVID-19 and the flu. …

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