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Mayo Clinic to test new generative AI applications from Microsoft

Mayo Clinic and Microsoft both announced this week that Mayo will be among the health systems to first deploy Microsoft 365 Copilot, a generative AI platform. WHY IT MATTERS The Rochester, Minnesota-based will be an early participant in the Microsoft 365 Copilot Early Access Program – offering its clinicians and staff the ability to test […]

Radiotherapy may cause low-grade intestinal inflammation in cancer survivors

Reviewed Patients who have undergone pelvic radiotherapy may live with low-grade chronic inflammation of the lower intestine 20 years after the treatment. This has been shown in a study by researchers at the University of Gothenburg. Radiotherapy is often necessary to cure or slow down a cancer. Even though today's radiotherapies feature a high level […]

Turning the tap on healthier habits: Belgian schools trial DRINK program to swap soft drink for water

A program called ‘Decreasing consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages and Raising tap water consumption through Interventions based on Nutrition and sustainability for Kids’ (DRINK) aims to encourage Belgian schoolchildren to adopt healthier habits. The study protocol is published in BioMed Central’s journal Trials. Study Protocol: Decreasing consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages and Raising tap water consumption through […]

Research finds Paxlovid and Legevrio reduced COVID-19 hospitalization and death

New Cleveland Clinic-led research shows commonly used COVID-19 anti-viral drugs Paxlovid (nirmatrelvir) and Lagevrio (molnupiravir) reduce risk of hospitalization and death in high-risk patients with mild disease, even with omicron subvariants. The observational study, published in JAMA Network Open, analyzed nearly 70,000 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 at Cleveland Clinic between April 2022 to February 2023. […]

Widespread naloxone distribution not enough to impact overdose death rate: Study

The highest ever number of opioid-related overdose deaths in the United States was recorded in 2020 at 68,630, a 68% increase in just two years. Naloxone is a medicine that can rapidly reverse an opioid overdose, but a new study out of the University of Cincinnati finds that widespread community distribution of naloxone through a […]

Former vegan claims eating organ meat has helped her get her 'life back'

A long-time vegetarian and sometime vegan who switched to eating fresh meat and organs has made some big claims, saying it’s helped her anxiety, depression and acne. Liz Seibert, a model and influencer from New York, first gave up meat when she was nine years old. Since she was in her early teens, Liz had […]

Study provides new look at why rare cancer often evades treatments

Researchers at Boston Medical Center and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have conducted one of the first-ever analyses of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) at single-cell resolution, unlocking new insights into this rare and often hard-to-treat cancer. The findings represent a tremendous leap forward in understanding why these tumors are largely resistant to immunotherapy and provide key insights that […]

Protein that drives liver damage could be a target for treatment

A severe form of fatty liver disease called nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is the leading cause of liver transplantation, but there are few treatment options and currently no medications. In a new study, Yale researchers have identified a driver of liver damage that occurs in NASH and which may open new treatment options in the future. […]

Decriminalizing drug possession not linked to higher overdose death rates in Oregon or Washington

In recent months, several media outlets have investigated an Oregon law that decriminalized possession of small amounts of controlled substances, including heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine, for some persons. The articles have included information suggesting that the law may be responsible for continued increases in overdose deaths. New research led by NYU Grossman School of Medicine […]

The sign at night that can signal dementia risk, according to new study

Alzheimers Research UK explain 'what is dementia?' The menopause brings with it a raft of unwanted and uncomfortable symptoms. Common side effects of both the menopause and perimenopause (the transition to menopause) are hot flushes. Known as “hot flashes” in the US, these are characterised as sudden feelings of hot or cold in your face, […]

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