China's Wuxi tightens COVID curbs as new clusters emerge

FILE PHOTO: A woman shows her health status on a phone to a security guard, at an entrance of a shopping mall in Beijing, China August 23, 2021. REUTERS/Tingshu WangBEIJING (Reuters) – Wuxi, a Chinese manufacturing hub, tightened its COVID-19 control measures on Sunday after reporting 31 new coronavirus cases, as the country continues battling clusters of the disease under […]

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STI symptoms: Swelling one of the signs of an ‘on the rise’ disease, according to a doctor

Facts about sexually transmitted diseases We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Trichomoniasis is a fairly “unknown” sexually transmitted infection (STI) that can have some distinctive side […]

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New research supports risk-based prostate cancer screening

Data from the world’s largest prostate cancer screening study provides further evidence to support the introduction of a targeted screening programme for the disease, say researchers. In 2009, the European Randomised Study of Screening for Prostate Cancer (ERSPC) showed that screening can reduce mortality from prostate cancer by between 20-35 percent. But the earlier and more frequent diagnoses which screening […]

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The syndrome that can cause ‘vision loss’ in hot weather – ‘coincides’ with many ailments

This Morning doctor explains multiple sclerosis symptoms We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info When elevated body temperature impairs vision, it is known as Uhthoff’s phenomenon. The […]

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‘Soft’ CRISPR may offer a new fix for genetic defects: Targeted repairs with ‘nicks’ of single DNA strands provide foundation for novel disease therapies

Curing debilitating genetic diseases is one of the great challenges of modern medicine. During the past decade, development of CRISPR technologies and advancements in genetics research brought new hope for patients and their families, although the safety of these new methods is still of significant concern. Publishing July 1 in the journal Science Advances, a team of biologists at the […]

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Mathematical model helps predict anal cancer risk in persons with HIV infection

Both cervical and anal cancer are caused by human papillomavirus. Both diseases also share a common precursor: abnormal cells known as high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL). In cervical neoplasia, treatment of HSILs has been shown to reduce progression to cervical cancer. Recent published research suggests that the same holds true with anal cancer: HSIL treatment reduced the risk of progression […]

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US Supreme Court Nixes Religious Challenge to NY Vaccine Mandate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday declined to hear a challenge to New York’s mandate that healthcare sector workers be vaccinated against COVID-19 brought by a group of doctors, nurses and others who objected on religious grounds. Turning away an appeal by 16 healthcare workers, the justices left in place a lower court ruling that rejected their […]

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