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Researchers develop new risk score for predicting blood cancer relapse

Leukemia is a group of blood cancers that affects thousands of people worldwide. However, with advances in medicine, several different types of leukemia can be effectively treated with donor stem cells through allogenic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT). One such type of leukemia is B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL), which is caused by uncontrolled proliferation and […]

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CDC Director Reveals True Risk Of In-Person Learning

For parents, the pandemic has been a confusing time. It’s hard to know what to believe with so many opinions out there, some of which decry the closing of schools, and others that frighten moms and dads into thinking school is a very dangerous place for children. Luckily, the director of the Centers for Disease […]

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Making the case for adjusting quality measures for social risk factors

A new analysis by a team of researchers led by Dr. David Nerenz of Henry Ford Health System suggests that accounting for social risk factors like poverty, housing instability and transportation insecurity can have meaningful impact on healthcare quality measures without compromising quality of care. In a report published today in Health Affairs, researchers make […]

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Obesity a big risk factor for severe COVID-19, study confirms

(HealthDay)—Yet another study confirms what doctors have long known: Being obese greatly raises the odds that if you contract COVID-19, your case could be a severe one. The study, from researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, supports calls for obese Americans to move to the head of the line for protective […]

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Researchers find AI can predict new atrial fibrillation, stroke risk

A team of scientists from Geisinger and Tempus have found that artificial intelligence can predict risk of new atrial fibrillation (AF) and AF-related stroke. Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and is associated with numerous health risks, including stroke and death. The study, published in Circulation, used electrical signals from the heart—measured from […]