TIME > Health By Jamie Ducharme April 26, 2018 As cases pile up in a nationwide E. coli outbreak, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is giving some out-of-character advice: Don’t eat romaine lettuce. That (temporary) admonition of the vegetable is meant to prevent the spread of food-borne illness, since the CDC has… Read more »
Image courtesy of the National Archives The Great Influenza of 1918-1919 Occurring in three distinct waves[1-4] at the tail end of World War I, the Great Influenza was the most lethal influenza pandemic in history, which, worldwide, is believed to have killed approximately 50 million people[1-3]—although estimates of numbers of victims range from 20 million… Read more »
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They may look nutritious, but they’re actually not so good for you. Many of my clients think they eat pretty healthfully in general. So they’re often surprised when I recommend nixing snacks they believed were smart choices. But once they hear why their go-tos aren’t ideal, they’re all for making the switch to options that actually… Read more »
AT HOME WITH INYAN February 21, 2018 BY ALEX GANS “Good morning. This is a nurse at the emergency room of Moses Taylor Hospital calling. We wanted to let you know the police brought your father in during the night.” So began our family’s medical saga involving my elderly father, at 5:30 a.m. that morning. My… Read more »
JoAnn E. Manson, MD, DrPH Disclosures | March 19, 2018 Hello. This is Dr JoAnn Manson, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. I’d like to talk with you about a study that was reported at the recent American College of Cardiology conference on the potential role of physical activity—specifically… Read more »
August 7, 2017 | ALBANY First-in-the-Nation Program Offers Co-Payment Assistance For Medicine to Reverse Opioid Overdoses Beginning August 9, 2017 Expands State’s Aggressive Efforts to Fight the Opioid Epidemic Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a first-in-the-nation program to provide no-cost or lower-cost naloxone at pharmacies across New York. Beginning August 9, 2017, individuals with… Read more »
MEDSCAPE >HEALTH NEWS Sue Hughes March 13, 2018 ORLANDO — A pill combining low doses of three antihypertensive medications decreased blood pressure faster and more effectively and increased the number of patients reaching goal compared with usual care, without increasing adverse effects, in a new study. The TRIUMPH trial was presented here at the American College… Read more »
NEWS > MEDSCAPE MEDICAL NEWS Liam Davenport October 05, 2017 MADRID, SPAIN — Going without breakfast in the morning is associated with a substantially increased risk of developing subclinical atherosclerosis, a new observational study shows. The findings provide support for previous reports suggesting dietary patterns can affect rates of cardiovascular events, the researchers say. In an… Read more »
Panel A shows early techniques to collect polyclonal serum from individuals recovering from disease after infectious virus is cleared and antibody response has been generated. Panel B shows monoclonal antibody isolation from mice, using antigen introduction into mice, collection of B cells from mouse spleens, and production of fully mouse, antigen-specific monoclonal antibodies. Panel C shows a technique for isolation of monoclonal antibodies from humans, using antigen introduction (through natural infection or immunization), collection of immune cells from peripheral blood or lymphoid tissue, selection of B cells expressing antibodies of interest (e.g., using flow cytometry), and production of fully human, antigen-specific monoclonal antibodies. Panel D shows polyclonal antibodies binding diverse regions or epitopes on the virion, whereas Panel E shows monoclonal antibodies representing a single antibody that targets a single epitope.