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Some Simple Ideas To Help A Cat Owner.

Cats are both incredible and incredibly finicky. You have many issues to consider when you have one, ranging from different diets to having their nails clipped at the vet’s office. The article below offers tips you can use to offer your cat whatever it needs. Make sure your cat is always groomed. Regular combing and […]

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Safety, efficacy of vadadustat explored for CKD

Vadadustat met the noninferiority criteria for cardiovascular safety versus darbepoetin alfa among patients with dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease (DD-CKD), but not those with non-DD-CKD (NDD-CKD), according to two studies published in the April 29 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Glenn M. Chertow, M.D., M.P.H., from the Stanford University School of Medicine in […]

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New, rapid CRISPR/Cas9 method identifies key genes in zebrafish spinal cord regeneration

A new, rapid screening approach uses CRISPR/Cas9 technology to identify immune system-related genes that play a crucial role in repairing zebrafish spinal cord injuries. Marcus Keatinge and Themistoklis Tsarouchas of the University of Edinburgh, U.K., and colleagues present these findings in the open-access journal PLOS Genetics. In humans and other mammals, severed spinal-cord nerve connections […]

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Modified mosquitoes to fight illness in Florida Keys

Genetically modified mosquitoes are being released in the Florida Keys in an effort to combat persistent insect-borne diseases such as Dengue fever and the Zika virus. The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District and the Oxitec biotechnology company announced Thursday that release boxes, non-release boxes and netted quality control boxes are being placed this week in […]

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Pharmacist-led smartphone app benefits kidney transplant recipients

Results from a new study indicate that a pharmacist-led smartphone app may help safeguard against medication-related health problems in individuals who have received a kidney transplant. The study will appear in an upcoming issue of CJASN. For the nearly 250,000 kidney transplant recipients alive today in the United States, follow-up care can be challenging, and […]

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Cancer rates in medieval Britain around ten times higher than previously thought, study suggests

The first study to use X-rays and CT scans to detect evidence of cancer among the skeletal remains of a pre-industrial population suggests that between 9-14% of adults in medieval Britain had the disease at the time of their death. This puts cancer prevalence in a time before exposure to tumour-inducing chemicals from industry and […]

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Many more people could benefit from blood pressure-lowering medication

Blood pressure-lowering medication can prevent serious cardiovascular conditions such as strokes, heart failure and heart attacks even in adults with normal blood pressure, according to new research published in The Lancet. Importantly, the study found the beneficial effects of treatment were similar regardless of the starting blood pressure level, in both people who had previously […]

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Care teams differ for Black, white surgical patients in the same hospitals

A new study finds Black patients are more likely to die after their heart bypass surgery if they’re at a hospital where some care teams see mostly white patients and others see mostly Black patients. On the other hand, mortality rates are comparable between Black and white patients after heart bypass surgery when the teams […]