Colon Cancer Diagnosed Earlier Under Medicaid Expansion

MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2020 — For colon cancer patients, Medicaid expansion is associated with earlier diagnosis, enhanced access to treatment, and improved surgical care, according to a study published online Nov. 23 in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Richard S. Hoehn, M.D., from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and colleagues used a quasi-experimental difference-in-differences (DID) approach […]

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The Harley Street doctors charging for cannabis treatments

Revealed – the Harley Street doctors charging for cannabis treatments: They’re consultants with years of experience convinced cannabis can benefit the sick where other treatments have failed. So are they pioneering… or is this science gone to pot? The smart entrance to the Sapphire Medical Clinic looks much like any other private practice on Harley Street in London. But there […]

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Moderna Announces Amendment to Current Supply Agreement with United Kingdom Government for an Additional 2 Million Doses of mRNA Vaccine Against COVID-19 (mRNA-1273)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 29, 2020– Moderna, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRNA), a biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines to create a new generation of transformative medicines for patients, today announced a supply agreement with the UK government for an additional 2 million doses of mRNA-1273, Moderna’s vaccine candidate against COVID-19, to the United Kingdom beginning in March 2021. The UK government has now secured 7 million doses of […]

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Could obese Americans get the coronavirus vaccine first?

CDC to vote on who will get coronavirus vaccine first Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel weighs in on ‘America’s Newsroom.’ The makers of two promising coronavirus vaccine candidates have now applied for emergency approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, meaning the first Americans could receive the long-awaited jab as early as December.  But an important question […]

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Research unlocks new information about reading through visual dictionary in the brain

The uniquely human ability to read is the cornerstone of modern civilization, yet very little is understood about the effortless ability to derive meaning from written words. Scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have now identified a crucial region in the temporal lobe, know as the mid-fusiform cortex, which appears to act as the […]

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More than one-third of children with COVID-19 show no symptoms

More than one-third of kids who have COVID-19 are asymptomatic, according to a University of Alberta study that suggests youngsters diagnosed with the disease may represent just a fraction of those infected. “The concern from a public health perspective is that there is probably a lot of COVID-19 circulating in the community that people don’t even realize,” said Finlay McAlister, […]

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