Researchers look at environmental impacts of AI tools in radiology
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As artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly used in radiology, researchers caution that it's essential to consider the environmental impact of AI tools, according to a focus article published in Radiology ..read more
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Proteogenomics reveal prognostic markers of small cell lung cancer, advance development of precision therapies
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Researchers in China have reported the first large-scale study characterizing the proteomics and phosphoproteomics of small cell lung cancer (SCLC) clinical cohorts, providing a comprehensive picture of the proteogenomics landscape of SCLC ..read more
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How frontotemporal dementia changes the brain: Research is untangling its genetic causes
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About 55 million people worldwide suffer from dementia such as Alzheimer's disease. On Feb. 22, 2024, it was revealed that former talk show host Wendy Williams had been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia, or FTD, a rare type of dementia that typically affects people ages 45 to 64. Bruce Willis is another celebrity who was diagnosed with the syndrome, according to his family. In contrast to Alzheimer's, in which the major initial symptom is memory loss, FTD typically involves changes in behavior ..read more
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Enzyme checkpoint identified in tumor-associated macrophages
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A study by a scientific team from the University of Vienna and the MedUni Vienna, recently published in Cellular & Molecular Immunology, shows that the enzyme phosphoglycerate dehydrogenase (PHGDH) acts as a metabolic checkpoint in the function of tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) and thus affects tumor growth. Targeting PHGDH to modulate the cancer-fighting immune system could be a new starting point in cancer treatment and improve the effectiveness of clinical immunotherapies ..read more
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Neighborhood poverty in childhood increases risk of death by unnatural causes, study finds
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The degree of neighborhood poverty in early childhood is significantly associated with death by unnatural causes in early adulthood, according to a study published online Feb. 23 in JAMA Network Open ..read more
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Lawsuits claim South Carolina kids underwent unnecessary genital exams during abuse investigations
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Warning: Some readers may find graphic details in this article to be offensive or disturbing ..read more
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Pregnancy care was always lacking in jails: It could get worse
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It was about midnight in June 2022 when police officers showed up at Angela Collier's door and told her that someone anonymously requested a welfare check because they thought she might have had a miscarriage ..read more
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Health care workers push for their own confidential mental health treatment
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States are redefining when medical professionals can get mental health treatment without risking notifying the boards that regulate their licenses ..read more
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Is ketamine an antidepressant, wellness trend or dangerous drug?
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When an autopsy revealed that actor Matthew Perry died of "acute effects of ketamine," it put fresh attention on an ongoing debate in the field of psychiatry: What's the right balance between expanding access to a drug that can treat depression and imposing boundaries to prevent its abuse ..read more
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Reaching federal youth sport participation goal could save US billions of dollars
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A first-of-its-kind study suggests increasing the percentage of youth in the United States who participate in sports to meet a Healthy People 2030 goal could improve children's physical and mental health and save $80 billion ..read more
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