Reducing cholesterol could enhance T-cell cancer immunotherapy

Cleveland Clinic researchers have demonstrated for the first time that lowering blood cholesterol levels could enhance the success of a specific type of T-cell immunotherapy in fighting cancer. The team, led by Qing Yi, MD, Ph.D., of Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute studied T-cell transfer, which has shown great success in recent years. Dr. Yi previously showed that a specific […]

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Understanding veteran privacy rules could help improve counseling strategies

When combat veterans return home, they often are faced with questions about what they experienced overseas. However, choosing to disclose this information can be complicated, as responses can impact one’s public image and personal relationships. Now, a researcher at the University of Missouri has found that veterans tend to disclose wartime information on a strict need-to-know basis, and that therapists […]

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The 'True' story behind the newest Kardashian's name

In typical Kardashian fashion, Khloé Kardashian gave her baby girl a totally unique name that was definitely not on our list of guesses. Less than a week after giving birth, Kardashian announced that she and boyfriend Tristan Thompson had named their baby girl True. If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably been wondering how she came up with this name. Well, […]

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Could universal childcare work in the US?

By Annamarie Houlis In 1970, about half of all American mothers stayed home to care for their children, but that family model has fallen from 46 percent then to about a quarter in 2015. That means that by 2016, nearly 2 million parents with kids ages 5 and younger had to quit their jobs, turn down jobs or change their […]

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Kate Middleton’s Favorite Summer Shoe Is Surprisingly Affordable (And Comfortable!)

Kate Middleton’s style has become iconic for many reasons. Her polished dresses and sleek, versatile coats have a broad appeal that works for countless situations. But what makes her look so achievable are the comfortable pieces with which her wardrobe is punctuated (yes, even the Duchess loves a pair of classic white sneakers). With summer just around the corner, royal-watchers […]

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Dual-hormone system may lower time in hypoglycemia in T1DM

(HealthDay)—For physically active adults with type 1 diabetes, the addition of glucagon delivery to a closed-loop system using wearable sensors with automated exercise detection is associated with reduced hypoglycemia, according to a study published online May 11 in Diabetes Care. Jessica R. Castle, M.D., from the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, and colleagues enrolled 20 participants with type […]

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Is it rational to trust your gut feelings?

Imagine the director of a big company announcing an important decision and justifying it with it being based on a gut feeling. This would be met with disbelief – surely important decisions have to be thought over carefully, deliberately and rationally? Indeed, relying on your intuition generally has a bad reputation, especially in the Western part of the world where […]

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Cannabis use up among parents with children in the home

Cannabis use increased among parents who smoke cigarettes, as well as among non-smoking parents, according to a latest study from researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and City University of New York. Cannabis use was nearly four times more common among cigarette smokers compared with non-smokers. Until now, little had been known about current trends in the use of […]

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