Overall survival worse with multiple primary melanomas

(HealthDay)—Patients with multiple primary melanomas have worse overall survival than those with a single primary melanoma, according to a study published online June 26 in JAMA Dermatology. Mary-Ann El Sharouni, M.D., from the University Medical Center Utrecht in the Netherlands, and colleagues described the epidemiologic features of multiple primary melanoma in a retrospective population-based cohort study. Adults with histologically proven, […]

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Model predicts bat species with the potential to spread deadly Nipah virus in India

Since its discovery in 1999, Nipah virus has been reported almost yearly in Southeast Asia, with Bangladesh and India being the hardest hit. In a new study, published today in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, scientists used machine learning to identify bat species with the potential to host Nipah virus, with a focus on India—the site of a 2018 outbreak. Four […]

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Discrimination of minorities associated with increased risk of psychosis

Discrimination of minority groups is likely to be associated with an increased risk of psychosis, according to a systematic review by University of Manchester and Lancaster psychologists. The review suggests that people perceiving discrimination on the basis of race, age, religion, sexuality or gender orientation are more likely to experience hearing voices, paranoia as well as common problems such as […]

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Deadly tick-borne virus cured with experimental flu drug, in mice

Only a few cases of the newly discovered Bourbon virus have been reported, and two of them ended in death, partly because no specific treatments are available for the tick-borne illness. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified an experimental antiviral drug that cures mice infected with the potentially lethal virus. The drug, favipiravir, […]

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Sarah Palin's Daughter Willow Is Pregnant With Twins: 'So Excited'

Double the trouble! Sarah Palin’s daughter Willow Palin is pregnant and expecting twins with her husband, Ricky Bailey. “@rickyb901 and I are so excited to welcome TWO little babies into this world!” the former vice presidential candidate’s daughter, 24, wrote on Instagram on Monday, May 27. “Baby Bailey’s arriving December 2019.” https://www.instagram.com/p/Bx_NKC0hnKO/ @rickyb901 and I are so excited to welcome TWO little babies […]

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Jordin Sparks Shares 'Lonely' Experience With Postpartum Depression

Sharing her story. Jordin Sparks experienced postpartum depression when she welcomed her 12-month-old son, Dana Isaiah Jr., with her husband, Dana Isaiah, in May 2018. “Everybody knows about what postpartum depression is — maybe not exactly what it all entails because it’s different for each woman — but there’s this thing called the fourth trimester, which happens after you have […]

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