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Non-Hispanic Black patients are disproportionately left off liver transplant waitlists

A new study of liver transplant centers confirms that non-Hispanic white patients get placed on liver transplant waitlists at disproportionately higher rates than non-Hispanic Black patients. However, researchers went a step further as they identified key reasons for that disparity: disproportionate access to private health insurance, travel distance to transplant centers, and a potential lack […]

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Are psychedelic drugs the future of treating mental illness?

For many of us, the words MDMA, ketamine and magic mushrooms mean party drugs, illicit substances or a throwback to the swinging sixties. But these stereotypes mask the truth: pychedelic drugs are on their way to becoming official treatments for mental health disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, addiction, and anxiety. In January […]

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These are the most in-demand jobs in 2020

A new report by Quadrotech, a software migration management company, has analysed the UK job market to reveal the most in-demand jobs of 2020. By analysing UK job listings on employment website Adzuna over the past year, the report looked at the number of vacancies and the salaries on offer to find out which industries had the highest […]

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Are e-cigarette users at greater risk of poor immune response to flu, COVID-19?

In a controlled study of smokers, nonsmokers, and e-cigarette users, University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers found that e-cigarette users exhibited significantly altered immune responses to a model of influenza virus infection, suggesting increased susceptibility to disease. The findings, published in the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology, show that vaping […]

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Why are some COVID-19 infected people asymptomatic?

Researchers worldwide have been surprised to see that individuals can be infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus—the virus that produces COVID-19—without showing symptoms. Since these individuals expose others to infection without knowing it, it is important to find an explanation and hopefully a solution to this. On the inside of our lungs are specialized immune cells, […]