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HPV Vaccine Highly Effective in Girls Years Later

A study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that the vaccine Cervarix effectively protected women from cervical cancer when administered between ages 12 and 13. Data was collected from 447,845 women in Scotland, with no cases of cervical cancer found among those vaccinated at ages 12-13, regardless of the number of…

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Writing By Hand Or Typing On Keyboard? Study Identifies Best Way To Improve Brain Connectivity

Advancing technology has led to a decline in traditional handwritten note-taking, with typing on a keyboard becoming the norm. However, a study found that writing by hand may improve brain connectivity compared to typing. Researchers examined brain activity of 36 university students while writing or typing words, and found increased connectivity in different brain regions…

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Mitotic Counting Reimagined: When AI Meets the Microscope

Mitotic counting is a crucial component of breast cancer diagnosis, but traditional methods are labor-intensive and error-prone. The introduction of AI in digital pathology has transformed the process by providing greater accuracy and efficiency. AI algorithms can standardize the identification of hotspots and automatically compute mitotic counts, reducing the workload of pathologists. However, for AI…

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GP Wanted Cork/South East

A vibrant ICGP training practice in Youghal is seeking a GP. Youghal is a seaside town with a growing population and economy, and is an easy commute from Cork, South Tipperary, and West Waterford. The practice offers excellent long term career prospects, competitive rates, indemnity, Medical Council and subscription payments, and five weeks annual leave…

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Tuberculosis Prevention: Health Disparities and Ethnic Populations

Tuberculosis has a disproportionate impact on certain populations, including immigrants, ethnic minorities, and health care workers in the US. Despite efforts to eliminate the disease, over 13 million Americans have untreated latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI). The disease is more prevalent in certain states and major cities, as well as among specific racial and ethnic groups….

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COVID-19 and Seasonal Flu: How Do They Stack Up?

COVID-19 is still a present concern, with notable surges in infection and mortality rates in the winter of 2023. A study showed that COVID-19 causes more extensive and long-lasting damage to the body than the seasonal flu, with higher risks of harm to various organ systems and higher risk of death following hospital admission. It…

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Q&A: Partnering with providers for cancer prevention

Between 30% and 50% of cancer cases are preventable, and Feyi Ayodele, founder and CEO of CancerIQ, discusses how their offerings help healthcare organizations detect and prevent the acceleration of cancer in susceptible patients. CancerIQ integrates genomic medicine into routine care, automates preventive oncology processes, and expands access to genetic testing. Healthcare systems are using…

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