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HIV Care Corps

Jason Farley, assistant professor Source: Jason Farley, assistant professor.
Source: Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

The 31-year-old Moore Clinic operated by the Johns Hopkins AIDS Service at the School of Medicine is a historic operation — the second-oldest AIDS clinic in the country. But when Jason Farley, PhD, MPH, CRNP, looks nowadays at the makeup of Moore’s caregiving staff, he worries that he’s seeing too much history. “There are 12 [...]

Parenting Skills Improve In ADHD Parents With Medication

Dr. James Waxmonsky
Source: Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Parenting skills of adults with ADHD improve when their ADHD is treated with medication, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. At least 25% of clinic-referred children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder have a parent with ADHD. “Parents with ADHD are at increased risk to engage in problematic parenting techniques, including inconsistent disciplinary practices, making [...]

Potential ‘Universal’ Blood Test For Cancer Discovered

The Lymphocyte Genome Sensitivity (LGS) test looks at white blood cells and measures the damage caused to their DNA when subjected to different intensities of ultraviolet light (UVA), which is known to damage DNA. The results of the empirical study show a clear distinction between the damage to the white blood cells from patients with cancer, with pre-cancerous conditions and from healthy patients. (Stock image).
Source: © RFsole / Fotolia

Researchers from the University of Bradford have devised a simple blood test that can be used to diagnose whether people have cancer or not. The test will enable doctors to rule out cancer in patients presenting with certain symptoms, saving time and preventing costly and unnecessary invasive procedures such as colonoscopies and biopsies being carried [...]

Total Darkness At Night Key To Success Of Breast Cancer Therapy, Study Shows

Principal investigators and co-leaders of Tulane's Circadian Cancer Biology Group, Steven Hill (left) and David Blask (right), and team members Robert Dauchy and Shulin Xiang.
Source: Paula Burch-Celentano, Tulane University

Exposure to light at night, which shuts off nighttime production of the hormone melatonin, renders breast cancer completely resistant to tamoxifen, a widely used breast cancer drug, says a new study by Tulane University School of Medicine cancer researchers. The study, “Circadian and Melatonin Disruption by Exposure to Light at Night Drives Intrinsic Resistance to [...]

Comforting Hospitalized Kids With Science

TEACH is a joint Einstein and Yeshiva University undergraduate student-run initiative under the guidance of Einstein’s executive dean, Edward Burns. It allows students to plan and lead educational lessons and modules in hospital playrooms. Source: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

When a child is admitted to the hospital, you can usually count on three things. Time seems suspended. There’s often apprehension. And there’s seldom enough to keep a child’s curious mind occupied and his or her spirits lifted. Family members are present and the hospital’s medical staff is focused on providing medical care—both of which [...]