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Bivalent Vaccine Slashes COVID Hospitalisations in Seniors

The bivalent COVID-19 booster targeting BA.4/5 showed high levels of protection against COVID-19 hospitalisation in older adults, an observational cohort study out of Israel showed.

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AI Passes U.S. Medical Licensing Exam

Two artificial intelligence (AI) programs, including ChatGPT, have passed the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), according to two recent papers.

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Obesity Linked to Brain Abnormalities in Kids

Children with overweight or obesity appeared to have abnormalities in the brain that could affect executive functioning, an analysis of data from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study showed.

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MRI-Targeted Biopsy for Prostate Cancer Reduces Risk of Overdiagnosis

Excluding systematic biopsy in favour of MRI-targeted biopsy in men with elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels reduced the probability of detecting clinically insignificant cancers, but at the risk of missing some clinically significant cancers and delaying their diagnosis.

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Scattered Brain Bleeds, Vasculitis in Alzheimer’s Trial Death

A fatal bleeding event in an Alzheimer’s clinical trial participant may have been linked with the investigational anti-amyloid agent lecanemab, a case report suggested.

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Optimising Treatment for Older Patients With HR + Low-Risk Breast Cancer

The time has come to revisit the practice of omitting adjuvant radiotherapy (RT) for older patients with early hormone receptor (HR)-positive breast cancer and instead consider a more individualised approach to RT and hormonal therapy, authors of a review article argued.

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Can Biomarkers Give Early Heads-Up on Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Myocarditis?

In the quest to catch myocarditis earlier during immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) therapy for cancer, researchers have found a potential role for routinely measured biomarkers.

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Higher Brain Cancer Risk After CT Exam in Childhood

There has been an escalating risk of brain cancer associated with increasing radiation dose to the brain from CT examinations, a cohort study of more than 650,000 children and young adults indicated.

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Ultra-High-Res MRI Highlights Migraine Brain Changes

Powerful MRI scanners have detected white matter spots in the brain that appear to be associated with migraines, a researcher reported.

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Drug Overdose Deaths in Pregnancy Rose 81% in Recent Years

Drug overdose deaths in pregnancy or the postpartum period increased sharply in the U.S. in recent years, with the rise most pronounced at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, researchers reported. From 2017 to 2020, overdose deaths in this population rose from 6.56 to 11.85 per 100,000 individuals, representing an 81% increase.

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CRC Screening Decision Aid May Align Preferences With Benefits in Older Adults

While a decision aid on preferences for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening aimed at older adults appeared to help improve knowledge, findings from a secondary analysis of a randomised trial did not show statistically significant differences in patient preferences between patients in varying states of health.

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Can Oncologists Reduce the Suicide Risk in Their Prostate Cancer Patients?

Whether it’s due to the side effects of local and systemic therapies, or the diagnosis itself, men with prostate cancer are at increased risk of mental distress and suicide. The mental health burden associated with a diagnosis and treatment is substantial, pointed out Zachary Klaassen, MD, of the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University.

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