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B 1/13 -- New Insights Into How COVID-19 Damages the Brain

Link Between T. gondii Infection, Glioma Risk Examined

Significant increase in glioma risk seen for those with higher antibody titers to the sag-1 antigen

12/2 -- Years Before Diagnosis

Financial Toxicity Linked to QOL After Breast Cancer Surgery

Strongest correlation seen for BREAST-Q psychosocial well-being, with 0.89 change per unit change in financial toxicity score

Lipid Screen

Hydroxychloroquine Level Tied to Thrombosis Risk in Lupus

Rate of thrombotic events lower for patients with mean HCQ blood levels >1,068 versus <648 ng/mL

Colon Cancer Diagnosed Earlier Under Medicaid Expansion

Colorectal Cancer Risk From Obesity Varies by Sex

Authors say more nuanced approach needed to understand link between body weight and risk for colorectal cancer

Aumenta el cáncer de esófago entre los jóvenes

Timing, Intensity of Oral Sex Are Risk Factors for HPV-OPC

Increased odds of human papillomavirus oropharyngeal cancer seen for younger age at first oral sex, oral sex intensity

Early High-Titer Plasma Reduces Progression of COVID-19

Early administration of high-titer convalescent plasma against SARS-CoV-2 reduces progression in mildly ill older adults

Allergic Reactions to COVID Vaccines Are Rare

Laws Promoting Flu Shot for Hospital Workers Can Cut Deaths

2.5 percent drop seen in monthly pneumonia, flu mortality rates with implementation of state laws requiring hospitals to offer flu shot

ACA Protects Coverage for Pediatric Cancer Patients

Affordable Care Act Reduced Income Inequality in United States

Income inequality reduced within and across groups based on race/ethnicity, age, family educational attainment

HealthDay Reports: Plan in Place to Up Production of Prefilled Syringes for Future COVID-19 Vaccine

Vaccine Rollout Slows as Many Health Care Workers Balk at Shots

In nursing homes and to some degree in hospitals, employees are refusing shots, expressing fears of side effects

1/7 -- Statins Might Ease Side Effects of Breast Cancer Chemo

Statins May Protect Heart From Chemo for Early Breast Cancer

Risk for heart failure hospital presentations significantly lower in statin-exposed women treated with anthracyclines