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With nurses rated by more than 80 percent of the American public as the most honest and trustworthy professionals in the United States in every Gallup poll since 2005, we nurses are in a golden position to leverage our voices for the good of the profession and society at...

source: By Keith Carlson
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For African-Americans, sickle cell trait is associated with an increased risk of pulmonary embolism, but not deep vein thrombosis, according to a study published online Nov. 13 in the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis. Aaron R. Folsom, M.D., from the University of Minnesota...

source: HealthDay News via Healthcare Professionals Network

A clinical trial of hydroxyurea therapy for children with sickle cell anemia has been halted a year early because the results show it is a safe and effective way to manage the disease and reduce the risk of stroke. The announcement...

source: HealthDay News via Philly.com

A long noncoding RNA named Ewing sarcoma-associated transcript (EWSAT1) is critical target of the fusion protein, according to a new study. It also contributes to the complex network of changes that occur in the Ewing Sarcoma — a cancer of bone or its surrounding...

source: Counsel & Heal

FDA has opened a public docket and is requesting comments on proposed criteria for “first generic” abbreviated new drug application submissions. The purpose is to facilitate FDA’s establishment of review prioritization under the Generic Drug User Fee...

source: The Cancer Letter

A study by a Wayne State University and Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit Medical Center research team is shedding new light on the troubling question of whether the drugs often given to HIV-positive pregnant women can cause significant...

source: Medical Xpress

The complications of a rare childhood liver disease can be relieved by delivering a recombinant version of a missing enzyme, a researcher said. Lysosomal acid lipase deficiency, or LALD, is an autosomal recessive disorder that leads to the accumulation of lipid particles...

source: MedPage Today


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