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Memory killer T cells are primed in the spleen during influenza infection

CD8+ T cells—known as “killer” T cells—are the assassins of the immune system. Once they are primed, they seek out and destroy other cells that are infected with virus or

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Experts propose policies for safer electronic health records

The SAFER Guides are a comprehensive compendium of safety practices organized as checklists and designed to help health care organizations and EHR developers conduct self-assessments of their EHRs. Their goal

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World Trade Center firefighters 13% more likely to develop cancer than those not working at site of 9/11 attacks

Firefighters who worked at the World Trade Center following the 9/11 attacks in 2001 are 13% more likely than colleagues who didn’t work at the site to develop cancer, particularly

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20 years later, fallout from toxic WTC dust cloud grows

The dust cloud caught Carl Sadler near the East River, turning his clothes and hair white as he looked for a way out of Manhattan after escaping from his office

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Review finds hysterectomy can be avoided for common gynecological condition

Adenomyosis—an abnormal tissue growth into the muscular wall of the uterus that causes painful cramps and heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding—is more common than generally appreciated, a review of the

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UKLS trial meta-analysis confirms that low dose CT screening for lung cancer reduces mortality

Low-dose CT lung cancer (LDCT) screening is associated with a 16 percent relative reduction in lung cancer mortality, when compared against a non-LDCT control arm, according to research presented by

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World-leading pharma collaborates call for plain language summaries of peer-reviewed medical journal articles

Pharmaceutical and biotech companies who form the Open Pharma collaboration, have today announced the ever-pressing need for plain language summaries in peer-reviewed medical journal publications. Published in the peer-reviewed journal

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