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Platelet Profiling Yields Potential Marker for Stroke, Heart Attack Risk
Researchers in New York have used transcriptional profiling of platelets to identify genetic factors that appear to put some people at higher risk of cardiovascular events.
The issue of physician assisted suicide can cause people to fervently pick one side or another. For some, their belief is so strong that they are moved to do things they may not have done in their career beforehand.
For many psychiatrists one of their biggest challenges in their daily practice is working to show patients that suicide is not the solution to their problems. Changes in the criteria for physician assisted suicide in Europe which include allowing mental illness as a criteria can fly in the face of that mission.
The issue of physician assisted suicide is one that has been debated both in the medical community and in the general population. Recent law changes by some European countries have brought the issue to the forefront perhaps more than ever before.
A disease that was much-feared but now so rare it is often mistaken for atopic dermatitis, leprosy has been confirmed in a California elementary school pupil. Armadillos are known to harbor and spread the bacteria that cause it.
The study identified several characteristics to observe in HIV patients who develop broadly neutralizing HIV antibodies (bnAbs), which occur naturally in about one percent of those infected with the disease and could be key in an eventual vaccine. Black patients were found more likely to develop them than white.
There are many factors to consider when looking at the most effective treatment methods for multiple sclerosis. A new area researchers are looking at is ways to prevent brain volume loss beyond what most people experience over the course of their lives.
In six years since fingolimod was approved for the treatment of relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis a considerable amount of data has been collected about the oral medication.
There have been great strides made in recent years to help treat patients diagnosed with heart disease. As technology improves and new medications are developed it will be important to ensure they can get to the patients who need them most.

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