New study finds fast-food companies spending more on ads, targeting Black and Hispanic youth

The fast-food industry spent $5 billion on advertising in 2019, and the advertisements disproportionately targeted Black and Hispanic youth, according to new research published today by the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut. The new report, Fast Food FACTS 2021, finds that the industry’s annual ad spending in 2019 increased by over $400 million […]

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New mouse model mimics human pathology of childhood restrictive cardiomyopathy

Severe childhood restrictive cardiomyopathy is a condition that causes the muscles in the walls of the heart to become stiff, so that the heart is unable to fill properly with blood. A mutation in a protein called BAG3 is known to result in restrictive cardiomyopathy, muscle weakness, difficulty taking in enough oxygen, and damage to multiple peripheral nerves, often shortening […]

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Scientists are deciphering the details of immune cell activation

Chemokine receptors, located at the surface of many immune cells, play an important role in cell function. Chemokines are small proteins that bind to these receptors and control the movement and behavior of white blood cells. However, despite the importance of this family of receptors, their activation mechanism remains poorly understood. In Switzerland, a research consortium from the University of […]

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Secukinumab Provides Clinical Benefit for JIA Subtypes

Secukinumab (Cosentyx), an interleukin-17A inhibitor, is effective and reasonably well tolerated for treatment of enthesitis-related arthritis (ERA) and juvenile psoriatic arthritis (JPsA) in children and adolescents, according to a phase 3 trial presented at a late breaking abstracts session of the annual European Congress of Rheumatology. On the primary outcome of time to flare, the curves for secukinumab and placebo […]

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ONC releases draft of address standardization specification

The U.S. Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has partnered with standards development organizations and other experts to release the Project [email protected] Draft Technical Specification Version 1.0 for public comment. The draft specification is aimed at standardizing patient addresses across healthcare to improve patient matching, which in turn supports safety, privacy and security, care coordination and interoperability. […]

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Recibir la ayuda de FEMA para funerales de covid requiere tenacidad… y ayuda

Jessica Rodríguez, directora de la funeraria Ingold Funeral and Cremation en Fontana, California, ayuda a las familias a despedirse de sus seres queridos. “Servimos sobre todo a familias latinas, la mayoría de ellas de segunda y tercera generación”, dijo Rodríguez. “Pero también tenemos bastantes que son de primera generación, y no hablan nada de inglés”. Rodríguez dijo que la mayoría […]

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