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Non-Contact Voltage Testers Recalled by Klein Tools Due to Shock Hazard

Non-Contact Voltage Testers Recalled by Klein Tools Due to Shock Hazard

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Due to the extraordinary circumstances surrounding COVID-19, some of the remedies identified in recall press releases may not be available at this time. Consumers should check with recalling firms for further details. It is important to remember that CPSC and recalling firms urge consumers not to use recalled products. Recalled Klein Tools Non-contact Voltager Testers…
CamelBak Recalls Caps Sold with Podium and Peak Fitness Water Bottles Due to Choking Hazard

CamelBak Recalls Caps Sold with Podium and Peak Fitness Water Bottles Due to Choking...

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Due to the extraordinary circumstances surrounding COVID-19, some of the remedies identified in recall press releases may not be available at this time. Consumers should check with recalling firms for further details. It is important to remember that CPSC and recalling firms urge consumers not to use recalled products. Recalled certain caps sold with CamelBak’s…
Flu Shot in Pregnancy Doesn’t Harm Kids’ Health Years Later

Flu Shot in Pregnancy Doesn’t Harm Kids’ Health Years Later

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Influenza vaccines given to pregnant mothers do not result in any increased risk of adverse health outcomes for young children, Canadian researchers found in a retrospective cohort study. Pregnant mothers who received an influenza vaccine had offspring born without any greater risk of developing immune-related outcomes, such as asthma, or non-immune-related outcomes, such as sensory…
Another CAR-T Impresses in Follicular Lymphoma

Another CAR-T Impresses in Follicular Lymphoma

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Two-thirds of adults with difficult-to-treat follicular lymphoma achieved complete responses following treatment with tisagenlecleucel (Kymriah), a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy, in a single-arm phase II study. In the ELARA trial of close to 100 patients with heavily pretreated disease, the overall response rate (ORR) with the autologous anti-CD19 product, called tisa-cel for short,…
Clinical Challenge: BRCA-Mutant Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Clinical Challenge: BRCA-Mutant Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

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The majority of breast cancers are "sporadic," developing in patients with no associated hereditary mutations. On the other hand, hereditary cancer susceptibility gene mutations, the most common being BRCA1, occur in about 5-10% of patients with breast cancer. Of those women found to have the BRCA1 mutation who develop breast cancer, the vast majority --…
Pride 2021: Community in Focus

Pride 2021: Community in Focus

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Last June, we were collectively grieving—and spurred to action by—the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and many others; outraged by the continued reports of missing Black trans youth; and only a few months into a confusing and devastating health crisis. One year later, not everything has changed. But, mercifully, what is different is our…
Jesse Tyler Ferguson Reveals He Had a ‘Bit of Skin Cancer’ Removed

Jesse Tyler Ferguson Reveals He Had a ‘Bit of Skin Cancer’ Removed

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson is reminding people to keep up with their skin cancer screenings and sun protection after a skin cancer scare. In a new Instagram post, the actor shared a photo of himself at the office of his dermatologist after getting a cancerous mole removed. “Reminder to stay up to date on your dermatology checks…especially…
Women Now Drink as Much as Men — And Are Prone to Sickness Sooner

Women Now Drink as Much as Men — And Are Prone to Sickness Sooner

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Victoria Cooper thought her drinking habits in college were just like everyone else’s. Shots at parties. Beers while bowling. Sure, she got more refills than some and missed classes while nursing hangovers, but she couldn’t have a problem, she thought. “Because of what my picture of alcoholism was — old men who brown-bagged it in…
An Anti-Vaccine Film Targeted to Black Americans Spreads False Information

An Anti-Vaccine Film Targeted to Black Americans Spreads False Information

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When a filmmaker asked medical historian Naomi Rogers to appear in a documentary, the Yale professor didn’t blink. She had done these “talking head” interviews many times before. She assumed her comments would end up in a straightforward documentary that addressed some of the most pressing concerns of the pandemic, such as the legacy of racism in…
Zooming Into the Statehouse: Nursing Home Residents Use New Digital Skills to Push for Changes

Zooming Into the Statehouse: Nursing Home Residents Use New Digital Skills to Push for...

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Patty Bausch testified remotely before a Connecticut state legislative hearing on Feb. 23, 2021. (Connecticut General Assembly Aging Committee public hearing via YouTube) Patty Bausch isn’t a Medicaid expert, lawyer or medical professional. But she still thinks Connecticut legislators need her input when they consider bills affecting people like her — the roughly 18,000 residents…