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Hepatitis Cases in Kids Have Scientists Hunting for Answers

Hepatitis Cases in Kids Have Scientists Hunting for Answers

In January 2022, doctors in Scotland noticed a worrying trend: a scattering of cases of severe hepatitis in kids between 1 and 5 years old. The children were presenting with gastrointestinal symptoms—abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting—followed by the onset of jaundice. To see such acute hepatitis (a broad term that essentially describes inflammation of the liver) …

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This Blood Test Detects Cancer in Dogs.  But Do You Want to Know?

This Blood Test Detects Cancer in Dogs. But Do You Want to Know?

This algorithm has been designed to spot these genetic indicators across many dog ​​breeds with different forms of cancer: say, a bloodhound with lymphoma or a golden retriever with hemangiosarcoma. When the PetDx team began their study, they used blood from 224 of the dogs—ones known to either have cancer or not—to refine their algorithm. …

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