Impact of B-cell depletion therapy on hospitalized COVID-19 patients

A recent study posted to the Preprints with The Lancet* server assessed the clinical outcomes in patients hospitalized with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections, who were previously treated with B-cell depletion therapy.    Study: Clinical Outcomes of Patients Previously Treated with B-Cell Depletion Therapy Hospitalized with COVID-19: Results from the Johns Hopkins Crown Registry….

Laughter therapist in Beeston talks about chortling her way out of depression

A certified laughing therapist has spoken about how she’s changed her life around after spiralling into depression when she came to the country 10 years ago. Amy Gill, who is from South East Asia, said she sank into depression and loneliness but it was laughter that helped her through. “I remembered that I had attended…

From Shock Therapy to Putin’s War by Katharina Pistor

Although Vladimir Putin alone is responsible for the war in Ukraine, it is worth remembering that prominent Westerners played a key role in shaping Russia’s post-Soviet trajectory. They insisted that market reforms must take priority over political reforms, and we are still living with that choice. NEW YORK – As Russian tanks battle through Ukraine…

ASCO Reading Room | Michael Atkins, MD, on Initial Immunotherapy vs Targeted Therapy for BRAF-Mutant Melanoma

The treatment sequence starting with the checkpoint inhibitor combination of nivolumab and ipilimumab for patients with advanced BRAFV600-mutant metastatic melanoma results in superior overall survival compared with a treatment sequence beginning with the targeted therapy combination of dabrafenib and trametinib. The DREAMseq (Doublet, Randomized Evaluation in Advanced Melanoma Sequencing) trial is the first prospectively randomized…

Honesty in therapy is the key to better mental health

Access to convenient and effective mental health services has always been important for college students, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, mental health is surrounded by certain stigmas that prevent many from seeking help. Even when they do, honesty between therapists and their clients can be missing.  According to a 2021 Mayo Clinic study, up…

Expand Your Telehealth Therapy Opportunities to Grow Your Business

Expand Your Telehealth Therapy Opportunities to Grow Your Business  While telehealth offerings have been around for some time, it wasn’t until the COVID-19 pandemic upended our lives that digital therapy sessions entered the mainstream.   In fact, one recent report found that 64 percent of U.S. households used a telehealth service within the last 12…

Humanistic Therapy: Overview, Techniques, Effectiveness

Humanistic therapy grew from humanistic psychology, a perspective of psychology that focuses on the individual and their inherent capacity to actualize themselves in their own unique ways. Leading figures connected with this approach include Abraham Maslow and Carl Rogers. According to Roger’s theory, people are inherently good and motivated to fulfill their potential. Through exploring…

Black teen with sickle cell disease first gene therapy patient at Texas Medical Center

The only cure for sickle cell disease is a bone marrow transplant from a matched sibling; Helen Nduku didn’t have one. Sickle cell disease had a devastating effect on 17-year-old Helen Nduku’s life. The disease often landed her in the hospital, sometimes for weeks. “Imagine someone squeezing and stabbing you at the same time,” the…