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Fired Morgue Worker Sued Over 'Graphic, Macabre' Social Media Posts

— Northwell Health charged that Quantaise Sharpton's posts showed internal organs, body parts

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Children's HIV Deaths in Africa Largely Preventable

Half of kids under age 5 not diagnosed before death, CHAMPS study found

Feb 22, 2023
Medical Board Takes Action Against Misinformation Doc

Pathologist Ryan Cole, MD, is facing discipline for negligence, spreading false statements

Jan 19, 2023
Myth-Busting Pathology Misconceptions

There's so much more to the field than most people realize

Jan 03, 2023
Autopsies Show COVID-19 in the Brain

What this means for neurologic COVID symptoms remains elusive

Dec 26, 2022
Myth-Busting Pathology Misconceptions

There's so much more to the field than most people realize

Autopsies Show COVID-19 in the Brain

What this means for neurologic COVID symptoms remains elusive

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Deli Meats and Listeria; Medical Examiner Murder-Suicide; Masks Cut COVID Spread

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by MedPage Today staff

Nov 10, 2022
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Boston University Refutes Claims It Created Deadly New COVID Strain

Media reports misrepresent animal study and misconstrue its findings, expert says

Oct 18, 2022
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Pathology Labs Making Progress on Removing Race for Kidney Function Estimates

Change will increase number of Black patients eligible for kidney transplant, medication regimens

Oct 11, 2022
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Bone Marrow Biopsy Value Limited in Follicular Lymphoma Response Assessment

Information useful in fewer than 1% of patients with untreated disease

Jul 10, 2022
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Studies Reinforce Prognostic Role for Circulating Tumor Cells in Myeloma

At higher levels, different cutoffs show at least a doubling of PFS, OS hazard ratios

Jun 13, 2022
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How a COVID Misdiagnosis Revealed Deadly Aromatherapy Outbreak

Case "highlights the importance of autopsy," medical examiner says

May 11, 2022
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Olfactory Axon Injuries, Microvascular Pathology Seen in COVID-19

Loss of smell may be consequence of inflammation after infection

Apr 11, 2022
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False Negatives Still Common With COVID PCR Testing

Pathologist says one in five people get negative result even if they have COVID

Jan 21, 2022
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Machine Vision Poised to Take Another Bite Out of Human Docs' Sandwich

Near 100% concordance with pathologists' assessment of RA joint inflammation

Jan 14, 2022
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Are We Testing for Omicron Wrong?

South African study suggests nasal swabs aren't the best way

Dec 27, 2021
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Formaldehyde Exposure Linked to Cognitive Impairment

Healthcare workers represent majority of those exposed in French cohort

Dec 22, 2021
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Do Rapid Tests Pick Up Omicron?

For holiday guests asked to take a test before arriving, how accurate will it be?

Dec 20, 2021
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Liquid Biopsy Provides Accurate, Fast Dx of HPV-Associated Head and Neck Cancer

Circulating tumor HPV DNA-based approach also less expensive than standard biopsy

Dec 02, 2021
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Pathologists Consider 'Workaround' So Patients Don't Freak Out Over EHR Bad News

Doctors worry patients will misconstrue language or be psychologically harmed without guidance

Oct 28, 2021
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