Heart attack: Sweating for no reason? Lesser-known warning sign of the dangerous condition

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Heart attacks happen when an artery supplying your heart with blood and oxygen becomes blocked, usually by a blood clot. The most common underlying cause of blood clots is coronary heart disease (CHD), a process whereby coronary arteries (the […]

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Dissecting the Debate: What Trump, Biden Said About COVID-19, Vaccines, and Obamacare

Several healthcare issues were prominent in Thursday night’s debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. On COVID-19, Trump emphasized that the country’s businesses and schools need to reopen soon, while Biden said the government needs to provide businesses with the materials required to reopen safely. On the Affordable Care Act, Trump said the healthcare law needs […]

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CDC: Vaccination coverage generally high by age 24 months

(HealthDay)—Vaccination coverage with many recommended vaccines is high by age 24 months, according to research published in the Oct. 23 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Holly A. Hill, M.D., Ph.D, from the CDC in Atlanta, and colleagues used data from the National Immunization Survey-Child to estimate vaccination coverage among children […]

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Plant compound reduces cognitive deficits in mouse model of Down syndrome

The plant compound apigenin improved the cognitive and memory deficits usually seen in a mouse model of Down syndrome, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions. Apigenin is found in chamomile flowers, parsley, celery, peppermint and citrus fruits. The researchers fed the compound to pregnant mice carrying fetuses with Down syndrome characteristics […]

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New research shares safety strategies for women experiencing domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic

As a veteran researcher who has studied intimate partner violence for 25 years, Dr. Patricia O’ Campo knows that women experience higher rates of increased violence during epidemics—a troubling and well documented pattern. However, Dr. O’Campo discovered a puzzling gap in academic literature when the COVID-19 pandemic hit: there are no verified strategies women can utilize to promote safety and […]

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Studies show negative effects of surgical cancelations and postponements

A pair of University of Manitoba studies show the detrimental impact on patients’ physical and mental health caused by surgical cancelations and postponements. These findings are especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic because of heightened surgical scheduling difficulties. “There’s a lot of implications for difficulties in accessing surgical care not only to the patient in terms of physical and mental […]

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Nobel Prize winner says scientific research has to be ‘passion-driven’

Scientists cannot be expected to drop everything they’re working on to turn their attention to beating COVID-19, according to the winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, Professor Sir Peter Ratcliffe. Speaking before he delivered the prestigious Michel Clavel lecture to the 32nd EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics, which was due to take place […]

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Repeal of Obamacare Could Leave Young Cancer Patients in the Lurch

THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2020 — If Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is repealed, pediatric cancer patients could lose critical insurance coverage, a new study warns. Kids with cancer often require intensive treatment and long-term follow-up to beat the disease. The ACA allows them to stay on their parents’ insurance coverage to age 26 and bans exclusion of patients […]

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Type 1 diabetes: Tannic acid encapsulation protects transplanted islets from rejection

Type 1 diabetes, or T1D, results from the autoimmune destruction of the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. People with T1D require exogenous insulin and suffer swings in the levels of glucose in the blood that impact life expectancy and increase risks of cardiovascular disease, neuropathies and kidney failure. One therapy is promising—transplanting pancreatic islets from cadavers. But this requires immunosuppression, […]

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COVID-19: Dexamethasone discovery carries treatment implications

A new discovery about how the body transports dexamethasone, a drug that can increase the survival chances of patients with severe COVID-19, suggests diabetes and other factors may reduce its potentially lifesaving effectiveness. Based on their findings, the researchers say doctors may need to rethink how they dose the drug for certain groups of patients. The team of scientists, based […]

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