The size of your calves may reflect how much plaque is in your veins

Why cholesterol is bad for you We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is ranked as the third leading cause of cardiovascular morbidity […]

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Seizures seem tied to faster decline in people with dementia

Dementia patients who suffer from seizures tend to decline faster and die younger, according to a new study that urges caregivers to watch for these sudden brain changes. “Our hope is that controlling seizures by prescribing antiseizure medications to these patients will slow down the progression of cognitive impairment,” said Dr. Ifrah Zawar, lead study author and an assistant professor […]

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How embracing a beginner’s mindset leads to personal growth

As adults, it’s easy to stay in our comfort zones, and trying something new can feel more than a tad challenging. But there are many benefits to adopting a beginner’s mindset, says psychologist Lana Hall, author of The Slow Life Project. First, she says, when we’re about to embark on a new experience, we tend to shed our usual judgments […]

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Mapping the hidden connections between diseases

A new study led by UCL researchers has identified patterns in how common health conditions occur together in the same individuals, using data from 4 million patients in England. With advancing age, millions of people live with multiple conditions—sometimes referred to as multimorbidity—and the proportion of people affected in this way is expected to rise over the next decades. However, […]

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High Febrile Neutropenia Risk With Docetaxel in Prostate Cancer

The study covered in this summary was published on researchsquare.com as a preprint and has not yet been peer reviewed. Key Takeaway The risk for febrile neutropenia from second-line docetaxel (Taxotere) is high in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, particularly for men older than age 75 years and those with multiple comorbidities. Recommended: Researchers develop 3D organoid model to […]

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The prevalence and risk factors of pediatric post-COVID in a population-based sample

In a recent study published in Nature Communications, researchers compared seropositive and seronegative children between the ages of six months and 17 years to assess the risk factors and prevalence of persistent symptoms of post-coronavirus disease (COVID) syndrome. Study: A population-based serological study of post-COVID syndrome prevalence and risk factors in children and adolescents. Image Credit: Alyona Shu/Shutterstock Background While […]

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FDA Approves Olutasidenib (Rezlidhia) for Certain Patients With AML

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved olutasidenib (Rezlidhia) for use in certain patients with relapsed or refractory (R/R) acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Specifically, the drug is approved for use in patients who have R/R AML with a susceptible isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1) mutation as detected by an FDA-approved test. The FDA also approved the Abbott RealTime IDH1 […]

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Improving women’s health with community-based solutions

Women’s health is about much more than health care, so driving better outcomes needs to involve more than hospitals and other traditional care settings. That’s a core idea behind community-based health, or the delivery of medical care and education in community settings. Decades of research have shown that community-based care can be an effective, sustainable approach to mitigating the negative […]

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How to Diagnose Circulatory Disorders in Diabetes

“In Germany, a patient dies every 20 minutes from mostly vascular-related events caused by diabetes,” said Berthold Amann, MD, conference president of the German Society for Angiology (DGA). He spoke at the press conference of the Diabetes Autumn Conference of the German Diabetes Society (DDG), which was held in cooperation with the DGA. Because stenoses and occlusions in the arteries […]

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