Month: May 2021

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Vice President Kamala Harris’ maternal uncle, Balachandran Gopalan, talks to media outside his house in New Delhi, India, last November. WASHINGTON (AP) — G. Balachandran turned 80 this spring — a milestone of a birthday in India, where he lives. If
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Using a laser for a rare brain surgery to treat drop seizures, which cause a child with epilepsy to suddenly fall, holds some advantages over a traditional open craniotomy, including shorter hospital stays for patients, a study led by UT Southwestern researchers indicates. The findings, published in the Journal of Neurosurgery, provide the first quantitative
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A study presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (held online, 10-13 May) supports recommendations to avoid pregnancy for 12 months after bariatric (obesity) surgery due to an association with adverse outcomes in pregnancy including an elevated risk of preterm birth. The study is by Dr Laura Heusschen, Vitalys Obesity Clinic, part of Rijnstate
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Obesity might be a bigger COVID-19 threat in men than women, with increased risks for severe pneumonia, intubation, and mortality seen among hospitalized patients. (European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases) Could vitamin D help postmenopausal women stave off postoperative pain after a total knee replacement? (Menopause) Bone Health Technologies announced it has finished
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Allergen disclosure legislation accurately covers the main triggers of anaphylaxis in different countries, according to a systematic review of food anaphylaxis studies. This “first global snapshot” of regional differences in food anaphylaxis fills “a significant evidence gap” in ensuring safe global trade of food, said the study’s senior author Professor Paul Turner, from the National Heart
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Depressive symptoms are more common in teenage girls than in their male peers. However, boys’ mental health appears to be affected more if they suffer from obesity. Irrespective of gender, bullying is a considerably greater risk factor than overweight for developing depressive symptoms. These conclusions are drawn by researchers at Uppsala University who monitored adolescents
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The Women’s Treaty and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, also known as CEDAW, calls for the equal treatment of women everywhere with regards to domestic violence, maternal health, economic security, and human trafficking. According to the United Nations, the Convention defines discrimination against women as “…any distinction, exclusion
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While preparing my grand rounds presentation on omega-3 fatty acids and cardiovascular disease risk, I reviewed in detail three recent, large randomized trials, which showed no benefit of fish oil supplements on cardiovascular outcomes. These trials confirmed multiple other randomized studies over the last 20 years that have failed to show any benefit from over-the-counter
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The first clinical trial of fecal microbiota transplantation in patients with psoriatic arthritis has found the procedure to be as safe as a sham procedure, but it didn’t show any effectiveness in decreasing PsA symptoms over 6 months, a team of researchers in Denmark reported in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (2021 Apr 29. 10.1136/annrheumdis-2020-219511).
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@carlie_chimenti1 #QuickerPickerRapper #fyp #foryou #foryoupage #mentalheath #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthawareness #wellness #depresion #advocate #ily #health ♬ original sound – tiny granola head When you talk about your mental health, do you feel like people downplay your symptoms or straight up don’t believe you? If you have depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or any other mental illness, you’ve probably
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A hot topic symposia session during the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2021 Virtual Meeting will address the persistent controversies and questions in preterm infant nutrition. After six years of interdisciplinary expert discussion and critical evidence review, the 2014 vision to develop evidence-informed guidance for the nutritional care of preterm infants has come to fruition. The
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Can caffeine stop an asthma attack? Are at-home food allergy tests legit? Dr. M. Itch is back on TikTok to answer these questions and more about asthma and allergies. Don’t forget to check out our first round of myth-busting videos. Watch our AAFA blog and TikTok channel for more videos during National Asthma and Allergy
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I was trained in delivering bad news. I knew what to expect. I knew the questions that would come. I have learned the stages of grief. More importantly, I had done this before many times in the past 15 years. This is my job and my responsibility, I told myself. I got to work earlier
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An experimental varenicline nasal spray can reduce signs and symptoms of dry eye disease, the results of a phase 3 trial suggest. Dr Michael Raizman Squirting the spray into their noses causes patients’ eyes to water. It also makes them sneeze, but it doesn’t irritate their eyes the way many eye drops do, said Michael
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