Global burden of serious health-related suffering due to almost double by 2060

New research findings published today in The Lancet Global Health show that the number of people dying with palliative care needs is set to almost double over the next four decades. By 2060, an estimated 48 million people each year (47% of all deaths globally) will die with serious health-related suffering, an 87% increase compared to 2016. 83% of these […]

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This Extremely Painful Mosquito-Borne Virus Is Now a Threat to US Travelers

Chikungunya is a mosquito-transmitted virus that causes fever and severe joint pain—and while it’s rare in the United States, it’s become more prevalent in recent years. The virus is more common in other countries, however, so travelers are often warned to watch out for its symptoms. No matter where you are, protecting yourself from insect bites can reduce the risk […]

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Risk of suicide attempt by children doubles if parent uses opioids

The suicide rate among young people in the U.S. has risen dramatically in the past 15 years. Over the same time period, opioid use and abuse in adults also has increased considerably. Researchers from the University of Chicago and the University of Pittsburgh reported on a connection between these two epidemics in a study published this week in JAMA Psychiatry. […]

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Christina Anstead: What It's Like Living Two Blocks From Ex-Husband Tarek

Better together! Christina Anstead shares two children with her ex-husband, Tarek El Moussa, and opened up about what makes coparenting easier. “Tarek and I only live two blocks for each other, so it actually works out really well,” the Christina on the Coast star, 35, told Us Weekly exclusively in this week’s issue. “As you can imagine, you’ve got school […]

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A big neck may mean you need to improve your health

Neck circumference predicts a deadly cluster of cardiovascular risk factors, according to research presented at the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology Congress (APSC) 2019. The congress takes place 22 to 26 May in Pasay City and is organised by the Philippine Heart Association. The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and APSC are holding joint scientific sessions as part of the […]

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A new genetic tool to modify and understand gene function

Scientists of the National Center for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC) led by Rui Benedito have developed a new genetic tool called iSuRe-Cre that provides certainty in Cre-inducible genetic modifications, a key technique for understanding gene function. Most analysis of gene function in biomedical research relies on the use of Cre-lox technology. Since its introduction in 1994, this technology has revolutionized biomedical […]

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Dear Dr Nina: 'I can't sleep after having my two children – one of whom didn't sleep for more than three hours at a time'

Q I have always been a good sleeper and am a mother to two small children, one of whom didn’t sleep for more than three hours at a time until earlier this year. To my surprise, I have lost the ability to sleep. Even though my youngest sleeps through, I find it impossible to stay asleep. My doctor has prescribed […]

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Rosacea: What Causes It & How To Treat It

If you’ve noticed persistent redness, blemishes and broken capillaries on your face, you could be developing a non-contagious condition called rosacea. While there’s no current cure, there are plenty of ways to manage your symptoms by determining your triggers and finding the right treatment. We spoke to Dr Antoinette Ciconte, a Specialist Dermatologist and Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists, to […]

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