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New assessment finds 40% of the adults to be obese or overweight

The fight against obesity and undernourishment stalled during the COVID-19 pandemic, with over 40 per cent of adults now obese or overweight, the world's leading independent assessment of the state of global nutrition has found. The 2021 Global Nutrition Report (GNR), launched on Tuesday (23 November), also revealed that more than 149 million children worldwide are stunted, as commitments to […]

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World AIDS Day: New Vital Signs report highlights persistent disparities in HIV prevention and care

Despite overall progress in reducing new infections among gay and bisexual men, the HIV epidemic continued and was more severe among Black or African American (hereafter referred to as Black) and Hispanic/Latino gay and bisexual men in the decade leading up to the federal Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE) initiative, which the U.S. Department of Health and […]

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Restoring heart elasticity in a heart failure model

Patients with heart failure often have shortness of breath and become fatigued quickly. They frequently suffer from water retention, heart palpitations, and dizziness. The condition can be triggered by a combination of elevated blood pressure, diabetes, and kidney disease, or by acute events such as heart attacks or infections. As people age, the number of adverse factors increase, so heart […]

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Omicron: What are the variant's symptoms?

Fox News Flash top headlines for December 1 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. In just a matter of weeks, cases of the omicron COVID-19 variant have been detected in countries around the world – including the U.S. – forcing health leaders to take action.  Much remains unknown about the new variant, but […]

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Drug compound makes pancreatic cancer cells more vulnerable to chemo

Pancreatic cancer is extremely difficult to treat. By the time it is detected, the cancer often has reached an advanced stage, and patients usually do not survive longer than one year after diagnosis. An aggressive chemotherapy regimen is the first-line treatment, but the side effects can be severe, and many tumors stop responding to treatment. Now, researchers at Washington University […]

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Drug compound makes pancreatic cancer cells more vulnerable to chemo

Pancreatic cancer is extremely difficult to treat. By the time it is detected, the cancer often has reached an advanced stage, and patients usually do not survive longer than one year after diagnosis. An aggressive chemotherapy regimen is the first-line treatment, but the side effects can be severe, and many tumors stop responding to treatment. Now, researchers at Washington University […]

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Booster Counteracts Waning Immunity of Initial Pfizer Doses

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A third (booster) shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 mRNA vaccine appears to counteract the waning protection of the first two shots, at least in the short term, according to new data published online November 30 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Tal Patalon, MD, with the Kahn Sagol […]

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Interventions for preventing COVID-19 outbreaks in military basic training

The coronavirus disease 2019  (COVID-19) epidemic has interrupted operations in a variety of institutional settings, necessitating considerable changes. Similarly, the COVID-19 outbreak had a negative impact on military settings. Outbreaks in basic training camps are alarming since they hinder the influx of new soldiers into the military, which is crucial in ensuring force strength. The fact that outbreaks occurred in […]

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