Cardiogenic Shock Teams Again Tied to Lower Mortality

A large multicenter study provides further evidence supporting the rationale for multidisciplinary teams for cardiogenic shock, one of the most lethal diseases in cardiovascular medicine. The analysis of 24 critical care ICUs (CICUs) in the Critical Care Cardiology Trials Network showed that the presence of a shock team was independently associated with a 28% lower risk for CICU mortality (23% […]

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Telehealth services may help smokers in rural prisons quit tobacco smoking

Telehealth smoking cessation treatment programs can reduce tobacco-related disparities among incarcerated smokers, according to a Rutgers study. The study, published in the Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, found that video conferencing with tobacco treatment specialists may help smokers incarcerated in rural prisons quit tobacco smoking. “Tobacco use is an important public health issue, especially among people who are incarcerated, in […]

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How to Help Kids with Eco-Anxiety When 'Fire Season' Is A Thing

The world is on fire, and that’s not an understatement. From the U.S. to Canada to Italy to Turkey and Greece, wildfires have been raging for months, and the worst news  — Mother Nature is just getting started. The climate crisis is evidentially worsening, exacerbating drought and fire conditions around the world, which means fires are not only burning earlier […]

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Early Alzheimers diagnosis: Progress and pitfalls

Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, is characterised by brain lesions that can cause devastating memory loss and behavioural changes. It affects some 30 million people worldwide. Decades of research have failed to produce a cure, prevention or reliable treatment. On World Alzheimer’s Day, expert Bruno Dubois tells AFP why one of the most promising avenues for treatment […]

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The role of gut bacteria in weight loss

Recent research suggests that the composition of the gut microbiome can predict an individual’s likelihood of obesity. A new study reports that differences in the functional profile of the gut microbiome are also associated with the body’s response to weight loss interventions. The study found that gut microbiome genes associated with bacterial replication and the breakdown of carbohydrates and proteins […]

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Scientists identify new therapeutic target in ovarian cancer subtype with poor prognosis

Mutations in the ARID1A gene are present in more than 50% of ovarian clear cell carcinomas (OCCC), for which effective treatments are lacking. Scientists at The Wistar Institute discovered that loss of ARID1A function enhances a cellular stress response pathway that promotes survival of cancer cells, which become sensitive to pharmacological inhibition of this pathway. These findings were published online […]

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Safer dental procedures with new biosafety air curtain device

Researchers at the National Dental Research Institute Singapore (NDRIS) have developed a novel device that aims to limit the spread of aerosols generated during dental procedures, thereby lowering the risk of COVID-19 crosscontamination in the dental setting. Known as Aeroshield, the innovation utilizes air curtain technology to create an air barrier, segregating aerosols generated at the patient’s mouth from the […]

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Early-stage drug candidate diminishes deficits in Parkinson’s disease

University of Utah Health scientists have identified a molecule that slows cells’ production of alpha-synuclein, a protein that forms toxic aggregates in the brains of people with Parkinson’s disease. Its discovery points toward a new strategy for treating the disease and potentially stopping its progression. Researchers led by Associate Professor of Neurology Daniel Scoles, Ph.D., reported on the molecule, known […]

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J&J: Booster dose of its COVID shot prompts strong response – The Denver Post

LONDON — Johnson & Johnson said Tuesday that a booster of its one-shot coronavirus vaccine provides a stronger immune response months after people receive a first dose. J&J said in statement that an extra dose — given either two months or six months after the initial shot — revved up protection. The results haven’t yet been published or vetted by […]

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Patient mortality lower for hospitalists working more days

(HealthDay)—Hospitalized Medicare patients treated by physicians who work more clinical days have lower 30-day mortality, according to a study published online Sept. 13 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Hirotaka Kato, Ph.D., from the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California in Los Angeles, and colleagues examined the association between the number of days worked clinically per year by […]

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