Meningococcus B vaccine prevents disease with 79 per cent effectiveness in under-18s

Meningococcus group B, the most prevalent strain of meningococcal infection, is prevented with 79 per cent effectiveness in children and young adults inoculated with the 4CMenB vaccine, also known as Bexsero, according to a new collaborative study from researchers in Portugal and the UK and led by the University of Bristol which evaluated the vaccine’s performance in a real-world setting. […]

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Need an IV or Stitches? Virtual Reality or Hypnosis Might Ease Pain

TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2020 — Virtual reality glasses or hypnosis can relieve pain and anxiety in people having short medical procedures, a new study finds. For those getting an IV catheter or stitches to close a wound, for example, these distraction techniques reduce the need for painkillers, say researchers in Belgium. The study is by Dr. E. Kubra Okur Kavak […]

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Women at Increased Risk for Heart Failure, Death After MI

TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2020 — Women are at increased risk for heart failure and death after first-time myocardial infarction (MI), according to a study published online Nov. 30 in Circulation. Justin A. Ezekowitz, M.B.B.Ch., from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, and colleagues examined the incidence, angiographic findings, treatment, and clinical outcomes of 45,064 patients (30.8 percent women) hospitalized […]

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Gov. Jared Polis, Dr. Anthony Fauci to give update on COVID-19 in Colorado

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a member of the White House’s coronavirus task force, will join Gov. Jared Polis in giving an update on Colorado’s response to the pandemic on Tuesday. Polis, who recently tested positive for the novel coronavirus, gives regular briefings on COVID-19, sometimes remotely and sometimes in […]

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'Sit less, walk more,’ advise heart researchers

Two studies involving postmenopausal females found that sedentary behavior increased their risk of developing heart failure and that walking lowered their risk of high blood pressure. For people spending more time at home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the new research provides an impetus to go for more walks and avoid sitting too long in front of computer […]

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‘Smell Training’ Might Speed the Sense’s Return After COVID

TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2020 — Special training may help COVID-19 patients regain their sense of smell after suffering parosmia, a new British study suggests. Parosmia is a condition where people have strange and often unpleasant smell distortions. Instead of smelling a lemon, for example, you may smell rotting cabbage, or chocolate may smell like gasoline. Parosmia has been linked to […]

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Hillary Clinton Gives Dax Shepard Advice on Raising Daughters: 'It's a Constant Balancing Act'

Hillary Clinton is sharing her perspective on parenting. The former Secretary of State and presidential candidate, 73, spoke with Dax Shepard Monday on the actor's Armchair Expert podcast. The conversation covered a range of subjects, including Clinton's extensive political career, but quickly turned to the topic of parenthood. Explaining that he has looked forward to raising children, Shepard, 45, admitted […]

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Man becomes the fourth person in his family to have testicular cancer

Man becomes the fourth person in his family to have testicular cancer — and it may just have saved his life Salesman Matt Inman-Shore first heard about testicular cancer when he was a boy — his father, grandfather and uncle had all been through it. ‘I was nine when my dad, Steven, now 60, got his diagnosis and 12 when the […]

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