COVID-19 creates conditions for emergence of ‘superfungus’ in Brazil

Fully occupied intensive care units (ICUs). Physically and mentally exhausted health workers. Chaotically overcrowded hospitals. These and similar problems posed by the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil have created ideal conditions for the emergence of Candida auris, a microorganism some are calling a “superfungus” because of the speed with which it has developed drug resistance. The first two cases were confirmed […]

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Disparities Seen in Internet Access for Those With Chronic Conditions

MONDAY, Nov. 9, 2020 — There are disparities in access to the internet among those with chronic health conditions such as hypertension and diabetes, according to a research letter published online Nov. 2 in Diabetes Care. Vardhmaan Jain, M.D., from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and colleagues analyzed data from the 2016 to 2017 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System to assess […]

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Scientists show jet lag conditions impair immune response in mice

Imagine you’ve just arrived in Paris. Your body thinks it should be midnight—a restorative time when your cells typically proofread DNA, organize and store energy, and perform other essential chores—but, instead, the sun is up and you’re awake. On a molecular level, your cells are stressed, trying to catch up to new environmental conditions. Shiftwork and experimental models of frequent […]

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Cluster of risky conditions that can lead to heart disease is rising in Hispanic adults

A cluster of conditions called metabolic syndrome that could lead to heart disease and stroke is becoming more common among Hispanic adults, and experts say there needs to be more research and more work in prevention. Overall, metabolic syndrome affects about 1 in 3 adults in the United States and puts them at higher risk of heart disease, diabetes and […]

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Innovative CareView app provides patient data on 7 conditions related to 40% of ED visits

Doctors at Indiana University Health hospitals now have faster, easier access to information about the patients they are treating in the emergency department. The CareView app, created in a partnership among Regenstrief Institute, Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE), IU Health and Indiana University School of Medicine, provides clinicians with only the most relevant information from a patient’s medical history related […]

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Childhood sexual abuse linked to a range of physical and mental health conditions

A new review of previous studies into the long-term effects of childhood sexual abuse has suggested that earlier mental health support for victims would reduce the chances of victims developing psychiatric conditions and substance misuse later in life. Childhood sexual abuse is known to be associated with a wide range of health conditions, from chronic pain to mental health problems. […]

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Researchers find fecal marker could help diagnose early signs of chronic gut conditions

Small molecules found in fecal matter could provide clues to the early inflammation found in chronic gut conditions, such as intestinal bowel disease (IBD), and serve as new biomarkers for diagnosis, according to a study led by the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University. The researchers found that fecal miRNA, small nucleic acid sequences, could be used as […]

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Athlete’s hopes are crushed after being diagnosed with THREE disorders

Netball scholar’s dreams are crushed after being diagnosed with THREE conditions within a year that have left her unable to walk Letchen du Plessis’ hip ‘popped’ while playing netball in May last year Endured surgery and 10 months of phsyio but still struggled to walk MRI scan revealed her hip bone was dying due to a lack of blood supply […]

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Some Weather Conditions Linked to Myocardial Infarction Risk

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 — Certain weather conditions are associated with an increased risk for myocardial infarction (MI), according to a study published online Oct. 24 in JAMA Cardiology. Moman A. Mohammad, M.D., from Lund University in Sweden, and colleagues used daily weather data from the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute and the Swedish nationwide coronary care unit registry to […]

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