Maryland County Pledges Investigation of Health Worker’s Coronavirus Death

Officials in Maryland’s Prince George’s County say they “will spare no time or expense” investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a veteran public health worker who died of COVID-19 after relatives and co-workers believe she contracted the coronavirus on the job. The probe follows a story by KHN and the Associated Press two weeks ago focusing on the worker, […]

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More evidence that cellular ‘death by iron’ could be promising avenue of cancer treatment

If there is a silver lining in cancer’s chaotic biology, it’s that the same traits that give cancer cells a growth advantage often present opportunities for sabotaging them. That’s the central idea behind a new research paper published November 23 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) by Xuejun Jiang, a cell biologist in the Sloan Kettering Institute, […]

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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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Camilo Villegas and Wife Reflect on Late Daughter's 'Miracle,' How It Inspired Foundation's Name

Camilo Villegas is leveraging his experience with his late daughter Mia to help others. Four months after the professional golfer, 38, and his wife Maria lost their 22-month-old following a battle with brain and spine cancer, they are opening up about their foundation Mia's Miracles, and how its recent name change was inspired by their daughter's story. "We can go back […]

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Mississippi COVID-19 Unit Nurse Dies in the Same Ward Where She Treated Patients

A longtime Mississippi nurse died of the novel coronavirus this month in the same hospital where she had volunteered to treat patients with the virus since the onset of the pandemic. Elaine McRae, 63, a cardiac observation nurse at Gulfport Memorial Hospital, died on Nov. 5 from complications related to COVID-19 after spending 72 days in her colleagues' care, according […]

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Diabetics see lower death risk if they drink these beverages daily, study suggests

Could you lose weight, burn fat by drinking coffee? Fox News medical correspondent Dr. Marc Siegel explains why public insurance could price private insurance companies out of the market. Siegel later discusses the health benefits of drinking coffee. Coffee and green tea could lower the death risk for Type 2 diabetes sufferers — but only if they drink a certain […]

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Adequate levels of vitamin D reduces complications, death among COVID-19 patients

Hospitalized COVID-19 patients who were vitamin D sufficient, with a blood level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D of at least 30 ng/mL (a measure of vitamin D status), had a significant decreased risk for adverse clinical outcomes including becoming unconscious, hypoxia (body starved for oxygen) and death. In addition, they had lower blood levels of an inflammatory marker (C-reactive protein) and higher […]

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Brittani Boren Leach Opens Up About 'Broken Heart' in Days Leading Up to Late Son's First Birthday

Brittani Boren Leach is continuing to be candid about her feelings as her late son Crew's first birthday approaches. On Monday, the pregnant YouTube star shared a heartbreaking message about how she felt "a looming cloud of dread washing over" her as the month of September approached, alongside two photos of baby Crew, who died last December at 3 months […]

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Study of one million children shows adversity increases risk of premature death in adulthood

A new study published in The Lancet, conducted by researchers from the Universities of Copenhagen and Liverpool, shows that adversity in childhood increases the risk of premature death in early adulthood. Children who have experienced repeated serious adversity such as losing a parent, mental illness in the family, poverty or being placed in foster care have a 4.5 times higher […]

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