New treatments for Alzheimer’s and stroke revealed in several new studies

The results of three new studies indicate there could be new treatments for Alzheimer’s and stroke. One study reveals a possible link between gum disease and Alzheimer’s. Two other studies explore how the substance sovateltide shows promise for treating neurodegenerative disorders. The research data will be presented virtually October 4–7 at the Seventeenth International Conference on Endothelin (ET-17), hosted and […]

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EMS ketamine use for agitated patients on cocaine increases intubation 5.75-fold

Patients with excited delirium who are combative, aggressive or agitated before being transported to the hospital or in an emergency department setting require immediate treatment for their safety and others. In the past, physical restraint was the predominant method used to control a patient during transport. However, due to safety issues, prehospital ketamine—a powerful sedative—is now commonly used to restrain […]

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Sydney gets ‘blueprint for freedom’ as virus cases fall

Vaccinated Sydney residents will finally emerge from a lengthy COVID lockdown by mid-October, Australian officials said Monday, outlining a three-stage “blueprint for freedom” as case numbers fell in the city. Stay-at-home orders are set to be lifted in Sydney and surrounding New South Wales when the double-dose vaccination rate hits 70 percent, with state premier Gladys Berejiklian saying “quite confidently” […]

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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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School starts for 1 million NYC kids amid new vaccine rules

Classroom doors swing open for about a million New York City public school students on Monday in the nation’s largest experiment of in-person learning during the coronavirus pandemic. The start of the school year coincides with several milestones in the city’s pandemic recovery that hinge on vaccine mandates. Nearly all of the city’s 300,000 employees will be required to be […]

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Using video for the early detection of autism

Individuals affected by autism spectrum disorder often present communication issues and difficulties in social interactions. Although very frequent, this disorder is challenging to diagnose before the age of five. However, early care can compensate for these difficulties by providing specific behavioral intervention focused on the development of skills affected by autism. This is why an interdisciplinary team at the University […]

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The Best Podcasts For New Moms

Syda Productions/Shutterstock By Ashley Moor/Aug. 31, 2021 9:54 pm EDT Especially for new moms, pregnancy and motherhood can be overwhelming. It’s likely that you’re nearly overcome with questions and anxiety that leads you to spend hours researching every aspect of motherhood — from breastfeeding to postpartum depression. Rather than sifting through thousands of articles on the internet, perhaps you’d rather enjoy […]

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Delivery for hospitalized pregnant women improves recovery outcome, study finds

Pregnant women hospitalized with COVID-19 had improved recovery outcomes after delivering their babies early, according to new research from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The study was published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. “We know that there are more considerations with pregnant patients who have COVID-19, because we have to consider the […]

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U.S. health officials call for booster shots against COVID-19 – The Denver Post

NEW YORK — U.S. health officials Wednesday announced plans to offer COVID-19 booster shots to all Americans to shore up their protection amid the surging delta variant and evidence that the vaccines’ effectiveness is falling. The plan, as outlined by the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other top authorities, calls for an extra dose eight […]

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