Heart transplants from severely obese donors show comparable outcomes for patients

Heart transplant patients who received hearts from severely obese donors had similar short-term outcomes and long-term survival as patients who received hearts from non-obese donors, according to new research published today in Circulation: Heart Failure, an American Heart Association journal. The waiting list for a heart transplant in the U.S. is continuously about 3,000 people, and only half of those […]

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Lung injuries from vaping have characteristic patterns on CT

Injuries to the lungs from vaping have suggestive patterns on CT scans that could help physicians make accurate diagnoses and reduce unnecessary biopsies, according to a new study published in the journal Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging. Electronic nicotine delivery systems such as e-cigarettes and vaporizers heat nicotine, flavorings and other chemicals to create an aerosol that the user inhales. Use of […]

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Another day, another hotel quarantine fail. So what can Australia learn from other countries?

This week, we heard how conditions at a Sydney quarantine hotel were so bad almost 400 returned travelers had to be moved to another one. Before that, we heard from Victoria’s inquiry into hotel quarantine. We learned the bulk of cases during the state’s second wave could be tracked down to a family of four returned travelers staying at a […]

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Strength training is as important as cardio, and you can do it from home during COVID-19

We often get bombarded with the message “regular physical activity is the key to good health and well-being.” To most of us, when we hear “physical activity,” we typically think of aerobic exercise such as walking, jogging, and cycling. But recent evidence suggests muscle-strengthening exercise is very beneficial to our health. In our study, published today, we argue muscle-strengthening exercise […]

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Attacking tumors from the inside

A new technology that allows researchers to peer inside malignant tumors shows that two experimental drugs can normalize aberrant blood vessels, oxygenation, and other aspects of the tumor microenvironment in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), helping to suppress the tumor’s growth and spread, UT Southwestern researchers report. The findings, published online in Cancer Research, highlight the use of this novel […]

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Patients with privacy concerns three times as likely to withhold details from their doctors

Have you ever kept information from a doctor or other health care provider because you were concerned about the privacy or security of your medical record? If so, new research at The Ohio State University College of Medicine finds you’re not alone, and that could have negative implications during the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers with CATALYST—the Center for the Advancement of […]

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Back Off! Maren Morris Says Mom-Shaming Comes From 'Deep Insecurity'

Tuning it out. Maren Morris discounted the mom-shaming she experienced on social media earlier this month, blaming the criticism on other parents’ insecurities. Take That! Tori Roloff and More Celeb Moms Clap Back at Parenting Police “I don’t think I’m gonna show his face in photos on social media anymore,” the country singer, 30, said of her 4-month-old son, Hayes, […]

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