Men with 'the Celtic gene' are more likely to develop liver cancer

Men with ‘the Celtic gene’ are 11 times more likely to develop liver cancer because it makes their body absorb toxic amounts of iron, study finds Condition called haemochromatosis can trigger a build-up of iron in the body This can lead to organ damage, and put sufferers more at risk getting cancer Scientists said up to 175,000 men and boys […]

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Danish corona mink mutation ‘most likely eradicated’: ministry

A mutated version of the new coronavirus detected in Danish minks that raised concerns about the effectiveness of a future vaccine has likely been eradicated, Denmark’s health ministry said Thursday. “There have been no new cases of the ‘Cluster 5’ mink mutation since September 15, which has led to the Danish infectious disease authority SSI to conclude that this variant […]

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Blood test picks out cancers likely to benefit from targeted drugs

A simple and inexpensive blood test could pick out patients with stomach or oesophageal cancer who are likely to benefit from targeted treatment, a new study shows. The test, known as a liquid biopsy, detects cancer DNA in the bloodstream to reveal if stomach and oesophageal cancers are being driven by the presence of too many copies of a gene […]

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A study using extensive nationwide registry data showed that girls born extremely preterm, earlier than 28 weeks gestational age, were three times more likely to be diagnosed with depression than peers born close to the expected date of delivery. Increased risk of depression also applied to girls and boys with poor fetal growth born full-term and post-term. The effects of […]

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Younger knee replacement patients more likely to require reoperation

Knee replacement surgery, also known as total knee arthroplasty (TKA), is increasing among patients 65 and younger. One study projects a potential 183% increase in the number of TKA and revision TKA surgeries by the year 2030 in that age group, raising concerns about poorer clinical outcomes, lower patient satisfaction and diminished joint survival compared to an older patient population. […]

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AHA News: People in Poor Heart Health More Likely to Give Their Doctors Low Marks

THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2020 (American Heart Association News) — People with poor heart health have worse perceptions of their patient-doctor relationship, according to a new study that also found overall cardiovascular health is worsening in the U.S. The research, published Thursday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, sought to shed light on cardiovascular health and how it squares […]

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Statins reduce COVID-19 severity, likely by removing cholesterol that virus uses to infect

There are no Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved treatments for COVID-19, the pandemic infection caused by a novel coronavirus. While several therapies are being tested in clinical trials, current standard of care involves providing patients with fluids and fever-reducing medications. To speed the search for new COVID-19 therapies, researchers are testing repurposed drugs—medicines already known to be safe for human […]

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Black newborns three times more likely to die when cared for by white doctor: study

A team of researchers from several institutions in the U.S. has found that newborn Black babies are three times more likely to die just after birth when they are cared for by a white doctor, compared to the national average. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group describes their study of Florida medical […]

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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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Parents twice as likely to be concerned about ticks than of mosquitoes

Not all bloodsuckers are created equal in parents’ eyes. When it comes to bug bites, parents are twice as likely to be concerned about ticks as they are about mosquitoes transmitting disease, a new national poll finds. But as children spend more time outside, families may not always know the best way to protect them from both of these pesky […]

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