Vaccine passports linked to COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in UK and Israel

A new study from Imperial College London has found a link between COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and a perceived lack of free will over vaccine passports. The findings, taken from surveys of 1,358 people across the UK and Israel—two highly vaccinated countries—found that people who feel their sense of autonomy, or free will, is unmet by government incentives like vaccine passports […]

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COVID-19 outbreak linked to MLB All-Star Game in Denver

Joy wasn’t the only thing spreading around the MLB All-Star Game in Denver earlier this month: 14 people also contracted COVID-19 in connection with the event, according to the state health department. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on Wednesday added “Major League Baseball All-Star Events” to its list of COVID-19 outbreaks. Major League Baseball estimated more than […]

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Preablation weight loss linked to freedom from A-fib

(HealthDay)—Preablation weight loss is associated with freedom from atrial fibrillation (FFAF) in both obese and nonobese patients, according to a study published online June 30 in the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. Graham Peigh, M.D., from the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, and colleagues assessed the impact of preprocedure weight changes on FFAF after ablation in obese […]

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Adult ADHD linked to numerous physical conditions

Adults with ADHD are at higher risk of a wide range of physical conditions, including nervous system, respiratory, musculoskeletal, and metabolic diseases, according to a large register-based study from Karolinska Institutet published in The Lancet Psychiatry. “Identifying co-occurring physical diseases may have important implications for treating adults with ADHD and for benefiting the long-term health and quality of life of […]

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Statin use is linked to reduced risk of cancer among heart failure patients

Statin use among patients with heart failure is associated with a 16% lower risk of developing cancer compared with non-statin users during an average of four years of follow-up, according to new research published today (Wednesday) in the European Heart Journal. In addition, the study found that statin use was associated with a 26% reduced risk of dying from cancer […]

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Air pollution linked to high blood pressure in children; other studies address air quality and the heart

A meta-analysis of 14 air pollution studies from around the world found that exposure to high levels of air pollutants during childhood increases the likelihood of high blood pressure in children and adolescents, and their risk for high blood pressure as adults. The study is published in a special issue on air pollution in the Journal of the American Heart […]

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Heart health of shift workers linked to body clock

Working hours that deviate from an individual’s natural body clock are associated with greater cardiovascular risk, according to research presented at ESC Preventive Cardiology 2021, an online scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). “Our study found that for each hour the work schedule was out of sync with an employee’s body clock, the risk of heart disease […]

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Exposure to greenspace linked to lower risk for pediatric-onset IBD

(HealthDay)—Higher exposure to residential greenspace in childhood is associated with a reduced risk for pediatric-onset inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a study published in the February issue of the American Journal of Gastroenterology. Michael Elten, from the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada, and colleagues conducted a retrospective cohort study using linked population-based health administrative and environmental data sets. […]

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Faulty metabolism of Parkinson’s medication in the brain linked to severe side effects

Until now, the reason why the drug levodopa (L-Dopa), which reduces the motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, declines in efficacy after a few years’ use has been unknown. A side effect that then often occur is involuntary movements. A Swedish–French collaboration, led from Uppsala University, has now been able to connect the problems with defective metabolism of L-Dopa in the […]

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