Researcher on the rise of ageism during the pandemic

When COVID-19 first emerged and began to spread, there was a rush to identify common characteristics shared by those infected. Geographic location, lifestyle and pre-existing health conditions were all early candidates for a distinguishing factor that would help predict who would be most susceptible. It soon emerged that advanced age was likely a contributing factor in being vulnerable to the […]

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Russia’s virus cases rise by over 10,000 for third day

Russia cemented its place as the European country reporting the highest number of new coronavirus infections Tuesday as its total cases soared passed 155,000. Health officials reported 10,102 new infections over the last 24 hours, a decrease of 531 cases from Sunday’s record surge, bringing Russia’s total to 155,370. Russia has emerged as a new coronavirus hotspot as many European […]

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Hospitals see rise in patients being treated for DIY mishaps during COVID-19 lockdown

Oxford Eye Hospital has seen it’s records for trauma operations by DIY smashed in the last week. The hospital usually sees one serious injury of it’s kind every two weeks. In the last seven days, six patients have needed urgent medical attention from the optical hospital. The eye hospital is now urging everyone to wear eye protection while carrying out […]

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Out-of-pocket costs for Medicare recipients will rise in new year

(HealthDay)—Seniors on Medicare are going to take a hit to the pocketbook in 2020, with premiums and deductibles set to increase on coverage for medical services and prescription drugs. The standard monthly premium for Medicare Part B will rise $9.10, to $144 a month, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced. The annual deductible for Part B […]

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Rise in testosterone level boosts young women’s running capacity

A rise in the level of the male hormone testosterone significantly boosts young physically active women’s capacity to run for longer, reveals the first study of its kind, published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Testosterone also increases muscle mass and leanness, even though body weight doesn’t change, the findings show. The impact of the hormone on athletic […]

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Deadly IVF side effect is on the rise, report finds

Serious IVF side effect is on the rise, report finds as the number of blunders at fertility clinics reaches a four-year high (including one woman who was given the WRONG sperm) 156 cases of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) in 2018-19, up from 135  In same time, there were 294 ‘serious’ incidents at fertility clinics across the UK They involved damage […]

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Off-label medication orders on the rise for children, study finds

U.S. physicians are increasingly ordering medications for children for conditions that are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration, according to a Rutgers study. The findings highlight the need for more education, research and policies addressing effective, safe pediatric drug prescribing. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, analyzed data collected from 2006 to 2015 in the Centers for […]

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New data indicate rise in opioid use for migraine treatment

An increasing number of Americans are using opioids to treat their migraine headaches, despite the fact that opioids are not the recommended first-line therapy for migraine in most cases. That’s according to the ObserVational Survey of the Epidemiology, tReatment and Care Of MigrainE (OVERCOME) study, a web-based patient survey of people living with migraine. Migraine care specialist Sait Ashina, MD, […]

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Unplanned pregnancies rise among ‘Tinder generation’

Unplanned pregnancies rise among ‘Tinder generation’ as women leave relationships and start ‘playing the field again’, health minister warns Women leaving stable relationships stop taking Pill once they split from partner But they don’t necessarily use other forms of contraception with their new man Health minister Jackie Doyle-Price referred to the Tinder app in her warning Rising numbers of unplanned […]

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