The Brain Disorder in the New Netflix Show 'Away' Really Can Cause Stroke-Like Symptoms—Here's What Doctors Say About It

The new TV series, Away, dropped on Netflix earlier this month, and at the heart of this space drama is a little-known brain condition called cerebral cavernous malformation (CCM). Hilary Swank stars as NASA astronaut Emma Green, and Josh Charles takes the role of her on-screen astronaut husband, Matt Logan. While Swank's character embarks on a mission to Mars, her […]

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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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Older adults with existing depression show resilience during the pandemic

A study involving older adults with pre-existing major depressive disorder living in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, and St Louis found no increase in depression and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers from five institutions, including UCLA, found that the older adults, who were already enrolled in ongoing studies of treatment resistant depression, also exhibited resilience to the stress of […]

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Rachel Reilly, More Pregnant Stars Show 3rd Trimester Baby Bumps in Bikinis

Bump watch! While some celebrities keep their pregnancies on the down-low, these expecting stars showed their budding bellies off in bikinis all the way into their third trimesters. Jessica Simpson gave fans a glimpse of her baby bump in a March 2019 Instagram post captioned, “Jess-tation.” In the upload, the Dukes of Hazzard actress cradled her stomach while wearing sparkly […]

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New coronavirus clusters show risks of second wave as protests flare

BERLIN — A family in China, nightclubs in South Korea and a slaughterhouse in Germany: New clusters of coronavirus infections are igniting concerns about a second wave even as calls grow in some countries to relax restrictions even further. In Germany, where thousands have protested remaining restrictions in recent days, health officials say the number of people each confirmed coronavirus […]

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