Study shows decline in subarachnoid hemorrhage hospitalizations during COVID-19 pandemic

New research led by investigators from Boston Medical Center and Grady Memorial Hospital demonstrates the significant decline in hospitalizations for neurological emergencies during the COVID-19 pandemic. The rate of Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) – bleeding in the space between the brain and the tissue covering the brain – hospitalizations declined 22.5 percent during the study period, which is consistent with the […]

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Drinking flavanol-rich cocoa could protect from mental stress-induced cardiovascular events

Increased consumption of flavanols – a group of molecules occurring naturally in fruit and vegetables – could protect people from mental stress-induced cardiovascular events such as stroke, heart disease and thrombosis, according to new research. Researchers have discovered that blood vessels were able to function better during mental stress when people were given a cocoa drink containing high levels of […]

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Biomarkers in the blood can predict severe outcomes in COVID-19 patients

When patients with COVID-19 arrive in emergency rooms, there are relatively few ways for doctors to predict which ones are more likely to become critically ill and require intensive care and which ones are more likely to enjoy a quick recovery. New Yale research could help them identify important early clues. In a recent study, researchers report that a series […]

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APO-Sumatriptan

NOTICE: This Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is intended for persons living in Australia. APO-SUMATRIPTAN Sumatriptan succinate Consumer Medicine Information   What is in this leaflet This leaflet answers some common questions about sumatriptan. It does not contain all the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist. All medicines have risks and benefits. […]

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Does Erectile Dysfunction Reduce Productivity?

Skip to: What is Erectile dysfunction? Erectile dysfunction, productivity and absenteeism Other associations Conclusion Image Credit Igorstevanovic / Shutterstock What is Erectile dysfunction? Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to achieve or maintain penile erection  for sexual intercourse. It involves an integration of hormonal, neurological, psychological and vascular pathways. Thus, ED may result from a  wide range of pathologies.   […]

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Dementia symptoms: Five ways you can prevent vascular dementia

Dementia is an umbrella term for a range of symptoms associated with brain damage. Vascular dementia is a common type of dementia caused by reduced blood flow to the brain. It’s estimated to affect around 150,000 people in the UK. While there is no cure for vascular dementia, taking certain lifestyle decisions may reduce a person’s risk of developing the […]

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Scientists generate high-quality human vascular cells through genome editing technology

Scientists from the Institute of Biophysics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Peking University and the Institute of Zoology of CAS have generated the world’s first genetically enhanced human vascular cells by targeting a single longevity gene, FOXO3. The study was recently published in Cell Stem Cell. This six-year joint research effort represents the first time human vascular cell […]

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