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Doctors have already proven their worth. We have succeeded beyond what most of the population will achieve. And yet, there are certain goals we cannot seem to achieve. And the worst part is that we know we could do it, and the person getting in our way is someone we know well. We look at
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Now that the COVID-19 pandemic has entered its third year, it is a must for everyone to do their part in preventing the spread of the virus. One way to effectively do this is by self-testing at home or anywhere. Doing so will not only give you a rapid diagnosis, but it can also alert
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Researchers published the study covered in this summary on Research Square as a preprint that has not yet been peer reviewed. Key Takeaways In American Indians (Native Americans) with type 2 diabetes, higher plasma levels of ceramide-16 (ceramide with acylated palmitic acid) associated with a higher rate of cardiovascular disease events, especially CVD events associated
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has provided emergency use authorization to the first COVID-19 breath diagnostic test. The test, developed by InspectIR, can tell whether someone has contracted COVID-19 by analyzing breath samples. It is not an at-home test, meaning authorized personnel must administer the breath test at a hospital, doctor’s office, or mobile COVID-19
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Mr Unger’s Experience, 30 Years Ago According to Mr Unger, the initial treatment for his stage IIIB Hodgkin lymphoma was MOPP (mechlorethamine hydrochloride, vincristine sulfate, procarbazine hydrochloride, and prednisone) plus ABVD (doxorubicin hydrochloride, bleomycin sulfate, vinblastine sulfate, and dacarbazine). “They wanted to give me two chemo programs at once because they said I was very
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The White House is paying close attention to BA.4 and BA.5, two new subvariants of the COVID-19 Omicron strain that are being tracked by the World Health Organization and have appeared in nations including South Africa, said Anthony Fauci, the president’s
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Psilocybin from “magic mushrooms” could aid in the long-term improvement of treating depression in a recent study. The small study conducted by Imperial College of London and published in Nature Medicine on Monday concluded that psilocybin made participants’ “brains functional network become more functionally interconnected.” Two separate trials were tested on 60 people total. In
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A new study has found that aged black garlic (ABG) on top of dietary guidance lowers diastolic blood pressure (DBP) in men with moderately elevated cholesterol. After 6 weeks, consumption of ABG with a high concentration of s-allyl-L-cystine (SAC) was associated with a nearly 6-mm Hg reduction in DBP in men. Other cardiovascular disease (CVD)
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A new COVID-19 nasal spray will advance to human clinical trials soon after performing well and even doing better than currently available antibody treatments against SARS-CoV-2 in mice experiments.  The protein-based antiviral nasal spray worked by interfering with the novel coronavirus’ ability to enter cells. Developed by researchers at Northwestern University, University of Washington, and
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In the largest multicenter study to date on left bundle-branch area pacing (LBBAP), the technique was shown to be feasible as a primary pacing technique for treating bradyarrhythmias and heart failure. However, there is still a need for greater experience and better devices to improve success rates and safety for the heart failure indication. Basic
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The 24-hour news cycle is just as important to medicine as it is to politics, finance, or sports. At MedPage Today, new information is posted daily, but keeping up can be a challenge. As an aid for our readers, here is a 10-question quiz based on the news of the week. Topics include an increase
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Public health officials from several countries are investigating dozens of cases of severe hepatitis in young children. The source of the infections is unknown. Seventy-four cases have been reported in the United Kingdom, there are three documented cases in Spain, and there are also similar cases being reported in Denmark and the Netherlands, according to an
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