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Cases of Idiopathic Intracranial HTN on the Rise in Wales

The incidence and prevalence of idiopathic intracranial hypertension are increasing in Wales, corresponding to increasing body mass index (BMI) in the...

For Maximum Effectiveness, De-Stress and Get Healthy Before Your COVID-19 Shot

Not many people have had the opportunity to get the COVID-19 vaccine yet. But while you wait your turn, there are some steps you can take to give the...

Half of Americans Still Not Wearing Masks When Out in Public: Poll

Though masks are effective in stopping the spread of COVID-19, half of Americans don't wear them when mixing with the public. That's a key takeaway from...

FDA Approves Verquvo (vericiguat) for Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction

(BUSINESS WIRE) January 20, 2021-- Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

FDA Approves Cabenuva (cabotegravir and rilpivirine) Long-Acting Injectable HIV Treatment and Vocabria (cabotegravir) Oral HIV Treatment

London, 21 January 2021 – ViiV Healthcare, the global specialist HIV company majority owned by GlaxoSmithKline plc (“GSK”), with...

Meth Overdose Deaths Are Surging in America, With Minorities Most at Risk

Deaths from overdoses of methamphetamine are rising across the United States, especially among Blacks and American Indians/Alaska Natives, a new study...

For Rising Number of People, Obesity Is a Literal Headache

As worldwide obesity rates continue to soar, new research shows that growing numbers of people are developing a potentially blinding type of weight-linked...

AHA News: Anxiety Is Linked With Smoking – But How Is Still Hazy

In these stressful pandemic times, health experts have more reason to circle back to the link between anxiety and smoking: Does anxiety cause people to...

FDA Approves First Once-a-Month HIV Therapy, Cabenuva

The first monthly shots to treat adults with HIV were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday. "Currently, the standard of care...

Immune System May 'Remember' Infections From Previous Coronaviruses

Previous coronavirus infections might prime the immune system to fight the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19, a new study suggests. There are numerous...

Health Highlights: Jan. 22, 2021

  Dr. Anthony Fauci Feels 'Liberated' in Biden Administration After nearly a year of being muzzled about the coronavirus pandemic by the Trump administration,...

Exercise Doesn't Boost Health If You Stay Obese, Study Finds

The harmful effects of obesity on the heart can't be undone by exercise, and it's not possible to be "fat but healthy," Spanish researchers warn. "Exercise...

Even When Cancer Is in Remission, Patients' Risks of Severe COVID Rise

Your cancer has gone into remission, so you breathe a sigh of relief as you try to navigate the coronavirus pandemic safely. Not so fast, says new research...

Cancer Screening, Diagnoses Down During Early Pandemic

There was a significant decrease in the number of patients undergoing screening tests for cancer and in the number of resulting diagnoses of cancerous...

Accidental Awareness High With General Anesthesia in Obstetric Surgeries

The incidence of accidental awareness is high among women receiving general anesthesia for obstetric surgery, according to a study published online Jan....

Oily Fish Consumption Tied to Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Consumption of oily fish, but not nonoily fish, is associated with a lower risk for type 2 diabetes (T2D), according to a study published online Jan. 11...

Bamlanivimab + Etesevimab Reduces SARS-CoV-2 Viral Load

Treatment with bamlanivimab and etesevimab, but not monotherapy with bamlanivimab, is associated with a reduction in severe acute respiratory syndrome...

Methamphetamine OD Deaths Up for All Races, Ethnicities

Rates of overdose deaths involving methamphetamine increased for all racial/ethnic groups from 2011 to 2018, according to a research letter published online...

Opioid Use May Contribute to Risk for Pancreatic Cancer

Opioid use seems to contribute to the increasing incidence of pancreatic cancer (PC) in the United States, according to a study published online Jan. 6...

Nearly Two-Thirds of Canadian Cardiac Physicians Burned Out

Physicians at a Canadian cardiovascular center report higher levels of prepandemic burnout than U.S. colleagues, according to a study published online...

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