Month: August 2020

Yet another study has missed a chance to show that patients with heart failure (HF) with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) can fare significantly better with sacubitril/valsartan (Entresto), compared to other renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) inhibitors. In PARALLAX, which compared sacubitril/valsartan to “individualized” medical therapy (IMT) that could include standard RAAS inhibitors, those on the newer agent
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Eating too much sugar is known to contribute to heart disease, obesity, tooth decay, cancer and numerous other health problems. Yet, the average American eats 22 teaspoons of added sugar per day, according to the American Heart Association. Many studies have linked high-sugar intake to an increase in cardiovascular disease (CVD) and mortality due to
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Ballet is a beautiful way to keep moving forward when our lives are standing still.So, embrace your personal space and treat it as a work of art. That’s what I’ve said countless times as a ballet teacher. But never has it been more meaningful than now. I’ve always been passionate about the everyday benefits of
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Print this page GAITHERSBURG, Md., Aug. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX), a late stage biotechnology company developing next-generation vaccines for serious infectious diseases, today announced that the first volunteers have been enrolled in the Phase 2 portion of its ongoing clinical trial to evaluate the immunogenicity and safety of NVX-CoV2373, Novavax’ COVID-19 vaccine candidate. The
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A United Airlines passenger jet takes off with New York City as a backdrop, at Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey. Chris Helgren | Reuters It’s time to say goodbye to the $200 ticket-change fee. United Airlines on Sunday said that it will permanently scrap fees to change domestic flights, a big bet that more flexible
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Nightmares that occurred twice a week or more were linked with cardiovascular disease in relatively young military veterans, even after controlling for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a cross-sectional study showed. Frequent distressing dreams were associated with hypertension (OR 1.51, 95% CI 1.28-1.78), heart problems (OR 1.50, 95% CI 1.11-2.02), and myocardial infarction (OR 2.32, 95%
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Across the United States, at least 36 states have reported positive cases at colleges and universities, adding more than 8,700 cases to the country’s tally. Almost 6 million infections have been recorded in the United States, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Since classes started on August 19, 1,200 students at the University of
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Digoxin now deserves to be considered first-line therapy for long-term heart rate control in older patients with permanent atrial fibrillation and symptoms of heart failure, investigators on a new study conclude. Dipak Kotecha, MBChB, PhD, MSc, presented the 12-month results of the Rate Control Therapy Evaluation in Permanent Atrial Fibrillation (RATE-AF) trial at the virtual
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Posted on July 24, 2014 by Jamie Floyd On Wednesday, the Denver Broncos released a statement indicating the owner of their franchise, Pat Bowlen, is stepping down as a result of his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Bowlen has been living with the disease for a few years, but chose to keep this private. As I listened to the
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It happened little by little. First he would forget things, then he’d lose track of what he was doing. Lewy Body dementia took over the life of the man you’re about to meet. The disease is the second most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s being the first. There is no cure, but experts at Mayo
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Posted on August 1, 2014 by Beatrice Huston Culturally speaking, we place a great deal of emphasis on physical health and the actions we take to keep our bodies healthy. But what about our brains?  As some of us age, we experience a decline in cognitive ability, memory loss and a general lag in mental
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Despite denials from e-cigarette manufacturers, teens are attracted to vaping because of the ease of use, kid-friendly flavors and advertising tactics that make vaping look cool. They also may believe that vaping is safer than smoking traditional cigarettes – something they’ve been warned against for years. Vaping isn’t trouble-free though, even if e-cigarettes don’t contain
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New atrial fibrillation management guidelines from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) call for diagnostic confirmation and structured characterization of AF and the need to streamline integrated care with the Atrial fibrillation Better Care (ABC) pathway. “It’s as simple as CC to ABC,” quipped one task force member during the virtual unveiling of the guidelines
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This content originally appeared here. Republished with permission. By Annie Lampella Pizza night is back on the dinner menu with this protein-packed, gluten-free chicken crust pizza. Made from ground chicken, this pizza crust is low carb and filled with protein to help stabilize your blood sugar. Chicken pizza crust doesn’t contain any nut flours making
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that a public meeting of the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee will be held on CutOct. 22, 2020, to discuss the general matter of the development, authorization, and/or licensure of vaccines indicated to prevent COVID-19. The FDA has scheduled a meeting of its Vaccines and Related
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Posted on October 10, 2017 by Atria Senior Living Experts typically look to the southern hemisphere’s flu season to predict what might happen in the U.S., and this year looks to be challenging. “Australia’s flu season has always been a good indicator of our flu season, and unfortunately it looks as if the flu season
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A Detroit resident is tested for free for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and antibodies at the Sheffield Center in Detroit, Michigan, April 28, 2020. Rebecca Cook | Reuters Coronavirus cases in the Midwest are beginning to increase following warnings from top U.S. health officials that the country’s heartland could be vulnerable to new outbreaks.  Coronavirus
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Aug 28 2020 The data of 61,751 pregnant women, out of approximately 100,000 collected by the Japan Environment and Children’s Study analyzed the association between the maternal usage of insecticides and insect repellents during pregnancy and neonatal hyperbilirubinemia. The Koshin Unit Center at Shinshu University played a central role in this
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Longer, more frequent daytime naps in elderly adults predicted a higher risk of incident Alzheimer’s dementia over time, an actigraphy study showed. Elderly people who napped more than once a day had 1.3-fold increased risk in developing future Alzheimer’s dementia, reported Peng Li, PhD, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and colleagues, at the
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It’s been in the news for years now: opioids are addictive, even when prescribed for legitimate reasons. But a new study shows that even for a relatively simple surgery, the pain-leveling power bestowed in a script is still there. As is the potential for addiction. In the 1990s, when doctors began to prescribe opioids to help their
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