Prevalence of ‘silent’ COVID-19 infection may be much higher than thought

The prevalence of ‘silent’ symptomless COVID-19 infection may be much higher than thought, reveals a study charting the enforced isolation of cruise ship passengers during the current pandemic, and published online in the journal Thorax. More than eight out of 10 of passengers and crew who tested positive for the infection had no symptoms. This has implications for the easing […]

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A Third of Americans Show Signs of Clinical Anxiety or Depression in the Wake of the Coronavirus

“Isolation, which is also disconnection from other people, will unravel us psychologically very quickly,” Gilliland says. “I think we've all been surprised by it. And routines are incredibly important to us.” “There are folks that have never struggled like this that are, and then there are those that have struggled before that are really having a difficult time,” he continues. […]

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High cholesterol: Take this supplement for 12 weeks to lower cholesterol and risk of death

High cholesterol is when you have too much of a fatty substance called cholesterol in your blood. This waxy substance can block your blood vessels, leading to cardiovascular problems such as heart attacks. It is important to note that cholesterol is not universally bad. READ MORE Best supplements for cholesterol: The herbal extract proven to help In fact, some types […]

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Study finds TAVR is safe treatment for patients with bicuspid valve disease

For many patients with a bicuspid aortic valve that needs replacing, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) appears to be a safe treatment option with low complication rates, according to a study published in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions. The study found patients with bicuspid valves who were at increased risk for surgery had a 30-day and one-year mortality rate and stroke rate […]

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Coronavirus: What is behind the criticism of Lock-Down measures? – Naturopathy Naturopathy Specialist Portal

Where is the criticism of the Corona-measures at its greatest? Although a majority of the population the measures to mitigate the Corona is in favour of crisis, there was also here a critique of the Lock-Down. What is behind this criticism, and how strong criticism in different States was examined by Professor Marc Oliver Rieger, University of Trier, and Professor […]

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Stress not a barrier to quitting the smokes

Stress may not be a major long-term obstacle to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people quitting smoking, as previously believed, according to new research released by Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) today. The study found that more smokers who reported being stressed at baseline made quit attempts and stayed quit for longer in the next year, contrary to past […]

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Philips wearable biosensor could help reduce COVID-19 transmission risks

Philips announced it has received an FDA clearance and CE mark to help monitor COVID-19 patients in the hospital through a wireless, wearable biosensor designed to detect early patient deterioration. WHY IT MATTERS The first install of the Philips Biosensor BX100 will occur at OLVG, a clinical, referral and training hospital in the Netherlands, where it will help limit exposure […]

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Study suggests nation’s health care providers need more education on medical cannabis

As the public’s demand for medical cannabis or cannabinoid therapies grows, health care professionals in the United States are ill-prepared to answer their patients’ questions, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The study, published in Epilepsy and Behavior (online before print), surveyed health care providers on attitudes and knowledge regarding cannabis […]

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