Cryptococcal Meningitis: Single-Dose Regimen Noninferior

A single high dose of the antifungal agent liposomal amphotericin B (L-AmB; AmBisome, Gilead Sciences), with a background regimen of flucytosine and fluconazole, is noninferior and significantly safer in preventing mortality in HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis than a conventional 7-day regimen that is the current standard of care, according to a new study. The much-anticipated results suggest an important alternative amid […]

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Physically Active Lifestyle May Protect Against Obstructive Sleep Apnea

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Maintaining an active lifestyle may help protect against obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to new research that found higher levels of physical activity and fewer hours spent sitting were associated with a lower risk of OSA. “The results are fairly expected, because we know that being physically active and less sedentary are effective in reducing […]

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'Bachelorette' Katie Thurston Reveals Chest Scar From Finding a Lump in Her Breast at 20 Years Old

Katie Thurston is under the microscope while looking for love on The Bachelorette, and she shared in an emotional Instagram Story post that she's gotten a lot of questions about a scar on her chest, which is visible in a few of her other Instagram photos. Thurston then took the opportunity to "highlight" the L4 Project, which former Bachelorette contestant […]

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Biden Considers Requiring COVID-19 Vaccines for Federal Workers

MCLEAN, Va. (Reuters) – President Joe Biden said on Tuesday his administration is considering whether to require U.S. federal employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. “That’s under consideration right now,” Biden told a reporter who asked whether the administration was weighing such a requirement. Biden made the remark during a visit to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence […]

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Seeking a unique treatment for lobular breast cancer

Though the two main histological types of breast cancer—lobular and ductal—are treated with the same hormonal therapies, women with lobular breast cancer often have recurrence or metastasis of the disease several years after their initial treatment. In an attempt to find out why the long-term outcomes are poorer for patients with lobular breast cancer—which affects some 40,000 women a year—University […]

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Changes in Metabolism Tied to Risk of Subsequent Dementia

Researchers have identified clusters of blood-based metabolites, molecules produced by cells during metabolism, which appear to predict subsequent dementia risk in new findings that may provide a prevention target. Investigators found one of the clusters includes small high-density lipoprotein (HDL) metabolites associated with vascular dementia, while another cluster involves ketone bodies and citrate that are primarily associated with Alzheimer’s disease […]

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Shorter course of antibiotics noninferior for UTI in afebrile men

(HealthDay)—For afebrile men with urinary tract infection (UTI), seven days of antibiotic treatment is noninferior to 14 days for symptom resolution, according to a study published in the July 27 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Dimitri M. Drekonja, M.D., from the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System, and colleagues examined whether seven days of treatment is […]

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How much money has Pfizer made from selling Covid jabs? Company shares latest results

Dr Amir Khan assures young people vaccines don’t impact fertility We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Pfizer, alongside Moderna and AstraZeneca, were the first biopharmaceutical companies […]

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Scientists tie improved learning processes to reduced symptoms of depression

Virginia Tech scientists with the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC have identified neural learning processes to be associated with symptoms of depression and linked improvements in these processes to improved symptoms in research participants being treated for depression. The findings, described in a study published today (11 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, 2021) in the Journal of the American Medical […]

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COVID still devastating in the Americas, health agency says

FILE PHOTO: People wait to receive a dose of Cuba’s Abdala vaccine at a vaccination center in Caracas, Venezuela July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Manaure QuinteroBRASILIA (Reuters) -COVID-19 continues to inflict a devastating toll on the Americas, with Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador and Paraguay among the countries with the world’s highest weekly death rates, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said on […]

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