Study shows glomerulonephritis after SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccination likely coincidental

In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* pre-print server, researchers assessed whether messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA)-based coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines increase the incidence of glomerulonephritis against the null hypothesis stating any observed temporal association between the two phenomena was purely coincidental. Study: Incidence of Glomerulonephritis after SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccination. ​​​​​​​Image Credit: Kateryna Kon / Shutterstock Background Before the worldwide […]

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A sugar-studded protein could be key to stopping Alzheimer’s disease progression, finds study

In a bit of "reverse engineering" research using brain tissues from five people who died with Alzheimer's disease, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they discovered that a special sugar molecule could play a key role in the development of Alzheimer's disease. If further research confirms the finding, the molecule, known as a glycan, could serve as a new target for […]

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New study gives a more accurate picture of pregnancy-related diabetes risks

Diabetes in pregnancy (known as gestational diabetes mellitus) is associated with increased odds of a range of complications for both mother and baby, including cesarean delivery, severe breathing problems, and excessive birth weight, finds a study published by The BMJ today. The researchers say their findings “contribute to a more comprehensive understanding of the adverse outcomes of pregnancy related to […]

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Google Must Protect Privacy of Abortion Patients

More than 40 Democratic members of Congress are asking Google to stop what they see as the unnecessary collection and retention of people’s location data, arguing the information could be used to identify women seeking abortions. In a letter sent Tuesday to Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google parent Alphabet Inc., the lawmakers express concern that if abortion were to […]

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Turning hearing aids into noise-canceling devices

People with hearing aids and other assistive listening devices often struggle at crowded events, because the various sources of sound make it difficult to make out any one of them clearly. During the 182nd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Ryan M. Corey, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will discuss his technique to improve hearing aid performance […]

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New study looks at heart defect risk in children of people with heart defects

Congenital heart defects may be much more common among children of women with heart defects than of men with heart defects, according to new research. Smaller studies had already reported a higher offspring risk for mothers with congenital heart defects, or CHDs. But researchers wanted to confirm those findings in a larger population and also delve into specific cardiac defects. […]

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Rheumatology practice at or above prepandemic levels

Rheumatology patient care has largely rebounded from the pandemic, with a lingering shift toward continuing telemedicine visits, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, held from May 15 to 18 in Washington, D.C. Kristin M. Zimmerman Savill, Ph.D., from Cardinal Health in El Dorado Hills, California, and colleagues assessed […]

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