The coronavirus will hit the tourism and travel sector hard

The spread of infectious diseases is invariably linked to travel. Today, tourism is a huge global business that accounts for 10.4 percent of global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and 10 percent of global employment. Nothing seems to slow its growth as year-over-year increases outpace the economy. The United Nations World Tourism Organization is predicting further growth of three percent to […]

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Treating heart attacks with clot busters leads to better outcomes, researchers find

New research from University of Alberta cardiologists suggests that treating one of the most serious types of heart attack with clot-busting drugs along with the current primary treatment may lead to better health outcomes for patients. When a patient’s coronary artery is completely blocked, cutting off blood to a large part of the heart—which is an ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, […]

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Health Highlights: Feb. 20, 2020

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Pregnant Women Who Take Macrolide Antibiotics Have Increased Risk of Birth Defects: Study A slightly increased risk of birth defects was found among women who took macrolide antibiotics early in pregnancy, a new study shows. Researchers analyzed data from 104,605 children who were […]

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Many with military-related PTSD do poorly in treatment with first-line psychotherapies

A review of recent clinical trials paints a sobering picture of the usefulness of first-line psychotherapies in treating active duty military personnel and veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Led by researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Insights, the article summarizes findings of recently conducted clinical trials […]

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