Mobile Devices ‘Addictive by Design’

Wireless devices, like smart phones and tablets, appear to induce compulsive or even addictive use in many individuals, leading to adverse health consequences that are likely to be curtailed only through often difficult behavior modification, according to a pediatric endocrinologist’s take on the problem. While the summary was based in part on the analysis of 234 published papers drawn from […]

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COVID vaccines protect people of all body weights

In a recent study published in The Lancet, researchers in the United Kingdom determined whether an individual with a higher body mass index (BMI) mounted a weaker immune response to a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine. Additionally, they investigated vaccine uptake and the risk of severe COVID-19 outcomes in such individuals. Study: Associations of BMI with COVID-19 vaccine uptake, vaccine […]

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Dementia: Scientists find risk factor linked to a ‘twofold faster decline in cognition’

Frontotemporal dementia symptoms include 'changes in personality' 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 People become increasingly susceptible to dementia as they age, but there are several […]

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No Adverse Impact of Obesity in Biologic-Treated IBD

Patients with both inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and obesity starting on new biologic therapies do not face an increased risk for hospitalization, IBD-related surgery, or serious infection, reveals a multicenter US study published online in American Journal of Gastroenterology. “Our findings were a bit surprising since prior studies had suggested higher clinical disease activity and risk of flare and lower […]

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Study highlights the non-inferiority of frozen sperm for intrauterine insemination treatments

Patients having intrauterine insemination for fertility treatment can be reassured that the use of cryopreserved sperm instead of fresh is not associated with inferior outcomes. The largest study of its kind, whose results are presented today at the 38th annual meeting of ESHRE, found no difference in pregnancy rates between cycles using cryopreserved or fresh sperm samples. The results of […]

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