Month: May 2022

Betacoronaviruses have caused several major pandemics of zoonotic disease over the last few decades, the latest being the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Many of these viruses are endemic among bats, making the surveillance of these mammalian viruses a must to understand and prevent the spillover of these pathogens into humans. A new preprint discusses
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When a medical condition makes you need the toilet suddenly, ongoing worry about where the nearest one is, is understandable. Here we explore toilet anxiety, and, crucially, how to cope with it Imagine you’re somewhere you’ve never been before, and you suddenly realise you need to use the bathroom. You start looking around and asking
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Tami Chappell | Reuters The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now investigating 180 cases of children who suddenly developed severe hepatitis across 36 states and territories, an increase of 71 cases since the public health agency’s last update earlier this month.
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A new Pediatric Respiratory Reviews study conducted in Israel examines issues surrounding children between the ages of five and 11 who are eligible for vaccination against the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Herein, the researchers offer a detailed overview of factors that could influence the decision to take or abstain from vaccination. Study: Covid-19
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SAN FRANCISCO — For neighborhoods near a major coking operation in Pittsburgh, its shutdown at the end of 2015 was followed by markedly lower rates of respiratory disease hospitalizations, researchers reported here. Inpatient admissions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among area residents were steadily increasing during 2013 to 2015. But from 2016 onward, they
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[embedded content] In this video, Mikhail Varshavski, DO — who goes by “Dr. Mike” on social media — watches painful TikTok gym accidents. Following is a transcript of the video (note that errors are possible): Varshavski: We all want to go to the gym and get swole, but how many of us have had accidents
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The most valuable relationship you have is the one with yourself, so recognising the ways you can nurture it is vital. Here are seven arms of self-love that come together to create a wholesome, and well-rounded, connection with that person who’s been from day dot: you 1. Self-awareness Getting to know yourself, your needs and
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WIESBADEN, Germany — To differentiate temporary or even long-lasting symptoms, such as in the back, from one of the 100 or so “actual” rheumatologic conditions is not easy, even for specialists. “Inflammatory conditions of the connective tissue, which pervades the body, can be found throughout, in joints, muscles, vessels, organs,” explained Ulf Müller-Ladner, MD, chair
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Ultraprocessed foods and beverages, including chocolate, french fries, fast-food hamburgers and soda, are being sold in sizes up to five times larger than when they were first introduced, according to a December 2021 study in the American Journal of Public Health. Ultraprocessed foods are industrial formulations that typically contain five or more ingredients, and may
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In a recent study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, researchers reported that gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and obesity were associated with severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Study: Gestational diabetes mellitus and COVID-19: results from the CRONOS study. Image Credit: Svetolk/Shutterstock Background Pregnancy has been considered a risk factor for a severe
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Gastroenterologists, like many other physicians, fared better financially in 2021 than during the height of the pandemic in 2020, according to the 2022 Medscape Gastroenterology Compensation Report. Gastroenterologists’ average annual income rose from $406,000 in 2020 to $453,000 in 2021 — an increase of 12% over the prior year, second only to otolaryngologists (+13%). “Compensation
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Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., left, the House Appropriations Committee chair, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., confer during a news conference on the House Democrats $28 million emergency spending bill to address the shortage of infant formula in the United States, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, May 17, 2022. J. Scott Applewhite
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Our profession often sends the message that we are invincible heroes. Here’s my vulnerable and honest admission: I lapped that up. There was something so seductive about denying pesky human requirements, like sleep, regular exercise, and time to decompress. I liked being needed more than I liked having needs. I sublimated mine under my superhero
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