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High prevalence of hospitalization related to COVID, mortality in PD

Editor’s note: Find the latest news and guidance on COVID-19 at Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Not only has the prevalence of COVID-19 been high among Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients, but related hospitalization and mortality rates have also been high, the results of a meta-analysis show. Dr Salman Hussain “The new results are important because Parkinson’s …

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More than 700 children have died in a measles outbreak in Zimbabwe

An outbreak of measles has killed more than 700 children and infected thousands more in Zimbabwe, highlighting the risks of faltering childhood immunization campaigns around the world. As of September 6, the country’s Ministry of Health and Child Care reported more than 6,500 cases and 704 deaths. It hasn’t posted numbers since. The outbreak is …

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Sure signs you have ‘the most serious type of skin cancer’, doctors say: Eat this, not that

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, and there are three main types: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma, which is the most serious. the American Cancer Society states: “Skin cancer is by far the most common of all cancers. Melanoma accounts for only about 1% of …

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arthritis, knee joint, health

Can knee osteoarthritis be treated without surgery?

Knee osteoarthritis o Knee joint pain is a non-inflammatory degenerative joint disease that causes progressive loss of joint cartilage. “Cartilage is a strong, flexible tissue that helps prevent injury by preventing bones from rubbing against each other,” said Dr. Vivek Loomba, a pain physician at the Indian Center for Spinal Injury, New Delhi, and He …

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HIV and HCV Coinfection Increases Heart Attack Risk as People Age

People living with HIV face an increasing likelihood of heart attacks as they age, and this risk increases if they also have the hepatitis C virus (HCV), according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The good news is that controlling traditional cardiovascular risk factors, keeping HIV under control, and …

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Resistance training linked to improvements in Parkinson’s symptoms

Resistance training (RT) may help improve various symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD), but is not superior to other physical activities, new research suggests. A meta-analysis, including 18 randomized controlled trials and more than 1,000 PD patients, showed that those who underwent RT had significantly greater improvement in motor impairment, muscle strength, and mobility/balance than their …

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Why do we laugh? New study suggests it may be a survival strategy

A woman in labor is having a terrible time and suddenly screams, “I shouldn’t! I shouldn’t! I couldn’t! No! I couldn’t!” “Don’t worry,” says the doctor. “It’s just contractions.” Until now, various theories have sought to explain what makes something funny enough to make us laugh. These include transgression (something forbidden), puncturing a sense of …

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Canadian doctors and psychiatrists do not recommend screening for anxiety in adults

Contrary to new recommendations from the US Preventive Services Task Force, health professionals in Canada are warning against routine anxiety testing for adults. The American health guidelines panel released a draft recommendation earlier this week that said US primary care physicians should regularly screen all adults under the age of 65 for anxiety using standardized …

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A study challenges a long-standing myth about covid-19 and vitamin D

you can’t live without vitamins; that’s an absolute no. These macronutrients are the fat in our gears, making sure all of our bodily systems are up and running in tip-top condition. A deficiency in any of the 13 essential vitamins can lead to a host of health problems, illness, and possibly death. During the pandemic, …

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