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Arecent study has revealed a concerning connection between the most prevalent type of liver cancer and some man-made chemicals found in industrial items, often known as “forever chemicals.” It is reportedly the first study in humans to precisely relate liver cancer to “forever chemical” exposure. The term “forever chemicals” refer to polyfluoroalkyl compounds (PFAS), which
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Pregnant women should feel confident that Pfizer’s and Moderna’s vaccines against COVID-19 are safe, according to a large new study published today. In fact, pregnant vaccinated women had lower odds of a significant health event, compared with nonpregnant vaccinated women, after both doses of either mRNA vaccination, the researchers reported in the journal The Lancet
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In this video, Dr. Kiran Maski, Instructor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and a Pediatric Sleep Medicine specialist, and a young patient with narcolepsy and her mother discuss how the diagnosis of narcolepsy was made. It includes how sleep and nap studies are used to confirm the diagnosis. Learn more at http://healthysleep.med.harvard.edu/narcolepsy/diagnosing-narcolepsy/narcolepsy-self-evaluation Like Harvard
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Dr. Robert Wilfahrt, a family medicine physician at Mayo Clinic, discusses ADHD in adults. Dr. Wilfahrt is also a content editor and board member for the Mayo Clinic Health Letter. To learn more about adult ADHD, visit: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/adult-adhd/symptoms-causes/syc-20350878
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The USMLE Step 1 board exam is arguably the most important test you will ever take. In this video I’ll go over the techniques and strategies to help you crush it. Link to my USMLE Step 1 Study Schedule (Excel File): http://medschoolinsiders.com/medical-student/usmle-step-1-dedicated-schedule/ Test Day: https://youtu.be/S0bZjGlAsjc My VLOG Channel: https://youtube.com/lifeofasurgeon This video primarily covers the dedicated
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In late July, the World Health Organization declared monkeypox a public health emergency of global concern. On August 4, the Biden administration declared monkeypox a public health emergency in the U.S. Those actions, understandably, increased anxiety about the newest health issue. What is it? How widespread? Am I at risk? What to watch for? Is
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More than leaving lasting damage to the natural environment, climate change is also making human diseases worse, according to a study.  Climate change is not a new problem. Since the initial connection between human activities and global warming in the late 1930s, the scientific community has been spreading information about the rapid changes the planet is experiencing due
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At the beginning of July, Brazilians across the country were appalled when they heard that an anesthesiologist was accused of sexually abusing a woman he had been treating during cesarean delivery. The incident was recorded on video by nurses and nurse technicians who, having become suspicious of the excessive amount of sedatives given to mothers-to-be
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The case was found In Rockland County, which has a stunningly low polio vaccination rate. Dr. José Romero, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, noted that the majority of people with polio don’t have symptoms and so can spread the virus without knowing it. “There are a number of individuals
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This summer, deadly heatwaves over the US and Canadian Pacific Northwest claimed the lives of more than 100 people, many of them seniors over 70. In Washington state alone, the early summer heat wave killed more than 100 people, making it the deadliest weather-related event in the state’s history. And while the calendar has just
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A monoclonal antibody, mepolizumab, decreased asthma attacks by 27% in Black and Hispanic children and adolescents who have a form of severe asthma, are prone to asthma attacks and live in low-income urban neighborhoods, a National Institutes of Health clinical trial has found. This population has been underrepresented in previous clinical trials of asthma therapeutics.
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Actress/singer Mandy Moore is pregnant with her second child, which is due this October. The This is Us co-star recently revealed that she will have an unmedicated birth with this child as she did with her first, a boy named Gus. She is unable to receive epidural anesthesia during delivery because she has immune thrombocytopenic
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COVID-19 infection in pregnant women is associated with increased risk of adverse outcomes compared to women who are not pregnant, according to a review published in JACC: Advances from the American College of Cardiology Cardiovascular Disease in Women Committee. Cardiovascular complications include heart attack, arrythmias, heart failure and long-haul symptoms that may be difficult to
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