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Lifestyle-related metabolite biomarker may be a target to reduce stroke risk in Black adults

Rss Feed - Thu, 02/02/2023 - 17:50
Researchers have identified a lifestyle-related metabolite biomarker called gluconic acid that is associated with high blood pressure, increased risk of ischemic stroke, eating a Southern diet, lower level of education and lack of exercise, among Black adults, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2023.

Food swamp environments associated with greater odds of stroke among adults 50 and older

Rss Feed - Thu, 02/02/2023 - 17:46
Adults ages 50 and older who lived near dense fast food and unhealthy food environments known as "food swamps" had a higher risk of stroke compared to those who lived in areas with fewer retail and fast food choices, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2023.

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine protects against reinfection in long-term care facility staff

Rss Feed - Thu, 02/02/2023 - 15:15
Researchers examines the effectiveness of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine among long-term care facility staff members.

A review of interventions and support options for long COVID patients returning to work

Rss Feed - Thu, 02/02/2023 - 15:04
Researchers discuss interventions and support for individuals with long COVID to help them return to normal activity levels.

Non-esterified fatty acid levels correlate with peripheral artery disease risk

Rss Feed - Thu, 02/02/2023 - 14:59
Researchers investigate the association between non-esterified fatty acids and incident clinical peripheral artery disease in older adults.

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the use of the NHS online consultation system in England

Rss Feed - Thu, 02/02/2023 - 14:53
The use of the online health consultation system in England rapidly increased during the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic and the first lockdown.

Effect of risk communication format on COVID-19 vaccine-related risks

Rss Feed - Thu, 02/02/2023 - 14:39
In a recent study published in Healthcare, researchers investigated the association between risk-communication format and perceived coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine-related risks.

What were the effects of prolonged personal protective equipment use during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Rss Feed - Thu, 02/02/2023 - 14:17
Researchers explored the physical and stress-related psychological effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on healthcare workers.

Exploring long- and short-term mortalities among COVID-19 patients

Rss Feed - Thu, 02/02/2023 - 13:34
Researchers assessed the longer- and short-term all-cause mortalities among severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)-infected patients.

Multispecies cluster of SARS-CoV-2 infections associated with an infected African lion

Rss Feed - Thu, 02/02/2023 - 13:08
A recent paper described, for the first time, the transmission of this virus from an animal in a zoo to zoo employees.

Comparative study evaluates the COVID-19 associated health and economic burden in Canada

Rss Feed - Thu, 02/02/2023 - 12:58
Researchers determined the disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) and temporal productivity loss (TPL) in Canada and compared decrease in life expectancy between Australia and Canada to determine the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic based on differences in pandemic related policies.

People with poor oral health may be more likely to show signs of declining brain health

Rss Feed - Thu, 02/02/2023 - 12:42
Taking care of your teeth and gums may offer benefits beyond oral health such as improving brain health, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2023.

Mexican American stroke survivors more likely to use less intensive forms of rehabilitation than non-Hispanic patients

Rss Feed - Thu, 02/02/2023 - 12:35
Mexican American stroke survivors in a South Texas study, were more likely to use less intensive forms of rehabilitation services than their non-Hispanic white peers, and nearly one-third of all the stroke survivors did not receive any rehabilitation within 90 days of their stroke, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2023.

Healthcare professionals experience negative emotions after medication administration errors

Rss Feed - Thu, 02/02/2023 - 12:27
Despite evidence showing that the causes of medication errors can be traced back to multiple factors in the healthcare setting, healthcare professionals still often feel the blame on them.

Black and Hispanic stroke survivors in the U.S. less likely to be treated for certain complications

Rss Feed - Thu, 02/02/2023 - 12:21
Analysis of 20 years of electronic health records across the U.S. finds Black and Hispanic stroke survivors were less likely than white stroke survivors to receive treatment for common complications during the first year after their stroke, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2023.

Where does COVID-19 rank as an underlying cause of death for children and young people in the US?

Rss Feed - Thu, 02/02/2023 - 12:17
A study published in JAMA Network Open ranks COVID-19 in 8th position among all causes of death in children and young adults aged 0 to 19 years in the United States.

Bone marrow transplants may prevent blood vessel disease in patients with sickle cell disease

Rss Feed - Thu, 02/02/2023 - 12:08
Bone marrow transplants prevented or improved blood vessel disease in the brains of adults with sickle cell disease, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2023.

Dual antiplatelet therapy for minor or a warning stroke is underused especially among women

Rss Feed - Thu, 02/02/2023 - 11:54
Despite evidence that starting two blood-thinning medications shortly after a minor stroke or a warning stroke (transient ischemic attack - TIA) may prevent a second – possibly more serious – clot-caused stroke within a few months, the treatment regimen is underused especially among women, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2023.

BCG vaccine does not protect elderly with co-morbidities against COVID-19

Rss Feed - Thu, 02/02/2023 - 11:33
The tuberculosis vaccine (or BCG vaccine) does not protect elderly with co-morbidities against disease symptoms caused by a coronavirus infection.

Establishment of a rapid and accurate SARS-CoV-2 antigen detection kit able to identify Omicron mutants

Rss Feed - Thu, 02/02/2023 - 10:56
Researchers developed an antigen detection kit to identify the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant of concern.

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