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Vision and balance issues are common in younger children with concussion, according to a study published online June 4 in The Journal of Pediatrics.
Christina L. Master, M.D., from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and colleagues retrospectively reviewed electronic health record data from a random sample of 292 children (ages 5 to 11 years)…

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A new synthetic opioid as powerful as fentanyl is causing overdose deaths at an ever-increasing rate, experts warn.
What’s worse, the designer drug is legal in most places in the United States.
Isotonitazene — commonly referred to as “iso” — is causing around 40 to 50 overdose deaths a month in the United States, compared with about six per month…

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There isn’t enough scientific evidence to support using probiotics to treat most digestive disorders, according to a new American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) guideline.
Probiotics are living, microscopic organisms found in foods or dietary supplements, according to the AGA. They include certain bacteria and yeasts.
An estimated 3.9 million…

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 Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503, President and CEO: Kenji Yasukawa, Ph.D., “Astellas”) today announced results from the Phase 3 DOLOMITES study, evaluating the efficacy and safety of roxadustat compared with darbepoetin alfa for the treatment of anemia in non-dialysis dependent (NDD) adult patients with stage 3–5 chronic kidney disease…

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When someone infected with the new coronavirus talks, coughs or sneezes, tiny droplets containing virus land on surfaces nearby.
If touched by someone else, those contaminated surfaces are a means of COVID-19 transmission. But new research shows that surface-based infections are far more likely in some cities than others.
Climate is the key, according…

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Tai chi might be just what doctors should order for their heart patients, new research suggests.
Many of these folks experience anxiety, stress and depression. For example, depression affects about 20% of people with heart disease or heart failure, 27% of those with high blood pressure, and 35% of stroke survivors.
Tai chi is a mind-body exercise…

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Kids across the country are eager to return to the fun and fitness of team sports. But as strict lockdowns begin to ease, how should parents, coaches and young athletes balance the benefits with possible exposure to the coronavirus?
“I think you can question 10 to 20 different pediatricians, and you’ll get potentially 10 to 20 different answers,” said…

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Your sex matters when it comes to your health, yet women may still be an afterthought in research studies.
Despite policies and grant requirements to include females in research studies, many researchers still don’t analyze their data by sex, a new study found. If researchers don’t look at their results by sex, it’s impossible to know if diseases,…

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When COVID-19 strikes the young, the lion’s share of patients still show symptoms, a new report on a coronavirus outbreak aboard a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier suggests.
In late March, the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt arrived in Guam after numerous sailors on the ship developed COVID-19. In April, the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and…

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Rubber bullets can cause severe eye injuries, blindness and even death, and they shouldn’t be used against protesters, claims a petition signed by almost 400 U.S. eye doctors.
The petition was first launched by ophthalmologists at the University of California, San Francisco, on June 2 in response to police use of rubber bullets during the nationwide…

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With the weather heating up across the U.S. it seems good timing that most states are easing their lockdown restrictions. Escaping into the sun is something we are all looking forward to, especially after a winter of confinement at home. But did you know that heat-related deaths are one of the deadliest weather-related outcomes in […]

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Vitamin C has always been a controversial supplement. To some, it belongs firmly in the alternative medicine basket, with apparently no substantial evidence to support its use. To others, it holds promise, particularly if you are talking about certain groups of people who are likely to be low in vitamin C. Because we NEED vitamin […]

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Undeniably, we are in unprecedented times. COVID-19 is a serious and fatal disease for some and globally it has, and will continue to have, wide-reaching implications, medically, socially, and financially for some time. But medical advances will be significant. Although we have learned a lot about the new coronavirus already, there is still a lot […]

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