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Hard Truths From Infectious Disease Specialists

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 03, 2020 — We should expect more deaths from COVID-19 than previously predicted, leaders of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) said at a press briefing Friday. The models on which the current national estimate of US mortality …

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Millions in U.S. at Risk of Major COVID-19 Illness

Millions in U.S. at Risk of Major COVID-19 Illness

March 17, 2020 — More than 100 million Americans are at higher risk for serious illness if they get COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation report. The report found that 105.5 million people in the U.S. are at high risk …

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Was Heart Disease the Mummies’ Real Curse?

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By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, March 10 (HealthDay News) — Unwrapping the mysteries of the leading killer of modern-day humans, researchers have found evidence of heart disease in ancient mummies from around the globe. The study also questions assumptions about what causes the illness, since it seems to have plagued …

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Tooth Loss Associated With Higher Risk for Heart Disease

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THURSDAY, March 7 (HealthDay News) — For adults, losing teeth is bad enough, but tooth loss is also associated with several risk factors for heart disease, a large international study suggests. These heart disease-related risk factors include diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and smoking. For the study, researchers analyzed data …

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Poor Diet Tied to Half of U.S. Deaths From Heart Disease, Diabetes

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By Karen PallaritoHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Nearly half of all deaths from heart disease, stroke and diabetes in the United States are associated with diets that skimp on certain foods and nutrients, such as vegetables, and exceed optimal levels of others, like salt, a new …

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Heart Disease Kicks in Earlier for Obese People

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By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Overweight and obese people tend to develop heart disease at an earlier age, living with chronic illness for much longer than those of a healthy weight, a new study shows. People carrying excess pounds do tend to live similar …

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Gene Mutations Linked to Crohn’s Disease in Ashkenazi Jews

Gene Mutations Linked to Crohn's Disease in Ashkenazi Jews

THURSDAY, March 8 (HealthDay News) — Researchers have identified five new genetic mutations associated with Crohn’s disease in Jews of Eastern European descent (Ashkenazi Jews) and say their findings may help explain why Crohn’s is nearly four times more prevalent in this group than in the general population. Crohn’s is …

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Small Trial Provides New Hope Against Parkinson’s Disease

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FRIDAY, March 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It may be possible to restore brain cells damaged by Parkinson’s disease and reverse a patient’s condition, something no current treatment can do, according to British researchers who conducted potentially groundbreaking clinical trials. They cautioned the trial was small — just 41 patients …

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1 in 5 Preemies With Lung Disease Exposed to Secondhand Smoke

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FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — High levels of nicotine were found in the hair of many children with premature birth-related lung disease whose parents claimed not to smoke, a new study finds. The lung disease bronchopulmonary dysplasia often occurs in children who were born prematurely. Not surprisingly, exposure …

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Opioid Meds Pose Danger to Kidney Disease Patients

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WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Medication options can be limited for people with chronic kidney disease, which is why they often get prescribed opioids to help manage pain. But new research finds that opioids could increase the risk of hospitalization and even death. In a study …

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