Women with heart failure less likely to get heart pump device

Women are less likely than men to receive a mechanical heart pump that is becoming the norm for people with advanced heart failure, according to new research. The study, published Friday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Heart Failure, took a deeper look at long-standing differences in how women are treated for heart failure, a chronic, progressive condition in […]

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Scientists find cause of debilitating eye disease

Scientists at the Lowy Medical Research Institute (LMRI) have discovered one cause of a progressive, debilitating eye disease called macular telangiectasia type 2 (MacTel). The work, using genetic, clinical and biochemical studies has implications for other retinal eye diseases, as well as peripheral neuropathies. “This is a breakthrough not just for MacTel research, but for eye, neurological, and metabolic research […]

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Do we tend to centre our Instagram selfies on our left eye?

Do we tend to centre our Instagram selfies on our left eye? A new study suggests that it may not just be artists who make their eyes the centre-point of their own original work. New research suggests that we tend to compose ‘selfies’ that horizontally centre on one of our eyes, particularly the left. The study authors from City, University […]

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1971 to 2017 saw 32 drinking water hepatitis A outbreaks

(HealthDay)—Thirty-two outbreaks of hepatitis A associated with drinking water were identified during 1971 to 2017, and all occurred before 2010, according to research published in the Sept. 6 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Catherine E. Barrett, Ph.D., from the CDC in Atlanta, and colleagues analyzed drinking water-associated hepatitis A outbreaks […]

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Now a 2-time survivor, Tedy Bruschi still tackling stroke awareness

Former NFL star Tedy Bruschi spent the last 14 years showing what a stroke survivor could do: continue playing pro football, climb Mount Kilimanjaro, run the Boston Marathon. Now Bruschi is showing what a two-time stroke survivor can do. Bruschi had his second stroke on July 4. Since then he’s run a 7-mile road race, and every Sunday during the […]

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Beliefs about uncommitted sex may put marriages at risk

A group of Florida State University researchers has found that an individual’s premarital views about uncommitted sex may make it more difficult to remain blissfully married. In a study published today in the journal Psychological Science, researchers outline several factors that can contribute to a marriage’s long-term happiness or dissolution. One big red flag: An individual’s behaviors and attitudes about […]

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Novel approach leads to potential sepsis prevention in burn patients

Immediately following severe burns, bacteria reach the wound from different sources, including the patient’s skin, gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tracts and health care-related human contact. Within the wound, bacteria multiply, establish an infection and move from the infected burn wound into the bloodstream, causing serious complications like sepsis, multiple-organ failure and death. In modern burn units, more than 50% of deaths […]

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