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20% of patients with unexplained sudden cardiac death have rare genetic variants

20% of patients with unexplained sudden cardiac death have rare genetic variants

As many as 450,000 Americans die every year from a sudden, fatal heart condition, and in slightly more than one in ten cases the cause remains unexplained even after an autopsy. Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) and their colleagues found that nearly 20 percent of patients with unexplained sudden cardiac …

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Research reveals a possible new approach to prevent death among elderly COVID-19 patients

Research reveals a possible new approach to prevent death among elderly COVID-19 patients

New research from the University of Minnesota Medical School and colleagues at the Mayo Clinic reveals a possible new approach to preventing death and severe disease in elderly people infected with SARS-CoV-2. The researchers demonstrated in a preclinical study that senolytic drugs significantly reduced mortality upon infection from a beta-coronavirus closely related to SARS-CoV-2 in …

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Preclinical study suggests new approach to reduce COVID-19 death among the elderly

Preclinical study suggests new approach to reduce COVID-19 death among the elderly

Credit: CC0 Public Domain New research from the University of Minnesota Medical School and colleagues at the Mayo Clinic reveals a possible new approach to preventing death and severe disease in elderly people infected with SARS-CoV-2. The researchers demonstrated in a preclinical study that senolytic drugs significantly reduced mortality upon infection from a beta-coronavirus closely …

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Lower mortality rate for men at high risk for death from prostate cancer who received postoperative radiation therapy

Lower mortality rate for men at high risk for death from prostate cancer who received postoperative radiation therapy

Credit: CC0 Public Domain In a large, international retrospective study, men at high risk for death from prostate cancer had a significant reduction in all-cause mortality if treated with radiation shortly after surgery. Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer among men, and about 1-in-8 of them will be diagnosed with …

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Nepal reports first ‘black fungus’ death

Nepal has reported its first death from mucormycosis or “black fungus”, the highly deadly infection affecting thousands of coronavirus patients in neighbouring India. Health ministry spokesman Krishna Prasad Poudel told AFP that there are now at least ten cases in Nepal, which like India has been hit by a huge COVID-19 surge. The 65-year-old man …

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Alzheimer's disease raises the risk of severe COVID-19 and death from this viral disease

Alzheimer’s disease raises the risk of severe COVID-19 and death from this viral disease

Patients with dementia and especially Alzheimer’s run a threefold risk of dying as a result of infection by SARS-CoV-2. The risk is six times greater if they are over 80, according to a study by Brazilian researchers. Credit: Gerd Altmann/Pixabay Neurodegenerative disorders that cause dementia increase the risk of contracting severe COVID-19 and dying from …

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Mexico boosts confirmed death toll by 4,272 to 227,840

Mexico boosts confirmed death toll by 4,272 to 227,840

People in buses and cars wait to be vaccinated with the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine at the parking lot of the Benito Juarez Olympic Stadium in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Wednesday, May 26, 2021. Credit: AP Photo/Christian Chavez Mexico announced Tuesday that a clinical review of past deaths has led officials to raise the country’s confirmed COVID-19 …

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Make COVID jab free for everyone in India to boost uptake and curb death toll

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The COVID-19 jab should be made free for everyone in India to boost uptake and curb the death toll from the infection, urge experts in a personal view (commentary) published in the online journal BMJ Global Health. And approval of foreign vaccines already deployed elsewhere around the globe should be speeded …

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Brazil COVID death toll surpasses 450,000

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Brazil’s COVID-19 death toll surpassed 450,000 on Tuesday, as delays plague the hard-hit country’s vaccine rollout and epidemiologists warned a brutal new surge of the virus could be coming. The health ministry reported 2,173 deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the official number of lives lost to the coronavirus in …

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