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Pioneering EEG test could dramatically increase early diagnosis of Alzheimer's

Pioneering EEG test could dramatically increase early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s

Dr George Stothart from the University of Bath's Department of Psychology analyses Fastball EEG data. Credit: University of Bath A simple but revolutionary approach to early Alzheimer’s diagnosis is being pioneered by researchers through an initiative that could pave the way for improved outcomes for individuals who develop the disease in the future. The innovative …

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Early treatment with ACE inhibitors improves cardiac outcomes of patients with Becker muscular dystrophy

Early treatment with ACE inhibitors improves cardiac outcomes of patients with Becker muscular dystrophy

There is no consensus on when to introduce cardioprotective treatment in patients with Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD), and practice varies widely. A new study published in the Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases concludes that starting treatment with an ACE inhibitor as soon as cardiac function drops below the lower limit of the normal range reduces the …

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Study finds risk factors for early COPD among Hispanics and Latinos in the U.S.

Study finds risk factors for early COPD among Hispanics and Latinos in the U.S.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive disorder that is often not diagnosed until a patient is over 60 years old and has substantial airflow obstruction. At this stage, it can be difficult to manage and treat the condition. To identify those at risk and intervene earlier, several studies have examined risk factors for …

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Study identifies key risk factors for early COPD among US Hispanic/Latinos

Study identifies key risk factors for early COPD among US Hispanic/Latinos

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive disorder that is often not diagnosed until a patient is over 60 years old and has substantial airflow obstruction. At this stage, it can be difficult to manage and treat the condition. To identify those at risk and intervene earlier, several studies have …

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Women exposed to high levels of PFAS more likely to stop breastfeeding early

Women exposed to high levels of PFAS more likely to stop breastfeeding early

Women with higher levels of PFAS in their system may be 20% more likely to stop breastfeeding early, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are manmade chemicals used as oil and water repellents and coatings for common products including cookware, …

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Early lower respiratory tract infections associated with development of obstructive sleep apnea in children, study shows

Early lower respiratory tract infections associated with development of obstructive sleep apnea in children, study shows

Illustration of obstruction of ventilation. Credit: Habib M’henni / public domain Several birth cohorts have defined the pivotal role of early lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) in the inception of pediatric respiratory conditions. However, the association between early LRTI and the development of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children has not been established. For the …

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COVID-19 disproportionately impacted Michigan health care and service workers early in pandemic

COVID-19 disproportionately impacted Michigan health care and service workers early in pandemic

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A large percentage of Michigan workers continued to report to work despite the state’s stay-home order and a disproportionate share of COVID-19 cases among working adults in Michigan were in the health care and social assistance industries, according to a new University of Michigan survey. “Our survey indicates that moving forward, …

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Report highlights the health effects of COVID-19 on Australians during 2020 and early 2021

Report highlights the health effects of COVID-19 on Australians during 2020 and early 2021

Sep 9 2021 A new report into the health effects of COVID-19 on Australians during 2020 and early 2021 includes analyses of the years of healthy life lost, international comparisons and impacts on population groups, mental health and the health system. The first year of COVID-19 in Australia: direct and health effects was released today …

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Study: The early impact of vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 in Region Stockholm, Sweden. Image Credit: Hyserb/ Shutterstock

Early impact of COVID-19 vaccines in Stockholm, Sweden

An epidemiological study from Sweden shows that early programmatic effects of vaccinating individuals older than 80 years of age, long-term care facility (LTCF) residents, and those receiving home care can successfully reduce infection and mortality rates caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The paper is currently available on the medRxiv* preprint …

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Rescue and recovery workers and volunteers who arrived early at the WTC site face higher risk of developing COPD

Rescue and recovery workers and volunteers who arrived early at the WTC site face higher risk of developing COPD

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Twenty years on from the September 11 attacks, rescue and recovery workers and volunteers who attended the World Trade Center site are beginning to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) often following a previous diagnosis of asthma, according to research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. The study of …

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