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Study finds long-term outcomes of weight loss surgery in children, adolescents with severe obesity

Study finds long-term outcomes of weight loss surgery in children, adolescents with severe obesity

Results from a 10-year study of children and adolescents who underwent a common weight loss operation to treat severe obesity show they safely have long-lasting major weight loss and improvement of their obesity-related medical problems without stunting their growth in height. The study, involving the longest known follow-up of pediatric patients after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, …

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Delirium is a common consequence of severe COVID-19, study finds

Delirium is a common consequence of severe COVID-19, study finds

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers are revealing the many devastating consequences that patients can face both during and after hospitalization. A new study of nearly 150 patients hospitalized for COVID at the beginning of the pandemic found that 73% had delirium, a serious disturbance in mental state …

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Study finds rising rates of smoking and vaping among teenagers in Ireland

Study finds rising rates of smoking and vaping among teenagers in Ireland

For the first time in 25 years, rates of smoking among teenage boys in Ireland are increasing, according to a study published in ERJ Open Research. The study also shows that rates of vaping among teenagers have risen in the last four years and that teenagers who use e-cigarettes are more likely to smoke. The …

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COVID-19 vaccine-related allergies are rare, typically mild and treatable, finds study

COVID-19 vaccine-related allergies are rare, typically mild and treatable, finds study

Allergic reactions to the new mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines are rare, typically mild and treatable, and they should not deter people from becoming vaccinated, according to research from the Stanford University School of Medicine. The findings will be published online Sept. 17 in JAMA Network Open. We wanted to understand the spectrum of allergies to …

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'Spice' users likely to experience more severe withdrawal symptoms, study finds

‘Spice’ users likely to experience more severe withdrawal symptoms, study finds

Research published today by psychologists at the University of Bath suggests that ‘Spice’ – which contains synthetic drugs originally designed to mimic the effects of cannabis – is more harmful than cannabis and that users are likely to experience more severe withdrawal symptoms when attempting to quit. Over two thirds (67%) of participants they observed …

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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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Allergies to mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines rare, generally mild, study finds

Allergies to mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines rare, generally mild, study finds

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Allergic reactions to the new mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines are rare, typically mild and treatable, and they should not deter people from becoming vaccinated, according to research from the Stanford University School of Medicine. The findings will be published online Sept. 17 in JAMA Network Open. “We wanted to understand the spectrum …

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Research finds witnessing abuse of sibling can lead to mental health issues

Research finds witnessing abuse of sibling can lead to mental health issues

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A national study from the University of New Hampshire shows children who witness the abuse of a brother or sister by a parent can be just as traumatized as those witnessing violence by a parent against another parent. Such exposure is associated with mental health issues like depression, anxiety and anger. …

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Australian study finds enablers and barriers to COVID-19 vaccine uptake

Australian study finds enablers and barriers to COVID-19 vaccine uptake

People’s trust in the government’s approval of a safe and effective vaccine against COVID-19 is the biggest driver of vaccine uptake, an Australian study has found. Second on the list of motivations identified in the study is the perceived effectiveness of the vaccine to protect others in the community. The next two most common drivers …

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NHS Test and Trace had critical impact on reducing COVID-19 transmission, new model finds

NHS Test and Trace had critical impact on reducing COVID-19 transmission, new model finds

NHS Test and Trace had a significant impact on driving down levels of COVID-19 transmission between June 2020 to April 2021, new modeling published today shows. From June 2020 to April 2021, testing, contact tracing and self-isolation directly prevented somewhere between 1.2 million and 2 million COVID-19 infections. Since its inception, NHS Test and Trace …

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