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Gender-affirming hormone therapy may increase risk of high blood pressure

Optimizing treatments for high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease could save lives, according to researchers

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain A recent study shows that optimizing medicines for high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease patients living in East London could reduce lifetime hospital costs and prevent cardiovascular events such as heart attacks and strokes. In the study, funded by Barts Charity, researchers evaluated gaps in blood pressure and cholesterol-lowering statin treatments …

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Coronavirus in wastewater at record high

Coronavirus in wastewater at record high

Prof. Heléne Norder, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg. Credit: Elin Lindström In a week, the levels of the coronavirus in Gothenburg’s wastewater have skyrocketed and increased by about 250% compared to the concentration from the previous weekly survey and the highest measured value so far during the pandemic. University of Gothenburg researchers also say the …

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Study shows high acceptance of proactively treating partners of people diagnosed with chlamydia

Study shows high acceptance of proactively treating partners of people diagnosed with chlamydia

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Chlamydia rates have been steadily increasing over the last 20 years, with women experiencing the highest burden of the infection. Expedited partner therapy (EPT) for chlamydia—proactively treating partners of people diagnosed with the infection—can be an important public health tool for stopping transmission of the infection. The approach is important especially …

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High doses produce added benefit for adults

High doses produce added benefit for adults

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Upadacinib is a new drug for the treatment of adults and adolescents aged 12 years and older with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis who are candidates for systemic therapy. In an early benefit assessment, the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) has now examined whether the drug …

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High quality products for cultured meat research

High quality products for cultured meat research

AMSBIO has announced a new range of kits, media and reagents to assist in the development of cultured meat products – an exciting new area of food technology. Creating new cultured meat products. Image Credit: AMS Biotechnology Cultured meat, also known as synthetic, artificial or in-vitro meat, is created by harvesting animal cells that are …

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Headgear reduces concussions in high school girls' lacrosse

Headgear reduces concussions in high school girls’ lacrosse

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain High school girls lacrosse players who wear headgear are significantly less likely to sustain concussions, according to a landmark research project. George Mason University professor Shane V. Caswell, along with other researchers, presented the three-year study earlier this semester at the American Academy of Pediatrics’ National Conference. “Girls’ lacrosse is the …

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Chronic exposure to particulate matter linked with high blood pressure

Chronic exposure to particulate matter linked with high blood pressure

According to the WHO, air pollution is the greatest health risk worldwide, accounting for more than 4.2 million deaths annually. In addition, chronic exposure to particulate matter contributes to the risk of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, and in particular has been associated with high blood pressure, according to a study published in Scientific Reports by …

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Long-term particulate matter pollution is associated with high blood pressure

Long-term particulate matter pollution is associated with high blood pressure

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain According to the WHO, air pollution is the greatest health risk worldwide, accounting for more than 4.2 million deaths annually. In addition, chronic exposure to particulate matter contributes to the risk of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, and in particular has been associated with high blood pressure, according to a study published …

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WHO warns Covid variant Omicron risk 'very high'

WHO warns Covid variant Omicron risk ‘very high’

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The World Health Organization warned Monday the new COVID-19 Omicron variant poses a “very high” risk globally, despite uncertainties about the danger and contagion levels of the new strain. The UN health agency said the COVID strain first discovered in southern Africa was a “highly divergent variant with a high number …

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