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Drop in cancer mortality greater with Medicaid expansion

Drop in cancer mortality greater with Medicaid expansion Drop in cancer mortality greater with Medicaid expansion (HealthDay)—States that expanded Medicaid (EXP) had a greater decrease in age-adjusted cancer mortality than those that did not, according to a study presented at ASCO20, a virtual scientific program hosted by the American Society …

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    Right ventricular dilation linked to mortality in COVID-19

    Right ventricular dilation linked to mortality in COVID-19

    Right ventricular dilation linked to mortality in COVID-19 Right ventricular dilation linked to mortality in COVID-19 (HealthDay)—Right ventricular dilation is associated with in-hospital mortality among patients hospitalized with COVID-19, according to a study published online May 15 in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. Edgar Argulian, M.D., M.P.H., from the Icahn School of …

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      Glucose levels linked to maternal mortality even in non-diabetic women

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      Glucose levels linked to maternal mortality even in non-diabetic women Glucose levels linked to maternal mortality even in non-diabetic women Credit: CC0 Public Domain An elevated pre-pregnancy hemoglobin A1c—which measures average blood glucose concentration—is associated with a higher risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes even in women without known diabetes, according …

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        Age, CRP up risk for mortality in diabetes with COVID-19

        Age, CRP up risk for mortality in diabetes with COVID-19

        Age, CRP up risk for mortality in diabetes with COVID-19 Age, CRP up risk for mortality in diabetes with COVID-19 (HealthDay)—For patients with diabetes and COVID-19, risk factors for mortality include older age and elevated C-reactive protein, and insulin usage is associated with poor prognosis, according to a study published …

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          Mortality rates hint at even higher coronavirus death toll

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          Mortality rates hint at even higher coronavirus death toll Mortality rates hint at even higher coronavirus death toll Credit: CC0 Public Domain The coronavirus has now taken 300,000 lives globally, according to official figures. But depending on the way deaths are counted, the real human cost could be far greater. …

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            COPD and smoking associated with higher COVID-19 mortality: study

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            COPD and smoking associated with higher COVID-19 mortality: study COPD and smoking associated with higher COVID-19 mortality: study Credit: CC0 Public Domain Current smokers and people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have an increased risk of severe complications and higher mortality with COVID-19 infection, according to a new study …

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              Cancer patients face high mortality from COVID-19

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              Cancer patients face high mortality from COVID-19 Cancer patients face high mortality from COVID-19 Credit: CC0 Public Domain People with cancer who develop COVID-19 are much more likely to die from the disease than those without cancer, according to physician-researchers at Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. …

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                Child obesity linked to higher mortality risk in young adulthood

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                (HealthDay)—Obesity in children is associated with an increased risk for premature mortality in young adulthood and with an increased risk for anxiety and depression, according to two studies published online in March in PLOS Medicine and BMC Medicine. Louise Lindberg, from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, and colleagues conducted a …

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                  COVID-19 mortality highly influenced by age demographics

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                  Credit: Shutterstock A study released today from the University of Oxford is the first to highlight the importance of age and demographic science in explaining the difference in fatalities across countries affected by the virus. The research, from Jennifer Beam Dowd, Melinda Mills and colleagues at the Leverhulme Centre for …

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                    Early-life mortality risk higher in ART-conceived children

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                    (HealthDay)—Compared with children who are naturally conceived, children who are conceived via assisted reproductive techniques (ART) may be at increased risk for mortality during their first year of life, according to a study published in the March issue of Fertility and Sterility. Kenny A. Rodriguez-Wallberg, M.D., Ph.D., from the Karolinska …

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