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Policies fall short on expanding access to birth control

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Policies fall short on expanding access to birth control Policies fall short on expanding access to birth control Credit: CC0 Public Domain Federal and state policies to expand access to birth control have included increasing access to preventative and emergency hormonal contraception at retail pharmacies for women and girls of …

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    Trump-touted hydroxychloroquine in short supply for lupus patients

    Trump-touted hydroxychloroquine in short supply for lupus patients

    Trump-touted hydroxychloroquine in short supply for lupus patients Trump-touted hydroxychloroquine in short supply for lupus patients (HealthDay)—A drug championed by President Donald Trump as a coronavirus panacea appears to be in short supply for people who really need it: lupus patients. More than one-third of U.S. lupus patients who take …

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      Short on protective gear, Russian medics fear infecting patients

      Short on protective gear, Russian medics fear infecting patients 1

      Short on protective gear, Russian medics fear infecting patients Short on protective gear, Russian medics fear infecting patients Credit: CC0 Public Domain With Russian medical workers often forced to make or buy their own protective equipment, Olga was not surprised when a fellow doctor at her clinic in the Moscow …

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        Spain virus death count ‘may be thousands short’

        Credit: CC0 Public Domain Spain’s coronavirus death toll soared past 19,000 on Thursday with another 551 deaths, but questions over the counting method have raised some regional concerns the real figure is much higher. After nearly five weeks of confinement, the rise in deaths and infections has slowed over the …

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          The case for a short, sharp lockdown

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          by C Raina MacIntyre, Louisa Jorm, Richard Nunes-Vaz and Timothy Churches, The Conversation Credit: CC0 Public Domain The COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented and may have long lasting global effects. Until a vaccine is available, we have four main measures at our disposal: identifying every case rapidly with extensive testing, and …

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            Most quality metrics for kidney disease fall short

            Most quality metrics for kidney disease fall short 3

            Credit: CC0 Public Domain Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects 14 percent of adults in the U.S. There are several stages of CKD, but when it progresses to kidney failure, outcomes are quite poor, with those patients dying at a higher rate than patients with most advanced cancers. Patients who go …

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              Short, intensive training improves children’s health

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              Credit: CC0 Public Domain Many children don’t get enough exercise and as a result often have health problems such as being overweight and having high blood pressure. A research team from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) and the Medical School Berlin (MSB) has found that simple methods can be used …

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                Short or long sleep associated with Pulmonary Fibrosis

                Short or long sleep associated with Pulmonary Fibrosis 5

                A chest radiograph of a patient with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). Credit: Wikipedia/CC BY-SA 3.0 Scientists have discovered that people who regularly sleep for more than 11 hours or less than 4 hours are 2-3 times more likely to have the incurable disease, pulmonary fibrosis, compared to those that sleep …

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                  Program improves short term nutritional outcomes in a conflict zone

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                  A study led by a researcher at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health finds that a multidisciplinary program within a conflict zone in Armenia was successful in improving several measures of childhood nutrition. Results appear in the journal Public Health Nutrition. For more than 20 years, Armenia has …

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