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Acute cardiac events common in patients hospitalized due to COVID-19

Time : 7th of February 2023 12:40:17 PM Physician/Medicine,Covid-19,Cardiology

A study on over 8,400 adults revealed that 11.4% suffered a cardiac event during hospitalization. The rate of cardiac events was higher in people with an existing heart condition than in those without such conditions. Acute heart failure and ischemic heart diseases were the most common events. People who had one or more such events had a higher risk of ICU admission and death.
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Being in a relationship could help you maintain low blood sugar levels

Time : 7th of February 2023 12:15:12 PM Physician/Medicine,Entertainment,Endocrinology & Diabetes

People aged 50 to 89 years who live with their life partners or significant others are more likely to control their blood sugar at low levels, as per a study. The benefit is irrespective of how people get along with their partners. People who moved out of cohabitation had worse blood sugar levels. These findings align with other studies that showed the benefits of cohabitation.
  The Guardian

India-made eye drops caused many eye infections in the US

Time : 7th of February 2023 11:30:30 AM Physician/Medicine,Pharma News

A report from the US FDA and CDC suggested that Delsam Pharma’s Artificial Tears and EzriCare Artificial Tears could be the reason behind 55 cases of potential bacterial eye infections, permanent vision loss, and one death. Following this report, Global Pharma Healthcare, an Indian-based manufacturer, halted the production of all eye drop products.

Are targeted therapies linked to survival benefits in mCRC patients?

Time : 7th of February 2023 11:08:55 AM Physician/Medicine,Pharma News,Oncology

Survival benefits were observed in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer who received EGFR inhibitors, but only in those with RAS-wild type cancer, as per a study. Some combinations of chemotherapy and targeted therapy were linked to improved survival in smaller subgroups. The findings highlight the need for outcome analysis with routine clinical practice.
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Polypill may reduce functional decline, but not cognitive decline

Time : 7th of February 2023 10:35:07 AM Pharma News,Neurology & Neurosurgery,Cardiology

A combined pill of antihypertensives and a statin, used for older adults with cardiovascular risk factors, was associated with a reduced functional decline but not cognitive decline, as per a study. Patients in the polypill group had 5.7 mmHg and 24 mg/dL reductions in systolic blood pressure and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels compared to those in the placebo group.
  Health Day

CanSino believes its mRNA COVID-19 shot is as good as Pfizer's and Moderna's

Time : 7th of February 2023 10:12:00 AM Pharma News,Covid-19

Yu Xuefeng, Chief Executive of China's CanSino Biologics, said he was confident of their investigational mRNA vaccine. But it would not be possible to compare CanSino's vaccine with Pfizer's and Moderna's vaccines due to the unavailability of these shots in China. After China lifted its zero-Covid policy, many Chinese firms have started developing mRNA vaccines.
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A T-cell therapy is effective for patients receiving allo-HCT

Time : 7th of February 2023 09:47:17 AM Physician/Medicine,Pharma News

Posoleucel was effective and well tolerated by the patients with refractory viral infections who received allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation, as per a phase 2 trial. The overall response rate 6 weeks after the first drug infusion was 95%, while the reduction in plasma viral load was 97%. There was no evidence of infusion-related events and cytokine release syndrome.
  Physician's Weekly

What are the reasons for waking up with headaches?

Time : 6th of February 2023 12:48:04 PM Physician/Medicine

Migraines, tension-type headaches, hypnic headaches, and cluster headaches are the types of headaches people get in the mornings. Reasons for getting morning headaches are insomnia or sleep issues, sleep apnea and related headaches, exploding head syndromes, oversleeping, teeth grinding during sleep or sleep bruxism, and hangovers after consuming alcohol the night before.
  Cleveland Clinic

Perception of time is not the same for adults and children

Time : 6th of February 2023 12:35:17 PM Psychiatry & Mental Health

Researchers showed one-minute-long videos of a rapid succession of events to people aged 4-5 years, 9-10 years and adults. They found that kids used representativeness heuristics to measure time, and they learn the universal or absolute concept of time between 6-10 years old. It later changes to sampling heuristics, which allows them to check time flow by looking at a clock.

Study uncovers seven symptoms of long Covid

Time : 6th of February 2023 12:00:57 PM Covid-19

Hair loss, fast-beating heart, fatigue, shortness of breath, chest pain, obesity, and joint pain are the seven long-lasting symptoms people infected with the COVID-19 virus can develop for up to a year after infection, according to a study. The study used real-world data from medical records and symptoms reported by more than 52,000 patients from the US.
  University of Missouri