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Half of children hospitalized with COVID develop headaches, altered mental state

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Jan 24, 2022 … PITTSBURGH — Concerning new data shows that nearly half of all children hospitalized with COVID-19 experience neurological symptoms. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh also report COVID-positive pediatric patients with these symptoms were much more likely to need intensive care. Of the 44 percent of children with neurological symptoms, the most common were headaches and acute…

Women who suffer miscarriage have greater risk of dying before age 70

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Jan 23, 2022 … BOSTON — Having a miscarriage is both physically and emotionally devastating for expectant mothers. Experts now warn of another frightening finding for women who lose their baby in the womb. A recent study reports that women who miscarry have almost a 20% higher chance of dying before their 70th birthday, particularly from cardiovascular disease. This is…

Rural patients less likely to receive critical care, more likely to die from heart problems

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Jan 21, 2022 … BOSTON, Mass. — Life might be simpler out in the country, but new research finds it’s also much harder to find high quality health care if you have health problems. Scientists from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center found that older adults receiving treatment at rural hospitals are less likely to receive important procedures and…

Post-COVID ‘brain fog’ could be result of virus changing patients’ spinal fluid

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Jan 19, 2022 … SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Cases of “brain fog” among COVID patients are becoming more and more common, even among people recovering from mild infections. Now, new research is finally providing some potential answers to why people have difficulty concentrating, thinking clearly, and completing easy daily tasks after battling COVID. A team from the University of…

Thick thighs save lives? People with larger thighs have lower risk of heart disease, high blood pressure

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Jan 02, 2022 … SHANGHAI, China — “Thick thighs save lives” is a body-positive slogan made famous by supermodel Ashley Graham. According to a recent medical study on heart health, it turns out she may be right! Researchers in China say overweight or obese patients who have a larger thigh circumference also have a lower risk of heart disease.…

Replacing ‘race’ as an underlying health condition would improve heart disease care, study suggests

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Dec 22, 2021 … BOSTON, Mass. — When doctors are treating patients at risk for heart disease, race is a factor in the care people receive. This isn’t necessarily about bias. Historically, researchers say Black patients have a higher risk of developing heart problems, leading to different treatment plans in comparison to white patients. Now, a new study suggests that…

Gum disease increases the risk of developing mental health problems by nearly 40%

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Dec 20, 2021 … BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom — Poor dental health may also lead to poor mental health, a new study reveals. Researchers from the University of Birmingham say developing gum disease and tooth issues can also increase a person’s risk of suffering from depression and anxiety over the next few years. Along with mental health problems, study authors…

Blood pressure readings in children can vary in each arm, raising misdiagnosis risk

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Dec 06, 2021 … MELBOURNE, Australia — A recent study has revealed that a child’s blood pressure can differ from one arm to the other. Since these measurements often play a major role in how doctors diagnose certain illnesses, researchers at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and the University of Melbourne say this may lead to the misdiagnoses of…

1 in 100 hospitalized with COVID-19 will suffer life-threatening brain complications

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Nov 29, 2021 … CHICAGO, Ill. — As COVID-19 variants bring renewed fears of the pandemic strengthening again, a new study finds those who end up in the hospital face a one-percent chance of suffering life-changing brain disorders as a result. Researchers with the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) say one in 100 hospitalized COVID patients will experience severe…

MSG linked to migraines? Chemical used in processed food could trigger brutal headaches

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Nov 29, 2021 … SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Migraines appear to result from surges in a brain chemical commonly used in processed food, according to new research. Experiments on mice found that an abnormal release of glutamate in spaces between neurons spark a tsunami-like wave of activity. Huge plumes of glutamate flood gray matter, setting off blinding headaches…

Alcohol identified as the sole trigger for more episodes of arterial fibrillation

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Nov 29, 2021 … SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — AFib, short for arterial fibrillation, is the most common form of an irregular heartbeat. Individuals diagnosed with AFib often experience an irregular heartbeat accompanied by shortness of breath, fatigue, and chest pain. Even worse, AFib puts patients at a significantly higher risk of further cardiac episodes such as a heart attack…

Your brain has its own fingerprint, and doctors can pinpoint it in under 2 minutes

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Nov 28, 2021 … LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Your fingerprint is something incredibly unique that only you have. As it turns out, your brain has a so-called “fingerprint” of its own, according to scientists, and new research reveals it can be found much faster than previously thought. Earlier research at Yale University found that connectomes, a map of the brain’s…

Venti, please: Drinking more coffee linked to lower Alzheimer’s risk

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Nov 26, 2021 … JOONDALUP, Australia — Avid coffee drinkers rejoice! Your favorite morning habit is now linked to a lower dementia risk. Scientists from Edith Cowan University report having an extra cup or two coffee may make you less likely to develop Alzheimer’s. This was a long-term project, tracking cognitive decline and coffee drinking habits among more than 200…