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Researchers Present How Couples’ Lifestyle Influences Diabetes Risk

Researchers Present How Couples’ Lifestyle Influences Diabetes Risk

A study found that lifestyle risk factors, including physical activity or exercise and diet, are both found to be more impactful when it comes to identifying risk for type 2 diabetes within a married couple than physiologic factors like sensitivity to insulin tolerance to glucose.According to Omar Silverman-Retana, MD, Ph.D., the study lead, essentially, their data "suggest that couple-based interventions aiming similarities of spouses" might be an effective way of providing lifestyle interventions.The study lead said in an interview with a medical news site. They found that spousal...

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First-of-Its-Kind Surgery Successfully Separates Conjoined Twins in Michigan

First-of-Its-Kind Surgery Successfully Separates Conjoined Twins in Michigan

When they were born in June last year, Sarabeth and Amelia Irwin were reportedly locked in an embrace. Conjoined from their chests down to their bellies, Dr. Marcie Treadwell said, these identical twins' arms wrapped around one another as they were cautiously lifted from their mom's womb at Michigan Medicine's Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital in Ann Arbor.Nearly 14 months after birth, On August 5, the twins went back to Ann Harbor, where they had gone through an 11-hour surgery at , becoming the first known set of conjoined twins undergo a successful separation in Michigan.Dr. Treadwell,...

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Did a Maine Wedding Become a COVID-19 ‘Superspreader' Leaving 7 Dead and 177 Infected?

Did a Maine Wedding Become a COVID-19 ‘Superspreader' Leaving 7 Dead and 177 Infected?

Now, for the community and the broader region that had eased social distancing protocols introduced earlier in the pandemic, this news was said to be a wake-up call.According to the head of the town council, Cody McEwen, when they heard of the outbreak, "Everyone really hunkered down." And as soon as the outbreak occurred, McEwen added, they closed the town again. also said residents were angry at the organizers of the event, beginning with the tavern that got a temporary suspension of its license.Commenting on the "superspreader" event, Baptist church member Nina Obrikis said she doesn't...

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More Than 3,000 Infected with Rare Bacterial Disease After Chinese Pharmaceutical Factory Leak

More Than 3,000 Infected with Rare Bacterial Disease After Chinese Pharmaceutical Factory Leak

A  issued by the city's health commission said at least 3,245 people had contracted the disease in Lanzhou, Gansu province's capital.Over a thousand individuals are also suspected of having contracted the disease. However, since the problem was initially identified in November last year, no fatalities have been reported.The latest numbers, based on the report from , a state-run media organization, are much higher compared to the initially-thought figure.Authorities reportedly traced the leak back to the pharmaceutical factory, , which was found to be using expired sanitizers and...

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Deep Brain Stimulation Helps Man Addicted to Opioids for 18 Years Find Sobriety

Deep Brain Stimulation Helps Man Addicted to Opioids for 18 Years Find Sobriety

In the United States, the opioid epidemic claims more than 100 lives each day. However, doctors hope that through brain surgery, although risky, addiction can be treated, and later on put a dent in the figure.Deep brain stimulation, a groundbreaking surgical procedure, helped find sobriety after being an ex-opioid addict for 18 years.In this procedure, the doctors insert a long metal string into the patient's brain "to control his cravings." The same wire also went into the portion of the brain involved in addiction and receives signals from the pacemaker in his chest.Buckhalter is the...

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New Study Shows Biologic Therapy for Psoriasis Could Reduce Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

New Study Shows Biologic Therapy for Psoriasis Could Reduce Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

In a new study published in the American Heart Association journal, , it was found that patients with psoriasis who are treated with biologic therapy comprising protein-based infusions to address inflammation had a substantial decline in high-risk plaque in heart arteries, over one-year.The  indicates that chronic inflammation in people who have psoriasis is linked to a higher risk of acquiring coronary heart disease.The study also describes biologic therapy medications as proteins provided by injection or infusion and control process power of inflammation by blocking cytokine action.  are...

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Your Depression Risk Can Be Measured by the Changes in Your Heart Rate, Doctors Say

Your Depression Risk Can Be Measured by the Changes in Your Heart Rate, Doctors Say

Doctors, for the first time, have shown that measuring the heart can dependably specify if a person is depressed or not. Practically, according to , "This may give clinicians an objective 'early warning' of probable depression," and a quick indication if a therapy is working or not, thus, the way of a quicker and responsive treatment.Showing results of this pioneering research at the ECNP virtual congress, 's Dr. Carmen Schiweck said, their pilot research proposes that by merely gauging one's heart rate for 24 hours, they can already "tell with 90-percent accuracy if a person" is presently...

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Gilead Sciences to Acquire Immunomedics for $21 Billion Dollar

Gilead Sciences to Acquire Immunomedics for $21 Billion Dollar

Gilead Sciences, Inc. and Immunomedics announced in a joint statement on Sunday that Gilead will Immunomedics, a biopharmaceutical company for $88.00 per share in cash, which represents a premium of about 108% over their last closing price on Sept 11 which was at $42.25.  Gilead Sciences, being led by the legal counsel of , will be paying Wachtell Lipton - advised drug development firm ImmunomedicsDaniel O'Day, Gilead Chief Executive Officer, said that this deal grants Gilead the access to Immunomedics' breast cancer treatment drug, Trodelvy.Trodelvy was granted an accelerated FDA approval...

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No Cameras: MIT's New Sleep Monitoring Device Identifies Your Sleeping Posture

No Cameras: MIT's New Sleep Monitoring Device Identifies Your Sleeping Posture

Researchers from MIT devised a wireless, private way of monitoring a person's sleep postures without using cameras. Called the "BodyCompass," this device stands as a pioneer in terms of a home-ready, radio-frequency-based system that could provide correct sleep data minus the use of a camera or sensor attached to the body.Introducing this system through a presentation at the  conference on September 15 is Shichao Yue, a Ph.D. student using wireless sensing to analyze sleep and insomnia stages for a couple of years now.Yue said that they thought seep posture could be another practical...

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260,000 New COVID-19 Cases May Have Resulted From Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

260,000 New COVID-19 Cases May Have Resulted From Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

An analysis published on Tuesday showed that the massive motorcycle rally held last month in South Dakota might have been the reason for the 260,000 new COVID-19 cases reported recently.The said number, which came from a paper that has not undergone peer-review yet, would signify the most prominent spreading occurrence of COVID-19 ever reported in the United States to date.The  published this new study, which was conducted by a team of economists at the University of San Diego, who investigated the "Sturgis Motorcycle Rally," which drew an approximate of roughly 460,000 individuals from...

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Wisconsin Reports 2020's First Death Due to Rare Disease from Mosquito Bite

Wisconsin Reports 2020's First Death Due to Rare Disease from Mosquito Bite

Wisconsin has reported the  as a result of a mosquito bite. According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the Chippewa County Health Department, a woman in her 60s has been infected with the eastern equine encephalitis (EEE.) She has become the second case of infection in the state of Wisconsin after the first confirmed case on Wednesday. Interim State Health Officer  emphasized the seriousness of this infection. Since mosquitoes are known to be active in Wisconsin, people should continue to take precautions to protect themselves from mosquito bites.Based on DHS, nine horses...

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First 2 Deaths of 2020 Due To West Nile Virus Reported in Dallas County

First 2 Deaths of 2020 Due To West Nile Virus Reported in Dallas County

Dallas County's health department recently reported the deaths of two Dallas residents after they contracted the West Nile Virus.Officials did not identify the said victims although they said the first was that of a 63-year-old from "Dallas' 75215 ZIP code," spanning an area south of downtown Dallas.The second death case was an 88-year-old resident with the 75227 ZIP code located in eastern Dallas.According to health officials, both Dallas residents had West Nile neuroinvasive disease. Reports indicate that less than one percent of people infected with the said virus develop "neuroinvasive...

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BYU's Animation-Streaming Glasses: A Promising Device for Children with Autism

BYU's Animation-Streaming Glasses: A Promising Device for Children with Autism

More so, research has also found that Social communicative gestures like eye contact and pointing are very important to developing language later.Hoping to develop a solution to the eye-contact difficulty, the Engineering Capstone team of has devised a pair of glasses that display dynamically animated images on the lenses and potentially increase a child's eye contact.The inspiration for the invention of the glasses cam, according to , was to support Heidi Kershaw and her son while he was in therapy.Kershaw remembered how her son struggled to complete his therapy exercises while at the same...

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