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Metabolic Surgery Improves Diabetes-Related Quality of Life

Patients with type 2 diabetes who underwent metabolic surgery reported improved general health, mobility, and energy, along with less pain and diabetes-related concerns compared with similar patients who only received intensive medical therapy, during a 5-year study. That is, among 104 patients in the Surgical Treatment and Medications Potentially Eradicate Diabetes Efficiently (STAMPEDE) trial, those […]

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Postop pneumonia risk up with pediatric neurologic comorbidity

(HealthDay)—Children with neurologic comorbidities undergoing surgery have an elevated risk for pneumonia within 30 days after surgery, according to a study published online Aug. 4 in Pediatrics. Christian Mpody, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., from Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, and colleagues conducted a retrospective study involving children who underwent inpatient surgery between 2012 and 2018 […]

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Portable generators recalled after handle amputates fingers

(HealthDay)—Reports of amputated and crushed fingers have prompted the recall of thousands of portable generators made by Generac. The recall involves more than 321,000 gas-powered Generac and DR 6500 watt and 8000 watt portable generators in the United States, and more than 4,500 of the generators in Canada. An unlocked handle can trap users’ fingers […]

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Third mRNA Dose May Boost Antibody Quantity, but Not Quality

(Reuters) – Among fully vaccinated people who never had COVID-19, getting a third dose of an mRNA vaccine from Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna would likely increase levels of antibodies, but not antibodies that are better able to neutralize new virus variants, Rockefeller University researchers reported on bioRxiv ahead of peer review. They note that in COVID-19 […]

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Two key neurotransmitters linked to math ability

An individual’s math abilitymay have links to levels of two chemical messengers — gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and glutamate — in the brain, a study suggests. To determine this, scientists measured the levels of these neurotransmitters in children and adults and correlated them with test scores. Children who were good at math were likely to have […]