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Lower dose of newer clot-buster may be appropriate for some stroke patients

New research confirms that the lower 0.25mg/kg dose of the clot-busting agent tenecteplase is appropriate for eligible stroke patients and can reduce the need for mechanical clot removal, according to late breaking science presented today at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2020. The clot-busting medication alteplase was approved by the U.S. Food and […]

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Study supports new approach for treating cerebral malaria

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health found evidence that specific immune cells may play a key role in the devastating effects of cerebral malaria, a severe form of malaria that mainly affects young children. The results, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, suggest that drugs targeting T cells may be effective in treating […]

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Insufficient evidence backing herbal medicines for weight loss

Researchers from the University of Sydney have conducted the first global review of herbal medicines for weight loss in 19 years, finding insufficient evidence to recommend any current treatments. Senior author Dr. Nick Fuller said with overweight and obesity rates reaching epidemic proportions worldwide, many people are turning to herbal supplements as an alternative approach […]

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Most quality metrics for kidney disease fall short

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 on dialysis face both an exhausting treatment regimen and […]

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People with optimistic spouses are less at-risk for dementia

People with optimistic spouses are less at-risk for dementia because their partners encourage healthy habits and share stronger memories with them, study finds Researchers at the University of Michigan and Harvard found people with optimistic spouses have less cognitive decline and memory loss They think that happier partners also tend to have better habits  People […]

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The worst foods for your kidneys

Your kidneys are one of the hardest-working organs in your body. Every day they filter impurities out of your blood, remove bodily wastes, produce hormones, and balance fluids. What would you do without them? Well, actually, you would die. But before we get too dark, let’s just talk about some preventative maintenance you can do […]