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Heart failure patients with limited health literacy may have higher risk of death

Patients with heart failure who experience low health literacy are at an increased risk of hospitalization and mortality. This finding has significant clinical and public health implications and suggests that assessing and intervening upon an individual’s understanding of their own health could improve heart failure outcomes, according to research published in JACC: Heart Failure. Heart […]

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Arthritis drug may improve respiratory function in some patients with severe covid-19

A small study in Greece found that the clinically approved anti-inflammatory drug anakinra, used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, improved respiratory function in patients with severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The eight patients also had a condition called secondary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (sHLH), which is characterized by overactivation of the immune system and organ failure. One patient, […]

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Up to 30% of coronavirus patients hardly develop ANY antibodies

Chinese study finds up to 30% of coronavirus patients hardly develop ANY antibodies against the infection – raising concerns many who recover from COVID-19 are not immune Fudan University researchers tested 175 recovered coronavirus patients for antibodies against the virus  Antibodies are generated after someone has contracted a virus and generally help them fight off […]

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Renal denervation effective in patients with untreated hypertension

Three months after undergoing renal denervation (RDN)—a procedure that delivers energy to overactive nerves leading to the kidney to decrease their activity—patients with untreated high blood pressure had statistically significant reductions in average blood pressure over 24 hours compared with patients who underwent a sham procedure and experienced no major adverse effects, according to results […]

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More than 80% of coronavirus patients only get mild symptoms

More than 80% of coronavirus patients only get mild symptoms, like a cough and fever, and most recover quickly from their infections, Chinese data reveals Data published by the Chinese CDC suggest that 81% of COVID-19 patients only develop mild symptoms like cough, fever and aches Coronavirus became severe in 15 percent of cases and […]