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Looking back decades shows hospitalized patients need more than movement to prevent dangerous clots

Based on a systematic review of scientific studies dating back nearly 70 years, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine and collaborating institutions suggest that ambulation—walking or exercising without assistance—is not sufficient alone as a preventive measure against venous thromboembolism (VTE), a potentially deadly condition in which a blood clot forms, often in the deep veins of […]

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Accidental awareness in women having pregnancy-related surgery under general anaesthesia is more frequent than expected

Accidental awareness occurs when a patient is temporarily conscious during a general anaesthetic and can remember things that happened during surgery, perhaps feeling pain or being unable to move. More commonly however, awareness occurs during the transition at the very start or end of a general anaesthetic (i.e. before and after surgery), as the patient […]

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Wearing a used mask 'can be WORSE than not wearing one at all'

Wearing a used mask ‘can be WORSE than not wearing one at all’, study suggests Researchers looked at the protectiveness of three-layer surgical masks against inhaling coronavirus-infected droplets They found that air, which contain tiny aerosols, don’t enter the mouth and nose at specific points, but through the entire mask surface at low speeds A computer […]

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Why staying fit needs to be more than a walk in the park

Why staying fit needs to be more than a walk in the park: DR MICHAEL MOSLEY says strength-building ‘resistance’ exercise helps weight loss, fights infection and could make a Covid vaccine work better Are you managing to keep fit? Chances are, probably not. We all know that maintaining fitness levels is crucial, not just for […]