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Youth binge drinking linked to gut microbiome changes

Youth binge drinkers show alterations in the gut microbiome, a new study finds. The study of young people, conducted by researchers at APC Microbiome Ireland, based at University College Cork (UCC), found that alterations in the gut microbiome, microorganisms that live in the human digestive system and affect health, are linked with the common practice […]

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FDA Approves Daprodustat, First Oral Anemia Treatment

The US Food and Drug Administration approved the first oral treatment for anemia on February 1, specifying that daprodustat (Jesduvroq) was labeled for anemia caused by chronic kidney disease (CKD) in adults who have been on dialysis for at least 4 months. In announcing this, the FDA’s statement highlighted that daprodustat is not approved for […]

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Decision guide provides specific guidelines for swallowing care after extubation

A multidisciplinary group at ECU Health Medical Center in Greenville, North Carolina, developed a decision guide to provide healthcare teams with specific guidelines for swallowing care after extubation. The decision guide standardizes the process for clinicians to determine which recently extubated patients required further swallowing assessment by an appropriate professional. As the only Level 1 […]

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Machine learning model predicts physician turnover

Physician turnover is disruptive to patients and costly to health care facilities and physicians alike. In a new study, Yale researchers have used machine learning to reveal the factors—including the length of a physician’s tenure, their age, and the complexity of their cases—that can increase the risks of such turnover. Evaluating data from a large […]