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UK data: COVID-19 vaccines sharply cut hospitalizations

Two U.K. studies released Monday showed that COVID-19 vaccination programs are contributing to a sharp drop in hospitalizations, boosting hopes that the shots will work as well in the real world as they have in carefully controlled studies. Preliminary results from a study in Scotland found that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine reduced hospital admissions by up […]

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Medication errors: Cut your risk with these tips

Medication errors refer to mistakes in prescribing, dispensing and giving medications. They injure hundreds of thousands of people every year in the United States. Yet most medication errors can be prevented. How can you protect yourself and your family? One of the best ways to reduce your risk of a medication error is to take […]

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Knee or Hip Replacements Cut People’s Risk for Falls: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2020 — People who have total joint replacement, or total joint arthroplasty (TJA), experience fewer falls than those who don’t undergo the surgery, a new study finds. “Osteoarthritis (OA) is the degeneration of the cartilage in our joints over the years,” said lead author Dr. Ran Schwarzkopf, an orthopedic surgeon at NYU […]

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Eating an avocado a day will NOT cut your cholesterol, experts say

Eating an avocado a day will NOT cut your cholesterol: Statistician debunks the ‘hilariously unimpressive’ results of study funded by ‘big avocado’ Penn State University researchers claimed vegetable slashed cholesterol levels But experts picked study apart, found changes too minuscule to have any effect Also highlighted the study was funded by world’s largest producer of avocados […]

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Hypoglycaemia prevention could cut hospital stays

Preventing in-patients with diabetes from developing hypoglycaemia could dramatically reduce the length of time they spend in hospital—according to new research from the University of East Anglia and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Hypoglycaemia happens when blood glucose levels decrease to below normal levels. The researchers reviewed 15 international studies, comparing outcomes for people […]

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5 ways to cut the fat from your diet

About half of all Americans take steps to limit or avoid saturated fats, the kind found in foods like fatty red meat and cream. But fewer than one-third stick to the limit set by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans to keep saturated fat intake under 10% of daily calories. You might be surprised to learn […]

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Pain clinics could cut down on opioid use, team finds

Chronic non-cancer pain is sometimes managed with high-dose opioids, which has partially contributed to the current opioid epidemic. New research from pain specialists at the University of Arizona and Banner – University Medicine may provide options other than opioids for patients with non-cancer chronic pain. “Our study shows the possible potential of pain clinics in […]

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Sleeping on your side can cut stillbirth risk

Feeling a level of anxiety is natural for many pregnant women. Not only are our bodies and lives transforming before our eyes, we worry that every thing we eat, think or do might harm our growing baby. While rates of stillbirth in Australia are comparatively very low (about one per cent of babies are stillborn […]