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Heart problems resolve in majority of kids with COVID inflammatory syndrome

Heart problems in children hospitalized with multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C)—an inflammatory condition triggered by COVID—were mostly gone within a few months, a new study by researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and NewYork-Presbyterian has found. The study published in Pediatrics about 45 MIS-C patients is the first in North America to […]

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Mexico’s vaccine campaign faces problems, successes

Mexico’s president lashed out Tuesday at criticism of the country’s coronavirus vaccination effort, dismissing a pair of scandals as the work of conservative opponents or grumpy “elderly people who go grumbling because they don’t like to be vaccinated.” Despite some successes—for example, all shots are free—there have been problems with the country’s uneven vaccine roll-out, […]

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Excess fatty tissue accumulated in the neck increases the chances of suffering heart problems, according to a new study

Researchers from the University of Granada warn that an accumulation of fatty tissue in the neck (both the double chin and the deeper deposits, located between muscles and around the cervical vertebrae) is a predictor of central and overall adiposity, cardiometabolic risk, and a pro-inflammatory profile in sedentary young adults. Traditionally, the accumulation of visceral […]

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Study shows artificial intelligence can detect language problems tied to liver failure

Natural language processing, the technology that lets computers read, decipher, understand and make sense of human language, is the driving force behind internet search engines, email filters, digital assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri, and language-to-language translation apps. Now, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have given this technology a new job as […]