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COVID May Harm Brain Function, Large Study Suggests

COVID May Harm Brain Function, Large Study Suggests

Patients recovering from coronavirus infection suffer from increased neurological and psychological distress, according to a comprehensive observational study published Thursday. Researchers from the University of Oxford searched more than a million patient records and found that, two years after infection, patients who had recovered from COVID-19 had a higher risk of psychosis, dementia and “brain …

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COVID May Harm Brain Function, Large Study Suggests

COVID May Harm Brain Function, Large Study Suggests

Patients recovering from coronavirus infection suffer from increased neurological and psychological distress, according to a comprehensive observational study published Thursday. Researchers from the University of Oxford searched more than a million patient records and found that, two years after infection, patients who had recovered from COVID-19 had a higher risk of psychosis, dementia and “brain …

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Douglas County child dies from suspected case of rare brain-eating amoebae

Douglas County child dies from suspected case of rare brain-eating amoebae

A child in Douglas County died this week from a suspected infection with the rare brain-eating amoeba, possibly in the Elkhorn River, according to the health department. It is the first known case of its kind in the Omaha area. If confirmed, it will be the first known death of the brain-eating amoeba in Nebraska, …

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Douglas County child dies from suspected case of rare brain-eating amoebae

Douglas County child dies from suspected case of rare brain-eating amoebae

A child in Douglas County died this week from a suspected infection with the rare brain-eating amoeba, possibly in the Elkhorn River, according to the health department. It is the first known case of its kind in the Omaha area. If confirmed, it will be the first known death of the brain-eating amoeba in Nebraska, …

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Death of child possibly caused by amoeba infection from Elkhorn River

Death of child possibly caused by amoeba infection from Elkhorn River

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – Douglas County health officials said Wednesday they suspect the recent death of a local child was caused by a brain-eating amoeba from the Elkhorn River. The CDC is trying to confirm that the death was caused by primary amebic meningoencephalitis after the child went swimming in the river on Sunday. In …

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Lower vs. Higher Glycemic Criteria for Diagnosing Gestational Diabetes |  NEJM

Lower vs. Higher Glycemic Criteria for Diagnosing Gestational Diabetes | NEJM

Abstract Background Treatment of gestational diabetes improves maternal and child health, although the diagnostic criteria remain unclear. Methods: Download a pdf of the study summary. We randomly assigned women with a gestational age of 24 to 32 weeks in a 1:1 ratio to be assessed for gestational diabetes using lower or higher glycemic criteria for …

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U of M study finds diabetes medications can reduce the risk of hospitalization and death from COVID

U of M study finds diabetes medications can reduce the risk of hospitalization and death from COVID

A study led by researchers at the University of Minnesota Medical School found that metformin may reduce the likelihood of severe COVID outcomes. MINNEAPOLIS — A new study from the University of Minnesota Medical School and School of Public Health says a commonly prescribed diabetes medication could help reduce the chances of the most serious …

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Ivermectin among generics that failed to help COVID-19 patients avoid hospitalization, large studies show

Ivermectin among generics that failed to help COVID-19 patients avoid hospitalization, large studies show

A new study found that three generic drugs — fluvoxamine, commonly prescribed to treat depression, the controversial antimalarial drug ivermectin and the diabetes pill metformin — failed to prevent the kind of severe COVID-19 that leads to emergency room visits or hospitalization. The study, published Wednesday in The New England Journal of Medicine, examined whether …

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First case of monkey pox from human to dog seeks WHO advice from pet owners

The World Health Organization has called on people infected with monkey pox to avoid exposing animals to the virus after the first reported case of human-to-dog transmission. The case, in which two men and their Italian Greyhound live together in Paris, was reported last week in the medical journal The Lancet. “This is the first …

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