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Hotel Tips That You Really Need To Learn

Choosing the best hotel can enhance your vacation needs. If the place costs too much, it will hurt your vacation budget. Read on to find out how you can locate affordable, high quality hotels. Find great hotel room prices by checking out travel websites like Orbitz and Expedia. Join the loyalty program for any hotel […]

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New Zealand’s plan to end smoking: A lifetime ban for youth

New Zealand’s government believes it has come up with a unique plan to end tobacco smoking—a lifetime ban for those aged 14 or younger. Under a new law the government announced Thursday and plans to pass next year, the minimum age to buy cigarettes would keep rising year after year. That means, in theory at […]

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Removing ovaries, fallopian tubes during non-cancerous hysterectomy safer for post-menopausal patients: study

A study of over 200,500 women who had a hysterectomy for non-cancerous reasons found an increased risk of death in women under 50 years of age when the ovaries and fallopian tubes were also removed during the surgery. The same association was not found in women over 50. The study, published in The BMJ, followed […]

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What can 35-year-old stool samples tell scientists about HIV/AIDS?

Men who contracted HIV in the early days of the HIV/AIDS pandemic harbored a greater relative abundance of pro-inflammatory vs. anti-inflammatory gut microbes before they became HIV-positive compared to their counterparts who remained HIV-negative, according to new research published today in the journal Microbiome. In addition, the men who progressed to AIDS the quickest had […]

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Black smokers can quit with a smartphone app

Smoking is a major health problem among Black or African American adults, but few tools are tailored to help them quit. The iCanQuit smartphone application was more effective than a more conventional smartphone application (QuitGuide) at getting Black US adults who smoke to quit and remain abstinent over 12 months. The iCanQuit smartphone application uses […]

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Study reveals impact of acute kidney injury on physical and emotional health

Acute kidney injury (AKI), or a sudden case of kidney failure or kidney damage, can be a serious condition with long-term consequences. In a study published in Kidney360, investigators surveyed patients who survived AKI to reveal the extent of its physical, social, and emotional effects. The study, relied on an anonymous online survey that was […]

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International study supports dupilumab for treatment of moderate-to-severe asthma in children

A new medication has been added to the treatment options for children with moderate-to-severe asthma. In a late-stage clinical trial, the biologic agent dupilumab reduced the rate of severe asthma attacks and improved lung function and asthma control for children ages 6 to 11. The findings of the international multicenter Liberty Asthma VOYAGE trial, reported […]

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Prescribing the abortion pill without restrictions is safe and effective, study finds

Abortion remains safe after Canada removed restrictions on the medical abortion pill mifepristone in November 2017. That’s one of the key findings from a UBC-led study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study used comprehensive government health data to examine 315,000 abortions in Ontario between 2012 and 2020. An analysis showed […]