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Should children use weighted blankets?

Weighted blankets have been gaining in popularity in recent years. But what are they? Are they safe? Do they really help people sleep better? And how on earth do you choose the right one? The answers to these questions get even more complicated when we start asking about children and weighted blankets.
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Russia: Mass seal death likely due to oxygen deprivation

A top Russian environmental official said Monday that the thousands of dead seals that washed up on Russia's Caspian Sea coast likely died from oxygen deprivation. Officials in the republic of Dagestan, which has a long coastline on the world's largest inland body of water, said this week that 2,500 or more seal corpses have been found recently.
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Uncomplicated Acute Aortic Dissection: Endovascular Versus Medical Therapy

Despite the lack of evidence, thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) has become the treatment of choice for uncomplicated type B aortic dissection (uTBAD). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the first TEVAR after uTBAD with medical treatment alone in terms of reducing mortality and morbidity. Adults aged 65 and over with index hospitalizations for acute uTBAD between January 1, 2011, and December 31, 2018, were included in this cohort research using inpatient claims data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, with follow-up accessible through December 31, 2019. All-cause mortality, hospitalizations for cardiovascular issues, hospitalizations for aortic issues, hospitalizations for aortic issues a second time, and aortic interventions after the first TEVAR vs. medicinal treatment were included as outcomes using an inverse probability weighting scheme based on the propensity score.

Outcomes of Kidney and Dapagliflozin in Heart Faliure Patients with Preserved or Mildly Reduced Ejection Fraction

In patients with heart failure and a lower ejection fraction, sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors have been shown to prevent heart failure episodes and delay the course of renal disease. The purpose of the Dapagliflozin Evaluation to Improve the Lives of Patients with Preserved Ejection Fraction Heart Failure (DELIVER) trial was to assess the impact of dapagliflozin on cardiovascular and kidney outcomes and the influence of baseline kidney disease in patients with heart failure and a mildly reduced or preserved ejection fraction. The DELIVER randomized clinical study was analyzed according to predefined criteria from July 1, 2022, through September 18, 2022. Patients having an ejection fraction of 40% or higher and an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) of 25 mL/min/1.73 m2 or above participated in this global, multicenter study.

US Sodium-glucose Cotransporter-2 Inhibitors and Ejection Fraction

The EMPEROR-Preserved (Empagliflozin Outcome Trial in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction) and DELIVER (Dapagliflozin Evaluation to Improve the Lives of Patients with Preserved Ejection Fraction Heart Failure) trials have significant implications in the United States, where the use of sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors has increased by more than 40% in patients with heart failure (HF) and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). The goal of this study was to determine the population-level effect of lowering worsening HF episodes with SGLT-2 inhibitors in people with LVEF greater than 40% in the United States. Using an analytic decision model, researchers mapped newly eligible LVEF distributions from the Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure registry onto self-reported HF data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey between 2015 and 2018.

The List: Mike Toomey’s list on celebrities who made Christmas records

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Arrest made after body found in Chanute

A 43-year-old man was arrested after a man was found dead in Chanute on Saturday. The KBI reports the 43-year-old showed up at the Allen County Sheriff’s Office and made a statement to deputies. Shortly after, 45-year-old Ryan Holcomb, of Chanute, was found dead in a car in Chanute. Officials say he had been fatally shot.

Report: Pitt quarterback Kedon Slovis enters transfer portal

Quarterback Kedon Slovis, who less than a year ago called transferring to Pitt a “no-brainer,” didn’t even last one full season with the Panthers. Slovis, who helped lead Pitt to an 8-4 record and Sun Bowl berth this season, intends to enter the NCAA transfer portal, according to a report from ESPN’s Pete Thamel.

The Orthopedic Center of Illinois Big Nasty: December 5

As we dive into December, we didn’t tread lightly into basketball or wrestling Big Nasty. The dunks, blocks, collisions and takedowns are already in midseason form. Five student athletes appearing in each video will be chosen to receive a t-shirt from the Orthopedic Center of Illinois, the gift certificates will be mailed to the school office at the end of each month.

Kroger is Closing Down Another Location

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Unique Businesses Startups

The business world is full of opportunities for those willing to take it. However, there are certain things you must have before starting to work on any project. The most important one is a proven idea you know can be profitable.

FDA approves new treatment for ALS thanks in part to viral social media challenge

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The FDA has approved a new treatment called Relyviro to slow the progression of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or ALS. The disease attacks motor functioning. It kills cells leading to trouble walking, talking and even swallowing. It has a grim prognosis with only 10% of patients expected to survive after 5 years of living with the illness.

Bronson and Athens players earn MIVCA post season girls volleyball honors

BRONSON, MI (WTVB) – Three members of the Bronson Vikings girls volleyball team have earned post-season honors by the Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association. Sophomore Aubree Calloway and junior Brealyn Lasky were named to the Division Three second team while sophomore Payton Springstead was named to the third team.
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Building and sustaining public trust in science

Register for the program here. The coronavirus pandemic has underlined the value of clearly communicating scientific data, public health guidance and risk factors amidst uncertainty. On Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 9:00 a.m. ET, join Washington Post Live for a series of conversations with Francis S. Collins, former director of the National Institutes of Health, Katrine Wallace, an epidemiologist from the University of Illinois Chicago School of Public Health, and Kurt Newman, president and CEO of Children’s National Hospital, about strengthening trust in science across society, countering misinformation and navigating heightened political divisions.

Natrona County Recent Arrests (12/2/22-12/5/22)

CASPER, Wyo. — Here is the latest recent arrests log for law enforcement agencies in Natrona County. The log represents law enforcement contact with suspects who were arrested, and the recommended charges against them. The arrest log is not a comprehensive document and may not represent all of the...