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High Viral Load in Lungs Linked to COVID-19 Mortality

HealthDay News — Increased severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) abundance and low anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibody response are associated with COVID-19 mortality, while hospital-acquired respiratory pathogen acquisition is not associated with fatal outcomes, according to a study published online Aug. 31 in Nature Microbiology. Imran Sulaiman, M.D., from the New...
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Millions Could Soon Lose Medicaid Coverage Started During the Pandemic

FRIDAY, Sept. 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- When the COVID-19 public health emergency ends, a new crisis in insurance coverage in the United States may begin. Fifteen million Americans who enrolled in Medicaid during the pandemic could lose their coverage when the emergency declaration ends, according to an analysis by the Urban Institute, a social policy think tank.
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Pfizer Recalls All Lots of Chantix Due to Potential Carcinogen

FRIDAY, Sept. 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Pfizer is expanding the recall of its antismoking drug Chantix (varenicline), the company announced Friday. The nationwide recall of all Chantix 0.5-mg and 1-mg tablets was prompted because they may contain levels of a nitrosamine, N-nitroso-varenicline, that are at or above levels approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Here is what the editors at Physician's Briefing chose as the most important COVID-19 developments for you and your practice for the week of Sept. 13 to 17, 2021. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal studies and other trusted sources that is most likely to affect clinical practice.
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Child Obesity Rose Sharply During Pandemic

FRIDAY, Sept. 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Childhood obesity was a worrisome issue before the pandemic, and now it's alarmingly worse, new data shows. A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found a "profound increase in weight gain for kids" that is "substantial and alarming," Dr. Alyson Goodman, one of the study's authors, told the Associated Press.
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Is Flu Ready for a Comeback? Get Your Shot

FRIDAY, Sept. 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Health officials are bracing for a viral double whammy this fall and winter. "This year, we expect influenza and COVID-19 to circulate at the same time," said Dr. Jonathan Grein, director of hospital epidemiology at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles. That's why Grein and...
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Trial Into Antioxidant for Parkinson's Disease Yields Disappointing Results

FRIDAY, Sept. 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) – Researchers hoped to show that the natural antioxidant urate could delay Parkinson's disease progression, but a study completed at Massachusetts General Hospital dashed those expectations. The trial enrolled nearly 300 individuals recently diagnosed with early Parkinson's disease, which affects the body's motor system....
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Common Eye Conditions Tied to Higher Risk for Dementia

FRIDAY, Sept. 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Diseases that can rob you of vision as you age also appear to be tied to an increased risk for dementia, a new study finds. Specifically, age-related macular degeneration, cataracts and diabetes-related eye disease were linked with a higher likelihood of dementia, researchers in China said. However, one other common eye ailment, glaucoma, was not linked to dementia risk.
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Could Cholesterol Help Drive Alzheimer's Disease?

FRIDAY, Sept. 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol made in the brain may spur development of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. Cholesterol made by cells called astrocytes is needed for controlling production of amyloid beta, a sticky protein that builds up in the brain and accumulates into the plaques that are the tell-tale sign of Alzheimer's.
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Why Logging May Be the Most Dangerous Profession

FRIDAY, Sept. 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Logging and landscaping are the most dangerous jobs in America, a new study finds. The risk of death for loggers is more than 30 times higher than for all U.S. workers. Tree care workers also encounter hazards at rates far higher than a typical worker.
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What Helps Your Heart More, Losing Fat or Gaining Muscle?

FRIDAY, Sept. 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Shedding excess weight does much more for the long-term heart health of young people than building muscle, new research suggests. It's not that gaining muscle while young proved to be a cardiovascular problem. It's just that losing fat offered bigger heart benefits. "We...
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Drug Might Stop Heart Trouble Linked to Sickle Cell Anemia

FRIDAY, Sept. 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Treating sickle cell anemia with the drug hydroxyurea may also reverse related heart abnormalities, a new study suggests. Heart issues are common among people with sickle cell disease. Among them are enlargement of the heart and an impaired ability to relax heart muscles, a condition called diastolic dysfunction that can lead to heart disease and heart failure and death. Long-term treatment with hydroxyurea, however, seems to improve and even reverse some of these abnormalities, researchers say.
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FDA Advisory Panel to Hold Meeting Today on COVID-19 Booster Shots

FRIDAY, Sept. 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisors are meeting today to consider whether it is safe and effective for Americans to receive a third "booster" dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The FDA posted the materials it intends to use in the review on...
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FDA Advisory Panel to Meet on COVID Booster Shots

FRIDAY, Sept. 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisors will meet Friday to consider whether it is safe and effective for Americans to receive a third "booster" dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The FDA posted the materials it intends to use in the review on...
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