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Rumer Willis Says Finding 'Confidence’ in Herself Was a ‘Huge Part’ of Why She Quit Smoking

Rumer Willis is sharing how she learned to put out her cigarettes once and for all. The actress and singer, 32, says it was an emotional and "really difficult" experience to finally kick her smoking habit, a decision to which she recommitted while being stuck at home with her entire family during the coronavirus pandemic. […]

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Study sheds light on immune mechanism that triggers cytokine storm typical of COVID-19

Researchers at the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil have demonstrated for the first time that in COVID-19 patients an immune mechanism known as the inflammasome participates in activation of the inflammatory process that can damage several organs and even lead to death. An article reporting the findings of the study, which was supported […]

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Iowa correctional officer dies after coronavirus diagnosis: report

CDC meeting to vote on who gets coronavirus vaccine first Frontline healthcare workers, elderly Americans among those predicted to be prioritized; Laura Ingle reports. A second correctional officer in Iowa has died after contracting the novel coronavirus, according to a local report.  The officer worked at the Clarinda Correctional Facility, a spokesperson from the American […]

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New study links number of menopause symptoms with job performance

With a large percentage of women in the workplace aged between 40 and 59 years, the challenge of women managing menopause symptoms while at work is commonplace. A new study examined the relationship between the number of menopause symptoms and the job performance of working women. Study results are published online in Menopause, the journal […]

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Patient Expectations for Lumbar Surgery Often Too High

TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2020 — Surgeons are more accurate than patients in predicting two-year patient-reported outcomes following lumbar surgery, according to a study published online Nov. 4 in Spine. Carol A. Mancuso, M.D., from the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, and colleagues assessed concordance between patients’ and surgeons’ preoperative expectations of lumbar […]