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Disparities in CVD burden increasing between richest, poorer

(HealthDay)—There are substantial and increasing disparities in the prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) among the highest-resource group and the remainder of the U.S. population, according to a study published online Sept. 25 in JAMA Network Open. Salma M. Abdalla, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., from the Boston University School of Public Health, and colleagues conducted a cross-sectional analysis […]

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Current Trends in COVID-19 Reported for U.S. Youth

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2020 — The incidence of COVID-19 was higher in adolescents than among children during May to September 2020, according to research published in the Sept. 28 early-release issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Rebecca T. Leeb, Ph.D., from the CDC COVID-19 Response Team, […]

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Was FDA Lax in Approving Opioids Too Easily?

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2020 — For at least two decades, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been approving new formulations of prescription opioids without requiring drug manufacturers to gather important information on safety and effectiveness, a new study claims. The FDA approved dozens of these highly addictive medications for treatment of chronic pain between […]

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Moderna says coronavirus vaccine boosts immune system response in older adults

2020 presidential candidates trade insults on coronavirus pandemic response Fox News medical contributor Dr. Nicole Saphier and owners of Steepologie Teas Andrea Raetzer and Joe Raetzer discuss which candidate delivered the message Americans wanted to hear. Biotech company Moderna announced on Tuesday that its coronavirus vaccine candidate elicited immune responses in older adults from a […]

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Vitamin D deficiency leads to obesity, stunted growth in zebrafish

Using a zebrafish model, researchers from North Carolina State University have found that vitamin D deficiency during early development can disrupt the metabolic balance between growth and fat accumulation. The results suggest a linkage between vitamin D and metabolic homeostasis, or equilibrium. The research team, led by Seth Kullman, professor of biological sciences at NC […]

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Study shows heating in vaping device as cause for lung injury

Early results of an experimental vaping study have shown significant lung injury from E-cigarette (eC) devices with nickel-chromium alloy heating elements. The findings were consistent, with or without the use of nicotine, vitamin E oil or tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which have previously been thought to contribute to the life-threatening respiratory problem. The early results, published in […]