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Some text was accidentally removed from the end of the third paragraph during the final stages of processing an article by Ruth Garside and colleagues (BMJ 2023;383:p2745; doi:10.1136/bmj.p2745). The online version has been fixed to include the missing content. Source link

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More patience, less time on phones

In a study from the University of Michigan Health, parents share different ways they support their kids in their goals. Among many parents’ top resolutions for the New Year are developing more patience, spending less time on phones, and better consistency with discipline and healthier family habits. The research shows that nearly three in four…

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New study shows XBB.1.5 COVID-19 vaccine significantly reduces hospitalizations and ICU admissions in older adults

A recent study in the Netherlands evaluated the effectiveness of the XBB.1.5 COVID-19 vaccine in reducing hospitalizations and ICU admissions among previously vaccinated adults aged 60 and over from October to December 2023. The study found that the vaccine was 70.7% effective against hospitalization and 72.3% effective against ICU admission. The research had limitations, such…

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Should You or Shouldn’t You?

Coughs are responsible for sending over 30 million people to doctor’s offices every year and are the most common medical symptom in the United States. Despite this, medication does not necessarily provide relief. Despite billions of dollars being spent on over-the-counter treatments, studies show that there is limited evidence that these products can effectively alleviate…

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Pregnancy Safe After BRCA-Mutated Breast Cancer

New research presented at the 2023 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium suggests that young women with BRCA-mutated breast cancer can become pregnant and carry a healthy baby to term without experiencing worse disease outcomes. The study included 4732 young women from across the globe who had been diagnosed with stage I-III invasive breast cancer and…

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Healthful Vegetarian diet may improve insomnia, finds study

A study suggests that a healthful vegetarian diet may help improve insomnia. The study found that participants who followed a vegetarian diet experienced better sleep quality compared to those who consumed a non-vegetarian diet. The findings indicate the potential impact of diet on sleep patterns and overall health. This highlights the importance of considering dietary…

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Stroke patients admitted to hospital faster in 2022

The Irish National Audit of Stroke (INAS) National Report 2022 found that almost one-in-four stroke patients were inadequately prescribed blood thinners, had paused their medication, or regularly forgot to take it. The report also revealed that 18% of stroke patients had atrial fibrillation before their stroke, and 10% were diagnosed after. Only 69% of patients…

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