Believing Amazon’s Job Cuts Signal an Exit From Healthcare Would Be ‘Overly Simplistic,’ Expert Says

Amazon has recently cut hundreds of jobs in the healthcare sector, sparking speculation about the company’s future in the industry. However, industry experts caution against oversimplifying the situation, pointing to the company’s recent acquisitions and investments in healthcare software as potential reasons for the downsizing. Amazon has made significant moves in the healthcare space in…

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AHA Advisory Focuses on Cardiovascular-Kidney-Metabolic Syndrome

The American Heart Association (AHA) has issued a new presidential advisory highlighting the cardiovascular-kidney-metabolic (CKM) syndrome, which encompasses obesity, type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease (CKD), and cardiovascular disease risk. More than 90 million adults in the US have at least 3 risk factors for CKM syndrome. Prevention efforts and early life screening for risk…

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Amazon reportedly to cut hundreds of healthcare jobs

Amazon is reportedly cutting over 100 jobs at One Medical and Amazon Pharmacy to decrease operating losses. The job cuts could amount to several hundred as part of a company-wide effort to save $100 million. Amazon Health Services is realigning roles in the Finance, Legal, and Tech teams. The company plans to continue investing in…

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Even in Bright-Blue California, Abortion Is on the Ballot

The race to replace the late Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein in California is highlighting the issue of reproductive rights, with abortion being a key focus. Democratic candidates are emphasizing their support for abortion rights, while Republican candidate Steve Garvey, a political novice, is avoiding taking a definitive stand on the issue. Garvey’s campaign did not…

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Long Covid study tests exercise as treatment option

The REGAIN study by UK researchers involved an online program to aid people with long Covid, focusing on mental health therapy and exercise guidance. 485 subjects were divided into two groups, one of which received a standard advice session, while the intervention group received an individualized, self-paced approach to eight-week group sessions of psychological counseling…

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PROX1/α-SMA correlated with colorectal cancer progression, poor outcomes and therapeutic resistance

A new research paper titled “PROX1 interaction with α-SMA-rich cancer-associated fibroblasts facilitates colorectal cancer progression and correlates with poor clinical outcomes and therapeutic resistance” has been published in Aging. The study found that the tumor microenvironment plays a key role in tumor progression, with cancer-associated fibroblasts expressing alpha-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) correlates with unfavorable outcomes…

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What Counts as a ‘Low Carb’ Diet and Is It Right for You?

A recent study published in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition found that there is a lack of consensus within the scientific community about what “low carb” means. Most studies define low-carb as having 100 grams or less of carbohydrates daily, but some have much stricter definitions. The study’s principal investigator, Taylor Wallace, emphasized…

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Key Abortion Paper Retracted

Sage, a journal and publisher, retracted three papers related to abortion issues due to multiple concerns and potential conflict of interest. The retraction implicates a Supreme Court case on the legality of restricting the abortion pill, and draws attention to the influence of advocacy organizations. The lead author of the retracted papers accused Sage of…

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