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Study finds higher excess deaths during Omicron period compared to Delta period in Massachusetts

20-May-2022 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study finds markups in prices of cancer therapies, lack of price transparency across cancer centers

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Genetic changes differed, increased in people with Alzheimer’s disease

Inside brain cells, errors in DNA can accumulate as we age. But in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, these errors — known as somatic mutations — may build up at a faster rate.
20-Apr-2022 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Newly developed genetic risk scores could help patients, physicians make health decision

A person’s risk of developing diseases such as type 2 diabetes or breast cancer may be influenced by thousands of genetic differences.
19-Apr-2022 5:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers find a ‘vicious cycle’ between excessive daytime napping and Alzheimer’s dementia

Daytime napping is common among older adults. The longitudinal relationship between daytime napping and cognitive aging, however, is unknown.
17-Mar-2022 12:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Trial testing cocoa flavanol supplement shows promise for reducing cardiovascular risk

Large-scale randomized trial found signs of preventive cardiovascular effects for cocoa flavanols, including a 27 percent reduction in the secondary endpoint of cardiovascular death
17-Mar-2022 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

COVID screening tool for health care workers helped identify cases and prevent spread

Any fever or chills? Cough? Shortness of breath? Answering these questions and others has become a familiar part of daily life during the pandemic.
6-Dec-2021 2:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Transparent masks may improve daily communication and patient-clinician interactions

The widespread use of masks during the COVID-19 pandemic has posed numerous communication barriers, muffling speech and impeding lip-reading.
22-Nov-2021 5:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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