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32 is the age we are 'most likely to experience burnout'

Most of us are familiar with the concept of burnout. It’s a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. And now scientists have predicted when it will likely happen to you. Burnout happens when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands, and it is most […]

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Study sheds light on cancer treatment, COVID-19

University of Cincinnati researchers have found that certain treatments for cancer may increase the chance of death if they contract COVID-19. These findings from a multicenter study, presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology Virtual Congress 2020, shed light on ways standard anti-cancer treatments may impact outcomes for patients with both cancer and the […]

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‘Power of positive’: Michigan conjoined twins separated

Doctors at the University of Michigan have separated 1-year-old conjoined twin sisters. Sarabeth and Amelia Irwin of Petersburg, Michigan, each had their own arms and legs and heart, but their livers were connected, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital said Friday. The nearly 11-hour surgery to separate them was performed in August, about 14 months after their […]

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European drugs agency endorses steroid for COVID treatment

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Friday endorsed use of the steroid dexamethasone to treat oxygen-starved patients of COVID-19. The EU drug watchdog said in a statement that dexamethasone can be a treatment option for patients who require oxygen therapy. “Based on the review of available data, EMA is endorsing the use of dexamethasone in […]

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How Black veterans experience racial bias in mental healthcare

New research shines a light on how Black veterans receiving treatment for mental health issues perceive and experience racial bias in a healthcare context. A new study highlights how Black veterans perceive their experiences of accessing treatment for mental health issues. The authors of the study, which appears in the journal Patient Education and Counseling, […]

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Researchers succeed with a more inclusive approach to heart transplants

Doctors at Yale New Haven Hospital used a more aggressive selection process to more than quadruple the number of heart transplants performed there while maintaining positive patient outcomes, according to a new study. The findings suggest that a more inclusive approach to selecting donor hearts and transplant recipients can enable hospitals to successfully treat more […]