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Doctors Warn COVID-19 Can Cause Strokes in People Under 50

Medics in New York City have reported that people in their 30s and 40s who were previously not deemed at-risk during the coronavirus pandemic may in fact be vulnerable to sudden strokes. COVID-19 has recently been thought to cause increased blood clotting, which would raise an individual’s risk of having a stroke. A number of […]

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Hope for millions of Irritable Bowel Syndrome sufferers as research identifies cause of pain as ‘gut itch’

This is big news for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) patients: 11 percent of the world’s population suffers from IBS, but the fight against chronic pain has taken a major step forward with scientists identifying receptors in the nervous system which cause the condition in the hope of developing effective treatments. Flinders University researchers at SAHMRI […]

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An Alarming Number of Adults Aren't Aware HPV Can Cause Cancer

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. According to the Center for Disease Control, 79 million Americans, most in their late teens and early 20s, are infected with HPV. Yet recently-published research out of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston found that more than 70% of adults living in […]

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Medicare for All unlikely to cause surge in hospital use

As political leaders debate the merits of a future Medicare for All system in the U.S., some analysts predict that implementing universal coverage could cause a sharp, unaffordable increase in hospital use and costs, overwhelming the system. But new research by a team at Harvard Medical School and The City University of New York at […]

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Excess hormones could cause a condition that can lead to blindness in women, study finds

Research led by the University of Birmingham has found that increased levels of hormones including testosterone could cause a brain condition that can lead to blindness in women. Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension—also known as IIH—is caused by high pressure in the brain with consequences from blindness to incapacitating daily long-term headaches. IIH was originally identified over […]

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Scientists first to pinpoint a cause of pigmentary glaucoma

An international team of researchers has identified a gene responsible for the onset of pigmentary glaucoma, which may lead to new therapies for the condition. “People who traditionally we wouldn’t think of having glaucoma—young males in their 20s and 30s—are at particular risk for this form of the disease and of losing their vision,” said […]