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Testosterone Replacement Shows CV Benefit in Hypogonadal Men

Data from a long-term study suggest that testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) for men with hypogonadism may reduce the risk for major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE). Previous studies have yielded conflicting results on whether there is a benefit. The latest results come from a study of 805 men with hypogonadism from Germany and Qatar who were […]

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Study shows low COVID-19 infection rate in health care workers

Antibody testing of health care workers in three rural counties in eastern South Dakota and western Minnesota showed 15% of the study participants had antibodies to the novel coronavirus. “Antibodies (to the novel coronavirus) show the true prevalence (of COVID-19) in the population,” according to South Dakota State University assistant professor Natalie Thiex, whose research […]

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Low levels of a simple sugar: A new biomarker for severe MS?

Multiple sclerosis, or MS for short, manifests itself slightly differently in each person—which is why some call it “the disease of a thousand faces.” Arguably the worst manifestation of MS is its chronic progressive form. Unlike the more common relapsing-remitting variant (RRMS), in which sufferers are often symptom-free for months or even years, patients with […]

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Flu activity low in Southern Hemisphere in June to August 2020

(HealthDay)—There was very low influenza activity during June to August 2020 in the Southern Hemisphere, according to research published in the Sept. 18 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Sonja J. Olsen, Ph.D., from the CDC in Atlanta, and colleagues note that by mid to late […]

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Adherence to surgical guidelines low for salpingo-oophorectomy

(HealthDay)—Only two-thirds of all health care providers are fully adherent to surgical guidelines for risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy, according to a study published online Aug. 7 in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Annelise M. Wilhite, M.D., from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, and colleagues retrospectively evaluated health care provider adherence to the surgical protocol endorsed by the National […]

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Vitamin D is not linked to low blood pressure in older adults

Researchers from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College have shown in the largest study to-date that vitamin D is not associated with low blood pressure on standing (orthostatic hypotension) in older adults. Their findings have been published recently in the prestigious journal Hypertension. Orthostatic hypotension (OH) is a common chronic condition […]