Metformin Use Before COVID-19 Drastically Reduces Mortality Risk

Analysis of data from more than 20,000 patients at a University of Alabama hospital indicates taking metformin before contracting COVID-19 was linked to a 60% reduction in odds of mortality. Anath Shalev, MD Research from a team at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) provides information that suggests use of metformin before a diagnosis of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was linked to dramatic reductions in mortality. A retrospective review of data from electronic health records from an Alabama hospital,

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Living Alone Linked to Increased Risk of Death Following a Hip Fracture

New research from a team in Norway is underlining the increased risk of death associated with isolation after suffering a hip fracture. Conducted as part of the Norwegian Epidemiologic Osteoporosis Studies (NOREPOS), results of the study indicate living alone following a hip fracture was associated with a 37% higher risk of mortality in men and a 23% higher risk in women. “Our study shows that there may be an overlooked need for an even closer follow-up for a longer post-fracture

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Higher levels of acetaminophen detected in meconium was linked to increased odds of developing ADHD by 6-7 years old.

  A new study found an association between prenatal acetaminophen exposure and an increased risk for ADHD. These results have led the investigators to suggest that the drug’s use during pregnancy should be re-evaluated. Despite acetaminophen’s widespread use, they noted increasing concerns that it may impair fetal brain development. This may be done directly by inducing oxidative stress and apoptosis in the brain as well as indirectly through disrupting essential developmental hormones. In this prospective birth cohort study, Brennan Baker,

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Diets with More Anti-Inflammatory Foods Linked to Lower CVD, Stroke

November 8, 2020 An analysis of data from 3 major health studies details associations between anti-inflammatory foods and lower risk of stroke and heart disease. This article was originally published on PracticalCardiology.com. An analysis of data from 3 major health studies is detailing the potential benefits derived from a diet characterized by a greater intake of anti-inflammatory foods. The analysis, which included more than 5.2 million years of follow-up data, suggests diets with greater proinflammatory potential were associated with increased

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Diagnosing ADHD in Pediatric Patients

 Diagnosing ADHD in Pediatric Patients November 6, 2020 Conference | Neuroscience Education Institute It is possible to diagnose patients with ADHD as young as 2 years old. Despite few advancements in screening for attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in recent years, it is still possible and common for psychiatrists to diagnose patients at a very young age. In an interview with HCPLive®, Andrew J. Cutler, MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University, explained that is common for

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Regeneron Reports New Data on COVID-19 Therapy

October 30, 2020 The investigational antibody used to treat President Trump shows it reduced viral load and medical visits. Regeneron reported this week it had released further data including more than 500 additional patients showing the company’s investigational antibody cocktail, REGN-COV2, reduced viral loads and medical visits. The visits were categorized as hospitalizations, emergency room, urgent care visits, and/or physician office/telemedicine visits. “On the primary endpoint, the average daily change in viral load through day 7 (mean time-weighted average change

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COVID-19 Pregnancy Data in the United State

October 29, 2020 Data on COVID-19 during pregnancy, as reported by the CDC, in collaboration with state, local, and territorial health departments and external partners. The data below is a reflection of data collected weekly by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The cases reported are only confirmed cases with laboratory evidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Here’s the latest data, updated on October 29: Pregnant women with COVID-19, United States: Total cases: 34,968 Total deaths: 50 Hospitalized cases: 7,424

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INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE

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Treatment Landscape for the Management of ADHD

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Factors That Predispose for ADHD

: What about the prevalence and clinical burden of this disorder? Ann, what are the statistics on this Ann C. Childress, MD: It’s a little different in children versus adults, and it really depends on what source and what country you are looking at. A recent meta-analysis calculated the worldwide prevalence of ADHD [attention deficit hyperactivity disorder] in children to be about 7.2%, but it’s a bit higher in the United States. As part of the 2016 National Survey of

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