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Women Are More Likely To Die From Heart Attacks As They Receive Recommended Treatments Less Often Than Men

It’s believed that some doctors don’t take cardiovascular diseases as seriously in women as they do in men, as heart disease tends to be considered more of a “male problem”. In a new study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, scientists looked at 180,368 patients from Sweden who had experienced a heart attack between January 1, 2003, and December ...

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Nepal bans blind people and double amputees from climbing Everest

Tourist board criticised for new regulations, which also prohibit solo ascents with the aim of reducing the number of accidents Solo climbers, blind people and double amputees have been banned from climbing Everest under new rules the Nepalese tourism ministry believes will reduce the number of deaths on the mountain. The changes have provoked criticism from the US ambassador to ...

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How Experts Fight A Disease When They Dont Know Whom Its Killing

Rostam Ramili was a battle-hardened cameraman who had cheated death in Iraq and walked among the ruins of quake-ravaged Nepal. He could not have possibly thought his end would come from filming a cookery program in his home country of Malaysia. “War assignments were his favorite. He was never afraid,” said his widow, Diyana Kamalludden, sitting in front of their ...

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Fractyl Labs raises $44 million in Series D to develop a treatment for type 2 diabetes

Fractyl Labs, a Lexington, Massachusetts-based startup developing treatments for diabetes, has raised $44 million in Series D financing from a slew of VC firms, including GV, True Ventures, the IDO Fund, General Catalyst, Bessemer Venture Partners, Domain Associates, Mithril Capital Management, Emergent Medical Partners, L.P., and Deerfield Management Company, L.P. Fractyl has been working on a procedure to potentially delay the ...

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Will Donald Trump Force Me to Kill My Wife?

As The New York Times reported on Nov. 2 about the specter of so-called tax reform, (A Tax Plan for a New Gilded Age), one particularly hardhearted change would eliminate the deduction of medical expenses, which is primarily used by people with serious and chronic illnesses. Hardhearted indeed, a punishment aimedper usual with the Republicansat millions of middle- and lower-class ...

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Marriage may protect against dementia

The research group compared the traits of those who did and did not develop dementia to find clues as to how social lives affect risk. One finding was that when it comes to friends, it’s quality, not quantity, that counts. Prof Eef Hogervorst said: “You can be surrounded by people, but it is the number of close relationships that is ...

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Body clock ‘affects surgery survival’

The doctors and researchers looked for complications including heart attacks, heart failure or death after surgery. They found: 54 out of 298 morning patients had adverse events 28 out of 298 afternoon patients had adverse events Afternoon patients had around half the risk of complications One major event would be avoided for every 11 patients operated on in the afternoon ...

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