The Cult-Favorite Sneakers That Obama, Sarah Jessica Parker, and More Celebs Love Just Launched the Cutest New Styles

By now, you’ve probably heard of Allbirds, the cult-favorite shoe brand known for making super comfortable sneakers that everyone from Sarah Jessica Parker to Barack Obama are huge fans of. And if you haven’t, it’s time to get on board and see what all the hype is about—people say the shoes really are that comfortable, and some customers have even […]

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Criteria for bariatric surgery should consider more than just patient’s weight

Experts at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and 45 worldwide scientific and medical societies are pushing to change national guidelines that would allow more patients with the chronic diseases of obesity and diabetes to be eligible for bariatric surgery. Obesity affects almost 40 percent of the population—or about 93 million adults—in the United States, according to the Centers […]

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More aggressive statin tx needed after heart attack in young patients

(HealthDay)—The majority of young heart attack patients with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) still have elevated cholesterol levels a year later, according to a study published in the May 21 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Avinainder Singh, M.D., from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and colleagues used data from the YOUNG-MI registry to assess the prevalence […]

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Patients with diabetes are 40 percent more likely to be readmitted to the hospital

Patients with diabetes and low blood glucose have higher rates of death following hospital discharge, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. The cost for hospital readmissions within 30 days of discharge is estimated to be close to $25 billion per year in the U.S. Patients with diabetes are frequently admitted to […]

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Suicide attempts by self-poisoning have more than doubled in teens, young adults

A new study from Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Central Ohio Poison Center found rates of suicide attempts by self-poisoning among adolescents have more than doubled in the last decade in the U.S., and more than tripled for girls and young women. The study, published online today in the Journal of Pediatrics, evaluated the incidence and outcomes from intentional suspected-suicide […]

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More than one in four high school students have experienced symptoms of depression

More than a quarter of high school students have experienced symptoms of clinical depression and other psychiatric conditions, but most are not accessing support from mental health professionals, a UNSW-led survey reveals. More than a quarter of high school students have experienced signs of clinical depression and other psychiatric conditions, with the type of mood disorder influencing students’ risk of […]

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See Andy Cohen Introducing Baby Benjamin to Kelly Ripa and More Friends

There’s a first time for everything! Andy Cohen’s son, Benjamin, is only 3 weeks old, but the Bravo host’s baby boy has already met many of his dad’s famous friends. “Big day for my boy,” the Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen host, 50, captioned a Thursday, February 28, Instagram carousel. “#QueenOfTheMorning #KingOfLateNight #CollegeRoommate.” In the first photo, Kelly […]

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New nanomedicines for a more efficient and less aggressive treatment of prostate cancer

In Europe, prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer among men with an incidence greater than 100 cases per 100,000 individuals. Furthermore, it is currently the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths among men. This pathology mainly affects elderly men: nine in 10 deaths take place after 65 years of age. Therefore, it represents a very serious […]

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Brain condition related to long-term spaceflights needs more attention, data

More people today are poised to explore space than ever before; those who do will experience the effects of microgravity on the human body. Recognizing the need for more data related to those effects, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) neuroradiologist Donna Roberts, M.D., and co-author Lonnie G. Petersen, M.D.,Ph.D., University of California San Diego, have published “The Study of […]

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Insulin price more than doubled in the US

(HealthDay)—Some Americans with type 1 diabetes have cut back on their insulin usage as the cost of the drug nearly doubled over a five-year period. The annual amount that patients with type 1 diabetes spent on the drug rose from about $2,900 in 2012 to about $5,700 in 2016, according to a new analysis from the nonprofit Health Care Cost […]

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