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High blood pressure associated with signs of Alzheimer's disease: study

Scientists have found an association between hypertension and brain involvement in Alzheimer's patients. Characterized by blood that pushes against the walls of the arteries with excessive force over a prolonged period of time, hypertension is a common condition. About 75 million or one in three adults in the US have high blood pressure – or high blood pressure – according …

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Humans evolved in small groups in different environments in Africa

. 11 July (UPI) – New research provides an unprecedented view of early human evolution in Africa. The study, which combined fossil surveys, genetic analysis and climate modeling, suggests that early humans in semi-developed isolated groups – not as a large, contiguous population, as some have assumed. The ecological diversity in Africa explains the fragmentation of early human evolution, argue …

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These American salamanders are tougher than climate change – for now

The southern gray-cheeked salamander roams the forest floor. (Christopher Mayerl) Imagine thousands of pounds of salamanders per square mile. (I know I can not either.) Some places in North America, like the Appalachians, literally have tons of freckled, sticky amphibians. You only see them if you do not know where to look. A new study examines how well the tiny …

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Babies who start with solids sleep better

Michael Perkin, from the Population Health Research Institute and St. George's Hospital, both in London, said the results of the new analysis suggest that better sleep may be another benefit of premature solid startup could. (IStock) Babies who start solids after three months sleep better than infants who were exclusively breastfed until the age of six months, according to a …

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Burnout of the doctor is a major driver of medical errors

Healthcare workers – and anyone else with a stressful job that requires intense interaction with other people – are at particular risk of burnout. (IStock) Burnt out doctors make major medical mistakes, regardless of safety at work, new research findings. "It is not enough just to correct the condition of healthcare facilities to avoid mistakes, we also need to look …

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West Nile Virus Alert Issued by Greenwich Health Department

GREENWICH, CT – From the Greenwich Health Department: With the warm weather, mosquitoes and mosquitoes are at risk of the West Nile virus. The state of Connecticut began mosquito capture and virus testing in early June. So far, WNV has been found in mosquitoes in New Canaan and Easton, Connecticut In conjunction with the state and other cities in Connecticut, …

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Tucatinib clinical trial results with T-DM1 show promising results in the treatment of HER2 + breast cancer

. 11 July 2018 The clinical results of Phase 1b published in JAMA Oncology show promising results for the combination of Tucatinib (formerly ONT-380) with T-DM1 against heavily pre-treated HER2-positive breast cancer. Of the 57 patients treated, 48 percent responded to the combination with a cancer treatment averaging 8.2 months. Importantly, tucatinib is effective against brain metastases of HER2 + …

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