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Severe Sleep Apnea Diagnosis Panics Reporter Until He Finds a Simple, No-Cost Solution

Severe Sleep Apnea Diagnosis Panics Reporter Until He Finds a Simple, No-Cost Solution

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I woke up in a strange bedroom with 24 electrodes glued all over my body and a plastic mask attached to a hose covering my face. The lab technician who watched me all night via video feed told me that I had “wicked sleep apnea” and that it was “central sleep apnea” — a type
Here Are the Prime Day Pet Deals You Can Shop Right Now

Here Are the Prime Day Pet Deals You Can Shop Right Now

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As a pet parent, you probably shower your furry friend with treats and new goodies year-round, but these early pet Prime Day deals are good enough to make Amazon your one-stop shop for all pet supplies. Whether you’re looking to add to your dog’s toy collection, upgrade your cat’s scratching post setup, or stock up
The Mini Our Place Pan Works Wonders on My Laughably Small Stovetop

The Mini Our Place Pan Works Wonders on My Laughably Small Stovetop

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I live in New York City, which means I put my entire paycheck toward rent and consider a 900-square-foot apartment (for two people) massive. When I moved into a new space last month, I was too blinded by its prewar charm, the in-unit washer and dryer, and floor-to-ceiling living room windows to care that the
USPSTF Said to Keep Screening for What This Week?

USPSTF Said to Keep Screening for What This Week?

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Quizzes > Weekly News Quiz — You passed medical training, now see if you can pass our weekly quiz by MedPage Today Staff October 1, 2022 The 24-hour news cycle is just as important to medicine as it is to politics, finance, or sports. At MedPage Today, new information is posted daily, but keeping up
Rucaparib a Winner for PFS, But Not for OS, in Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

Rucaparib a Winner for PFS, But Not for OS, in Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

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NEW YORK -- Rucaparib (Rubraca) turned in mixed results for survival outcomes in patients with recurrent ovarian carcinoma, according to an ARIEL3 trial update. There was a benefit for progression-free survival (PFS), as treatment with the PARP inhibitor was tied to longer time-to-second disease progression (PFS2) in patients with BRCA-mutated disease (26.1 months versus 18.4
California Bill Barring Docs From Telling COVID Lies Signed Into Law

California Bill Barring Docs From Telling COVID Lies Signed Into Law

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California Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation on Friday that gives the state some ammunition against physicians who spread lies about COVID in the context of direct patient care, although it won't apply to those who spread such misinformation on social media. It is said to be the first such law in the nation. Such misinformation
The Benefits of Weightlifting; Neurologic Long COVID

The Benefits of Weightlifting; Neurologic Long COVID

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TTHealthWatch is a weekly podcast from Texas Tech. In it, Elizabeth Tracey, director of electronic media for Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, and Rick Lange, MD, president of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso, look at the top medical stories of the week. This week's topics include the benefits of weightlifting
Is Meditation Magical for Mental Health?

Is Meditation Magical for Mental Health?

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Yup, I'm one of those. Believers and zealous missionaries re: meditation. I practice twice almost daily now. Ten minutes every morning, sometimes more in the afternoon/evening. Because when I don't meditate, I feel it. It's crummy. I'm irritable, jangly. Not so kind. It's not good for anyone -- my friends, my family, or my patients
Rise in Hepatitis A cases in EU and UK could partly be foodborne

Rise in Hepatitis A cases in EU and UK could partly be foodborne

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Contaminated food could be playing a role in an increase of Hepatitis A infections, according to European officials. Clusters and outbreaks of hepatitis A virus (HAV) genotype IB with four unique but related HAV sequences have been reported in six European countries and the United Kingdom. More than 300 cases with identical or closely related
FDA links Listeria outbreak to cheeses sold at Whole Foods, Safeway and other retailers

FDA links Listeria outbreak to cheeses sold at Whole Foods, Safeway and other retailers

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The FDA is investigating an outbreak of infections caused by Listeria monocytogenes that are linked to certain Brie and Camembert cheeses that were sold nationwide. Old Europe Cheese, Inc. of Benton Harbor, MI, today recalled multiple cheese products in relation to the outbreak. A list of those products along with retailers who sold the cheeses