Preventing heart disease should be a priority for people with Type 2 diabetes

DALLAS, Nov. 16, 2020 — Even when risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease are optimally controlled, adults with Type 2 diabetes still have a greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease compared to the general population, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation. «Previous studies have shown that people…

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Early life risk factors predict higher obesity and cardiometabolic risk

Boston, MA— Early life risk factors in the first 1000 days cumulatively predict higher obesity and cardiometabolic risk in early adolescence, according to new research led by the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. The study is the first to evaluate the combined influence of early life risk factors with direct measures of adiposity (body mass…

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Biochar from agricultural waste products can adsorb contaminants in wastewater

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Biochar — a charcoal-like substance made primarily from agricultural waste products — holds promise for removing emerging contaminants such as pharmaceuticals from treated wastewater. That’s the conclusion of a team of researchers that conducted a novel study that evaluated and compared the ability of biochar derived from two common leftover agricultural…

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Teeth grinding and facial pain increase due to coronavirus stress and anxiety

The stress and anxiety experienced by the general population during Israel’s first lockdown brought about a significant rise in orofacial and jaw pain, as well as jaw-clenching in the daytime and teeth-grinding at night, according to a new study from Tel Aviv University (TAU). The research also found that women suffered more from these symptoms…

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Catch the Vibe: Club Culture Comes to Life at Lincoln Center

It’s more than just another dance film born during the pandemic, because it is more than a dance. It’s a celebration of a culture: the underground scene of New York City. “UnderScored,” by Ephrat Asherie, is also a rush, gliding across the screen like a wave of motion. The progression of rhythm, of bodies, of…

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Doctors Are Calling It Quits Under Stress of the Coronavirus

Two years ago, Dr. Kelly McGregory opened her own pediatric practice just outside Minneapolis, where she could spend as much time as she wanted with patients and parents could get all of their questions answered. But just as her practice was beginning to thrive, the coronavirus hit the United States and began spreading across the…

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