Living With Your Desk Mates

This spring, as the months of quarantine dragged on and Taylor Mecham’s three roommates left their Lower East Side apartment to stay with family outside the city, she found herself longing for some non-remote companionship. “I didn’t even go outside for, like, six weeks,” Ms. Mecham, 27, said. “When I first entered quarantine, I did…

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Diabetic nephropathy: Study results on proteomic analysis do not show benefit

One of the consequences of diabetes mellitus, particularly if accompanied by high blood pressure (hypertension), can be a chronic kidney disease (diabetic nephropathy), which can lead to permanent failure of the kidneys (end-stage renal disease). The German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) now produced a rapid report to investigate the advantages…

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New recommendations: People with high cholesterol should eliminate carbs, not saturated fat

TAMPA, Fla. (July 6, 2020)- For decades, people diagnosed with familial hypercholesterolemia have been instructed to minimize their consumption of saturated fats to lower cholesterol and reduce their risks of heart disease. But a new study published in the prestigious journal “BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine” found no evidence to support those claims. Familial hypercholesterolemia is a…

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