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Another group that has benefitted somewhat from the pandemic

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According to data from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, during this pandemic, admissions for flare-ups of COPD dropped by a very substantial 53% at University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) hospitals. Why? The researchers speculate that the ubiquitous “stay-at-home orders, social distancing, mask mandates and strict limits on large gatherings” lowered exposure to […]

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It hasn’t just been a bad flu season

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The weirdest argument, I think, from those (I should be careful here) idiots opposed to vaccination against COVID-19 is that really, this virus is no worse than a bad flu, becuz in a bad flu season. lots of older people die, too, so why are we so worked up about this virus? Well, think about […]

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Smells OK to me

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If you’re one of the many people who’ve lost the sense of smell because of a COVID-19 infection and you’re worried that you will never again be able to savour the smell of slow-cooked lamb on a spit or a roasting chicken (or if you’re so inclined, roasting breast of tofu seeping in coconut oil) […]

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More good news about statin drugs

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Which are constantly in need of good news reporting since for some reason – probably because they’re such popular drugs and so easily tolerated – are subject to a terrific amount of negative speculation on the net and in social media. So first, a recent report concluded that in contrast to what your Aunt Tillie […]

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If you’re post-menopausal, if you’ve had one, then there’s a high chance you’ll have another

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Fracture, that is. In other words, according to some new research, any fracture was predictive of more fractures in postmenopausal women. Which is very important information for this group of women because fractures are not only much more common in older individuals, especially post-menopausal women, fractures in older folks are also a leading cause of […]