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Commonly used blood pressure medications safe for COVID-19 patients, study finds

Medications to treat high blood pressure did not affect outcomes among patients hospitalized with COVID-19. The study is the first randomized controlled trial to show there is no risk for patients continuing these medications while hospitalized for COVID-19. Source: Commonly used blood pressure medications safe for COVID-19 patients, study finds

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Functional seizures associated with stroke, psychiatric disorders

In a large-scale study of electronic health records investigators determined the prevalence of functional seizures and characterized comorbidities associated with them. Functional seizures are sudden attacks or spasms that look like epileptic seizures but do not have the aberrant brain electrical patterns of epilepsy. The research team confirmed associations between functional seizures and psychiatric disorders […]

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What is surgical smoke and what can be done about it?

Surgical smoke poses a health risk to everyone in the operating room. Perioperative teams exposed to surgical smoke report twice as many respiratory health issues as the general public. The smoke can even contain viruses. Researchers suggest that policies and laws mandating the evacuation of surgical smoke from operating rooms are the best way to […]

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COVID-19 outcomes for patients on immunosuppressive drugs on par with non-immunosuppressed patients, study finds

People taking immunosuppressive drugs to prevent organ transplant rejection or to treat inflammatory or autoimmune diseases do not fare worse than others on average when they are hospitalized with COVID-19, according to a new study. Source: COVID-19 outcomes for patients on immunosuppressive drugs on par with non-immunosuppressed patients, study finds

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Intelligence deficit: Conclusion from the mouse to the human being

Impaired intelligence, movement disorders and developmental delays are typical for a group of rare diseases that belong to GPI anchor deficiencies. Researchers now used genetic engineering methods to create a mouse that mimics these patients very well. Studies in this animal model suggest that in GPI anchor deficiencies, a gene mutation impairs the transmission of […]

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What happens when your brain can't tell which way is up or down?

What feels like up may actually be some other direction depending on how our brains process our orientation, according to psychology researchers. Researchers found that an individual’s interpretation of the direction of gravity can be altered by how their brain responds to visual information. Source: What happens when your brain can't tell which way is […]

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For the right employees, even standard information technology can spur creativity

In a money-saving revelation for organizations inclined to invest in specialized information technology to support the process of idea generation, new research suggests that even non-specialized, everyday organizational IT can encourage employees’ creativity. Source: For the right employees, even standard information technology can spur creativity

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