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Sleep like your life depends on it

One thing I’ve learned in my mostly unsuccessful lifelong quest to get enough sleep is that nothing helps more than feeling under pressure to do so. So learning in McKnight’s that extra sleep reduced healthcare workers’ risk of getting COVID-19 was just the incentive I needed.  Actually, not.  Medical research over the past decade or…

Clinical briefs for Friday, Feb. 12

Stroke incidence falling in older Danish adults for reasons that could translate to U.S. … Doctors, lawmakers to FDA: Address racial disparities in pulse oximeters … Patients with obesity lose 20% of body weight in Novo Nordisk trial of repurposed diabetes drug … Doctor fired after giving out vaccine about to expire… At least 50% of COVID cases asymptomatic, new evidence shows

Clinical briefs for Wednesday, Feb. 3

Nursing home coronavirus cases drop by nearly half over four weeks … New stroke-prevention screening guidance published … White House to open coronavirus vaccines distribution to 6,500 retail pharmacies … Dementia rates higher in men with a common genetic disorder … Single dose of AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine shows 76% efficacy for 3 months

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