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Clinical briefs for Friday, June 4

Dental prostheses reduce weight loss risk by 37% in elders with tooth loss … Exercise helps lower dementia risk, even for those with family history: study … Infections may inflame brain, cause memory loss following acute illness in older adults … Alzheimer’s raises risk of severe COVID threefold in hospitalized patients, no matter their age … FDA alert: Halt Medtronic HVAD heart failure device implants … CDC: More than 7,000 “excess deaths” in U.S. kidney patients occurred in early pandemic

Clinical briefs for Monday, Nov. 16

A few pounds of weight loss nearly halves diabetes risk, large-scale study finds … FDA: Only N95s are nearly 100% effective, but cloth masks also protective … Link between gut microbiome and risk of Alzheimer’s brain plaques confirmed … Long-term study finds walnut consumption may reduce heart disease risk … Heart failure drug succeeds in…

Clinical Briefs for Monday, April 27

Globally, risk of death from COVID-19 is 50% higher in elderly with diabetes … COVID-19 has disproportionate effect on long-term care: study … Ensuring safety, education key in mitigating stress during pandemic, expert says … Insulin sensitivity determines body weight and weight-loss potential

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