COVID surge pushes much of Idaho toward medical rationing

Idaho’s public health officials say crisis standards of care are imminent for the state’s most populated region as hospitals continue to be overrun with unvaccinated coronavirus patients. The southwestern and southern Idaho regions that include Boise and Twin Falls may get official authorization to begin rationing health care—a step intended…

Japan suspends distribution of Moderna vaccine

Japan suspends distribution of Moderna vaccine after vial discovered to be contaminated with black particles of STAINLESS STEEL Japanese health officials restricted distribution of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine after a pharmacist reported ‘black particles’ in one vial The particles have since been identified as stainless steel, likely added during a manufacturing…

Neurons in visual cortex of the brain ‘drift’ over time

New research from Washington University in St. Louis reveals that neurons in the visual cortex—the part of the brain that processes visual stimuli—change their responses to the same stimulus over time. Although other studies have documented “representational drift” in neurons in the parts of the brain associated with odor and…

Common Causes Of High Blood Pressure

Joe Raedle/Getty Images By Preston Smith/Aug. 24, 2021 10:30 am EDT When it comes to health and your well-being, one vital statistic that you need to manage is your blood pressure. We’ve all seen the arm compression testers at drugstores or been tested during a doctor visit, but you can actually…

Implementation of primary PCI in the management of STEMI in Egypt

In a new publication from Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications, Sameh Shaheen, Ayman Helal, and Islam Anan from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, Fayoum University, Fayoum, Egypt, and Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, UK consider barriers to the implementation of primary PCI in the management of STEMI in Egypt. Evidence-based guidelines recommend…

Common Causes Of Stress

Stress — everyone has it. Technically, stress is the way in which your brain and body respond to a demand (via the National Institute of Mental Health). Whatever the challenge may be, whether professional or personal, the way in which you react to it and how you deal with it…

Growing evidence of vitamin K benefits for heart health

New Edith Cowan University (ECU) research has found that people who eat a diet rich in vitamin K have up to a 34 percent lower risk of atherosclerosis-related cardiovascular disease (conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels). Researchers examined data from more than 50,000 people taking part in the Danish…