Surgery

Exploring an interesting weight-loss surgery procedure

Globally, the burgeoning burden of obesity is aggravated by the limitations of available treatment options. Bariatric surgery, aimed at weight loss, falls short of addressing certain patient groups, such as those who are ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vaccination protects patients on dialysis from severe COVID-19

In an analysis of patients with kidney failure receiving dialysis who had become infected with SARS-CoV-2, those who were vaccinated had a lower risk of experiencing severe COVID-19. The findings, which are published in Clinical ...

Health

Q&A: Caffeine's effects on blood sugar and blood pressure

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I love to drink coffee. I often have multiple cups a day. Recently, I was diagnosed with diabetes and high blood pressure. My doctor advised that I may want to cut back on my beverage of choice, as it is ...

Vaccination

Omicron and COVID boosters: Everything you need to know

The omicron variant of COVID is now spreading rapidly. Early reports suggest omicron causes less severe disease than other variants but it still poses a risk to the most vulnerable, with patients starting to arrive in hospitals.

Medications

Researchers develop potential oral treatment for COVID-19

Eugenol, an oily liquid extracted from cloves and a Southeast Asian plant known as holy basil, has been effective in treating mice infected with COVID-19 in a laboratory study, according to newly published research results ...

Health

Spicy substance from pepper gets into breast milk after eating

In part of a recent human study led by the Technical University of Munich (TUM), it was found that after breastfeeding women ate a curry dish containing pepper, piperine—an alkaloid responsible for the pungency of pepper—was ...

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