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Genetic variants may put some athletes at higher risk of sudden death

Sickle cell anaemia makes red blood cells an elongated sickle shape rather than roundedEye of Science/Science Photo Library By Clare Wilson A cluster of unexplained deaths of US athletes while exercising could be down to several genes that affect the ability of red blood cells to carry oxygen. The findings could be turned into a… Read More »

Is Your Heartburn Medication Putting You At Higher Risk For A Hip Fracture?

According to new data from a recent meta-analysis, persons taking oral proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may be at an elevated risk of sustaining a hip fracture.  The elevated risk, however, was not found among those taking H2-receptor antagonists (H2RA). 3-D schematic of the hip joint.( Courtesy, Getty images)Getty PPIs and H2RAs are commonly prescribed for… Read More »

Voriconazole-Resistant Invasive Aspergillosis Associated With Higher Mortality

December 24, 2018 This article originally appeared here. Share this content: As appropriate initial antifungal therapy has been found to be critical, upfront combination antifungal therapy may be required to increase the probability of survival of patients at risk for invasive Patients with voriconazole-resistant invasive aspergillosis have a higher mortality rate compared with patients with voriconazole-susceptible… Read More »