Better measure of ‘good cholesterol’ can gauge heart attack and stroke risk in some populations

For decades, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol has been dubbed ‘good cholesterol’ because of its role in moving fats and other cholesterol molecules out of artery walls. People with higher HDL cholesterol levels tend to have lower rates of cardiovascular disease, studies have shown. Now, UT Southwestern scientists have analyzed data on more than 15,000 people […]

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First-of-its-kind study finds oral hygiene training can significantly reduce pneumonia in nursing homes

The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, a leading health services research group based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has published a paper in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Network Open evaluating the effectiveness of its Mouth Care Without a Battle staff training program. After participating […]

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Live jewellery auctions resuming but online sales ‘here to stay’

Rare coloured diamonds and historic gems will be seeking new owners at Sotheby’s semi-annual sale in Geneva this week, as live auctions resume after a suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic. During the lockdown period, Sotheby’s saw a “massive surge” in its online sales, David Bennett, Sotheby’s worldwide jewellery chairman, said Television ahead of its […]

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