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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DIY method to decontaminate masks with a multicooker

A household appliance, which may be sitting inside your kitchen cabinet, can now be used as a powerful tool in the fight to control COVID-19. Researchers with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) developed a do-it-yourself solution to decontaminate personal protective equipment (PPE) using a programmable multicooker. “S&T is thinking […]

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