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Propofol may decrease delay in neurocognitive recovery - Dotemirates

Propofol may decrease delay in neurocognitive recovery

(HealthDay)—For older cancer patients undergoing major cancer surgery, propofol-based general anesthesia may reduce the incidence of delayed neurocognitive recovery versus sevoflurane-based general anesthesia, according to a study published in the September issue of the British Journal of Anesthesia. Y. Zhang, from the Peking University First Hospital in China, and colleagues randomized 392 older adults who were scheduled to undergo major cancer surgery to receive propofol- or sevoflurane-based general . Cognitive function was assessed with a battery of neuropsychological tests before and one week after surgery (379 completed one-week neuropsychological testing). A total of 59 age-and education-matched non-surgical controls were recruited...


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California Legislature OKs health insurance mandate

The California Legislature voted Monday to tax people who refuse to buy health insurance, bringing back a key part of former President Barack Obama's health care law in the country's most populous state after it was eliminated by Republicans in Congress. The tax now heads to Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, who proposed a similar plan in January — an indication he will likely approve it. The federal Affordable Care Act required everyone to buy health insurance or pay a penalty. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the law, ruling the penalty was a tax. In 2017, Republicans in Congress eliminated the...
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North Carolina appeals decision striking down abortion ban

State officials are appealing a federal judge's decision that struck down North Carolina's ban on abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy except in a medical emergency. A lawyer for North Carolina's Department of Justice filed the notice of appeal to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday, hours before the appeal window was to have expired. The department is led by Democratic Attorney General Josh Stein, who supports abortion rights. Stein said Monday night that he won't participate in the appeal because of his stance, leaving it to career lawyers in his agency. The department filed the...

Determining role of exercise in child’s health

Washington: The importance of keeping ourselves physically active can't be undermined and many adults do exercise to keep themselves healthy and fit. However, when it comes to children, we overlook the role exercise plays for their health and wellbeing. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services guidelines, children aged six and older need at least an hour a day of physical activity. The exercise should include either moderate or vigorous aerobic activity with time devoted to strong activity should be at least three days a week. Besides, the children should also do muscle and bone strengthening at...

Possibility of coffee in combating obesity and diabetes

Washington: What's better than starting your day with a cup of hot coffee? That doing so can help fight obesity and diabetes as well. A recent study has found that drinking a cup of coffee can stimulate 'brown fat', the body's own fat-fighting defences, which can fight against obesity and diabetes. Published in the journal 'Scientific Reports', the study is one of the first to be carried out in humans to discover components that can have a direct effect on 'brown fat' functions, an important part of the human body, which plays a key role in how fast calories can...

Possibility of cannabis being an antibiotic

Washington: Cannabidiol, the main non-psychoactive chemical compound extracted from cannabis and hemp plant, is found to be active against Gram-positive bacteria including those cause serious infections, with a potency similar to established antibiotics, finds a recent study. According to the research presented at the 'ASM Microbe 2019' Cannabidiol has been approved by The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of a form of epilepsy, and is being investigated for a number of other medical conditions, including, anxiety, pain, and inflammation. While there is limited data to suggest Cannabidiol can kill bacteria, the drug has not been thoroughly investigated...
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Pret allergy death: Parents 'delighted' by 'Natasha's law' plan

A law protecting allergy sufferers will be introduced following the death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse.The teenager died after an allergic reaction to a Pret A Manger baguette. Under 'Natasha's law', food businesses will have to include full ingredients labelling on pre-packaged food. Natasha's parents said "helping save other allergy sufferers and their families from the enduring agony that we will always bear is a fitting legacy for her life."Environment Secretary Michael Gove said the couple were an "inspiration". "These changes will make food labels clear and consistent and give the country's two million food allergy sufferers confidence in making safe food...