Seabirds raise fewer chicks as the pandemic keeps tourists away

Environment 14 January 2021 By Richard Sima The fear instilled by eagles can disturb breeding guillemotsAron Hejdstrom The birds were behaving strangely. Normally, the summer months would be a productive breeding season for the seabirds known as guillemots or murres living on the island of Stora Karlsö in the Baltic Sea. But, of course, 2020…Continue Reading

Fewer Docs Accepting Industry Payments, but Overall Value Stable

A federal transparency program designed to lower healthcare costs had relatively little impact on total and annual payments to physicians from drugmakers and device makers between 2014 and 2018, according to a new study published in the The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Since 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has…Continue Reading

Fewer Undecided Voters Is Good News For Biden In The Midwest

Live Updates: The Election Laws That Are Still Unresolved 2020 Election | 4:24 By Galen Druke and Anna Rothschild Subscribe on YouTube All videos Will this election be a replay of 2016, with President Trump unexpectedly winning Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania? FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast host Galen Druke says that 2020 is shaping up to be…Continue Reading

Fewer hip fractures may be associated with reductions in smoking, heavy drinking

A new study, which analyzed 40 years of Framingham Heart Study data, found an association between lowered rates of hip fractures and decreases in smoking and heavy drinking.The rates of hip fractures in the United States have been declining over the past few decades. Although some experts attribute this change primarily to improved treatments for…Continue Reading

With fewer paid internships, group’s stipends provide lifeline to young Latinos during pandemic

College student Olivia Martínez calls it “a stunning and complete radio silence,” referring to the internships she applied for that disappeared after COVID-19 upended jobs and the economy.It’s not just paid internships that are scarce, said Martínez, a rising junior at Temple University in Philadelphia.”Plenty of us would have worked in restaurants and other places…Continue Reading

Fewer Outpatient HF Med Adjustments on Dapagliflozin: DAPA-HF

The scope of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibition’s clinical benefits in DAPA-HF may be greater than already appreciated, suggests a prespecified secondary analysis of the heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) trial. DAPA-HF is already renowned for showing a highly significant 26% drop in clinical events (P < .001) in HFrEF patients who received dapagliflozin (Farxiga,…Continue Reading