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Green Tea’s Impact on Cognitive Function Now Visible Megan Brooks Green tea appears to boost memory by enhancing functional brain connectivity, a new imaging study suggests. A study led by Stefan Borgwardt, MD, PhD, from the Department of Psychiatry, University of Basel, Switzerland, shows that drinking a green tea extract enhances memory performance, a finding that researchers suggest may have important clinical implications for the treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders, including cognitive impairment.



Upping Coffee Consumption Protects Against Type 2 Diabetes Lisa Nainggolan The first study to examine whether a change in the amount of tea or coffee consumed has any effect on the subsequent risk for type 2 diabetes among healthy individuals has found that it does, at least for coffee. And the effects become apparent within a relatively short period of time, 4 years.



Low Vitamin C Linked to Intracerebral Hemorrhage Pauline Anderson PHILADELPHIA — A new study finds a link between vitamin C depletion and increased risk for intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH).



Medicare to Pay for Multiple Chronic Disease Management Starting in 2015, physicians can collect a separate fee from Medicare for managing patients with 2 or more chronic conditions apart from face-to-face visits, according to the final version of the 2014 Medicare physician fee schedule that the government released last week.



COPD Linked to Cognitive Impairment and Memory Loss Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was associated with increased odds of having mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and memory loss in a cross-sectional, population-based study. The study, published in the November issue of the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, also showed a dose–response relationship with COPD duration and increasing risk for cognitive problems.



No Apparent Motive in Reno Hospital Shooting Deaths Police are interviewing neighbors of a California man in an attempt to learn why he shot and killed a urologist and wounded 2 other people at a Reno, Nevada, hospital Tuesday before killing himself, according to media reports.



BP, Cholesterol Drugs Recalled Over Fears of Contaminated Packaging HANOVER, NJ — More than five-million bottles of antihypertensives, statins, and other drugs made by Novartis may have been contaminated by a chemical used in their packaging, the company has confirmed. Novartis had issued a voluntary recall last summer for Exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) and Exforge HCT (with hydrochlorothiazide); news of the recall was posted publicly in an FDA enforcement report this week.



As Herceptin Goes Off Patent, ’Biosimilars’ Emerge SAN ANTONIO — As the epoch-making breast cancer targeted therapy trastuzumab (Herceptin, Genentech) is coming to the end of its patent protection, a new kind of knock-off product is being developed to compete in the drug’s large market.



Head Blows Linked to Brain Changes, Even Without Concussion Even in the absence of a concussion, repeated blows to the head during a season of US football or ice hockey appear to be associated with changes in brain white matter and may also be linked to reduced cognition, a new study shows.



Glaxo’s New Doc-Pay Policy Mostly Pleases Critics The recent decision by GlaxoSmithKline to stop paying physicians to promote its drugs and reform other marketing practices represents progress, Big Pharma critics told Medscape Medical News, but some said the company can’t stop there.


Aspirin is linked with increased risk of heart failure
Aspirin is linked with increased risk of heart failure Aspirin use is associated with a 26% raised risk of heart failure in people with at least one predisposing factor for the condition. That’s the finding of a study published today in ESC Heart Failure, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).


Depression worsened during pandemic, boosting heart disease risk, experts warn
Depression worsened during pandemic, boosting heart disease risk, experts warn It may translate into another long-term effect of the coronavirus crisis — more heart disease cases even in people who never had COVID-19 at all. More than one-third of patients studied reported becoming depressed or experiencing continued symptoms of depression during the first year of the pandemic.


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THE FEATS OF DOCTORS DURING  THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR (WORLD WAR II)
THE FEATS OF DOCTORS DURING THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR (WORLD WAR II) During the war years, more than 700 thousand doctors and medical professionals worked at the front. At the end of the war, 12.5% of all these people were killed, and this figure seriously exceeds the losses in each individual military unit. But despite the danger, they never gave up, and in the most extreme situations only the iron will helped them to pull hundreds of people from the other world, and again to return to the battlefields. They achieved amazing results, and during the entire war, thanks to medical workers, about 72 percent of wounded soldiers and 90 percent of sick people, that is, approximately 17 million people, returned to the system.


The Congress for Cardiology and Internal medicine of Asian and CIS countries
The Congress for Cardiology and Internal medicine of Asian and CIS countries On April 26 - 27, 2019, the Congress for Cardiology and Internal medicine of Asian and CIS countries was held in Dushanbe (Tajikistan). The congress was organized by the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Tajikistan and the Cardioprogress Foundation. In the opening ceremony, the Minister, Professor Olimzoda Nasim Khoja addressed the participants with greetings.


Stress-Related Disorders Increase CVD Risk
Stress-Related Disorders Increase CVD Risk Stress-related disorders may increase the risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), especially during the first year after diagnosis, a large study shows.



FDA's Assessment of Currently Marketed ARB drug products
FDA's Assessment of Currently Marketed ARB drug products FDA has worked with manufacturers to swiftly remove angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) drug products with impurity levels above interim acceptable limits. Those products have been removed from the market and have been posted in our recall lists for ARB products.


Three or more eggs a week increase your risk of heart disease and early death, study says
Three or more eggs a week increase your risk of heart disease and early death, study says It's been debated for years: Are eggs good or bad for you? People who eat an added three or four eggs a week or 300 milligrams of dietary cholesterol per day, have a higher risk of both heart disease and early death compared with those who eat fewer eggs, new research finds.


e-Cigarettes Linked to Increased Stroke, MI Risk
e-Cigarettes Linked to Increased Stroke, MI Risk Use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) is linked to a significantly increased risk for "hard" adverse outcomes, such as stroke and myocardial infarction (MI), new research suggests. Among more than 400,000 respondents older than 18 years from the 2016 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey, almost 66,800 reported having ever used e-cigarettes.


INTERNATIONAL YOUNG ACADEMY OF CARDIOLOGY CONGRESS
INTERNATIONAL YOUNG ACADEMY OF CARDIOLOGY CONGRESS INTERNATIONAL YOUNG ACADEMY OF CARDIOLOGY CONGRESS