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What You Need To Know About Peloton’s Treadmill Recall

Exercise equipment company Peloton officially recalled both its Tread+ and Tread treadmills on Wednesday, admitting the products’ risks after a fight with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (via CNN). Owners of the Tread+ and Tread are shocked and appalled in equal measure, and with good reason: The treadmills’ flaws have led to more than 70

What You Need To Know About Peloton’s Treadmill Recall

Exercise equipment company Peloton officially recalled both its Tread+ and Tread treadmills on Wednesday, admitting the products’ risks after a fight with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (via CNN). Owners of the Tread+ and Tread are shocked and appalled in equal measure, and with good reason: The treadmills’ flaws have led to more than 70

Corticosteroid Bursts May Increase GI Bleeding Risk in Children

Oral corticosteroid bursts are associated with an increased risk of gastrointestinal bleeding, sepsis, and pneumonia during the month after treatment initiation, according to a nationwide cohort study of children in Taiwan. The adverse events are rare, and the risk attenuates in subsequent months, the analysis shows. Still, the study “provides evidence that corticosteroid bursts are

Progress Stalling on Malaria Elimination

In its final report on the E-2020 initiative, the World Health Organization (WHO) touted its progress on its goal of eliminating malaria throughout the world. But critics are charging that progress has stalled. The E-2020 initiative supported the efforts of twenty-one countries in eliminating malaria. In a remarkable achievement, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, eight

New MRI technique can detect early dysfunction of the blood-brain barrier with small vessel disease

Collaborative research between the University of Kentucky (UK) and University of Southern California (USC) suggests that a noninvasive neuroimaging technique may index early-stage blood-brain barrier (BBB) dysfunction associated with small vessel disease (SVD). Cerebral SVD is the most common cause of vascular cognitive impairment, with a significant proportion of cases going on to develop dementia.

Checkpoint Inhibitor Skin Side Effects More Common in Women

Women had about a twofold higher risk than men of developing dermatologic adverse events while taking immune checkpoint inhibitors for metastatic melanoma in a review of 235 patients at Dana Farber Cancer Center, Boston, Massachusetts. Overall, 62.4% of the 93 women in the review and 48.6% of the 142 men experienced confirmed skin reactions, for

Prediabetes can boost a person's chance of major cardiovascular events

People with prediabetes were significantly more likely to suffer a heart attack, stroke or other major cardiovascular event when compared with those who had normal blood sugar levels, according to research being presented at the American College of Cardiology's 70th Annual Scientific Session. Researchers said the findings should serve as a wake-up call for clinicians

Cardiovascular health is poorest among American adults in the Southern U.S.

In a recent study published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers found that there is significant geographic heterogeneity in the distribution of cardiovascular disease risk factors such as diabetes, hypertension, high blood cholesterol levels, obesity, smoking, lack of physical activity and unhealthy diet, across the United States. These risk factors

UK puts £29m into new labs to tackle COVID variants

Britain is spending £29.3 million ($40.6 million, 33.8 million euros) on new coronavirus vaccine laboratories in an effort to “future-proof the country from the threat of new variants”, the government said Wednesday. The new labs at the Porton Down research facility in southwest England will be used to test the effectiveness of vaccines against variants

New book tackles the persistent and controversial questions about COVID

Ohio University mathematics professor Winfried Just's new book COVID-19: Unmasked – The News, the Science, and Common Sense tackles the persistent and sometimes controversial questions people have been asking about COVID-19 in a new, conversational way. I wanted to write this book after observing the misunderstanding and misconceptions people have regarding the pandemic. We've seen

Restrict J&J COVID Vaccine in Women Under 50?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Use of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines should be considered as the preferable option in the US rather than Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) Janssen COVID-19 vaccine in women under the age of 50 years, according to one group of experts. The group makes

Virus Cases Plunge and LA, San Francisco Come Back to Life

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Angeleno Wine Co. reopened its tasting room, co-owner Amy Luftig Viste teared up seeing old friends reunited for the first time since the pandemic had shuttered so many businesses that it left major cities looking like