Disparities in access to high-speed internet found among Chicago parents

Parents who identified as Hispanic/Latinx or Black were less likely to have reliable, high-speed internet than White parents, according to a survey from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago published in the journal JAMA Network Open. However, after adjusting for income, the disparity in access to high-speed internet persisted for Hispanic/Latinx families […]

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Aussie stroke survivors have fallen into a ‘black hole’

Long-term survivors of stroke in Australia have “fallen into a black hole,” left with lifelong disability with “inadequate” ongoing services and support, according to the authors of a Perspective published today by the Medical Journal of Australia. “People living with ongoing disability after stroke may not have the opportunity to achieve their preferred life goals. […]

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Long-term evolocumab therapy leads to further reductions in cardiovascular events

Long-term low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol lowering with evolocumab is safe and well tolerated and leads to further reductions in cardiovascular events compared with shorter treatment, according to late breaking results from the FOURIER open-label extension (OLE) study presented in a Hot Line session on 29 August at ESC Congress 2022. Principal investigator Dr. Michelle O’Donoghue […]

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Post hoc analysis provides new insights on sacubitril/valsartan in myocardial infarction

Sacubitril/valsartan is superior to ramipril in high-risk survivors of acute myocardial infarction, according to a post hoc win ratio analysis of the PARADISE-MI trial presented in a Hot Line session on 29 August at ESC Congress 2022. Study author Dr. Otavio Berwanger of the Academic Research Organization (ARO), Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Sao Paulo, Brazil […]

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Study suggests strategy for alleviating stress-related anxiety and alcohol use

Clinicians and researchers have known for some time that uncertainty fuels anticipatory anxiety—that heightened sense of caution and vigilance when danger is lurking. Though uncertainty is universally unpleasant, some people are particularly sensitive to uncertain threats in their environment. This sensitivity can manifest as chronic anticipatory anxiety and for some, excessive alcohol abuse. A study […]

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Sleep quality and obstructive sleep apnea in Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian children

Sleep disorders are more common and more severe in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children than non-Indigenous children, with Indigenous children often having higher screen use before bed, later bedtimes and reduced sleep, an analysis of Northern Territory data has found. The authors from Darwin Respiratory and Sleep Health, Darwin Private Hospital, Charles Darwin University […]

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