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The Surprising Mental Health Benefits of Exercise: Improving Physical Fitness, Alleviating Anxiety and Depression, and Enhancing Quality of Life

Exercise has long been known to be beneficial for physical health, but it also has significant mental health benefits. When compared to treatment programs without exercise, those with a physical activity component resulted in benefits across three main categories: physical, psychological, and life domains. Adding physical activity to treatment programs improved physical fitness, alleviated symptoms […]

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Racial Disparities in Prescription Medication for Opioid Use Disorder After High-Risk Events: A New Study by Harvard Researchers

A new study led by researchers at the Harvard T.H.[0] Chan School of Public Health has found that Black and Hispanic patients are significantly less likely to receive and fill prescriptions for opioid use disorder (OUD) medications than White patients after a high-risk OUD-related event.[1] The study looked at data from Medicare claims between 2016 […]

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FDA Approves First Vaccine for RSV in Adults Aged 60 and Above

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the world’s first vaccine for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) for adults aged 60 and above, developed by pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).[0] RSV is a common respiratory virus that can lead to serious illness, hospitalization, and death in infants and older adults, particularly those with weakened immune systems […]

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Boston Children’s Hospital Performs First-Ever Fetal Brain Surgery to Treat Rare Blood Vessel Abnormality

Doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital have performed the first-ever fetal brain surgery to treat a rare blood vessel abnormality that can be fatal to newborns. Using a surgical technique called embolization, the procedure was guided by ultrasound, which allowed surgeons to successfully treat a prenatal condition called vein of Galen malformation. This vascular abnormality allows […]

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