Day: April 8, 2021

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Mass General Hospital’s Slavin to retire as CEO

The president of Massachusetts General Hospital said Wednesday that he plans to step down after 18 years at the helm of one of the top hospitals in the country.

Dr. Peter Slavin, 63, announced his plans in an email to staff. He will stay on until the hospital’s parent company, Mass General Brigham, selects a successor. He did not announce any future plans.

“This is one of the hardest decisions I have ever made,” he wrote. “After months of both reflecting and looking ahead, I have concluded there will never be a right time to leave. Yet this particular moment in the arc of this storied institution feels like a crossroads of sorts.”

This week Slavin was featured in a Boston Globe article on hospital executives serving on corporate boards, and it noted his pay for that was $475,000. He was paid $2.4 million by Mass General.

The hospital has

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Italy reserves AstraZeneca vaccine for over 60s

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Italy will reserve AstraZeneca’s vaccine for the over 60s following concerns of a link to blood clots in younger people, the government’s top adviser on the coronavirus crisis announced Wednesday.

The decision has been taken to “recommend the preferential use on individuals aged above 60”, Franco Locatelli told reporters.

His announcement came hours after the EU’s medicines regulator said that blood clots should be listed as a rare side effect of the jab—but insisted the benefits continue to outweigh the risks.

Locatelli was speaking at a hastily convened news conference to explain the implications for Italy, one of several European countries that suspended the use of the AstraZeneca/Oxford jab last month but resumed using it after the EMA ruled it was safe.

The World Health Organization’s experts on Wednesday echoed EMA’s latest findings, saying a between the vaccine and blood clots was “plausible

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Selecting A Vitamin And Mineral Supplement

Our bodies undergo a number of phases of development and development all through our lives. Minerals are present in our bones, blood, nerves, smooth tissue, muscle, and tooth. Not only are they crucial for our skeletal structure, but additionally they assist in all vital physiological processes within the body. As an example, they help hold the fluid steadiness that is necessary to our mental and bodily processes. Blood and tissue is maintained on the correct pH stage by means of the influence of minerals, and they also let other nutrients transfer into the bloodstream. Minerals also act to manage the passage of biochemicals into and out of our cells, and are used by the immune system to make antibodies.

Our meta-analysis showed no proof of a protective impact of antioxidant vitamin-mineral or B vitamin supplementation on the development of atherosclerosis. Additionally, neither antioxidant dietary supplements nor B nutritional vitamins prevented …

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