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Giải bóng bầu dục đại học kết thúc tuần 6 – Florida xếp thứ 1, đánh bại LSU, 4 đội khác chịu trận thua đầu tiên

Florida bắt đầu mùa giải với tư cách là lựa chọn số 1 trong Cuộc thăm dò 25 hàng đầu của AP và sẽ giữ vị trí số 1 trong tuần thứ 7 liên tiếp sau khi đánh bại số 4 Những chú hổ bang Louisiana ở Baton Rouge, với tỷ số 13-3, trong trận đấu lớn nhất của mùa giải này- có sự góp mặt của hai đội Top 5.

Hàng phòng ngự đông đảo của Gators đã khiến đám đông Tiger im lặng để giành chiến thắng trong trận thứ 15 liên tiếp, chuỗi trận thắng dài nhất hiện tại trong số các trường lớn, và LSU đã có chuỗi 32 trận thắng trong các trận đấu tối thứ Bảy. LSU, xếp hạng cuối cùng trong SEC về tổng số lần phạm lỗi trong trò chơi, không bao giờ bị theo dõi và chỉ có thể tập hợp …

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FDA delays meeting on COVID vaccines for kids under 5

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Federal health regulators on Friday delayed next week’s public meeting to review Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children under 5, saying they want to see more data.

The surprise announcement by the Food and Drug Administration raises questions about how soon youngsters could get the shots. The FDA’s outside experts were set to evaluate the first data on COVID-19 vaccinations in toddlers and babies.

The FDA said Pfizer has new data available from its ongoing vaccine study—and the agency needs more time to evaluate it. The outside panel was

The had been scheduled to meet Tuesday to determine if children under 5 should start getting extra-low doses of Pfizer’s vaccine before it’s clear if they’ll need two shots or three.

The nation’s 18 million children under 5 are the only age group not yet eligible for vaccination. The FDA had pushed Pfizer and its partner

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COVID-19 considerations for your winter travel getaway

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If you are planning a winter vacation or getaway, knowing what to expect and what you will need to do prior to travel due to COVID-19 is important.

“There are some simple guidelines that people can follow to enjoy their time away from home and to return without COVID-19 and avoid its attendant complications or disruptions,” says Dr. Abinash Virk, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist.

Here’s what you need to know.

Domestic travel

  • When traveling by air, the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) and Mayo Clinic recommend that you:
  • Do not travel if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or test positive for COVID-19 without symptoms.
  • Delay travel until you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations, including booster vaccinations. If you are not up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations and need to travel, get tested both before and after your trip.
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32 dead in Cameroon cholera outbreak

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Thirty-two people have died in an outbreak of cholera in the central-western African state of Cameroon, the authorities said Wednesday.

The water-borne disease was first detected in the Southwest and Centre regions in late October, and then spread to three other regions.

As of January 1, there were 32 deaths out of 1,102 recorded cases, Health Minister Manaouda Malachie said in a statement.

Outbreaks of , an acute form of diarrhoea that is treatable with antibiotics and hydration, occur periodically in Cameroon.

The country’s last epidemic was between January and August 2020, when 66 people died.

Cholera is caused by a germ that is typically transmitted by . People become infected when they swallow food or water carrying the bug.

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates an annual global tally of between 1.3 and four million cases, leading

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Perspectives of patients in clinical trials often not considered

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Many pragmatic trials, which test the effects of medical treatments in everyday conditions, fail to collect data reported directly by patients (such as patient experience, burden of disease, or quality of life), or involve patients as research partners (referred to as patient engagement). These findings come from a new study led by Shelley Vanderhout of the University of Ottawa publishing February 8th in the journal PLOS Medicine.

Pragmatic trials aim to answer questions about medical treatments that are meaningful to patients and can be applied in real-world health care settings across diverse patient populations. Ideally, these studies should measure patient-reported outcomes such as pain levels, changes in quality of life and other patient experiences. Pragmatic trials should also have an aspect of patient engagement, where patients are involved in the . Inclusion of these two factors make pragmatic trials more patient-centered, but how

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Regular paracetamol use linked to higher blood pressure, study finds

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Long-term paracetamol use could increase the risk of heart disease and strokes in people with high blood pressure, a study suggests.

Patients who have a long-term prescription for the painkiller, usually used for the treatment of , should opt for the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible time, researchers say.

The University of Edinburgh study, published in the scientific journal Circulation, is the first large randomized clinical trial to address this question and complements earlier work in observational studies.

Paracetamol was often suggested as a safer alternative to another class of painkillers called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which are known to increase and risk of heart disease.

In the latest study, 110 patients with a history of high blood were prescribed one gram of four times a day—a routinely prescribed dose in patients with chronic

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