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Herpes Zoster Linked to Increased Risk for Cardiovascular Disease Events

Long-term risks for stroke and coronary heart disease increased for individuals with history of herpes zoster versus those with no history of herpes zoster

Subjective Cognitive Decline Tied to Incident Dementia in Black, Latinx Individuals

SCD associated with increased rates of incident dementia over time in multiracial population, Latinx, non-Latinx Black individuals

Lecanemab Reduced Markers of Amyloid in Early Alzheimer Disease

Moderately less decline seen in cognition and function at 18 months with lecanemab versus placebo

Temporal Improvement Seen in Standard of Care for Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

Outcomes improved from Adaptive COVID-19 Treatment Trial-2 to ACTT-3, although potential explanatory factors were similar

2000 to 2020 Saw Increase in Drug Overdose Death Rates in Seniors

For men aged 65 to 74 and 75 years or older, drug overdose death rates were higher for non-Hispanic Black men

Geographic Distribution of Dimorphic Mycoses Expanding in U.S.

Diagnosis and testing should be considered in patients with suggestive illness in regions that are hyperendemic for dimorphic mycoses

Left Digit Bias Seen in Acceptance of Organs for Donation

5.4 percent decrease seen in probability of any organ placement at age 70 versus 69 years

Demographic Disparities Seen in Firearm Fatality Rates

Maximum rates of firearm homicides higher among non-Hispanic Black and Hispanic versus White men

Second Death in Trial of Experimental Alzheimer Drug Raising Concerns

Doctors suspect that by stripping away amyloid deposits, lecanemab weakens blood vessels and leaves them vulnerable to bleeds

Medical Masks Similar to N95 Respirators for Preventing COVID-19

No significant difference seen with medical masks versus N95 respirators for health care personnel providing care to COVID-19 patients