Sleep Apnea Questionnaires Before Bariatric Surgery: A Coin Toss?

Rose Blan

Researchers have compared the ability of four self-reported questionnaires to predict moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in patients who have undergone bariatric surgery and conclude that two tools — STOP-BANG and NO-OSAS — “may be preferable.”

The other two — No-Apnea and the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) — were not found to be of use.

However, one expert thinks the accuracy of all these self-reported questionnaires in predicting

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Fitness & Organics Announces an Attractive Discount on All Orders over $100

Rose Blan

Fitness and Organics announces a 25 percent discount on all orders above $100
for a limited period.

Fitness and Organics, the leading fitness hub for finding information about innovative fitness, health, and wellness products, has announced a discount of 25 percent on all orders above $100. Fitness enthusiasts can buy workout apparel, tech products, and health and wellness optimization tools at a discounted price and save handsomely.

“At Fitness and

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Albert Einstein College of Medicine researchers receive $5 million NIH grant to study HIV and HPV cancers in Africa

Rose Blan

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IMAGE: Kathryn Anastos, M.D.
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Credit: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

November 13, 2020–(BRONX, NY)–A team of scientists from Albert Einstein College of Medicine has received a five-year, $4.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish a research center to investigate HIV- and human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers in Africa.

The HIV-Associated HPV-related Malignancies Research Center will build on Einstein-led efforts that have already improved research,

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Scotland’s top dentist says patients shouldn’t be forced into private treatment

Rose Blan

People in need of dental treatment should not be put in the “invidious position” of being forced to pay for private treatment because of a backlog of NHS appointments due to the coronavirus shutdown, Scotland’s chief dental officer has said.



a man and woman preparing food in a kitchen


© A dentist treating a patient while in PPE.


Tom Ferris, who has come in for criticism from NHS dentists over a lack of communication about why they had to

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Venezuelans risk Covid to care for relatives in the hospital

Rose Blan

CARACAS, Venezuela—Leaning against a hospital wall for balance, Elena Suazo wiggled each foot into blue protective pants. Then she slipped her arms into a surgical gown and snapped on white rubber gloves, finally ready to enter the COVID-19 wing.

Suazo is not a nurse. She is a cafeteria worker at a kindergarten in Venezuela’s capital.

But she is also a loving daughter; her 76-year-old father, sick with the virus, waited

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