A severe strain of H5N8 bird flu that has hit several countries in Europe leading to the culling of thousands of poultry was detected in wild ducks in Northern France, the farm ministry said on Monday.
“A first case of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 was confirmed on Nov. 26 in the commune of Marck (Pas-de-Calais), on 20 wild ducks used as callers for waterfowl hunting,” it said in a statement.
Local authorities increased surveillance in the area, the ministry said.
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(Reuters Health) – Erectile dysfunction is more common in men with gum disease, according to a new review of existing studies.
Chronic bacterial infection of the gums, or periodontitis, is common and a major cause of tooth loss for adults, the authors write. The condition has been tied to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and general inflammation, which in turn have been tied stroke and hardening of the arteries.
Stroke and hardening of the arteries are also associated with erectile dysfunction (ED).
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A new study reveals the key role of different types of fibroblast cells in the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), opening up a new avenue for research into treatment of the disease. Synovial Fibroblasts (SFs) are cells that make up part of the connective tissue, or synovium, around human joints. In RA patients, SF cells cause damage by invading and attacking the cartilage and bone around the joint.
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- Note that this cohort study suggested that a shared decision-making session increased patients’ knowledge of the harms and benefits of CT screening for lung cancer.
- While most patients had knowledge of the potential benefits of screening, far fewer understood the potential risks.
Smokers and former smokers eligible for lung cancer screening better understood the benefits and potential harms of screening following a single counseling and shared-decision-making visit to a screening center, researchers reported.
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