Month: October 2020

Latest Lungs News FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) For patients with psoriasis, smoking has negative effects, including increased frequency of nail involvement and cardiovascular diseases and higher psoriasis area and severity index, according to a study published online Oct. 14 in the International Journal of Clinical Practice. Yildiz Hayran and Basak Yalcin, M.D., both
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Latest Coronavirus News FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) The rate of asymptomatic severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection is high among grocery store workers, and those with direct customer exposure are more likely to test positive for SARS-CoV-2, according to a study published online Oct. 29 in Occupational & Environmental Medicine. Fan-Yun
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Latest Senior Health News FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) Caring for a loved one can be rewarding, but it can also lead to injury. To keep yourself in good physical shape while caregiving, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) offers some tips for careful lifting: –Keep your head and neck in proper alignment
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Latest Coronavirus News By Ernie Mundell and Robin Foster HealthDay Reporters FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) Nine million coronavirus cases. That was the somber threshold the United States crossed on Thursday, and it was accompanied by another record-breaking number: 90,000 new daily cases. Over the past week, the United States has recorded more than
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Latest Coronavirus News  FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) A new study by Italian researchers finds that almost 17% of patients who fully recover from COVID-19 may still have the virus in follow-up screening. Those who have ongoing respiratory symptoms, especially sore throat and stuffy nose or congestion (rhinitis), are more likely to have a
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Latest Healthy Kids News THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) The prevalence of COVID-19 is low among infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), according to a study published online Oct. 19 in the American Journal of Perinatology. Kaashif A. Ahmad, M.D., from the Pediatrix Medical Group of San Antonio, and colleagues surveyed NICUs
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 30 2020 Cancer immunotherapies, which empower patients’ immune systems to eliminate tumors, are revolutionizing cancer treatment. Many patients respond well to these treatments, sometimes experiencing long-lasting remissions. But some cancers remain difficult to treat with immunotherapy, and expanding the impact of the approach is a high priority. In the October
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 30 2020 Since the earliest study about nursing faculty and students attitudes and beliefs about caring for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) in the early 1990’s, there have only been 17 additional studies. Knowledge in this area of study is still lacking to fill some gaps in understanding attitudes towards
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 30 2020 Scientists at The Wistar Institute have designed and tested the first-of-its-kind synthetic DNA vaccine against Powassan virus (POWV), targeting portions of the virus envelope protein. A rapidly reemerging tick-borne disease, POWV has been reported to be fatal in 10% of infected people with detrimental neurological consequences including encephalitis
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 30 2020 Specialists from the Department of Fundamental Medicine of Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) with Russian and Japanese colleagues have probed into mechanisms of COVID-19 inside-the-body distribution linked to erythrocytes damaging. According to researchers, the virus might attack red marrow, thus being detrimental not only for erythrocytes in the
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 30 2020 The same biochemical triggers that spur a “fight or flight” response when we encounter threats may help tumor cells to thrive. A team of researchers from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is looking at ways to disrupt that dynamic so that cancer treatments can be more effective. Their
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 30 2020 The uncertainty and confusion caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is being “widely exploited by terror groups for spinning a plethora of sinister schemes”, which could lead to a new tide of violence against people and governments. This is the claim of a new international study published in the
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Certain varieties of pancreatic cancer exhibit multiple tumor cell subtypes that work, somewhat mysteriously, to quickly become resistant to chemotherapy agents. Researchers at Purdue University have now built a unique microfluidic device that can be used to test a cancer drug on multiple tumor cells subtypes. Using this technology the researchers believe that new drug
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Digital health has been a hot topic this year as COVID-19 has served as a catalyst to digital health technologies. But as Sandra Nagale, PhD, points out in this episode of Let’s Talk Medtech, the industry was already on a good trajectory toward preparing for this world-changing pandemic, thanks to the evolution of digital health. Because of that evolution, companies
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Calcification is the bane of the human heart valve. Human heart valves are plagued by stenosis1 – or the thickening or stiffening of the valve leaflets caused by a build-up of calcium. Millions of patients are affected each year.2 A patient with a stenotic valve needs a replacement valve at some time in their life
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Video highlights of COVID-19 data trends as of October 30, 2020. This daily report shares critical data on the spread of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours. For the latest news, trends, and expert insights on the coronavirus pandemic, visit the JHU Coronavirus Resource Center: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/ Explore COVID-19 trends around the world with our in-depth
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