Month: July 2021

Video highlights of COVID-19 data trends as of July 31, 2021. Today’s counts include the past week’s worth of data from Florida. Florida only reports COVID-19 data once per week via their COVID-19 Weekly Situation Report (http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/comm/_partners/covid19_report_archive/covid19-data/covid19_data_latest.pdf), and does not provide a daily back-distribution of Case or Death data. While not all of Floridas Cases/Deaths
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Latest Mental Health News FRIDAY, July 30, 2021 Opioid overdose-related visits to U.S. emergency departments rose by nearly one-third during the COVID-19 pandemic last year. That’s the key finding in a new analysis of data from 25 emergency departments in Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, North Carolina, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. “COVID-19, and the disruptions in every
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Latest Neurology News FRIDAY, July 30, 2021 (HealthDay News) Extremely premature babies have a much higher risk of cerebral palsy and other neurological conditions than full-term infants, a large Israeli study affirms. Cerebral palsy — the name for a group of lifelong conditions that affect movement and coordination — is the most common cause of
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Latest Alzheimer’s News By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 30, 2021 (HealthDay News) COVID-19 can kill you. It can rob you of your breath, cause strange blood clots, and prompt side effects that last for months after you’re over the initial infection. It’s also possible that COVID-19 might impact the human brain in ways
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Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have overturned conventional wisdom on the workings of vital hormone receptors within cells, a finding that could boost drug development for diabetes and related metabolic disorders, cancer and other diseases. Senior researcher Irina M. Bochkis is an assistant professor of pharmacology in the UVA School of
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7 in 10 UK chronic pain sufferers delayed seeking medical advice during the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving them feeling increased levels of stress, anxiety and worry, new research from Boston Scientific has revealed. The research, which surveyed 502 UK chronic pain sufferers (those who suffer from continuous and long-term pain lasting more than 12 weeks), as
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Hydrogen peroxide reacts with copper to produce hydroxyl radicals with strong antibacterial properties. However, this requires high copper concentrations because two copper atoms have to come close together, which occurs by chance. Now, scientists at Tokyo University of Science, Japan, engineered a long polymer with copper-containing side units that create regions with locally high copper
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The London Ophthalmology Centre (LondonOC) has developed a new, non-invasive technique for the application of Xen stent into the eye to treat acute glaucoma. The micro device and new technique was successfully used to save the sight of former Children’s Laureate, Michael Rosen. Image Credit: London Ophthalmology Centre Mr Vik Sharma (MBBS BSc FRCOphth), Clinical
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Since the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) established its accelerated approval pathway for drugs in 1992, nearly half (112) of the 253 drugs authorized have not been confirmed as clinically effective, an investigation by The BMJ has found. Elisabeth Mahase, clinical reporter at The BMJ, carried out an in depth analysis of FDA data
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Researchers at Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science created liquid metal stretchable tactile sensors for prosthetic fingertips, which could mimic human touch and improve the sense over time. FAU’s stretchable sensors were designed to address a few of the main drawbacks of prosthetics: lack of pressure sensation, physical barriers created by sensors,
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Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers, in collaboration with national and international researchers, have identified a genetic mutation in a small number of children with a rare type of inflammatory bowel disease. The discovery of the mutation, which weakens the activity of a protein linked to how the immune system fights viruses in the gut, may help
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Women are less likely than men to receive timely care for strokes caused by blockages in large vessels, known as emergent large vessel occlusion (ELVO), according to researchers with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The study, “Women with Large Vessel Occlusion Acute Ischemic Stroke Are Less Likely to Be Routed
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Video highlights of COVID-19 data trends as of July 30, 2021. Explore COVID-19 trends around the world with our in-depth data tracking: New cases and cumulative cases: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/data/cumulative-cases Daily new cases, testing, and positivity ratio by U.S. state: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/testing/tracker/overview New cases by country: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/data/new-cases
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Latest Heart News By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 28, 2021 (HealthDay News) Here’s a reason to not feel guilty about drinking a glass of wine every evening: A new study suggests that people who drink moderately may have lower risks for both heart attack and stroke than teetotalers — even when they have
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