Medical Research

Canadian Movie 'corona' Becomes First Movie To Tackle Covid-19 Pandemic

Coronavirus is turning out to be one of the deadliest viruses that mankind has ever seen. About 90% of the world’s population is in the state of lockdown because of the life-threatening disease. Besides being a matter of study, the virus is also...
Related topics: Virus, Virology

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Nyu Doctors Told They Can Withhold Ventilators From Some Patients — And Warned Them Not To Tell...

On Monday, The Wall Street Journal reported that New York University’s Langone Health has told emergency room doctors that they have “sole discretion” over who gets to use ventilators, and that they are empowered to “think...

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Coronavirus Update: Here’s An Estimate Of When The Worst Will Hit Your State

The COVID-19 coronavirus is continuing to infect a growing number of Americans, with the total number of infections as of Monday night standing at more than 164,000, according to the latest numbers from Johns Hopkins University. Also, more than...

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Blood Test Detects Over 50 Types Of Cancer, Some Before Symptoms Appear

In a study involving thousands of participants, a new blood test detected more than 50 types of cancer as well as their location within the body with a high degree of accuracy, according to an international team of researchers.
Related topics: Blood Test, Cancer, Oncology

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Expressive Language Sampling Feasible In Fragile X Syndrome

MONDAY, March 30, 2020 -- Expressive language sampling (ELS) procedures are feasible for most individuals with fragile X syndrome (FXS) aged 6 to 23 years with intellectual disability, according to a study published online March 24 in the Journal...

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Extreme High Temps More Than Double Cardiovascular Deaths

MONDAY, March 30, 2020 -- The risk for cardiovascular death is more than doubled during extreme high temperatures, according to a research letter published online March 30 in Circulation. Barrak Alahmad, M.B.Ch.B., from the Harvard T.H. Chan...
Related topics: Cardiology, Harvard University

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Fda Authorizes Use Of Old Malaria Drugs To Treat Covid-19

Chloroquine, a malaria treatment discovered during the 1930s, and a newer, related drug, hydroxychloroquine, have officially been authorized in the U.S. for emergency use against the novel coronavirus. The Food and Drug Administration hasn't...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Malaria

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Maligned, Underutilized: Education Enhances Ect's Poor Public Image

Patient education explaining the benefits and safety of ECT improves patient acceptance of this effective but much "maligned and underutilized" treatment, new research shows. Medscape Medical News

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Coronavirus Treatments And Vaccines – Research On 3 Types Of Antivirals And 10 Different Vaccines...

Just three months after China first notified the World Health Organization about a deadly new coronavirus, studies of numerous antiviral treatments and potential vaccines are already underway. Never has science advanced so much in such a short...
Related topics: Vaccines

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Heart Attack On A Chip: Scientists Model Conditions Of Ischemia On A Microfluidic Device

Researchers led by biomedical engineers at Tufts University invented a microfluidic chip containing cardiac cells that is capable of mimicking hypoxic conditions following a heart attack—specifically when an artery is blocked in the heart and then...

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How At Risk Are You Of Getting A Virus On An Airplane?

Fair or not, airplanes have a reputation for germs. However, there are ways to minimize the risks. This research is especially used for air travel where there is an increased risk for contagious infection or disease, such as the recent worldwide...
Related topics: Virus, Virology, Germs

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Researchers Find Way To Improve Cancer Outcomes By Examining Patients' Genes

Genetics researchers say a new approach could benefit all sorts of serious health conditions, and they're urging scientists to quickly pluck 'low hanging fruit' for the benefit of patients.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Genetics

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Study Helps To Identify Medications Which Are Safe To Use In Treatment Of Covid-19

A recent study has found that there is no evidence for or against the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen for patients with COVID-19.
Related topics: Ibuprofen

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"an Australian Astrophysicist Has Been Admitted To Hospital After Getting Four Magnets Stuck...

"... stops people touching their faces during the coronavirus outbreak. Dr Daniel Reardon, a research fellow at a Melbourne university, was building a necklace that sounds an alarm on facial contact, when the mishap occurred on Thursday night.... 'I...

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Ed Visit Provides Opportunity To Discuss Contraception With Teens

MONDAY, March 30, 2020 -- Emergency departments provide an opportunity to offer contraceptive education to adolescent girls, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Women's Health. Colleen K. Gutman, M.D., from Emory University...
Related topics: Birth Control - Contraception

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Higher Risk For Bone Fractures Seen After Bariatric Surgery

MONDAY, March 30, 2020 -- The risk for bone fracture is increased after gastric bypass surgery, according to a study published online March 3 in the Journal of Internal Medicine. Sofie Ahlin, M.D., of the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, and...

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Postpartum Psych Disorders Lower Odds Of Subsequent Children

MONDAY, March 30, 2020 -- Women with postpartum psychiatric disorders have a lower probability of subsequent live birth, according to a study published online March 29 in Human Reproduction. Xiaoqin Liu, Ph.D., from Aarhus University in Denmark,...

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Proportion Of Teens Receiving Mental Health Care Steady

MONDAY, March 30, 2020 -- Nearly one in five U.S. adolescents receives care for mental health problems, a figure that has remained nearly constant from 2005 to 2018, according to a study published online March 25 in JAMA Psychiatry. Ramin...

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Concomitant Myocardial Injury With Covid-19 Infection Linked To Fatal Outcome

MONDAY, March 30, 2020 -- Myocardial injury is associated with fatal outcome in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to research published online March 27 in JAMA Cardiology. Tao Guo, M.D., from the Zhongnan Hospital of...
Related topics: Cardiology

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Blood Sugar Control May Aid Stroke Recovery In Diabetes Patients

MONDAY, March 30, 2020 -- Good blood sugar control can help protect against mental decline after a common type of stroke in people with diabetes, new research suggests. The study included 942 patients with diabetes who suffered a lacunar stroke --...
Related topics: Blood Sugar (glucose), Stroke, Diabetes

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