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Coronavirus updates: J&J to develop 100 million vaccine doses for U.S.; global deaths surpass 700,000

August 5, 2020

Via: CNBC

The global death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has now surpassed 700,000, with the U.S., Brazil and Mexico leading the world in total deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. On Wall Street, Moderna reported a fivefold increase in […]


Opinions

Trial to examine if new psychological therapy can help tackle problem drinking

August 4, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A psychological therapy found to be effective in helping people achieve and maintain weight loss is being trialed to see if it can support patients with chronic liver disease to stop drinking. Functional Imagery Training (FIT), developed by researchers at […]


Opinions

Child sleep problems associated with impaired academic and psychosocial functioning

August 3, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

“Our study shows that although those with persistent sleep problems have the greatest impairments when it comes to broad child well-being, even those with mild sleep problems over time experience some psychosocial impairments,” said Ariel A. Williamson, PhD, a psychologist […]


Opinions

Cannabinoids may alter the effects of some prescription drugs

August 3, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Cannabinoid-containing products may alter the effects of some prescription drugs, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. They published information that could help medical professionals make safe prescribing choices for their patients who use prescription, over-the-counter or illicit cannabinoid […]


Opinions

Using personalized precision medicine to treat cognitive decline

July 31, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Latest research from Affirmativ Health succeeds in treating cognitive decline using personalized, precision medicine. Affirmativ Health sought to determine whether a comprehensive and personalized program, designed to mitigate risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease could improve cognitive and metabolic function in […]


Opinions, Regulatory

World Health Organization reports largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases across globe

July 31, 2020

Via: CNBC

Almost 300,000 new coronavirus cases were reported to the World Health Organization over the last 24 hours, marking the largest single-day increase ever, the agency said Friday. More than half the 292,527 new cases reported on Thursday came from the […]


Biomarker, Innovation, Opinions

Alzheimer’s risk factors may be measurable in adolescents and young adults

July 30, 2020

Via: Alzheimer

These risk factors, many of which are disproportionately apparent in African Americans, include heart health factors — such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes — and social factors like education quality. According to the Alzheimer’s Association Alzheimer’s Disease […]


Opinions

Researchers identify potential anti-viral strategy for SARS-CoV-2 virus

July 29, 2020

Via: The Medical News

In the case of an infection, the SARS-CoV-2 virus must overcome various defense mechanisms of the human body, including its non-specific or innate immune defense. During this process, infected body cells release messenger substances known as type 1 interferons. These […]


Opinions

COVID-19 may increase risk of blot cots in women who are pregnant or taking birth control pills

July 29, 2020

Via: The Medical News

COVID-19 may increase the risk of blot cots in women who are pregnant or taking estrogen with birth control or hormone replacement therapy, according to a new manuscript published in the Endocrine Society’s journal, Endocrinology. One of the many complications […]


Opinions

WHO warns that waiting to achieve herd immunity to the coronavirus will kill a lot of people

July 29, 2020

Via: CNBC

The World Health Organization on Wednesday advised public officials against trying to achieve so-called herd immunity to the coronavirus by allowing it to rapidly spread throughout their communities, saying it will overwhelm hospitals and kill a lot of people. Herd […]


Opinions

Increased attention to sad faces predicts depression risk in teenagers

July 28, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Researchers at Binghamton University, led by graduate student Cope Feurer and Professor of Psychology Brandon Gibb, aimed to examine whether attentional biases to emotional stimuli, assessed via eye tracking, serve as a marker of risk for depression for teenagers. “Although […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Opinions

Iron deficiency during infancy may reduce protective effect of vaccines

July 28, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Despite the fact that global immunization programmes are now reaching more people than ever, about 1.5 million children still die every year from diseases that vaccination could have prevented. Vaccination is also less effective in low-income countries than in high-income […]


Opinions

New review provides an update on management of premenopausal osteoporosis

July 27, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Osteoporosis, a disease which leads to bone fragility and an increased risk of fractures, is very common among postmenopausal women, affecting around one in three over the age of 50 worldwide. However, as osteoporosis and related fragility fractures are rare […]


Opinions

If relaxed too soon, physical distancing measures might have been all for naught

July 24, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The researchers compared the results of three related mathematical models of disease transmission that they used to analyze data emerging from local and national governments, including one that measures the dynamic reproduction number — the average number of susceptible people […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Opinions

Virus antibodies fade fast but not necessarily protection

July 22, 2020

Via: Modern Healthcare

New research suggests that antibodies the immune system makes to fight the new coronavirus may only last a few months in people with mild illness, but that doesn’t mean protection also is gone or that it won’t be possible to […]