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Opinions

Can cloth masks protect healthcare professionals from SARS-CoV-2?

January 15, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Healthcare workers have been on the frontline in dealing with the current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Naturally, they have been exposed to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causative agent of COVID-19, at a much higher frequency […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Opinions

Atmospheric particulate matter may influence the transmission and evolution of SARS-CoV-2

January 12, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A recent study conducted at the University of Malta Medical School, Malta, has revealed that a drop in the level of particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5), which are airborne pollutant particles with a diameter of 2.5 micrometers, in the atmosphere due […]


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Study explores the ability of laypeople to visually assess severity of blood loss

January 11, 2021

Via: The Medical News

When an accident occurs, the reactions of bystanders are important. Researchers have studied whether laypeople realize the severity of the situation when someone in their proximity begins to bleed, and whether they can estimate how much the person is bleeding. […]


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BioNTech says Covid vaccine is effective against key new strains; to publish more data in days

January 11, 2021

Via: CNBC

The CEO of German pharmaceutical company BioNTech has said he remains confident the company’s Covid vaccine, developed in partnership with Pfizer, will be effective against the highly-infectious variants of the virus discovered in the U.K. and South Africa. “We are […]


Opinions, Regulatory

Governor explains how West Virginia became a top state for Covid vaccine administration

January 11, 2021

Via: CNBC

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Monday touted the state’s coronavirus vaccine distribution strategy, particularly its emphasis on ensuring elderly residents were granted the highest priority. “We don’t have vaccines in a warehouse sitting on a shelf,” Justice said on […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Opinions

Genetic blueprint provides insights into unique biology of egg-laying monotreme mammals

January 8, 2021

Via: The Medical News

The genomes of egg-laying monotreme mammals, platypus and echidna, have been published in the prestigious journal Nature, providing a valuable public resource for research in mammalian biology and evolution, with applications for their conservation and health. Monotremes display a unique […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Opinions

Airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 is possible in enclosed environments, a study finds

January 8, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A team of scientists from India has recently revealed that inside a closed room, the chance of airborne severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus disease 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection directly depends on the number of symptomatic coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients in […]


Opinions, Regulatory

WHO warns of tipping point in Covid pandemic, says Europe likely seeing ‘most acute’ phase of virus spread

January 7, 2021

Via: CNBC

The World Health Organization on Thursday warned of a tipping point in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, amid growing fears over more infectious variants of the virus that have resulted in a surge of infections. Countries are scrambling to […]


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Study highlights an important link between dietary fiber intake and depression

January 6, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Fiber is a commonly recommended part of a healthy diet. That’s because it’s good for your health in so many ways–from weight management to reducing the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and some types of cancer. A new study also […]


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Study: Dual use of cigarettes and e-cigarettes may not cut risk of cardiovascular disease

January 6, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death associated with smoking cigarettes. But as use of e-cigarettes (“vaping”) becomes more popular, including as a way to cut back on cigarettes, little is known about its effect on cardiovascular health. Now, […]


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Can interregional travel restrictions curb SARS-CoV-2 transmission?

January 5, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A study led by Dr. Keisuke Kondo at the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan, has recently developed a spatial Susceptible–Exposed–Infectious–Recovered (SEIR) model to investigate the impacts of interregional mobility restriction on the transmission of severe acute respiratory […]


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Heading off the next pandemic

January 4, 2021

Via: The Medical News

As the covid-19 pandemic heads for a showdown with vaccines it’s expected to lose, many experts in the field of emerging infectious diseases are already focused on preventing the next one. They fear another virus will leap from wildlife into […]


Opinions, Regulatory

Seniors face crushing drug costs as Congress stalls on capping Medicare out-of-pockets

January 4, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Sharon Clark is able to get her life-sustaining cancer drug, Pomalyst — priced at more than $18,000 for a 28-day supply — only because of the generosity of patient assistance foundations. Clark, 57, a former insurance agent who lives in […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Opinions

Smoking traditional cigarettes along with e-cigarettes causes harmful health effects

January 4, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Smoking traditional cigarettes in addition to using e-cigarettes results in harmful health effects similar to smoking cigarettes exclusively, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation. Smoking, a well-known link to cardiovascular disease and […]


Opinions

A pursuit of better testing to sort out the complexities of ADHD

December 30, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The introduction of computer simulation to the identification of symptoms in children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has potential to provide an additional objective tool to gauge the presence and severity of behavioral problems, Ohio State University researchers suggest in […]