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Wellness

Interrogator, Therapist, Nurse: What it Takes to be a Coronavirus Contact Tracer

May 22, 2020

Via: Time Health

Health investigator Mackenzie Bray smiles and chuckles as she chats by phone with a retired Utah man who just tested positive for the coronavirus. She’s trying to keep the mood light because she needs to find out where he’s been […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Algal genome provides insights into first land plants

May 22, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The report, “The Penium margaritaceum Genome: Hallmarks of the Origins of Land Plants,” was published May 21 in the journal Cell. Penium margaritaceum belongs to a group of freshwater algae called charophytes, and specifically to a subgroup called the Zygnematophyceae, […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Coronavirus tests the value of artificial intelligence in medicine

May 22, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Dr. Albert Hsiao and his colleagues at the University of California-San Diego health system had been working for 18 months on an artificial intelligence program designed to help doctors identify pneumonia on a chest X-ray. When the coronavirus hit the […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

DZD researchers discover additional genetic cause for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

May 19, 2020

Via: The Medical News

In Germany about 18 million people suffer from non-alcoholic fatty liver. The causes of this disease are manifold and include environmental as well as genetic factors. DZD researchers have now discovered new genes that play a role in the development […]


Wellness

Tourists, beware: Foreign visitors’ travel health insurance might exclude pandemics

May 18, 2020

Via: The Medical News

It was evident that the fever, nausea and loss of appetite Vlastimil Gajdoš felt on his wedding day was not a mere case of cold feet. Gajdoš, 65, fell ill in Honolulu in March after arriving with his bride-to-be from […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Developing a COVID-19 antigen test

May 15, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Avacta is developing cancer immunotherapeutics, and diagnostics, based on its Affimer technology. The Affimer® platform is an alternative to antibodies derived from a small human protein, designed to address many of the shortcomings and negative performance issues associated with antibodies, […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study shows why older individuals are vulnerable to COVID-19

May 13, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A group of tiny RNA that should attack the virus causing COVID-19 when it tries to infect the body are diminished with age and chronic health problems, a decrease that likely helps explain why older individuals and those with preexisting […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers establish link between inflammatory bowel disease and celiac disease

May 13, 2020

Via: The Medical News

McMaster University researchers have established a connection between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and celiac disease. A systematic review and meta-analysis at the Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute at McMaster in collaboration with the Society for the Study of Celiac […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Impact of Telehealth on Physician Practices Will Be Profound According to NextGen CMO

May 5, 2020

Via: EMR Thoughts

Honestly, I could end this article right there, because Dr. Betty Rabinowitz, Chief Medical Officer at NextGen Healthcare pretty much said it all in that one statement. Telehealth has emerged as one of the most important technologies in this pandemic […]


Opinions

Why This Week Could Be Critical for Understanding How Bad the Coronavirus Outbreak Will Get

February 4, 2020

Via: Time Health

It has been less than two months since authorities in the central Chinese city of Wuhan announced they were investigating a mysterious pneumonia-like viral infection. In that time, the pathogen—later identified at novel coronavirus 2019-nCov—has spread around China with abandon—from […]


Patient Experience

Beyond burnout: Docs decry ‘moral injury’ from financial pressures of health care

February 4, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Dr. Keith Corl was working in a Las Vegas emergency room when a patient arrived with chest pain. The patient, wearing his street clothes, had a two-minute exam in the triage area with a doctor, who ordered an X-ray and […]


Innovation

New step toward understanding cancer prevention in evolutionary terms

February 4, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A new Scientific Reports paper puts an evolutionary twist on a classic question. Instead of asking why we get cancer, Leonardo Oña of Osnabrück University and Michael Lachmann of the Santa Fe Institute use signaling theory to explore how our […]


Opinions

No, garlic won’t protect you from coronavirus: WHO pushes back on rampant misinformation

February 4, 2020

Via: CNBC healthcare

Some of the World Health Organization’s recent Twitter posts may seem like obvious statements, but amid rapidly spreading misinformation about the new coronavirus, thousands if not millions of people are being exposed to false health warnings and quack treatment methods. […]


Innovation

Doctors in China Are Starting Human Trials for a Coronavirus Treatment

February 3, 2020

Via: Time Health

China has kick-started a clinical trial to speedily test a drug for the novel coronavirus infection as the nation rushes therapies for those afflicted and scours for vaccines to protect the rest. Remdesivir, a new antiviral drug by Gilead Sciences […]


Opinions

No-calorie sweetener may have metabolic effects in some users

February 3, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Artificial sweeteners such as sucralose provide the seductive taste of sweetness without the calories contained in sugar – a seeming win-win for people who need to control their blood sugar and insulin levels or weight. However, simply tasting or consuming […]