Month: July 2020

New U.S. coronavirus cases increasingly look to have peaked, but Covid-19 hospitalizations and deaths continue to rise as they lag behind the surge in confirmed cases. Eight states, including California, Florida and Texas, all hit record-high average daily deaths on Wednesday, according to data from John Hopkins University. Wall Street received more pandemic-era economic data
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The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation has named two outstanding young scientists as recipients of the Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatric Cancer Fellowship Award, committing nearly $500,000 to help address a critical shortage of funding for pediatric cancer research. The Fellowship Award provides funding to basic scientists and clinicians who conduct research with the potential to significantly
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Women receiving standard treatment in New York City for ovarian, uterine, and cervical cancers are not at increased risk of being hospitalized for or dying from COVID-19 due to their cancer, a new study shows. The researchers found that neither having cancer nor receiving treatment for it, which can come with its own toxicities, worsened
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President Donald Trump continues to publicly tout the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a Covid-19 treatment, despite scientific research that has shown no benefit of the drug for coronavirus patients. Across the country, cases are still increasing by the tens of thousands and the U.S. reports nearly 1,000 deaths, on average, every day. California, Florida, Texas and several
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Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have launched a randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial of dornase alfa (Pulmozyme) in patients with severe COVID-19 pneumonia and respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation. The study aims to enroll 60 adults and children (over age 3) admitted to intensive care units. Dornase alfa, also called DNase
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US President Donald Trump speaks to the press in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on July 28, 2020. Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images President Donald Trump said Tuesday he still thinks hydroxychloroquine works against Covid-19, despite mounting evidence that the malaria drug is ineffective in treating the virus. 
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jul 28 2020 Depression in mothers during and after pregnancy increased the odds of depression in offspring during adolescence and adulthood by 70%, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The systematic review was recently published in JAMA Network Open.
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Congressional Republicans are expected to introduce their latest piece of coronavirus relief legislation on Monday, as economic benefits for many Americans run out. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Sunday the administration could “move quickly” to implement any relief — the Treasury Department is responsible for sending stimulus checks out to Americans. On the vaccine front, the
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jul 27 2020 Appendicitis is the most common cause for emergency abdominal surgery in childhood, affecting 80,000 children in the United States each year, but nonoperative treatment options are viable. A study performed by the Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium, led by Peter Minneci, MD, and Katherine Deans, MD, co-founders and directors
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Social distancing dividers for students are seen in a classroom, July 14, 2020. Lucy Nicholson | Reuters Parents everywhere are grappling with the question whether it’s safe to send their children back to school. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released guidelines emphasizing that students get back to the classroom for the sake of their
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In Perinatal Cardiology, fetal cardiology experts provide key information on tools for fetal evaluation through echocardiography / cardiac ultrasonography, with a primary focus on the nature and prenatal detection of structural and functional cardiac heart defects (CHDs). This two-part book will enlighten the readers with details about different types of fetal cardiac abnormalities along with
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When human cells wander in suspension, free of their normal attachments, many of them launch invasions into their neighbors. These “homeless” cells bore into other cells and hang out inside, where they either die or exit, apparently unscathed. This bizarre process, which the researchers term entosis, appears to underlie a natural phenomenon involving tumor cells
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In the United States, two-thirds of the population is said to be either overweight or obese. Now there’s a new option for those who might need medical help to lose weight but don’t qualify for weight loss surgery. This week Mayo Clinic surgeons were the first in the U.S. to implant a new device recently
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Jul 25 2020 Biolog-id, LLC, a world leader in connected solutions for blood products, and South Texas Blood & Tissue Center, a leading provider of blood products throughout South Texas and beyond, mark three months of successful utilization of Biolog-id’s dedicated Convalescent Plasma solution in its supply chain. The deployed solution provides real-time visibility to
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Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner. Irfan Khan | Los Angeles Times | Getty Images A day after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued guidelines encouraging public schools to reopen, the leader of the nation’s second-largest district said there was no timeline for when Los Angeles classrooms would welcome students again. The opening
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The ongoing disruptive changes from efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 are having a substantial negative impact on the physical and mental well-being of parents and their children across the country, according to a new national survey published today in Pediatrics. Families are particularly affected by stressors stemming from changes in work, school and
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Vietnamese tourists pose for photographs on a boat touring Ha Long Bay, after the Vietnamese government eased the lockdown following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, on May 31, 2020 in Ha Long, Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam. Linh Pham | Getty Images CNBC is looking at how places around the world have tackled Covid-19. By talking
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