Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.May 15 2020 Data collected over a 15-week period showed that using virtual care to manage diabetes patients in the hospital does not have a negative impact on their glycemic outcomes. This study, aimed at reducing provider and patient exposure during the COVID-19 pandemic, has broader implications for implementing telehealth to
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.May 15 2020 A team of anthropologists, physicians, tribal leaders and local government authorities developed and implemented a multi-phase COVID-19 prevention and containment plan among the Tsimane, an indigenous group of forager-horticulturists in the Bolivian Amazon. The collaborative effort is led by Hillard Kaplan, Ph.D., professor of health economics and anthropology
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.May 15 2020 People who have experienced maltreatment during childhood are significantly more likely to develop conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure and type two diabetes in adulthood, a new UK study has found. Childhood maltreatment, which includes any form of physical, sexual or emotional abuse or neglect experienced
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Acoustic neuroma, also known as vestibular schwannoma, is a noncancerous and usually slow-growing tumor that develops on the main (vestibular) nerve leading from your inner ear to your brain. Branches of this nerve directly influence your balance and hearing, and pressure from an acoustic neuroma can cause hearing loss, ringing in your ear and unsteadiness.
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7:42 am: Former FDA chief on what experts know about unique symptoms in children 7:37 am: Drive-ins offer haven for moviegoers, as traditional theaters stay shuttered GP: Coronavirus Drive-in cinema opens in Kaliningrad, Russia, amid COVID-19 pandemic 200508 Vitaly Nevar | TASS via Getty Images Once a dying piece of Americana, drive-ins have become a
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.May 14 2020 Daniel Preston, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Rice’s Brown School of Engineering, has received a National Science Foundation Rapid Response Research grant to study the effect of varying temperatures on the lifetime of the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. The project is titled “Thermal sterilization
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Rick Bright, deputy assistant secretary for preparedness and response for Health and Human Services (HHS), speaks during a House Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, March 8, 2018. Toya Sarno Jordan | Bloomberg via Getty Images President Donald Trump on Thursday tore into ousted federal scientist-turned-whistleblower Dr. Rick Bright just before
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.May 13 2020 Led by Lawson Health Research Institute, London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), University Health Network (UHN) and General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada (GDLS-Canada), researchers have designed a non-invasive ventilation mask that could significantly reduce aerosolization – the production of airborne respiratory droplets that may contain viruses or bacteria – when
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Pulmonary rehabilitation within 3 months of hospital discharge was associated with a significant reduction in deaths at 1 year in a study involving 197,376 Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations. Peter Lindenauer, MD, of the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Springfield, and co-researchers reported that fewer than 2% of patients
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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio announces new rules for restaurants, bars, cafes to serve only take-out & delivery, movie theaters, gyms to close because of COVID-19 epidemic at City Hall. Lev Radin | Pacific Press | LightRocket via Getty Images New York City health officials have identified 30 additional kids with pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome,
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.May 12 2020 Children and young adult burn survivors are more troubled by staring, bullying, and uncomfortable questions than the actual physical discomfort and memories of their accidents, according to research that was selected to be presented at the American Burn Association’s Annual Meeting and published in the Journal of Burn
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Exposure to synthetic endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in pesticides, nonstick cookware, and fire retardants was linked to increased risk for celiac disease in children and young adults in a small observational study. Overall, young people with higher serum concentrations of dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE) had twice the risk for developing celiac disease (OR 2.01, 95% CI 1.07-3.78) after
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Businesses around the world are starting to plan for a restart to operations, as some executives hope the worst is behind us. President Donald Trump on Monday touted the country’s ability to test Americans for Covid-19 as central to reopening, however, health officials continue to warn about the potential for a resurgence in cases if
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.May 11 2020 A new technique could provide vital information about a community’s immunity to infectious diseases including malaria and COVID-19. The diagnostic test analyses a blood sample to reveal immune markers that indicate whether – and when – a person was exposed to an infection. It was developed to track
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The Food and Drug Administration over the weekend issued emergency use authorization for a rapid and cheap coronavirus test. The test may only be about 85% accurate, but it’s nonetheless a crucial step toward increasing the country’s ability to monitor for new coronavirus outbreaks, former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told CNBC.  Public health specialists have
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How children are fed may be just as important as what they are fed, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association, “Caregiver Influences on Eating Behaviors in Young Children,” published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The statement is the first from the Association focused on providing evidence-based
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This is CNBC’s live blog covering all the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak. All times below are in Eastern time. This blog will be updated throughout the day as the news breaks.  Frustrated by local authorities holding up the reopening of Tesla’s factory in Fremont, California, Elon Musk said this weekend that his company
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.May 9 2020 A Texas A&M AgriLife Research team has good news for patients with copper-deficiency disorders, especially young children diagnosed with Menkes disease. A team led by James Sacchettini, Ph.D. professor and Welch Chair of Science, and Vishal Gohil, Ph.D., associate professor, both from the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
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