Category: Health

Category: Health

1945 Immune cell activation in severe COVID-19 resembles lupus

Immune cell activation in severe COVID-19 resembles lupus

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In severe cases of COVID-19, Emory researchers have been observing an exuberant activation of immune cells, resembling acute flares of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), an autoimmune disease. Their
1939 Hydroxychloroquine does not counter SARS-CoV-2 in hamsters, high dose of favipiravir does: study

Hydroxychloroquine does not counter SARS-CoV-2 in hamsters, high dose of favipiravir does: study

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Virologists from the KU Leuven Rega Institute in Belgium have shown that a treatment with the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine does not limit SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus replication in hamsters. A high
1933 Drug delivery systems to treat connective tissue disorders

Drug delivery systems to treat connective tissue disorders

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University of Delaware Professor Kristi Kiick is leading collaborative research to create new drug delivery systems with the potential to improve treatment for diseases that affect connective tissues,
1927 The effects of oxytocin on social anxiety depend on location, location, location

The effects of oxytocin on social anxiety depend on location, location, location

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Studies have long suggested that oxytocin — a hormone that can also act as a neurotransmitter — regulates prosocial behavior such as empathy, trust and bonding, which led to its popular labeling
1918 Study offers global review of impact of COVID-19 on cancer treatment and research

Study offers global review of impact of COVID-19 on cancer treatment and research

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The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted virtually every aspect of cancer care and research- from introducing new risks for cancer patients to disrupting the delivery of cancer treatment and the continuity of
1912 How malaria parasites withstand a fever's heat

How malaria parasites withstand a fever’s heat

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Even when a person suffering from malaria is burning up with fever and too sick to function, the tiny blood-eating parasites lurking inside them continue to flourish, relentlessly growing and multiplying
1905 Virtual follow-up care is more convenient and just as beneficial to surgical patients

Virtual follow-up care is more convenient and just as beneficial to surgical patients

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Surgical patients who participate in virtual follow-up visits after their operations spend a similar amount of time with surgical team members as those who meet face-to-face. Moreover, these patients benefit
1894 Personalized cancer therapy improves outcomes in advanced disease

Personalized cancer therapy improves outcomes in advanced disease

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Patients receiving care for advanced cancer at Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health were more likely to survive or experience a longer period without their disease progressing if they received personalized
1888 Biomedical sciences researchers find new way to prevent and cure rotavirus, other viral infections

Biomedical sciences researchers find new way to prevent and cure rotavirus, other viral infections

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A combination of two substances secreted by the immune system can cure and prevent rotavirus infection, as well as potentially treat other viral infections that target epithelial cells, which cover body
1881 Yoga and meditation reduce chronic pain

Yoga and meditation reduce chronic pain

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A mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) course was found to benefit patients with chronic pain and depression, leading to significant improvement in participant perceptions of pain, mood and functional
1874 AI can detect COVID-19 in the lungs like a virtual physician, new study shows

AI can detect COVID-19 in the lungs like a virtual physician, new study shows

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A University of Central Florida researcher is part of a new study showing that artificial intelligence can be nearly as accurate as a physician in diagnosing COVID-19 in the lungs. The study, recently
1868 Social media use linked with depression, secondary trauma during COVID-19

Social media use linked with depression, secondary trauma during COVID-19

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Can’t stop checking social media for the latest COVID-19 health information? You might want to take a break, according to researchers at Penn State and Jinan University who discovered that excessive
1863 Heating in vaping device as cause for lung injury, study shows

Heating in vaping device as cause for lung injury, study shows

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Early results of an experimental vaping study have shown significant lung injury from E-cigarette (eC) devices with nickel-chromium alloy heating elements. The findings were consistent, with or without
1859 Carriers of two genetic mutations at greater risk for illness and death from COVID-19

Carriers of two genetic mutations at greater risk for illness and death from COVID-19

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Tel Aviv University researchers suggest that carriers of the genetic mutations PiZ and PiS are at high risk for severe illness and even death from COVID-19. These mutations lead to deficiency in the alpha1-antitrypsin
1855 Pets linked to maintaining better mental health and reducing loneliness during lockdown, new research shows

Pets linked to maintaining better mental health and reducing loneliness during lockdown, new research shows

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Sharing a home with a pet appeared to act as a buffer against psychological stress during lockdown, a new survey shows. Most people who took part in the research perceived their pets to be a source of
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