A Malaria Mystery, Partly Solved: What Happens When the Rains End?

Each year malaria kills roughly 400,000 people, most of them children and pregnant women in Africa. Scientists have long known that most of those fevers and deaths occur during the rainy months, when mosquitoes abound. But how does the disease persist during the long dry seasons, when almost no one falls ill and there are…

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Why False Positives Matter, Too

In the high-stakes world of coronavirus testing, one mistake has taken center stage: the dreaded false negative, wherein a test mistakenly deems an infected person to be virus-free. These troublesome results, experts have said, can deprive a person of treatment and embolden them to mingle with others, hastening the spread of disease. But false negatives…

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The effects of social determinants of health on kidney transplant candidates

Highlights Social determinants of health are associated with patient-reported outcomes in adults who are eligible to undergo kidney transplantation evaluations. Results from the study will be presented online during ASN Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined October 19-October 25. Washington, DC (October 25, 2020) — Certain social determinants of health predict patient-reported outcomes in potential kidney…

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Indian and Pakistani women diagnosed with more aggressive breast cancer at younger age

Indian and Pakistani women are diagnosed with breast cancer, including more aggressive forms of the disease, at a younger age, according to Rutgers researchers. South Asians are the fastest-growing major ethnic group in the United States with breast cancer rates increasing within the population, but little is known about the disease in this socio-culturally unique…

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5 Don`ts after Taking a Bath or Shower

Everyone loves to soak in the bathroom with a book or relaxing music? But after a pleasant procedure, you should not do these things right away. Below are 5 mistakes we make after taking a bath or shower. We dress Don’t rush to get dressed right after your bath. Wrap yourself up in a cozy…

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UnitedHealth Ships Flu Kits to Medicare Recipients

With Covid-19 hospitalizations spiking again in many parts of the country, public health officials have expressed concerns about a perennial source of strain on the health care system: seasonal flu. As threats of a “twindemic” loom, health care workers have stressed the need for vaccination and other preventive measures to slow the spread of flu.…

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Voting in a Covid Pandemic: Wear a Mask and Bring Your Own Pens

Early voting has already generated long, long lines in many states, and with the November election just 11 days away, many states and cities have imposed safety measures to protect voters and poll workers from exposure to the coronavirus. But polling places still have the potential to become “mass gathering events,” the Centers for Disease…

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Model predicts acute kidney injury requiring dialysis in patients with COVID-19

Highlights In a recent study, a new algorithm achieved good performance for predicting which hospitalized patients will develop acute kidney injury requiring dialysis. Results from the study will be presented online during ASN Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined October 19-October 25. Washington, DC (October 24, 2020) — A new artificial intelligence-based algorithm may help clinicians predict…

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