Cochrane Rapid Review Update: Protective clothes and equipment for healthcare workers to prevent them catching coronavirus and other highly infectious diseases

The Cochrane Review, «Personal protective equipment for preventing highly infectious diseases due to exposure to contaminated body fluids in healthcare staff,» has been updated as a rapid review in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The full review is now published in the Cochrane Library and freely available here. Plain language summary — Protective clothes and…

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ISSCR takes 2020 Annual Meeting virtual

Skokie, IL -In response to escalating concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, the ISSCR is transforming its in-person annual meeting on 24-27 June, 2020 to a virtual event, ISSCR 2020 Virtual. «The Society remains committed to creating exceptional opportunities to share, discuss, and present new science in the stem cell field,» said Deepak Srivastava, ISSCR President.…

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With an NSF RAPID grant, NJIT engineers build a new model to track COVID-19

A team of environmental engineers at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is developing a new way to track the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus, by combining advanced statistical methods with models that incorporate environmental conditions, such as wind speed, temperature and social distancing. To date, modelers are largely tracking the growth in the…

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Australia’s Centre for Digestive Diseases cures Crohn’s disease in new study

The Centre for Digestive Disease (CDD) headed by Professor Thomas Borody has cured Crohn’s Disease as reported today by Dr Gaurav Agrawal in Gut Pathogens. Professor Borody is internationally recognised for curing stomach ulcers caused by H. Pylori, and is currently researching the infection connection associated with heart disease. He is also a leader in…

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Breathing heavy wildfire smoke may increase risk of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

DALLAS, April 15, 2020 — Exposure to heavy smoke during recent California wildfires raised the risk of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests up to 70%, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the open access journal of the American Heart Association. Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart abruptly stops beating…

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Does primary ovarian insufficiency affect your risks for obesity and diabetes?

CLEVELAND, Ohio (April 15, 2020)—Are overweight women less fertile? Does primary ovarian insufficiency increase risks for obesity and diabetes? For years the controversy regarding the connection between reproductive health and body mass index has continued. A new study assessed the effect of ovarian reserve on obesity and glucose metabolism and found no correlation. Study results…

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C.D.C. Says More Than 9,000 Health Care Workers Have Contracted Coronavirus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Tuesday that 9,282 health care professionals had contracted the coronavirus in the United States as of April 9 and that 27 had died from it. The agency cautioned that the numbers were most likely higher than reported because of inconsistencies in data-gathering and the lack of…

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Feel Like You’re in Prison? These Trainers Actually Were

Like a lot of self-isolating people, Madisen Li is vacillating between nervous, bored, grateful and irritable. One of her main forms of relief comes from her weekly training sessions over Zoom with her personal trainer of nine years, Hector Guadalupe. Earlier this month, amid a circuit of curls and crunches, Mrs. Li, 32, who is…

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