COVID-19 data challenge opened to accelerate research and innovation

DALLAS, May 12, 2020 — Data on race, under-resourced communities and COVID-19 is limited, but disproportionately high rates of sickness — and death — seem to be emerging, particularly among African Americans, U.S. Hispanics, Native People and those in rural areas. To accelerate breakthroughs and understanding of these connections, the American Heart Association, the largest…

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The COVID-19 pandemic reveals the potential of telehealth to improve care

Two new articles provide insights on the use of telehealth or virtual care in the age of COVID-19 and beyond, pointing to its value to not only prevent contagious diseases but also to provide access to effective and equitable care. In a Nature Partner Journal’s Digital Medicine perspective, Lee H. Schwamm, MD, Director of the…

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A Finnish study adds to knowledge about treating fractures of the humeral shaft

Surgical patients appear to recover faster and more reliably than patients treated with functional bracing. A study published in the distinguished JAMA journal compared functional bracing, the non-operative treatment of humeral shaft fractures, with surgical treatment of similar fractures in adult patients. In the study, patient recovery was monitored for a year. Six weeks and…

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CUORE underground experiment in Italy carries on despite pandemic

As the COVID-19 outbreak took hold in Italy, researchers working on a nuclear physics experiment called CUORE at an underground laboratory in central Italy scrambled to keep the ultrasensitive experiment running and launch new tools and rules for remote operations. This Cryogenic Underground Observatory for Rare Events experiment — designed to find a never-before-seen process…

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Study finds newborn opioid withdrawal rates show evidence of stabilizing

Rates of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) have plateaued after 20 years of increasing frequency across the country, according to a new study published in Health Affairs. NAS is a withdrawal syndrome experienced by some opioid-exposed newborns after birth. The National Institutes of Health-funded study led by Ashley Leech, PhD, assistant professor of Health Policy at…

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Too little sleep can mean more asthma attacks in adults

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL — (MAY 12, 2020) — A good night’s sleep is crucial to good health. A new article in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) reveals that too little sleep, and occasionally too much sleep, can negatively impact adults with…

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App Shows Promise in Tracking New Coronavirus Cases, Study Finds

In the absence of widespread on-demand testing, public health officials across the world have been struggling to track the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in real time. A team of scientists in the United States and the United Kingdom says a crowdsourcing smartphone app may be the answer to that quandary. In a study published…

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After Months Apart, Mother’s Day VisitsThrough a Doorway

LOS ANGELES — Jackelyn Brown had not laid eyes on her 104-year-old mother, Grace, since March 11. She used to visit every day, but the coronavirus outbreak had put a stop to that. Now, nearly two months later, it was Mother’s Day, and they were finally face to face again — though 12 feet apart…

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Exploring Cookware – Qualities, Type of Materials, and Safe Cooking

Nowadays, people are becoming more and more aware of how to take care of their health. They prioritize going to the gym, buying and cooking their food. Others would have themselves listed for a certain diet. All of these are just some ways to keep themselves fit and healthy. But other than these, there are…

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