Low risk of coronavirus spreading through tears

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — March 25, 2020 — While researchers are certain that coronavirus spreads through mucus and droplets expelled by coughing or sneezing, it is unclear if the virus is spread through other bodily fluids, such as tears. Today’s just-published study offers evidence that it is unlikely that infected patients are shedding virus through…

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Scripps Research launches DETECT study, leveraging wearable data to flag viral illnesses

LA JOLLA, CA — The Scripps Research Translational Institute has launched an app-based research program that will analyze participants’ wearable health data—including heart rates, sleep and activity levels—to more quickly detect the emergence of influenza, coronavirus and other fast-spreading viral illnesses. Members of the public who are 18 or older and use a smartwatch or…

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Culturally adapted materials boost Latino participation in diabetes education programs

CORVALLIS, Ore. — An Oregon State University study published last week found that diabetes education programs that are linguistically and culturally tailored to Latinos lead to significantly higher rates of completion among Latino participants — even higher than rates among non-Latinos enrolled in the English versions of those programs. Cultural adaptation means that a program…

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Trastuzumab deruxtecan shows early promise in patients with non-breast/gastric cancers

Bottom Line: A HER2-targeted antibody-drug conjugate, fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki (Enhertu), showed signs of clinical activity in multiple non-breast/non-gastric cancer types, according to results from a phase I study. Journal in Which the Study was Published: Cancer Discovery, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research Author: Lead author: Junji Tsurutani, MD, PhD, medical oncologist at…

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Nashom Wooden, Downtown Denizen, Is Dead at 50

The messages began pinging around Instagram around noon on Monday. Nashom Wooden, an omnipresence on New York’s gay bar and club scene, was dead at 50 after a short illness that he had suspected but not confirmed was Covid-19. It came as a shock, first because Mr. Wooden looked barely different than he had at…

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