UTHealth joins study of blood pressure medication’s effect on improving COVID-19 outcomes

An interventional therapy aimed at improving survival chances and reducing the need for critical care treatment due to COVID-19 is being investigated by physicians at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The clinical trial is underway at Memorial Hermann and Harris Health System’s Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital. The randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled…

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More lonely deaths in hospitals and nursing homes from COVID

CHICAGO— Patients who died from COVID in 2020 were almost 12 times more likely to die in a medical facility than patients who died from any cause in 2018, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. This the first study to look at place of death for patients with COVID-19 and how these distributions compare to…

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Study shows humans are optimists for most of life

Is middle age really the «golden age» when people are the most optimistic in life? Researchers from Michigan State University led the largest study of its kind to determine how optimistic people are in life and when, as well as how major life events affect how optimistic they are about the future. «We found that…

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Scientists evaluated the perspectives of zinc intake for COVID-19 prevention

Researchers from Sechenov University in collaboration with colleagues from Germany, Greece and Russia reviewed scientific articles on the role of zinc in the prevention and treatment of viral infections and pneumonia, with projections on those caused by SARS-CoV-2. The results were published in the International Journal of Molecular Medicine. Zinc is necessary for normal metabolism…

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Mental health units in correctional facilities: Scarce data but promising outcomes

July 13, 2020 — Specialized mental health units (MHUs) may be critical to managing the high rates of serious mental illness in incarcerated populations. But research data on unit characteristics, services provided, and outcomes achieved by MHUs in correctional facilities are scarce, according to a report in the July/August issue of Harvard Review of Psychiatry.…

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Why are memories attached to emotions so strong?

NEW YORK, NY (July 13, 2020)—Memories linked with strong emotions often become seared in the brain. Most people can remember where they were on 9/11, or what the weather was like on the day their first child was born. Memories about world events on Sept 10, or lunch last Tuesday, have long been erased. Why…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Florida Tops U.S. Record With Over 15,000 New Cases

Here’s what you need to know: As Fauci becomes more vocal, Trump aides are moving to undercut him. ImageDr.  Anthony S. Fauci at a hearing on Capitol Hill.Credit…Pool photo by Al Drago President Trump’s advisers undercut the nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, over the weekend, anonymously providing details to various news…

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Trump’s Health Officials Warn More Will Die as Covid Cases Rise

Two of the Trump administration’s top health officials acknowledged Sunday that the country is facing a very serious situation with the onslaught of rising coronavirus cases in several states, striking a far more sober tone than President Trump at this stage of the pandemic in the United States. Adm. Brett Giroir, an assistant secretary with…

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Disney World Opens Its Gates, With Virus Numbers Rising

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, a Magic Kingdom hair salon where little girls get styled like Disney princesses, remained closed this weekend. Buzz Lightyear was only able to wave from a distance. Parades and fireworks? Scratched. And the coronavirus continued its rampage through Florida, with officials reporting more than 15,000 new…

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Who Was That Masked Man?

In the end, the most surprising aspect of President Donald J. Trump’s decision to finally, months after his own advisers recommended it, bow to medical wisdom and wear a face mask was not that he did it at all — even in his alternate reality, where we are winning against the virus, that was probably…

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