Four Months After First Case, U.S. Death Toll Passes 100,000

Here’s what you need to know: ImageAngelli Gonzalez and her family visited the grave of her mother, Maria Gonzalez, at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Staten Island on Sunday. Maria Gonzalez died last month of Covid-19.Credit…Dave Sanders for The New York Times The tally of coronavirus deaths in the U.S. has surpassed 100,000. Just over four…

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American Indians and Alaska Natives have disproportionately higher rates of CVD

DALLAS, May 28, 2020 — Type 2 diabetes (T2D) affects American Indians and Alaska Natives at approximately three times the rate of white Americans and is closely linked to the disproportionately high rates of cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and strokes, according to the American Heart Association Scientific Statement «Cardiovascular Health in American Indians…

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Public option would lower health premiums, but not greatly expand coverage

Offering a government-sponsored health plan with publicly determined payment rates to people who buy their own insurance could lower the cost of premiums, but on its own it is unlikely to substantially increase the overall number of people with coverage, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Modeling four scenarios for adding a public option…

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Adolescent exposure to anesthetics may cause alcohol use disorder, new research shows

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — Early exposure to anesthetics may make adolescents more susceptible to developing alcohol use disorder (AUD), according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. David Werner, associate professor of psychology, and Linda Spear, distinguished professor of psychology, led a team of Binghamton University researchers in examining whether exposure to…

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The death marker protein cleans up your muscles after exercise

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen’s Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports have demonstrated that physical activity prompts a clean-up of muscles as the protein Ubiquitin tags onto worn-out proteins, causing them to be degraded. This prevents the accumulation of damaged proteins and helps keep muscles healthy. Physical activity benefits health in many ways, including…

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AMP releases preliminary results to nationwide SARS-CoV-2 molecular testing survey

ROCKVILLE, Md. — May 28, 2020 — The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP), the premier global, molecular diagnostic professional society, today released the preliminary results of its April 2020 SARS-CoV-2 Testing Survey for clinical laboratories. The anonymous survey was created and administered to document clinical laboratory efforts and experiences. The results will be used to…

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Octapharma USA & BioMatrix support research focused on COVID-19 & myocardial dysfunction

PARAMUS, N.J. (May 28, 2020) — Octapharma USA and BioMatrix Specialty Pharmacy are supporting a new investigator-initiated research study led by Kelly McCants, M.D., Medical Director of the Norton Heart & Vascular Institute in Louisville, Ky., focused on treating patients with the coronavirus (COVID-19) and presenting with COVID-19-associated myocardial dysfunction. Octapharma USA is donating Octagam…

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Beyond the garnish: Will a new type of produce get the microgreen light?

Microgreens. They’re leafy green vegetables that are relatively new to the dining room, but a study by a Colorado State University team indicates that they will be welcome company at the table. «You’ve probably heard of sprouts and baby greens,» said lead researcher and registered dietitian nutritionist Sarah Ardanuy Johnson, an assistant professor and director…

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Increased activity not always the best advice for neck and back pain

The study primarily includes industrial workers and employees in jobs with a lot of physical activity, such as nurses, cleaners and people in service professions who are required to stand a lot. Moving more and sitting less has been the ongoing mantra, but this study comes to some different conclusions. «Regular physical activity is still…

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