Comparison of early postoperative pain after first vs second total knee arthroplasty

Acute postoperative pain control after Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) is important as the poorly controlled, persistent pain can cause delay in rehabilitation. The researchers define the purpose of this study to be the comparison of pain intensity during the early postoperative period (following the first and second surgeries) in patients who underwent bilateral, scheduled, staged…

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BrainHealth Research advances understanding of differences in effects of cannabis use

DALLAS (May 15, 2020) — Researchers at Center for BrainHealth®, part of The University of Texas at Dallas, recently published findings underscoring differences between men and women’s craving or desire to consume cannabis when exposed to a specific situation. By examining differences in neural (physical) and subjective (behavioral) craving responses, and measuring the relative contributions…

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Climate change threatens progress in cancer control

Climate change threatens prospects for further progress in cancer prevention and control, increasing exposure to cancer risk factors and impacting access to cancer care, according to a new commentary by scientists from the American Cancer Society and Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. The commentary, appearing in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians,…

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JHU researchers to use machine learning to predict heart damage in COVID-19 victims

Johns Hopkins researchers recently received a $195,000 Rapid Response Research grant from the National Science Foundation to, using machine learning, identify which COVID-19 patients are at risk of adverse cardiac events such as heart failure, sustained abnormal heartbeats, heart attacks, cardiogenic shock and death. Increasing evidence of COVID-19’s negative impacts on the cardiovascular system highlights…

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Announcing Nutrition 2020 live online

Journalists and bloggers are invited to attend NUTRITION 2020 LIVE ONLINE, a dynamic virtual event showcasing new research findings and timely discussions on food and nutrition. The online meeting will be held June 1-4, 2020. NUTRITION 2020 LIVE ONLINE is hosted by the American Society for Nutrition (ASN), the preeminent professional organization for nutrition research…

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Canadian Snowbirds Jet Crashes During Tribute, Killing One

A Canadian Air Force jet crashed, killing one of the military personnel on board, in Kamloops, British Columbia, on Sunday during a flyover that was intended as a tribute to Canadians, especially those on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, the authorities said. Capt. Jenn Casey, who was a spokeswoman for the Canadian Forces…

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Nigerian Coronavirus Outbreak Highlights Emerging Threat in Africa: Live Coverage

Here’s what you need to know: ImageA mobile testing laboratory in Kano, Nigeria, where results can take two weeks to come through. Doctors awaiting their test results cannot work. People in quarantine cannot leave.Credit…Sipa, via Associated Press An outbreak in Nigeria is just one of Africa’s alarming hot spots. The coronavirus has been relatively slow to…

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