Local climate unlikely to drive the early COVID-19 pandemic

Local variations in climate are not likely to dominate the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Princeton University study published May 18 in the journal Science. The researchers found that the vast number of people still vulnerable to the strain of coronavirus causing the pandemic — SARS-CoV-2 — and the speed at…

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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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