Patients with Parkinson’s disease face unique ‘hidden sorrows’ related to the COVID-19

Experts writing in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease discuss potentially grave consequences for Parkinson’s disease patients related to social distancing, but also opportunities like new avenues for research and initiatives that may offer positive help and support Amsterdam, April 3, 2020 — While much attention has focused on the potential for severe respiratory complications and…

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Removing the novel coronavirus from the water cycle

Scientists know that coronaviruses, including the SARS-CoV-19 virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, can remain infectious for days — or even longer — in sewage and drinking water.  Two researchers, Haizhou Liu, an associate professor of chemical and environmental engineering at the University of California, Riverside; and Professor Vincenzo Naddeo, director of the Sanitary Environmental…

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How important is speech in transmitting coronavirus?

Normal speech by individuals who are asymptomatic but infected with coronavirus may produce enough aerosolized particles to transmit the infection, according to aerosol scientists at the University of California, Davis. Although it’s not yet known how important this is to the spread of COVID-19, it underscores the need for strict social distancing measures — and…

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Using sponges to wipe out cancer

A sponge found in Manado Bay, Indonesia, makes a molecule called manzamine A, which stops the growth of cervical cancer cells, according to a recent publication in the Journal of Natural Products submitted by researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and their collaborators. Collaborators include students and investigators at the University of…

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Indigenous American ancestry may be associated with HER2-positive breast cancer

PHILADELPHIA — An increased proportion of Indigenous American (IA) ancestry was associated with a greater incidence of HER2-positive breast cancer, according to a study published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. «The risk of breast cancer-related mortality varies between different populations, with Latina women having a greater risk of…

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Eleven Madison Park Reopens to Serve Citymeals on Wheels

In the days before New Yorkers stayed home and people still touched their faces without dread, Matt Jozwiak was preparing to help. As a founder of ReThink, a nonprofit organization that uses excess food from grocery stores and restaurants to make free or low-cost meals for New Yorkers in need, Mr. Jozwiak knew he would…

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Trump Administration Officials Weigh How Far to Go on Recommending Masks

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is close to recommending that all Americans wear cloth masks if they go out in public, a change in position that reflects new concerns that the coronavirus is being spread by infected people who have no symptoms and new data suggesting the United States is not yet slowing the rate…

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Essential Drug Supplies for Virus Patients Are Running Low

Across the country, as hospitals confront a harrowing surge in coronavirus cases, they are also beginning to report shortages of critical medications — especially those desperately needed to ease the disease’s assault on patients’ respiratory systems. The most commonly reported shortages include drugs that are used to keep patients’ airways open, antibiotics, antivirals and sedatives.…

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15 Wines Under $15: Inexpensive Bottles for Stay-at-Home Drinking

Where I live in Manhattan, wine retailers appear to be experiencing a sales boom, even though many shops are in delivery- or pickup-only mode. While these are financially difficult times for many people, the desire for wine and spirits remains strong. People want to drink away the coronavirus blues, at least that’s part of it.…

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