Global COVID-19 registry finds strokes associated with COVID-19 are more severe, have worse outcomes and higher mortality

DALLAS, July 10, 2020 — Acute ischemic strokes (AIS) associated with COVID-19 are more severe, lead to worse functional outcomes and are associated with higher mortality , according to new research published yesterday in Stroke, a journal of the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association. In «Characteristics and Outcomes in Patients…

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Fast-spreading mutation helps common flu subtype escape immune response

Strains of a common subtype of influenza virus, H3N2, have almost universally acquired a mutation that effectively blocks antibodies from binding to a key viral protein, according to a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The results have implications for flu vaccine design, according to the researchers. Current flu vaccines,…

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Gender bias in evaluating surgical residency faculty members may be decreasing

CHICAGO (July 10, 2020): In the male-dominated field of surgery, female faculty of training programs tend to receive lower scores than male faculty on their teaching evaluations, which are important for career advancement, past research has found. Now a new study suggests progress in this apparent gender bias: Among 21 U.S. general surgery residency programs,…

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The Coronavirus Can Be Airborne Indoors, W.H.O. Says

The coronavirus may linger in the air in crowded indoor spaces, spreading from one person to the next, the World Health Organization acknowledged on Thursday. The W.H.O. had described this form of transmission as doubtful and a problem mostly in medical procedures. But growing scientific and anecdotal evidence suggest this route may be important in…

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Ziwe Fumudoh Asks: ‘How Many Black People Do You Know?’

How many Black friends do you have? Is it “between four and five?” If so, then you have something in common with several guests on Ziwe Fumudoh’s Instagram Live show. In it, she interviews people who have been canceled — meaning that their personal views, whether political or artistic, are no longer welcome — but…

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