Salton Sea aerosol exposure triggers unique and mysterious pulmonary response

IMAGE: In recent decades, the Salton Sea has been undergoing a rapid retreat, causing increased exposure of dry lakebed. view more  Credit: Stan Lim, UC Riverside. RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Communities surrounding the Salton Sea, the inland body of water straddling California’s Riverside and Imperial counties, show high rates of asthma due, possibly, to high aerosol dust…

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Health care leaders call for national focus on preventing hospital-acquired pneumonia

IMAGE: Task force member Karen Giuliano is a nurse innovator and associate professor at UMass Amherst. view more  Credit: UMass Amherst A group of health care leaders, including a University of Massachusetts Amherst nurse innovator, has published a national call to action to prevent non-ventilator-associated, hospital-acquired pneumonia (NVHAP). This call to action was developed by a…

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Study provides MIS-C treatment guidance

New Orleans, LA – An analysis conducted by a group of investigators including Tamara Bradford, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, found that children and adolescents with Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) initially treated with intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) plus glucocorticoids had a lower risk of new…

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WVU research finds ‘excess deaths’ in Amish and Mennonite communities during pandemic

IMAGE: New research from WVU sociologists suggests that the Amish population saw “excess deaths ” in 2020 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers theorize their distrust in preventative medicine and… view more  Credit: Ben Stein MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Sunday church service in Amish country is more than just belting out hymns, reading Bible passages…

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