Blood clotting abnormalities reveal COVID-19 patients at risk for thrombotic events

CHICAGO (May 15, 2020): When researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, used a combination of two specific blood-clotting tests, they found critically ill patients infected with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) who were at high risk for developing renal failure, venous blood clots, and other complications associated with blood clots, such as…

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Damon Runyon announces recipients of Physician-Scientist Training Award

New York, NY (May 15, 2020) The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation has named five physicians with novel approaches to fighting cancer as Damon Runyon Physician-Scientists. A scientific committee comprised of leading cancer researchers who are physician-scientists themselves has selected the awardees through a highly competitive and rigorous process. Recipients of this award are brilliant…

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COVID-19 trial finder provides simplified search process for COVID-related clinical trials

Researchers at Columbia University have developed COVID-19 Trial Finder, a simplified method for patients, clinicians and healthy volunteers to search for appropriate COVID-related clinical trials in their general location. This system also allows potential candidates to pre-screen their eligibility for such trials through a set of short medical questions. There are currently more than 1500…

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Indigenous protection

The global reach of COVID-19 is unquestionable. Every day, news reports highlight the disease’s increasing toll on countries and major cities around the world. However, little attention is paid to indigenous populations worldwide who may be especially vulnerable to COVID-19 but are largely excluded from most national or regional efforts to curb the spread of…

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Online romance scams: A modern form of fraud

Over the last 20 years, the rapid development of digital communication technology has given rise to new forms of social interaction on social media. Digital communication technologies can overcome physical, social and psychological barriers in building romantic relationships. Around 1400, dating sites/chats have been created over the last decade in North America alone. Solely in…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: As Pandemic Ravages Budgets, States Cut and Borrow to Balance Books

Here’s what you need to know: ImageOhio’s governor ordered cuts to close a $777 million budget gap.Credit…Ty Wright for The New York Times As the virus devastates tax revenues, states must follow balanced-budget laws. In February, Ohio was running a $200 million budget surplus. Then the coronavirus pandemic struck, and two months later — as…

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Live Coronavirus World News Updates

Here’s what you need to know: ImageParis in April. The World Health Organization warned on Thursday of a looming mental illness crisis, the result of “the isolation, the fear, the uncertainty, the economic turmoil,” brought on by the pandemic.Credit…Dmitry Kostyukov for The New York Times Fighting the virus brings unintended consequences, including a mental illness…

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