Coronavirus pandemic in Germany: Challenges and options for intervention

The worldwide spread of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and its associated respiratory disease COVID-19 proceeds at a highly dynamic pace. The Leopoldina has convened an interdisciplinary group of scientists to investigate the current situation. The resulting ad-hoc statement ‘Coronavirus Pandemic in Germany: Challenges and Options for Intervention’ discusses potential health policy options to counter the coronavirus…

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Scripps Research launches DETECT study, leveraging wearable data to flag viral illnesses

LA JOLLA, CA — The Scripps Research Translational Institute has launched an app-based research program that will analyze participants’ wearable health data–including heart rates, sleep and activity levels–to more quickly detect the emergence of influenza, coronavirus and other fast-spreading viral illnesses. Members of the public who are 18 or older and use a smartwatch or…

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IASLC postpones World Conference on Lung Cancer to January 26 to 29, 2021 in Singapore

Denver–March 25–Citing the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact and stress it is putting on the international health care, economic and transportation systems, the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) today announced it is postponing the 2020 World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC 2020) from August 9-12, 2020 to January 26-29, 2021. The…

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Culturally adapted materials boost Latino participation in diabetes education programs

CORVALLIS, Ore. — An Oregon State University study published last week found that diabetes education programs that are linguistically and culturally tailored to Latinos lead to significantly higher rates of completion among Latino participants — even higher than rates among non-Latinos enrolled in the English versions of those programs. Cultural adaptation means that a program…

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Mayo Clinic outlines approach for patients at risk of drug-induced sudden cardiac death in COVID-19

ROCHESTER, Minn. – SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, continues to spread, leading to more than 20,000 deaths worldwide in less than four months. Efforts are progressing to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, but it’s still likely 12 to 18 months away. In the meantime, the pandemic, with over 400,000 confirmed cases worldwide already, is…

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