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Researchers find possible cause for SARS-CoV-2 reactive T cells in uninfected individuals

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 06:29
The current pandemic of COVID-19 is caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) -2, leading to severe pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and death in a sizable minority of cases. However, the most significant number are asymptomatic or have only mild infection from which they rapidly recover.

More evidence on vitamin D deficiency and death rates from COVID-19

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 06:02
Physicians at the Complete Med Care clinic in Dallas, Texas, have conducted a study showing that the prevalence of severe vitamin D deficiency is strongly correlated with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) mortality rate in European countries.

Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine shows promise - virus neutralizing antibodies achieved

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 05:08
In a recent medRxiv* paper, a research group from the U.S. and Germany showed a robust immunogenic response and a promising safety profile of the novel BNT162b1 RNA-based vaccine against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – actively encouraging its accelerated clinical development and potential rapid production.

Study shows connection between timing of SNAP benefits and childhood injuries

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 05:07
A new study published recently in "BMC Pediatrics" shows a connection between the time of the month when low-income families receive their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and the number of emergency room visits due to injuries to children from those families.

Tiny balls of minerals are better vehicles for promising mRNA-based therapy

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 05:02
University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have developed a safer and more efficient way to deliver a promising new method for treating cancer and liver disorders and for vaccination -- including a COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna Therapeutics that has advanced to clinical trials with humans.

New platform prioritizes synergistic drug combinations against SARS-CoV-2

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 04:40
Researchers in the U.S. have used a new web-based platform to help identify synergistic and antagonistic drug combinations and their underlying mechanisms of action in the context of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Innovative health care service delivery model addresses challenges faced by Latino farmworkers

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 04:36
A University of California, Riverside, study that sought to determine barriers to health care among Spanish-speaking Latino farmworkers in rural communities has devised an innovative health care service delivery model that addresses many challenges these communities face.

Study links prenatal cannabis use with risk of sleep problems in children

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 04:23
Use marijuana while pregnant, and your child is more likely to suffer sleep problems as much as a decade later, according to a new University of Colorado Boulder study of nearly 12,000 youth.

Ceftolozane/tazobactam combo broadens the range of antibiotic therapy, but shows no hint of added benefit

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 04:12
The combination of ceftolozane with tazobactam broadens the range of antibiotic therapy in adults with severe infections of the lungs, the urinary tract, the renal pelvis and the abdominal cavity.

Crowdsourced data could help provide real-time representation of food deserts

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 04:03
New research from The University of Texas at Dallas suggests food deserts might be more prevalent in the U.S. than the numbers reported in government estimates.

Incarceration and police discrimination may worsen health of Black sexual minority men

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 03:47
Incarceration and police discrimination may contribute to HIV, depression and anxiety among Black gay, bisexual and other sexual minority men, according to a Rutgers led study.

Study examines links between religion and alloparental support

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 03:39
"Be fruitful and multiply" says the Bible, and worldwide religious people tend to have more children than their secular counterparts.

Study provides possible explanations for silent hypoxemia in COVID-19 patients

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 03:03
A new research study provides possible explanations for COVID-19 patients who present with extremely low, otherwise life-threatening levels of oxygen, but no signs of dyspnea (difficulty breathing).

Newer form of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus dominates global infections

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 02:50
Research out today in the journal Cell shows that a specific change in the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus virus genome, previously associated with increased viral transmission and the spread of COVID-19, is more infectious in cell culture.

Eating black raspberries may reduce skin inflammation associated with allergies, study shows

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 02:38
Eating black raspberries might reduce inflammation associated with skin allergies, a new study indicates.

New method effectively reduces postoperative muscular pain

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 02:31
Postoperative pain can pose a number of challenges for surgical patients and their care providers. A common method to treat pain has been to administer opioids.

Hot flushes and night sweats may increase woman's risk of cardiovascular events

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 22:28
New research from The University of Queensland has found that women who have hot flushes and night sweats after menopause are 70 per cent more likely to have heart attacks, angina and strokes.

New tools for fighting insidious Devil Facial Tumor Disease

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 22:23
Researchers at the University of Tasmania's Menzies Institute for Medical Research and the School of Medicine have added an arsenal of new tools (video link) to their repertoire for fighting the insidious Devil Facial Tumour Disease.

Survey reveals significant mental health impact during COVID-19 pandemic

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 22:13
The findings of a nationwide survey assessing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the emotional wellbeing of U.S. adults show 90 percent of survey respondents reported experiencing emotional distress related to the pandemic.

Study shows oropharyngeal secretions as alternative for COVID-19 detection

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 22:02
As the global battle to understand and eliminate the coronavirus continues, a new study published in the Journal of Dental Research demonstrates that testing of oropharyngeal secretions may reduce the number of false-negative results from nasal swab testing of patients who have seemingly recovered from the disease.