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Post-traumatic stress symptoms in COVID-19 survivors linked with changes to the brain's connectivity

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 12:18
COVID-19 survivors report significantly higher symptoms of post-traumatic stress, and these symptoms are associated with changes to the brain's connectivity, according to a study coauthored by Vince Calhoun, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Georgia State University and director of the Center for Translational Research in Neuroimaging and Data Science (TReNDS).

COVID-19 vaccine potency has diminished in recent months, but still helps in saving lives

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 12:09
COVID-19 vaccines remain effective, but their potency has diminished in recent months, according to a nationwide study at eight sites, including Salt Lake City, Utah.

Study identifies link between common air pollutants and incidence of cardiac arrest

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 11:58
A study in Italy has identified a dose-response relationship between the concentration of everyday pollutants and the incidence of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. The research is presented at ESC Congress 2021.

Study: Breast cancer screening rates declined in low-income communities during the pandemic

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 11:53
A new study finds breast cancer screening rates (BCSR) declined among women aged 50 to 74 years within 32 community health centers that serve lower-income populations during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.

SUSU scientists conduct CFD study to monitor the spread of respiratory viruses in enclosed areas

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 11:32
Scientists from the South Ural State University have conducted a CFD Study for monitoring the spread of respiratory viruses in closed spaces.

Certain high priority groups more likely to stop taking HIV prevention treatment, study finds

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 11:07
​A large, detailed look at patients taking HIV-prevention drug therapy finds strong adherence soon after patients get the prescription, but less consistent use thereafter, particularly among groups considered high priority for receiving the medication.

Study: 31% of Americans had been infected with SARS-CoV-2 by the end of 2020

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 11:02
A new study published in the journal Nature estimates that 103 million Americans, or 31 percent of the U.S. population, had been infected with SARS-CoV-2 by the end of 2020.

Children younger than 6 years of age account for 70% of furniture and TV tip-over injuries, study finds

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 10:57
Furniture and TV tip-overs are an important source of injury, especially for children younger than 6 years old.

Pediatric cancer patients fare worse with COVID-19 than children without cancer

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 10:50
Research from a large international effort shows that 20% of children with cancer who are infected with SARS-CoV-2 develop severe infections.

Maternal obesity during pregnancy may heighten the risk of colorectal cancer in adult offspring

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 10:45
Infants whose mothers were obese during pregnancy may have a heightened risk of developing colorectal cancer later in life, according to new research led by public health experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Researchers assess the significance of rehabilitation exercises for osteoarthritis patients

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 10:36
Osteoarthritis is a disease of the whole joint, typified by structural alterations in bone, ligaments, and joints, that render them weak. In its severe form, it is extremely debilitating for patients, resulting in hindered mobility and the incidence of severe pain.

Fine particle pollution doubles the risk of Alzheimer's disease in Black women

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 10:34
Fine particle pollution may be one reason why Black women have double the risk of developing Alzheimer's than white women, suggests new research from the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

COVID-19 pandemic illuminates the importance of airborne transmission of respiratory viruses

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 10:32
SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind today's global coronavirus pandemic, spreads primarily by inhalation of virus-laden aerosols at both short and long ranges -;and a comprehensive new assessment of respiratory viruses finds that many others probably do as well.

Mild maternal infections can have permanent impacts on offspring immunity

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 10:30
During pregnancy, mild infections in the mother can have permanent and tissue-specific impacts on offspring immunity, according to a new study in mice.

Study: Smell regulates our eating habits

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 10:05
Walking past a corner bakery, you may find yourself drawn in by the fresh smell of sweets wafting from the front door. You're not alone: The knowledge that humans make decisions based on their noses has led major brands like Cinnabon and Panera Bread to pump the scents of baked goods into their restaurants, leading to big spikes in sales.

Improved understanding of aerosol transmission could help control airborne respiratory viruses

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 09:55
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed critical knowledge gaps and assumptions concerning how respiratory viruses spread between hosts.

Testing for inflammatory proteins will help diagnose earlier onset, progression of Alzheimer’s disease

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 07:36
Testing for some inflammatory proteins associated with the nervous and immune systems will help diagnose the earlier onset and progression of Alzheimer's disease, according to a Rutgers study.

Higher intake of specific nutrients linked to lower brain iron and better cognition in older adults

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 07:31
Research conducted at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine suggests that higher intake of specific nutrients is associated with lower brain iron concentration and better cognitive performance in older adults.

Study describes factors associated with cancer-specific death for patients diagnosed with NETs

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 07:27
Among all patients with neuroendocrine tumors (NETs), the risk of dying of cancer was higher than that of dying of other causes, but mortality varies by primary tumor site, according to a new study published in the August 2021 issue of JNCCN-;Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

Neuroinflammation is the key upstream mechanism in Alzheimer’s disease progression

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 06:48
Neuroinflammation is the key driver of the spread of pathologically misfolded proteins in the brain and causes cognitive impairment in patients with Alzheimer's disease, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine reveal in a paper published today in Nature Medicine.