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Researchers say that NSAIDs, JAK inhibitors and TNF blockers are safe to use in COVID-19

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 09:43
Amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, many theories have emerged about the disease and the treatments that can in supportive care. A recent theory emerged that suggests non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) might exacerbate the symptoms of the novel coronavirus. Now, a new study shows that there is no evidence for or against the use of NSAIDS, particularly ibuprofen, for patients with COVID-19.

Researchers identify new therapeutic strategies against cancer

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 09:32
New findings open up to new therapeutic strategies against cancer.
IGC researchers identify signals emitted by the tumor environment, which controls the migrating capacity of cancer cells.

Antihypertensive drugs may protect against COVID-19 in heart patients

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 09:07
Common drugs used in high blood pressure, heart failure, and diabetic patients with kidney damage, including angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), could be protective in patients with COVID-19.

Spit and feces test positive for SARS CoV-2 even after recovery

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 08:43
A new study reveals that samples of sputum and feces continue to test positive for the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus even after a person has recovered from COVID-19 and nasopharyngeal secretions test negative for the virus.

Paper-based device to detect coronavirus in wastewater

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 08:18
The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has spread to180 countries and territories, affecting more than 850,000 people. The transmission of the coronavirus is through respiratory droplets. However, the risk of transmission through feces is low, based on data from previous coronavirus outbreaks. Though transmission of the novel coronavirus through sewerage systems is low, testing could help predict coronavirus outbreaks or spread.

Mobile apps for instant contact tracing could slow the rate of coronavirus transmission

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 08:01
A team of medical researchers and bioethicists at Oxford University has published results today in Science that furthers our understanding of coronavirus transmission.

Parents should delay introducing their children to any screen media, research suggests

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 07:40
New research from University of California, Davis, suggests that parents should delay introducing their children to any screen media, as well as limit preschool-age children's use of mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets.

Study examines the effect of Medicaid expansion on head and neck cancer patients

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 07:35
A study published in the JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery examines the effect of Medicaid expansion on head and neck cancer patients, finding that the expansions under the Affordable Care Act were associated with improved access to care for these patients and selective Medicaid expansion may worsen existing regional disparities in terms of access to care and outcomes.

Total-body PET provides suitable images of antibodies up to 30 days after injection

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 07:16
Combining 89Zr-labeled antibodies with total-body positron emission tomography (PET) has extended the utility of novel total-body PET scanners, providing suitable images up to 30 days after the initial injection.

Study reveals how hormone leptin contributes to weight loss

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 07:07
Some call it baby fat. But recent research has shown that adults have it too--which is a good thing. Brown fat, the so-called good fat that can protect against obesity and associated health risks, like cardiovascular disease and diabetes, is located in small pockets throughout the body.

Study provides insights into pain signaling mechanism in the brain

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 06:51
Fast communication between our brain cells - or neurotransmission as it is called - is hugely important for our brain to work properly. Some of the messengers involved in this form of communication are neuropeptides, which are chemicals produced in the brain.

Teen marijuana use associated with insomnia later on

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 06:41
Smoke a lot of weed as a teenager, and when you reach adulthood you'll be more likely to have trouble falling or staying asleep, according to a new University of Colorado Boulder study of more than 2,000 twins.

COVID-19 peak could be delayed until November with social distancing

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 06:37
While these numbers are alarming, a group of experts has predicted that we are far from seeing a peak effect of this infection, and if the present measures of social distancing work, the peak of the epidemic in New South Wales, Australia would be less severe and occur in November.

TGen ramps up testing for COVID-19 to combat global health threat

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 06:13
Since mid-January, the Translational Genomics Research Institute has joined the world-wide effort to test for the SARS-CoV-2 virus causing the COVID-19 disease.

Environmental features linked to older adults' physical activity in different neighborhood types

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 05:40
Destinations in nature, such as a lakeside or a walking trail, are the most commonly perceived environmental features motivating older adults to engage in outdoor mobility.

Researchers discover new biomarker for early detection of Alzheimer's disease

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 05:17
Researchers at the University of California San Diego discovered that high blood levels of RNA produced by the PHGDH gene could serve as a biomarker for early detection of Alzheimer's disease.

Experiences of women who had negative effects when using hormonal contraception

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 04:46
A study of women who experienced mental ill-health from a hormonal contraception indicates they value their mental well-being higher than a satisfactory sex life. Their experiences can influence their choice of contraception.

China's control measures during the first 50 days may have limited spread of COVID-19

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 04:18
China's control measures during the first 50 days of the COVID-19 epidemic may have delayed the spread of the virus to cities outside of Wuhan by several days and, by interrupting transmission nationwide, prevented more than 700,000 infections across the country, according to an international team of researchers.

Wearable delivery device allows adults with type 2 diabetes to safely use affordable insulin therapy

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 04:01
Adults with type 2 diabetes requiring insulin therapy can safely achieve good blood sugar control using regular human insulin (RHI) in a wearable, patch-like insulin delivery device called V-Go®, a new study finds.

Location of broken bone in older people can have major impact on long-term health outcomes

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 03:54
In older individuals, the location of a broken bone can have significant impacts on long-term health outcomes, according to research accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting, and publication in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.