Category: Health

Nano-radiomics unveils treatment effect on tumor microenvironment

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Research has shown that the tumor microenvironment (TME) can help cancers grow and evade the immune response. The TME has even...

Still No Clear Answer on Intranasal Insulin for MCI, Alzheimer’s

A new multicenter trial has yielded conflicting results regarding intranasal insulin‘s ability to deliver cognitive and functional benefit for patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI)...

‘Broken Heart Syndrome’ Has Risen During Pandemic: Study

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 9, 2020 (HealthDay News) Doctors at one Ohio hospital system have discovered yet another possible consequence of the COVID-19...

Coronavirus deaths take a long-expected turn for the worse

COVID-19 antibody testing and diagnostic testing are administered at a converted vehicle inspection station, Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in San Antonio. Local officials across Texas...

New Insight into Neurobehavioral Effects of Legalized Cannabis

Researchers have published one of the first studies to characterize the association between the consumption of legal cannabis and subsequent pharmacologic and neurobehavioral outcomes, with...

‘Aerosol Boxes’ Meant to Protect COVID Health Teams Might Harm Them: Study

THURSDAY, July 9, 2020 (HealthDay News) Aerosol boxes meant to protect health care workers when they intubate COVID-19 patients may actually increase their exposure to...

Virus cases up sharply in Africa, India as inequality stings

Covid-19 patients are being treated with oxygen at the Tshwane District Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday July 10, 2020. Health Minister Zweli Mkhize this...

Intubation Boxes, Patients Refusing Masks

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think...

Marijuana, E-Cigarettes Enticing More Young Adults

THURSDAY, July 9, 2020 (HealthDay News) E-cigarettes and pot may go hand in hand when it comes to young Americans, a new report suggests. There’s...

Abnormally high blood sugar linked with higher risk of death in COVID-19 patients not previously diagnosed with diabetes

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain New research from Wuhan, China shows that, in patients with COVID-19 but without a previous diagnosis of diabetes, abnormally high blood...

Post-PCI Mortality Higher in Blacks vs Whites, Comorbidities Aside

A combined analysis of 10 prospective trials, intended to shed light on racial disparities in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) outcomes, saw sharply higher risks of...

Another Record-Breaking Day of New Coronavirus Cases in U.S.

By Robin Foster and E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporters FRIDAY, July 10, 2020 States across America reported nearly 60,000 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, setting yet another...

WHO urges aggressive virus measures as flare-ups spark new closures

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The World Health Organization has urged countries grappling with coronavirus to step up control measures, saying it is still possible to...

Few Claims Made by Physicians for Uninsured COVID Care: HHS

A senior official at the US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) said the agency has received far fewer claims than expected from clinicians...

Antiseptic Miramistin May Be Valuable Germ Fighter

Latest Infectious Disease News FRIDAY, July 10, 2020 A nontoxic antiseptic developed in the former Soviet Union may be a valuable weapon for...

Brazil surpasses 70,000 coronavirus deaths

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Brazil surpassed 70,000 coronavirus deaths on Friday, the health ministry said, though the number of daily fatalities appears to be stabilizing....

Children Rarely Transmit SARS-CoV-2 Within Households

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Children appear less likely than adults to be the first cases...

With Social Distancing, Schools Should Be Safe to Reopen This Fall, Experts Say

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) Kids should be able to safely return to reopened schools this fall, resuming their studies...

Cancer health disparities published in new volume

Dr. Marvella Ford hopes the new volume of health disparities research she coedited will promote cancer health equity and lead to better outcomes for cancer...

Antivirals Tied to Heart Issue in COVID Patients

FRIDAY, July 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Older, critically ill COVID-19 patients who are given a combination of two common antiretroviral drugs can experience...

Pre-TAVR Double BASILICA Can Spell Double Trouble

New registry data highlight the ability of the BASILICA technique to reduce coronary obstruction after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) but also raise concerns when...

Many Cases of ‘Penicillin Allergy’ Might Be Mistaken

WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2020 (HealthDay News) Penicillin allergy is often unconfirmed in hospital patients, meaning many unnecessarily receive other antibiotics that may be less effective...

Uzbekistan reimposes virus lockdown after new cases

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Uzbekistan on Friday imposed a second lockdown, as officials warned that rising coronavirus cases could overwhelm the Central Asian country’s health...

Delirium Can Strike Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

Inflammation, lack of oxygen may play a part For one, Goldstein pointed out that all 10 of the patients who experienced delirium...

Intubation Boxes May Do More Harm Than Good in COVID-19 Risk

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Clear aerosol boxes designed to keep COVID-19 patients’ airborne droplets from...