Category: Health

Tracking, data privacy and getting the numbers right

Credit: CC0 Public Domain As plans for re-opening businesses, communities and schools emerge, it becomes increasingly important to better understand how many people are being...

Russia says virus cases under 9,000 for first time since May 1

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Russia said Monday under 9,000 new coronavirus cases had been recorded for the first time since early May as anti-virus restrictions...

Catheter-Free VT Radio-Ablation ‘Safe, Effective’ at 2 Years

A technique borrowed from radiation oncology that takes the catheter out of catheter ablation continued to put in an impressive performance, observers say, in the...

UK govt boosts vaccine funding as daily virus deaths fall

In a Sunday newspaper article, Prime Minister Boris Johnson acknowledged that some people were having trouble adapting to the restrictions imposed by the measures take...

NY widens testing eligibility as social distancing hits snag

by Michael R. Sisak and Marina Villeneuve People enjoy warm weather during the coronavirus pandemic in Central Park Saturday, May 16, 2020, in New York....

Worse COVID-19 Outcomes With Liver Injury at Presentation

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Gastrointestinal and hepatic manifestations of COVID-19 are common, but only liver injury at presentation is associated with an increased risk...

Hamster tests show masks reduce coronavirus spread: scientists

Hong Kong researchers found coronavirus transmission can be reduced by over 60 percent when surgical masks are used Tests on hamsters reveal the widespread use...

Frontal Lobe Glucose Abnormalities May Flag SUDEP Risk

Certain patterns of frontal lobe glucose hypometabolism may be associated with higher risk for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) among patients with refractory focal...

Iran says virus deaths close to 7,000

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Iran said Friday it had recorded nearly 7,000 deaths from the novel coronavirus, warning of infection clusters in new regions after...

FDA Issues Alert on Accuracy of Abbott ID NOW Rapid Test

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Preliminary data suggest that Abbott Labs’ ID NOW rapid test for...

New research finds ‘Dr. Google’ is almost always wrong

New Edith Cowan University research has found online symptom checkers are almost always wrong. Credit: Unsplash Many people turn to ‘Dr. Google’ to self-diagnose their...

A Low-Hanging Fruit in COVID-19?

The mainstream media was flooded this week with reports speculating on what role, if any, vitamin D may play in reducing the severity of COVID-19...

Germany kicks off as Europe eases curbs but virus marches on

A sport-starved world has turned to Germany’s Bundesliga, which kicked off on the weekend under strict sanitary conditions German football champions Bayern Munich were set...

Debate Over Vitamin D, Dogs Sniff Out COVID

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...

Heart attack prevention lags for people with stroke, peripheral artery disease

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Although several artery-clogging diseases increase the risk of heart attack, prevention efforts are unequal, according to research presented today at the...

Children Hold Devices Too Close, Harming Eyesight

Children hold electronic devices much closer to their faces than adults, putting them at risk for myopia as a result of chronic hyperopic defocus, findings...

Virus heads upriver in Brazil Amazon, sickens native people

In this May 10, 2020 photo, residents walk on a dirt road in the Park of Indigenous Nations community, in Manaus, Brazil. The South American...

Hospitals Turn to Online Matchmakers to Swap Supplies

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. Facing shortages of protective equipment, two New England hospital systems tried...

Russia’s virus spread stabilising: top health official

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The growth of new coronavirus cases in Russia is stabilising, a top health official said Sunday as the daily tally fell...

Olaparib in Ovarian Cancer, Smoking and Lung Cancer

Here are the most important stories that Medscape Oncology’s editors picked for you to read today: A New Era for Ovarian Cancer Olaparib maintenance therapy...

Large-scale vaccine testing expected by July

Having a COVID-19 vaccine by January is “a stretch goal,” but the head of the National Institutes of Health is gearing up for a master...

ED Docs Willing, But Not Ready, to Give Buprenorphine for OUD

Few emergency department (ED) physicians in the US are ready to prescribe buprenorphine to patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) in this setting, new research...

Europe relaxing virus restrictions but cases flare elsewhere

From left, Tejmur, Naile, Layla and Emil Hacimuradov from Neuwied enjoy to feed sparrows as they have breakfast in a bakery at the Brandenburg Gate...

Trump Offers Details About ‘Warp Speed’ COVID-19 Vaccine Project

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. A group of federal officials, scientists, and drug companies are tasked...

Newborn may have contracted coronavirus in the womb

by E.j. Mundell, Healthday Reporter (HealthDay)—A Canadian newborn is a “probable” case of infection with the new coronavirus while still in the womb, doctors report....