Category: Health

Sputum testing provides higher rate of COVID-19 detection

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Early and accurate detection is critical for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and providing appropriate care for patients. Nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs,...

CHMP Backs Bupivacaine/Meloxicam (Zynrelef) for Postop Pain

The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended approval of the fixed-dose combination of bupivacaine and...

Blood Test Catches 5 Cancer Types Early

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 24, 2020 Scientists are working on a blood test that may catch five common cancers years sooner than current...

How COVID-19 causes smell loss

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Temporary loss of smell, or anosmia, is the main neurological symptom and one of the earliest and most commonly reported indicators...

CDC Director Says School Reopening ‘Important for Public Health’

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. With the new school year looming, the US Centers for Disease...

Chocolate May Help Your Heart

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) If the stress of the current pandemic has you reaching for chocolate, a new review...

Discovery of a rare human gene mutation that causes MAIT cells to disappear

A man gazes at the complex protein structures of his own immune system, and the rare genetic mutations that caused his illness, leading scientists to...

Combination Therapy Quells COVID-19 Cytokine Storm

Treatment with high-dose methylprednisolone plus tocilizumab (Actemra, Genentech) as needed was associated with faster respiratory recovery, a lower likelihood of mechanical ventilation, and fewer in-hospital...

Could Vegetables Be the Fountain of Youth?

Latest Nutrition, Food & Recipes News THURSDAY, July 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) If you want to live longer, you should choose beans over...

Genetic mutations predispose individuals to severe COVID-19

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Current observations suggest that the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 causes severe symptoms mainly in elderly patients with chronic disease. However when two pairs...

No LV Benefit in Subclinical Hypothyroidism With MI

For patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI) and mild subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH), treatment with levothyroxine does not improve left ventricular function, according to results of...

Three Generations of Women Had Heart Attacks – Then She Became the Fourth

THURSDAY, July 23, 2020 (American Heart Association News) In Hubbard, Ohio, a truck-stop town off Interstate 80, Kendel Christoff had her pick of fast food....

Neurons are genetically programmed to have long lives

Sika Zheng. Credit: Zheng lab, UC Riverside. When our neurons—the principle cells of the brain—die, so do we. Most neurons are created during embryonic development...

CRP Test Pinpoints Which COVID Patients Should Get Steroids

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 who have high levels of inflammation may...

Steroids Other Than Dexamethasone May Also Help Battle COVID-19

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) The steroid medication dexamethasone has been proven to help people severely ill with COVID-19. Now...

Dana-Farber to offer first CAR T-cell therapy for mantle cell lymphoma after FDA approval

Today’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the first CAR T-cell therapy for mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) represents a key advance for patients with...

One Third of Outpatients With COVID-19 Are Unwell Weeks Later

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. COVID-19 can mean weeks’ long illness, even in young adults and...

Stalking, Harassment of Partners Common Among Teens

Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, July 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) Nearly half of U.S. teens have been stalked or harassed by a partner...

Controlling diabetes takes on greater urgency during COVID-19 pandemic

Uncontrolled blood sugar is dangerous at any time. But with mounting evidence showing that COVID-19 places people with diabetes at higher risk for severe illness,...

Heart Transplant Activity Plummets Across US During COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. From mid-March to mid-May, heart donor recoveries and heart transplant volume...

U.S. Coronavirus Cases Pass 4 Million, Third Day of Over 1,000 Deaths Logged

By Robin Foster and E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporters FRIDAY, July 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) America saw its coronavirus case count pass 4 million on Thursday, as...

CDC issues call to reopen america’s schools this fall

by E.j. Mundell, Healthday Reporter (HealthDay)—Facing opposition from President Donald Trump and others, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a document...

New Symptom, Test to Guide Steroid Treatment

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...

With Safety Steps, Moms Unlikely to Pass COVID-19 to Newborns: Study

FRIDAY, July 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) Mothers are unlikely to pass COVID-19 to their newborns if they follow recommended precautions, a small study suggests. “We...

First-ever research network tackles diabetic foot complications

Funded by the National Institutes of Health, six U.S. research institutions are launching the first-ever multicenter network to study diabetic foot ulcers, a common and...