Category: Health

Study points to evidence of stray dogs as possible origin of SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Ever since the outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2, scientists have been scrambling to identify the species of origin to understand how the...

Sleep Troubles Hit Health Care Workers

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Many health care workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic are...

Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery as Good as Standard Surgery

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) provides outcomes similar to those with conventional phacoemulsification cataract surgery (PCS), according to results from...

COVID-19: Presymptomatic or Asymptomatic? – MedicineNet Health News

By Megan Brooks April 13, 2020 — Asymptomatic or presymptomatic for COVID-19? Experts with the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) discussed the shift in...

Mixed reception to Italy’s easing of virus lockdown

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Italy allowed bookshops and children’s clothing retailers to reopen on Tuesday but some business owners chose to stay shut, fearing it...

NEJM Remdesivir Article Divides Twitter

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 13, 2020 — New data published in the New England Journal of Medicine about the investigational antiviral drug remdesivir...

New Guideline to Improve Ménière’s Disease Diagnosis, Treatment

A new clinical practice guideline from the American Academy of Otolaryngology‒Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) is providing evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment...

As U.S. Leads World in COVID-19 Deaths, Trump Pushes to Re-Open Country in Early May

By Robin Foster and E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporters MONDAY, April 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) — With the United States now the world leader in both coronavirus...

Drive-Through COVID Test Booth Developed at Penn State

A team of engineers at Pennsylvania State University, including faculty and students, has been working on a solution to protect staff at drive-through COVID-19 testing...

Bahrain turns car park into ICU for virus patients

Bahrain has turned a car park near the capital Manama into an intensive care unit with 130 beds for patients infected with the novel coronavirus,...

‘Worst Is Over,’ New York’s Cuomo Says as US Grapples With Reopening

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The coronavirus outbreak could reach its peak in the United States this week, a top U.S. health official said on Monday...

Can You Catch Coronavirus From Your Clothes?

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) — While most Americans are hunkered down in their homes as coronavirus sweeps across the...

China approves trials for two more coronavirus vaccines

Scientists around the world are racing to develop a coronavirus vaccine China has approved clinical trials for two more experimental vaccines to combat the novel...

Resident and Student Describe ‘New Normal’

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 10, 2020 — Cherie Fathy is an ophthalmology resident (PGY-3) at the Wills Eye Hospital...

Cancer Prevalence Among COVID-19 Patients Higher Than Reported

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. An early report pegged the prevalence of cancer among COVID-19 patients...

Cheap, Effective Ventilator Made From Ambulance ‘Resuscitation Bags’

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) — With a sudden need for more ventilators due to the coronavirus pandemic, researchers have...

New findings shed light on selective therapeutics for IDH1-mutated glioma

Glutathione synthesis is controlled by Nrf2 transcription factor, and can be disrupted by triptolide. Credit: DICP Findings of a new study led by Prof. Xu...

Ventilator Made From Ambulance Resuscitation Bags

By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) — With a sudden need for more ventilators due to the coronavirus pandemic,...

‘Tsunami of Grief’ to Hit as More Loved Ones Die

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. When John Pijanowski learned his father was to be taken off a...

Shut Down ‘Wet Markets’ to Prevent Next Viral Plague, Animal Advocates Say

MONDAY, April 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Sometime in the late fall of 2019, probably in a live-animal “wet market” in Wuhan, China, a strain...

US eyes virus ‘plateau’ as world weighs cautious reboot

Paramedics take a homeless woman to hospital in Los Angeles, California Coronavirus deaths in the hard-hit United States were flat for a second consecutive day,...

Post-Vent Mortality, Troponin for Triage

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...

Bogus Coronavirus Products, COVID-19 Scams Abound

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Can zinc help shorten a COVID-19 infection? Will vitamin C or other supplements prevent...

More than a third of medical staff suffered insomnia during the COVID-19 epidemic in China

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The novel coronavirus that has infected more than one million people globally (at time of publication) is not just a physical...

Will Antibody Tests Help Us Leave Quarantine?

That won’t happen, he says, until enough people who test positive for antibodies return to the workforce — and then either get reinfected or don’t....