Category: Health

Model predicts acute kidney injury requiring dialysis in patients with COVID-19

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new artificial intelligence-based algorithm may help clinicians predict which patients with COVID-19 face a high risk of developing acute kidney...

Decision on Race Multiplier in CKD in Blacks ‘Has Real Consequences’

Eliminating the race multiplier from calculation of the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) of more than 2000 African Americans in a Boston-based health system led...

Coffee, Green Tea Might Extend Life for Folks With Type 2 Diabetes

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2020 If you’ve got type 2 diabetes and love drinking green tea or coffee, new research suggests you...

New model predicts which patients with kidney disease may develop heartbeat irregularities

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new model that uses machine learning, which is a type of artificial intelligence, may help predict which patients with kidney...

The Ally in the Waiting Room

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. We think of a patient’s recovery happening in multiple locations –...

‘Heat Not Burn’ Cigarettes Can Still Harm the Heart

THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) “Heat-not-burn” tobacco products, created as an alternative to other types of smoking, may harm the user’s heart, researchers report....

Countries battle rising virus cases as WHO sees ‘exponential’ rise

SARS-CoV-2 (shown here in an electron microscopy image). Credit: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH A number of countries tightened anti-coronavirus measures on...

Fewer Seizures, Increased Thrombocytopenia Risk

Two recently completed analyses of highly purified cannabidiol (CBD) used to reduce seizures in Lennox Gastaut syndrome (LGS) have shown the formulation as an add-on...

Could Hospital Visit Records Help Docs Spot ADHD, Autism Early?

THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) Kids with autism or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) go to the hospital more in their first year of life...

ASTRO highlights Winship study showing increased failure-free survival in prostate cancer

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A study from Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University (Winship) has the potential to change how patients whose prostate cancer recurs...

Long-Term Benefits From Nusinersen for Presymptomatic SMA

Nusinersen provides continued, long-term benefits to infants with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) who begin treatment before symptom onset, according to an analysis presented at the...

Boy With ‘Half a Heart’ Gets Lifesaving Transplant

By Stefani KopenecAmerican Heart Association NewsTHURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2020 (American Heart Association News) Wendy Wees suffered a miscarriage during her first pregnancy with husband, Jason...

Proton therapy for lung cancer may help reduce risk of heart diseases

Treating lung cancer patients with proton therapy may help reduce the risk of radiation-induced heart diseases, suggests a new study from Penn Medicine. In a...

Moderna Might Seek Government OK for Vaccine in December

Pharmaceutical company Moderna has enrolled all 30,000 volunteers in its coronavirus vaccine clinical trial and might seek emergency use authorization for the vaccine as early...

Repeal of Obamacare Could Leave Young Cancer Patients in the Lurch

THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) If Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is repealed, pediatric cancer patients could lose critical insurance coverage, a...

AstraZeneca, J&J vaccine trials back on track in US

Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca have announced the resumption of separate major clinical trials for experimental Covid-19 in vaccines in the United States Two major...

Two Thirds of US Teens Fail to Get Needed Vaccines

Only 30.6% of American adolescents complete three routinely recommended vaccinations, new research has found, but that number varies widely by state. The Advisory Committee on...

Could Common Asthma Meds Weaken Bones?

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) People who use common asthma controller medications are vulnerable to developing brittle bones and suffering...

Biden pledges free Covid vaccine for ‘everyone’ in US if elected

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Democrat Joe Biden said Friday that if elected president he would mandate COVID-19 vaccines be free for all Americans, part of...

Opinion: Bailout US Cancer Care

Dr Randall A. Oyer Many independent oncology practices struggled to make ends meet before COVID-19 ran roughshod over the US economy and health system. Now...

U.S. Daily COVID Case Count Nears Record for Pandemic

By Robin Foster and E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporters FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2020 The United States on Thursday recorded its second highest daily total of new coronavirus...

Researchers uncover crucial gene for growth of Ewing sarcoma

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers at the Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu (IRSJD) in collaboration with those at Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG)...

Unneeded Meds at Discharge Could Cause Harm

A significant number of patients leave the hospital with inappropriate drugs because of a lack of medication reconciliation at discharge, new research shows. Proton pump...

Politics Key to Americans’ Views on COVID-19, Poll Shows

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) The new coronavirus holds no political views. The pathogen’s only aim is to infect, spread...

PTSD and alcohol abuse go hand-in-hand, but males and females exhibit symptoms differently

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Through intricate experiments designed to account for sex-specific differences, scientists at Scripps Research have collaborated to zero in on certain changes...