Category: Health

Contact Tracing, Isolation Have Impact, Study Shows

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. A far-reaching surveillance initiative was implemented in Shenzhen, China, to isolate...

As Demand for Hand Sanitizer Soars, FDA Warns of Makers’ Bogus Claims

MONDAY, April 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Some companies are selling hand sanitizers with unproven claims that they’ll protect you from the new coronavirus, the...

Smart, Low Cost Ventilator Tunes to Patient’s Own Breathing

Because of the common expectation that ventilators would be in dire shortage during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many teams around the world have developed simple...

Guidance for treating stroke patients during COVID-19 crisis developed

Credit: CC0 Public Domain In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and to optimize allocation of healthcare resources, researchers are improving ways to...

Nanotech May Help Fight ‘Cytokine Storm’ of COVID

TUESDAY, April 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) — For many COVID-19 patients battling for their lives in the ICU, a runaway immune system response — known...

No Benefit of Diabetes Drug Ertugliflozin in CV Outcomes Trial VERTIS

The sodium-glucose transporter 2 (SGLT-2) inhibitor ertugliflozin broke ranks with the other drugs in its class and failed to produce statistically significant drops in the...

New Saliva-Based COVID-19 Test an Easier Alternative

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 28, 2020 — Testing for the COVID-19 coronavirus can be an unpleasant affair, with a doctor or nurse shoving...

As COVID-19 spreads, reach out to overlooked older adults in need

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The current COVID-19 crisis raises a particular issue about which I have long been concerned. Now is the time to think...

Consensus Statement on Chest Imaging in Patients with COVID-19 (Fleischner Society, 2020)

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 27, 2020 — An multinational consensus statement from the Fleischner Society on the role of chest...

EHA Webinar Addresses Treating AML Patients With COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A hematologist in Italy shared his personal experience addressing the intersection...

More Money, Better Heart Health? Not Always

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Young people who pull themselves out of poverty may be no better off when...

Virus syndrome also found in French children, minister says

Credit: CC0 Public Domain France has more than a dozen cases of children with inflammation around the heart, the health minister said Wednesday, after Britain...

Testing Sewage to Gauge Spread of Coronavirus

April 28, 2020 — Given the shortage of COVID-19 testing, it’s hard for any community to gauge how widespread the disease truly is. Now, researchers...

Cautions Raised Against Off-Label DOACs to Clear LV Thrombi

The newer class of oral anticoagulants that have been supplanting the traditional mainstay warfarin for a variety of indications may be inferior for at least...

Have Heart Failure? Take Precautions During Pandemic

TUESDAY, April 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Heart failure raises the risk of complications and death from COVID-19, and requires extra vigilance during the pandemic,...

COVID-19 study shows that men have over double the death rate of women

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The COVID-19 pandemic has exploded across the globe, leaving healthcare staff, policy makers and ordinary people struggling. We still don’t completely...

HCQ Hospital Protocols, ED Physician Death

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...

Rare, Serious Illness May Occur in Children With COVID-19

TUESDAY, April 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Abdominal pain, gastrointestinal complaints and heart inflammation are among the symptoms in children with a rare syndrome that...

U.S. surgical residents report racial/ethnic discrimination common

(HealthDay)—Racial/ethnic discrimination is experienced by a large proportion of nonwhite residents in general surgery training, according to a research letter published online April 15 in...

How Contagious? Likely Before You Know You’re Sick

April 28, 2020 — Scientists know that people are contagious in the early stages of infection with COVID-19, but just how contagious and for how...

COVID-19 Crisis Exposes Resident Abuse

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Janelle (not her real name) had just wheeled a patient into...

Could Your Contact Lenses Track, Treat Your Diabetes?

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Contact lenses may someday do more than correct poor vision, with new, preliminary research...

45.4 percent of U.S. adults at risk for complications with COVID-19

(HealthDay)—An estimated 45.4 percent of U.S. adults may have an increased risk for COVID-19 complications due to chronic conditions, according to a study published in...

Cancer Care Upended by COVID-19, Preventable Deaths

Here are the most important stories that Medscape Oncology’s editors picked for you to read today: Cancer Care Upended During COVID-19 The whole pathway of...

After Trump Hypes Use of a Lupus Med Against COVID-19, Lupus Patients Face Shortages

SATURDAY, April 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Hydroxychloroquine is a key therapy for the autoimmune disease lupus, but interest in it as a potential COVID-19...