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#lombardy #Italy #Covid19 #coronavirus
04/07/2020
Most of Those Dying in Lombardy due to Coronavirus are Elderly Men - Health Units

#lombardy #Italy #Covid19 #coronavirus

Italy is one of the hardest hit areas in the whole world when it comes to coronavirus pandemic. The Lombardy region in Italy has had worst health outcomes with 55% share in total reported deaths from the entire country. The region also has 39% of all coronavirus cases in the country. Spread of #coro...

#covid19 #coronavirus #germany #mortality
04/07/2020
The Curious Case of Low Coronavirus Deaths in Germany - Health Units

#covid19 #coronavirus #germany #mortality

The number of people infected with COVID-19 in the United States has been rising exponentially for the past few weeks. Reports are coming in that people are not following social distancing guidelines while many states are still not on lockdown. There is a fear of overreaching government that has con...

#highamyloidlevels #earlystage #alzheimersdisease
04/07/2020
High Amyloid Levels Associated with Early Stage Alzheimer’s Disease - Health Units

#highamyloidlevels #earlystage #alzheimersdisease

A study published in JAMA Neurology has supported earlier findings that Alzheimer’s disease is associated with higher levels of amyloid protein in the brain and has further discovered that early interventions with a drug (solanezumab) in clinically normal individuals slows cognitive decline. https...

#healthylifestyle #ChronicDiseases
04/07/2020
Healthy Lifestyle Decreases Risk of Chronic Diseases - Health Units

#healthylifestyle #ChronicDiseases

A latest study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, has found that a healthy lifestyle with a BMI of less than 25, abstinence from smoking, being physically active and limiting alcohol intake, is linked to a disease-free life. Multicohort follow-up of >100,000 adults identified which lifestyle prof...

#Nadia #malay #tiger #covid19 #coronavirus
04/07/2020
Tiger at Bronx Zoo Tests Positive for COVID-19 - Health Units

#Nadia #malay #tiger #covid19 #coronavirus

In what appears to be the first known case ever reported in the world, a four-year-old Malayan tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York City has tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing the current COVID-19 pandemic. Even more concerning is the fact that six other big felines are exhibiting sympt...

#FDA #Convalescent #PlasmaTherapy #covid19 #Coronavirus
04/06/2020
FDA Approves Clinical Trial of Convalescent Plasma Therapy for COVID-19 - Health Units

#FDA #Convalescent #PlasmaTherapy #covid19 #Coronavirus

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently approved a clinical trial that is going to allow the researchers at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) to test a convalescent plasma therapy for the patients suffering from life-threatening COVID-19 infection. The plasma – yellowish liquid part of...

#selfisolation #icu #bed #covid19 #coronavirus
04/06/2020
Self-Isolation Can Decrease Demand of ICU Beds - Health Units

#selfisolation #icu #bed #covid19 #coronavirus

A latest study, conducted by researchers at Yale University and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, says that if people isolate themselves, the demand for ICU beds will decrease rapidly. #SocialDistancing reduces the need for ICU beds—but we’re still gunna need A LO...

#coronavirus #covid19 #billgates #mortality #rate
04/06/2020
Bill Gates Says Coronavirus Mortality Rate Won’t be as Bad as Feared - Health Units

#coronavirus #covid19 #billgates #mortality #rate

In what is being hailed as good news, Bill Gates, philanthropist and the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation, has said that the death rate by coronavirus may not be as bad as predicted by scientists. Bill Gates and Dr. Anthony Fauci talked on the coronavirus and its grip on America on CBS’s “Fac...

#Cloth #facemask #covid29 #coronavirus
04/06/2020
Why Everyone Should Wear A Cloth Face Mask Now - Health Units

#Cloth #facemask #covid29 #coronavirus

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in its upgraded recommendations is now suggesting that everyone should wear a cloth face mask or covering now. This is in contrast with what they already told the public. Previously, the agency had recommended that only people who should wear face....

#Covid19 #coronavirus #CDC #guidelines #disinfection
04/06/2020
CDC Issues Guidelines to Disinfect Your Home from COVID-19 - Health Units

#Covid19 #coronavirus #CDC #guidelines #disinfection

Due to the present COVID-19 pandemic, public health officials are recommending certain actions designated to help keep individuals safe and healthy. These measures are also aimed at reducing public exposure to COVID-19 and reduce the spread of the disease, in accordance to your local and living situ...

#GroceryShopping #covid19 #coronavirus
04/06/2020
How to Do Your Grocery Shopping Safely in Time of COVID-19 - Health Units

#GroceryShopping #covid19 #coronavirus

Nearly 4 billion people, or half of the world’s population, is on lockdown at this time and stuck inside their homes. With shelter in place orders in effect, many people are only going out for their groceries or essential supplies. It is important right now to follow as many precautions and social...

Cover Your Face in Public to Avoid Coronavirus Infection: WHO, CDC
04/04/2020
Cover Your Face in Public to Avoid Coronavirus Infection: WHO, CDC - Health Units

Cover Your Face in Public to Avoid Coronavirus Infection: WHO, CDC

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that though masks should be prioritized for health workers, face coverings of any sorts for the general public is advised. The health agencies have updated their recommendations regarding the use of face...

FDA Approves Coronavirus Serology Test that Shows Results in 15 Minutes
04/04/2020
FDA Approves Coronavirus Serology Test that Shows Results in 15 Minutes - Health Units

FDA Approves Coronavirus Serology Test that Shows Results in 15 Minutes

In an effort to help gain a better understanding of individuals having contracted COVID-19, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the first Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for a serology test to Cellex, Inc., a North Carolina-based company. The test will only be authorized for use....

One-Third of Coronavirus Patients Lose Sense of Smell - Health Units
04/04/2020
One-Third of Coronavirus Patients Lose Sense of Smell - Health Units

One-Third of Coronavirus Patients Lose Sense of Smell - Health Units

There have been reports this week in the media that 30% of patients of coronavirus are facing anosmia (loss of smell). Charles Greer, professor of neurosurgery and neuroscience at Yale School of Medicine (YSM), and director of the interdepartmental neuroscience graduate program, and has studied huma...

#Covid19 #coronavirus #asymptomatic #cases
04/03/2020
Data Shows Four out of Five COVID-19 Cases are Asymptomatic - Health Units

#Covid19 #coronavirus #asymptomatic #cases

New evidence emerging from China says 80% of coronavirus cases are asymptomatic but they are carriers of the virus. Chinese authorities began publishing daily figures on 1 April on the number of new coronavirus cases that are asymptomatic, with the first day’s figures suggesting that around four i...

#CDC #Covid19 #coronavirus #infection #selfcheck #online
04/03/2020
CDC Launches Online Tool to Self-Check Coronavirus - Health Units

#CDC #Covid19 #coronavirus #infection #selfcheck #online

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has launched a new interactive tool that can help you guide through coronavirus illness, if you suspect you have it. The self-checker tool is named Clara. It was launched by the CDC Foundation in collaboration with Microsoft Azure. The system helps ever...

#FaceShieldDesign
04/03/2020
Experts Create New Face Shield Design - Health Units

#FaceShieldDesign

People all around the world have come up with new and innovative ways to provide protection for medical health workers at the frontlines, in the wake of growing demand for personal protective equipment (PPE). Experts from Montreal, Canada, from health care industry and a 3D printing company, have jo...

#Gene #Autism
04/03/2020
Single Change in Gene Leads to Autism in Boys - Health Units

#Gene #Autism

Scientists from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) may have found an answer as to why autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is more common in boys than girls. It all boils down to one amino acid change in NLGN4 gene on Y-chromosome. News: Single mutation leads to big effects in autism-related gene htt...

#Labels #Pediatric #Drugs
04/03/2020
Labels for Three Pediatric Drugs Revised - Health Units

#Labels #Pediatric #Drugs

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) has revised drugs labels for three pediatric drugs to provide clear guidance to health care professionals on drug dosage calculation according to weight. These drugs include two antibiotics (doxycycline, clindamycin) and a bronchia...

#nosmoking #stopsmoking #smokingkills #who #coronavirus #covid19 #coronavirus
04/02/2020
WHO Advises Quitting Smoking During Coronavirus Pandemic - Health Units

#nosmoking #stopsmoking #smokingkills #who #coronavirus #covid19 #coronavirus

As health officials gain new information about the COVID-19, new instructions are being given out to the public. In the wake of the trends observed in patients with this illness, it has become clear that smokers have a higher risk of developing respiratory problems than non-smokers. That’s why the...

#Covid19 #secret #CHINA #usa #War #Coronavirus
04/02/2020
US Claims China Concealed Extent of COVID-19 Outbreak - Health Units

#Covid19 #secret #CHINA #usa #War #Coronavirus

In what seems like a startling series of events, a recent U.S. intelligence community’s classified report submitted to the White House says that China has concealed the accurate extent of coronavirus spread and the number of victims. The report is published in Bloomberg. BREAKING: China has concea...

#steroids #covid19 #coronavirus
04/02/2020
Steroids Increase Risk of COVID-19 Infection - Health Units

#steroids #covid19 #coronavirus

People taking steroids for asthma, renal failure, arthritis and allergies need to be extremely careful because according to an editorial published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, glucocorticoids (a class of steroids) increase risk of COVID-19 infections, and once infected, the...

#Covid19 #coronavirus #voice #recognition #app
04/02/2020
Researchers Develop Voice Recognition App to Detect COVID-19 Patients - Health Units

#Covid19 #coronavirus #voice #recognition #app

A team of 10 researchers from the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh claim to have created an app that can possibly determine whether an individual might be showing signs of COVID-19, simply by analyzing their voice. In a time when there is a widespread shortage of detection kits, this a...

#coronavirus #covid19 #eyefluids
04/02/2020
Eye Fluids Can be Source of Coronavirus Spread - Health Units

#coronavirus #covid19 #eyefluids

Little is known about novel coronavirus that continues to embroil the world in a medical panic but every day new information surfaces that may open ways to understanding the virus. A latest study, published in JAMA Ophthalmology, has found that this coronavirus can also invade eye fluids and cause p...

#stress #fear #covid19 #sars #coronavirus
04/02/2020
Managing Stress During COVID-19 Pandemic - Health Units

#stress #fear #covid19 #sars #coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic is testing everyone’s wits. Stress is at an all time high right now, to say the least. Fear, anxiety and being unsure about the future has everyone on edge. There are a lot of resources that you can utilize in this time to care for you mental well-being. It is essential that ...

FDA Issues Warning to Companies Selling Fraudulent COVID-19 Cure Therapies - Health Units
04/01/2020
FDA Issues Warning to Companies Selling Fraudulent COVID-19 Cure Therapies - Health Units

FDA Issues Warning to Companies Selling Fraudulent COVID-19 Cure Therapies - Health Units

Around the world, there is panic due to coronavirus pandemic and some people are taking advantage of this panic and selling fraudulent therapies for treatment of coronavirus. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in a step to curb these practices, has issued warning letters to 12 companies who are...

#erectile #dysfunction
04/01/2020
Men with Erectile Dysfunction are at an Increased Risk of Death - Health Units

#erectile #dysfunction

A new study has found that middle-aged and elderly men who have erectile dysfunction (ED) are at an increased risk of death regardless of the testosterone level in the blood. The study has been accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, and publication in a spe...

Chemical Used in Fracking Can Lead to Infertility in Men - Health Units
04/01/2020
Chemical Used in Fracking Can Lead to Infertility in Men - Health Units

Chemical Used in Fracking Can Lead to Infertility in Men - Health Units

In a new study published in The Journal of Endocrine Society, researchers have raised concern about a chemical used in hydraulic fracturing. They believe the chemical, called Genapol-X100, is a environmental and health hazard and may lead to infertility in men by disrupting testicular and prostate d...

#chemical #frackling
04/01/2020
Chemical Used in Fracking Can Lead to Infertility in Men - Health Units

#chemical #frackling

In a new study published in The Journal of Endocrine Society, researchers have raised concern about a chemical used in hydraulic fracturing. They believe the chemical, called Genapol-X100, is a environmental and health hazard and may lead to infertility in men by disrupting testicular and prostate d...

Using Intravenous Antibiotics to Treat Infective Endocarditis Lacks Convincing Evidence - Health Units
04/01/2020
Using Intravenous Antibiotics to Treat Infective Endocarditis Lacks Convincing Evidence - Health Units

Using Intravenous Antibiotics to Treat Infective Endocarditis Lacks Convincing Evidence - Health Units

The prolonged use of intravenous antibiotics to treat infective endocarditis (IE) is a well-known and widely followed medical regimen. However, a review published in the JAMA Internal Medicine has demonstrated the therapeutic efficacy of oral step-down antibiotic therapy as an alternative and safer....

#covid19 #coronavirus #close #contact
03/31/2020
Close Contact is the Biggest Reason of Coronavirus Spread - Health Units

#covid19 #coronavirus #close #contact

A new study, released early by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has confirmed that coronavirus is more likely to spread between people in close proximity, especially in families and hospital settings. The Study from China The new case study followed two families over the period....

#artificialintelligence
03/31/2020
Artificial Intelligence Can Correctly Determine Fractures - Health Units

#artificialintelligence

A new study has found that artificial intelligence (AI) can not only read electronic radiology reports including X-rays, it can also accurately identify and separate patients at risk of osteoporosis. The study has been accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting,...

Plastic Contaminants Can Increase Blood Pressure - Health Units
03/31/2020
Plastic Contaminants Can Increase Blood Pressure - Health Units

Plastic Contaminants Can Increase Blood Pressure - Health Units

A latest study that has been accepted for presentation at the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting (ENDO 2020), that has been canceled due to COVID-19 outbreak, finds that commonly used bisphenol A (BPA) can increase the risk of hypertension in developing fetus. "Prenatal exposure to Bisphenols lead...

Lifestyle Changes, Medication Better Manage Heart Disease than Surgery, Stents - Health Units
03/31/2020
Lifestyle Changes, Medication Better Manage Heart Disease than Surgery, Stents - Health Units

Lifestyle Changes, Medication Better Manage Heart Disease than Surgery, Stents - Health Units

Two new milestone studies, published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), seem to have settled the age-old controversy in cardiology. Both say that lifestyle modifications and medicine manage heart disease better than surgery and stents. Original Article: Invasive or Conservative Strategy....

PFAS Exposure in Pregnant Women Leads to Obese Granddaughters - Health Units
03/31/2020
PFAS Exposure in Pregnant Women Leads to Obese Granddaughters - Health Units

PFAS Exposure in Pregnant Women Leads to Obese Granddaughters - Health Units

Latest research says that if pregnant women’s exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), such as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) increases, it can lead to obesity in the granddaughters. The study was published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society. PFAS are a large complex gro...

#HeartContraction #MyosinFilament
03/31/2020
Myosin Filament-Based Regulation Plays Vital Role in Heart Contraction - Health Units

#HeartContraction #MyosinFilament

To establish active structural changes in myosin motors that determine contraction of the heart, scientists have used synchrotron X-ray diffraction and showed that myosin filament-based control mechanisms and individual domains of myosin filaments regulate the time progression and strength of contra...

#Vaccine #trials #oxford
03/30/2020
Oxford Coronavirus Vaccine Trial Now Looking for Volunteers - Health Units

#Vaccine #trials #oxford

Work has begun in the whole world to find a viable coronavirus vaccine as soon as possible. University of Oxford is one of many institutes working on such a vaccine. Now, the university has started looking for volunteers between the ages of 18 and 55 to be recruited as trial subjects for the said va...

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