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Friday, 1 March 2024

How Covid-19 has taken a toll on India’s districts

In a little over 200 days from the day the first fatality related to the coronavirus disease was reported in India, the national death toll crossed the 100,000 mark on Friday. In this time period, 717 of the country’s 734 districts have reported at least one fatality, while the 20…

What to Know About President Trump’s COVID-19 Diagnosis

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have both tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The couple is experiencing mild symptoms. Most people with COVID-19 recover after a mild case, but the president’s other health issues put him at higher risk for a severe case. President…

How to live longer: The secret to reducing your risk of disease and infections exposed

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology conducted a 15-year follow-up study to look into the factors that enable someone to live longer, with one outstanding finding. They analysed the data of 53,556 participants in the population-based Nord-Trøndelag Health Study in Norway. Associations with all-cause mortality, mortality due to cardiovascular…

Cancer researchers collaborate, target DNA damage repair pathways for cancer therapy

Cancer therapies that target specific molecular defects arising from mutations in tumor cells are currently the focus of much anticancer drug development. However, due to the absence of good targets and to the genetic variation in tumors, platinum-based chemotherapies are still the mainstay in the treatment of many cancers, including…

Beware pet ‘bearded dragons’: CDC says they could carry salmonella

(HealthDay)—What next, 2020? In this year of surprising threats to public health, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now investigating a pair of salmonella outbreaks among people who cuddled pet hedgehogs and bearded dragon lizards. No deaths have been reported in either outbreak but a dozen people…

What could White House doctors treat Trump with?

What could White House doctors treat Trump with? Only two COVID-19 therapeutics have gotten emergency FDA approval – but keeping the president’s blood pressure, cholesterol and inflammation levels down may the key to his survival FDA officials have given emergency use  authorization for remdesivir and convalescent plasma to treat COVID-19  Remdesivir…

Pediatrics names vice chairs in clinical investigation, clinical informatics

The Department of Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has named pediatricians Vikas Dharnidharka, MD, and Margaret Lozovatsky, MD, to the newly created roles of vice chair of clinical investigation and vice chair of clinical informatics. The positions aim to advance and integrate technology and research…

COVID-19 Antibodies Decline Quickly in Donated Plasma: Study

FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2020 — Antibodies against COVID-19 in people who’ve recovered from the disease begin to vanish about three months after they develop symptoms, researchers say. This suggests that sooner is better for recovered COVID-19 patients to donate antibody-containing blood plasma for convalescent plasma treatment, according to the authors…