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Thursday, 13 May 2021

AI helps predict treatment outcomes for patients with diseased dental implants

Peri-implantitis, a condition where tissue and bone around dental implants becomes infected, besets roughly one-quarter of dental implant patients, and currently there’s no reliable way to assess how patients will respond to treatment of this condition. To that end, a team led by the University of Michigan School of Dentistry…

Podcast: Pandemic contributing to uptick of mental health problems in kids

A new episode of our podcast, “Show Me the Science,” has been posted. At present, these podcast episodes are highlighting research and patient care on the Washington University Medical Campus as our scientists and clinicians confront the COVID-19 pandemic. Infections with the virus that causes COVID-19 are not the only…

Fewer Long-Term Effects in Nonhospitalized Patients

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. People who get COVID-19 but don’t have to go to the hospital have a low risk of developing severe complications later, a new study says. But those non-hospitalized patients end up making more visits to general…

New genome-wide association study almost triples discovery sample size

A team of researchers from the University of Oxford, Simon Fraser University and Genomics PLC, has conducted a genome-wide association study using the 2020 UK Biobank data release, using almost triple the discovery sample size of previous efforts. In their paper published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, the group describes…

Advances in medical imaging enable visualization of white matter tracts in fetuses

Researchers from the £12 million Developing Human Connectome Project have used the dramatic advances in medical imaging the project has provided to visualize and study white matter pathways, the wiring that connects developing brain networks, in the human brain as it develops in the womb. Published today in Proceedings of…

6 Tips to Help You Use the Foam Roller Right

Feeling all the aches and pains from too much time spent sitting down at a desk or behind the wheel? Your mobility might be a problem. Men’s Health Advisory Board Member Dan Giordano, a licensed physical therapist and C.S.C.S., created the new Daily Mobility program exclusively on All Out Studio,…

Why COVID patients become critically ill

Researchers at Amsterdam UMC have discovered why patients become seriously ill after being infected with the coronavirus. They identified that aberrant antibody responses are the main cause of becoming critically ill. In addition, they identified a drug that can counteract this derailed immune response, which may be used to treat…

'A hell out here': COVID-19 ravages rural India

NEW DELHI (Reuters) -India’s coronavirus death toll crossed a quarter million on Wednesday in the deadliest 24 hours since the pandemic began, as the disease rampaged through the countryside, overloading a fragile rural healthcare system.A woman receives treatment inside a COVID-19 ward of a government-run hospital, amidst the coronavirus disease…

Ten key moments in WHO’s COVID-19 response

Here are 10 key moments in the World Health Organization’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, following the publication Wednesday of the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response’s report: First alert The WHO office in China picks up a press release referring to cases of “viral pneumonia” on the website…