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Few Claims Made by Physicians for Uninsured COVID Care: HHS
Saturday, July 11, 2020
The US Department of Health & Human Services also said it will soon make a new distribution of money to hot spot areas. Medscape Medical News
Post-PCI Mortality Higher in Blacks vs Whites, Comorbidities Aside
Saturday, July 11, 2020
Patients who weren't White had more comorbidities than Whites, but that didn't entirely explain why Blacks fared worse for mortality and MI risk than Whites in a pooled analysis of PCI trials. Medscape Medical News
COVID-19 Update: Intubation Boxes, Patients Refusing Masks
Friday, July 10, 2020
The coronavirus stories Medscape's editors around the globe think you need to know about today. Medscape Medical News
Intubation Boxes May Do More Harm Than Good in COVID-19 Risk
Friday, July 10, 2020
In some intubation boxes airborne droplets from patients with COVID-19 collect and shoot through the devices' arm openings, exposing healthcare workers more than using no box at all, researchers found. Medscape Medical News
Pre-TAVR Double BASILICA Can Spell Double Trouble
Friday, July 10, 2020
Lacerating the right and left leaflets was linked with lower survival and lower survival free from coronary obstruction and stroke, VIVID registry data show. Medscape Medical News
Children Rarely Transmit SARS-CoV-2 Within Households
Friday, July 10, 2020
Most children with COVID-19 disease are infected inside family groups, but are not the initial transmitters. Medscape Medical News
New Insight into Neurobehavioral Effects of Legalized Cannabis
Friday, July 10, 2020
The study is one of the first to characterize the association between the consumption of legal cannabis and subsequent pharmacologic and neurobehavioral outcomes, with somewhat surprising results. Medscape Medical News
Still No Clear Answer on Intranasal Insulin for MCI, Alzheimer's
Friday, July 10, 2020
A new multicenter trial has yielded conflicting results regarding intranasal insulin's ability to deliver cognitive and functional benefit in mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease. Medscape Medical News
Face Masks Reduce Wearer's COVID Infection Risk by 65%
Friday, July 10, 2020
'People who say 'I don't believe masks work' are ignoring scientific evidence,' Blumberg said. 'It's not a belief system. It's like saying, 'I don't believe in gravity.' WebMD Health News
COVID-19 Protective Gear Shortages Arise Again
Friday, July 10, 2020
Masks, gloves, and gowns are in short supply at hospitals, nursing homes, and medical practices. WebMD Health News
Possible In Utero SARS-CoV-2 Transmission
Friday, July 10, 2020
Evidence suggests that a mother can pass COVID-19 to her fetus, but more information is needed to come to a definitive conclusion, Italian researchers say. It is likely a rare occurrence, they add. Medscape Medical News
Air Conditioning May Be Spreading COVID
Friday, July 10, 2020
The air currents that are produced by air conditioners and also fans and other air moving devices can carry particles further than they might otherwise go. WebMD Health News
Speaking of Pandemics: The Art and Science of Risk Communication
Friday, July 10, 2020
Public health messages should be loud and clear so that everyone listens and stays safe. But that's easier said than done — especially with a case as complex as COVID-19. Knowable Magazine
Covid-19 and Medicine's Misguided Romance With Machines
Friday, July 10, 2020
The history of a controversial syndrome linked to Covid-19 shows the risks of letting technology dictate treatment. Undark
Endocrine Hospitalist-Led Service Improves Diabetes Care
Friday, July 10, 2020
Mihail Zilbermint, MD, who created and leads one of the very few inpatient diabetes management programs in a small US community hospital, spoke with Medscape Medical News about his successes and challenges. Medscape Medical News
Can Childhood Enrichment Slow Late-Life Cognitive Decline?
Friday, July 10, 2020
A reduction in beta amyloid and tau levels partly explains an association between early life enrichment and late-life cognitive health. Medscape Medical News
Medical Societies Advise on Vitamin D in Midst of COVID-19
Friday, July 10, 2020
Six medical societies have released a joint statement on the importance of obtaining the recommended daily dose of vitamin D, given the current COVID-19 pandemic. Medscape Medical News
Does Obesity Reduce Drug Efficacy in Breast Cancer?
Friday, July 10, 2020
Poor survival outcomes occurred among overweight patients treated with docetaxel-based adjuvant chemotherapy compared with peers given a non-taxane-based regimen. Medscape Medical News
New WHO Guidance Calls for More Evidence on Airborne Transmission
Friday, July 10, 2020
WHO on Thursday released new guidelines on the transmission of the novel coronavirus that acknowledge some reports of airborne transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19. Reuters Health Information
Repetitive Hits to the Head Tied to Depression, Poor Cognition
Friday, July 10, 2020
Traumatic brain injury is known to cause depression, even years after it occurs. New research shows that repetitive hits to the head, even without concussive symptoms, can have a similar effect. Medscape Medical News
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