Month: August 2020

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Aug 31 2020 “Food systems have the potential to nurture human health and support environmental sustainability; however, they are currently threatening both.” This sentence, the opening statement of the EAT-Lancet Report published last year, reflects a growing consensus among global experts on food, nutrition and the environment: Our food system is
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Latest Coronavirus News FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2020 The first rapid COVID-19 test that does not need any special computer equipment to produce results was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday. Made by Abbott Laboratories, the 15-minute test will sell for $5, giving it an edge over similar tests that need to
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Aug 31 2020 A new research letter published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society examines whether asthma is a significant risk factor for developing COVID-19 that is severe enough to warrant hospitalization and intubation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, individuals with asthma are at
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Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) Young adults who’ve had attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) since childhood are at increased risk for road crashes, researchers say. But there is no increased risk for those whose ADHD symptoms have decreased, according to the study published online recently in the Journal of the American Academy
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FDA Head Apologizes for Overstating Convalescent Plasma Benefits FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn apologized last week for overstating the benefits of convalescent plasma therapy for COVID-19 patients. The bone of contention stems from Hahn saying that preliminary findings from a Mayo Clinic studyshowed there was ‘absolute’ instead of ‘relative’ risk reduction of COVID-19 in patients who were treated with
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At MedCity INVEST Digital Health virtual, from September 21-25, you’ll hear from leading physician executives, payers, active investors and the most promising digital health startups aiming to solve some of healthcare’s greatest challenges. Click here to see agenda. Tickets are available for $149 but an early-bird rate is available for $49 if you register now with the code MCN100.
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JHU Virtual Convocation – Class of 2024 (ASL version) Sunday, August 23 Countdown 6:45 p.m. ET Ceremony 7 p.m. ET The Convocation ceremony welcomes new students into our academic community at the start of our 145th academic year. To watch the ceremony without ASL interpretation, please visit https://youtu.be/rnGL9yapkeM. ORDER OF EVENTS Around the World Welcome
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Canada today announced a CDN$10 million extension of core funding through 2025 for the UN University Institute for Water, Environment and Health, a research organization at the forefront of pressing global water challenges. Hosted by McMaster University, UNU-INWEH has contributed important insights on world water issues, including water-borne diseases and how to meet the expected
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Latest Healthy Kids News THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) If your child will be doing online learning this school year, you need to take steps to protect them from eye strain, the American Academy of Ophthalmology says. “I really have seen a marked increase in kids suffering from eye strain because of increased screen
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Approximately 40 percent of terrestrial ecosystems are projected to have experienced shifts in temperature during the past 21,000 years that are similar in pace and magnitude to regional-scale future forecasts. An international team of scientists led by researchers from the University of Copenhagen and the University of Adelaide, has identified and examined past warming events
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Video highlights of COVID-19 data trends as of August 27, 2020. This daily report shares critical data on the spread of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours. For the latest news, trends, and expert insights on the coronavirus pandemic, visit the JHU Coronavirus Resource Center: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/ Explore COVID-19 trends around the world with our in-depth
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Researchers from Sechenov University together with Russian and Iranian colleagues described currently known approaches to the treatment of SARS-CoV-2 infection. In the paper published in Journal of Molecular Medicine, they wrote about how different groups of drugs worked and how promising each approach was. SARS-CoV-2 – a coronavirus that caused the pandemic in early 2020
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