• Heat suggested as a therapeutic intervention in COVID-19

    1 month ago - By News Medical

    Viruses that are contained within a lipid membrane or “enveloped viruses” such as coronaviruses and rhinoviruses can remain active for long periods in cool, dry conditions, which can lead to increased rates of respiratory infections.
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  • 'Price of life' lowest in UK during COVID-19 pandemic, study finds

    1 month ago - By ScienceDaily

    The price the UK government was prepared to pay to save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic was far lower than in many other developed nations, a study has revealed.
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  • Willingness to Vaccinate Children against Influenza after the COVID-19 Pandemic

    1 month ago - By The Journal of Pediatrics

    To determine factors associated with parents who plan to vaccinate their children against influenza next year, especially those who did not vaccinate against influenza last year using a global survey.
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  • Decoy receptor neutralizes coronavirus in cell cultures

    1 month ago - By ScienceDaily

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, scientists and health care providers are seeking ways to keep the coronavirus from infecting tissues once they're exposed. A new study suggests luring the virus with a decoy - an engineered, free-floating receptor protein - binds the virus and blocks infection.
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  • Survey highlights mental health impact of thyroid eye disease

    1 month ago - By Healio

    The increased focus on mental health amid the COVID-19 pandemic provides an important reminder to take stock of our patients' mental health, as well as their physical health. This is especially critical for patients living with thyroid eye disease.
    A newly published survey of U.S. physicians who treat patients with this serious autoimmune disease, that threatens vision and can lead to permanent facial disfigurement, found that thyroid eye disease has a devastating impact on patients' mental health and overall quality of life.
    The survey queried 181 physicians to better understand
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  • Racial disparities related to outcomes exist among stroke patients

    1 month ago - By News Medical

    Two new studies indicate that racial disparities related to outcomes exist among stroke patients, including one study that specifically examines stroke patients with COVID-19.
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  • COVID-19 Impacts Families' Mental and Behavioral Health

    1 month ago - By MedPageToday

    Study Authors: Stephen W. Patrick, Laura E. Henkhaus, et al.
    Target Audience and Goal Statement: Pediatricians, infectious disease specialists, psychiatrists
    The goal of this study was to examine the well-being of parents and...
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  • The Role T-Cells May Play In COVID-19 Immunity

    The Role T-Cells May Play In COVID-19 Immunity

    1 month ago - By Scary Mommy

    COVID-19 is terrifying. The possibility that I could get infected by a virus that would make it impossible to take care of my children for weeks and months on end, or that I could contract the virus and not survive thereby leaving them orphans , is horrifying. The idea that I might unknowingly pass the virus to someone who gets viciously ill makes me heartsick. And the reality that we have to live through a pandemic with no end in sight is too stressful to really put into words.
    Which is why I'm always on the hunt for the next reason to hope. That a vaccine is on the horizon. That some...
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  • COVID-19 psychiatry updates: Pandemic-related grief, virus' impact on the brain and more

    1 month ago - By Healio

    The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and measures to combat the spread of the virus have significantly affected the mental health of individuals throughout the United States and the world.
    Healio Psychiatry has compiled a list of stories that highlight these effects and offer guidance on what can be done to mitigate their impact.
    Patients and clinicians alike are at significant risk for experiencing grief and trauma related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to experts.
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