• More Minority Physicians Needed to Reduce Health Disparities, House Members Told

    1 month ago - By MedPageToday

    ]]> - WASHINGTON - Recruiting more minority physicians would help reduce the healthcare disparities that have become evident during the COVID-19 pandemic, several experts said at a House hearing.
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  • COVID-19 in Thoracic Cancer Patients a Killer

    1 month ago - By MedPageToday

    ]]> - COVID-19 and cancers of the chest cavity make a deadly combination, researchers reported at the virtual meeting of the the American Society of Clinical Oncology .
    The mortality rate for patients with thoracic cancer and...
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  • HCQ Linked to Harm in Cancer Patients

    1 month ago - By MedPageToday

    ]]> - Use of hydroxychloroquine in cancer patients who are also diagnosed with COVID-19 provided no benefits, and may have worsened outcomes, researchers suggested.
    Treatment with the combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin...
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  • Domestic violence reports on the rise as COVID-19 keeps people at home, study shows

    1 month ago - By ScienceDaily

    Researchers have found an increase in domestic violence reports in Los Angeles and Indianapolis since the stay-at-home restrictions were implemented in March.
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  • COVID-19 vaccine development: New guidelines for ethical approach to infecting trial volunteers

    1 month ago - By ScienceDaily

    Allowing consenting volunteers to be deliberately infected with COVID-19 for the purposes of developing a vaccine could be done ethically and potentially speed up its development, a University of Warwick researcher has argued in new research.
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  • HLH research points to treatment for COVID-19 cytokine storms

    1 month ago - By ScienceDaily

    A transgenic mouse developed to model the deadly childhood immune disease HLH may play a key role in saving lives during the COVID-19 virus pandemic.
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  • Researchers flag similarities between COVID-19 deaths and severe rheumatic illnesses

    1 month ago - By ScienceDaily

    Rheumatologists are flagging similarities between the deaths of some COVID-19 patients and those with rheumatic illnesses, and are testing proven rheumatic treatments to see whether they help against the pandemic virus.
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  • COVID-19 a Silent Passenger on Cruise Ships

    1 month ago - By MedPageToday

    ]]> - Of passengers and crew on a Southern Hemisphere ocean cruise who tested positive for COVID-19, only about 20% ever developed symptoms, researchers found.
    The vessel carried 217 passengers and crew, with 128 ultimately testing...
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  • Researchers scramble to meet ‘urgent need' for COVID-19 vaccine

    1 month ago - By Healio

    As deaths from COVID-19 increase to more than 100,000 in the United States, institutions around the world are working to develop an effective vaccine. Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle is conducting a phase 1 clinical trial to assess an investigational vaccine, while Johnson & Johnson plans to initiate human clinical studies for its potential candidate by September.
    According to WHO, there are 10 COVID-19 vaccine candidates under clinical evaluation and an additional 115 candidates in preclinical evaluation. In a remote hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee
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