Fewer Coloradans experienced hunger, housing instability in 2021

As difficult as the past year was, it could have been significantly worse without measures to keep people insured, fed and in their homes, according to new data. The Colorado Health Access Survey, which polled more than 10,000 Colorado households, found the uninsured rate stayed essentially stable between 2019 and 2021, and fewer people reported they were worried about losing […]

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Merck agrees to let other drug makers make its COVID pill – The Denver Post

LONDON — Pharmaceutical company Merck agreed to allow other drug makers to produce its COVID-19 pill, in a move aimed at helping millions of people in poorer countries get access to the potentially life-saving drug, a United Nations-backed public health organization said on Wednesday. The Medicines Patent Pool said in a statement that it had signed a voluntary licensing agreement […]

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Children with autism twice as likely to report suicidal thoughts, according to new research

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are twice as likely to report suicidal thoughts during screened for suicidal ideation during routine medical assessments, according to new research from the Kennedy Krieger Institute. The study, which was published in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, highlights the importance of implementing suicide risk screenings as part of routine health care in […]

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Gum disease a ‘significant factor’ for five ‘serious’ health issues, expert warns

Gum disease: Dentist explains how you can prevent it We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Experts stated gum disease can be a “significant factor” in a […]

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Study finds genetic markers may predict severity of COVID-19 infection

Scientists at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, along with colleagues at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, have discovered specific genetic biomarkers that not only show who is infected with COVID-19, but offer insights into how severe the disease might be, filling a major diagnostic gap. “I think this study is a tremendous proof-of-concept in the realm of COVID-19 […]

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D-dimer test still helpful to rule out pulmonary embolisms in hospitalized COVID-19 patients

A screening blood test originally validated in seriously ill patients without COVID-19 is still clinically useful for ruling out pulmonary embolism in patients hospitalized with the coronavirus, a University of South Florida Health (USF Health) Morsani College of Medicine research team reports. Principal investigator Asa Oxner, MD, and USF Health colleagues published a single-center, diagnostic study Oct. 8 in JAMA […]

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What type of ultraviolet light is most effective at killing coronavirus?

Scientists have long known that ultraviolet light can kill pathogens on surfaces and in air and water. UV robots are used to disinfect empty hospital rooms, buses and trains; UV bulbs in HVAC systems eliminate pathogens in building air; and UV lamps kill bugs in drinking water. Perhaps you have seen UV wands, UV LEDs and UV air purifiers advertised as silver bullets to […]

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