How Aussie doctor’s at-home COVID test won US approval

An Australian doctor who began inventing virus detection tools as a “hobby” is now helming a mammoth effort to ship the first non-prescription home COVID-19 tests cleared by US regulators. Sean Parsons is the founder of Ellume, a medical tech firm based in a suburban industrial park, where rows of factory workers in sterile clothing swiftly assemble sleek grey kits […]

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Lauren Burnham, Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s Doctors Think Twins Are 'Fraternal'

Babies No. 2 and 3! Pregnant Lauren Burnham opened up about her twin pregnancy in a Tuesday, December 22, Instagram Q&A. Double Trouble! Celebrity Parents Who Have Welcomed Twins “Our twins are di/di twins!” the Bachelor alum, 29, wrote alongside ultrasound photos. “Our doctors believe they are fraternal.” The Virginia native, who also shares daughter Alessi, 19 months, with Arie […]

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AHA News: Given a Grim Prognosis, Stroke Survivor Proved Doctors Wrong

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 16, 2020 (American Heart Association News) — Mark Kincaid greeted spectators coming to the high school football game as he collected donations for his son’s baseball team. His daughter, a cheerleader, was on the field while his wife and one of their three sons watched the game. As a woman dropped money into Mark’s bucket, his expression went […]

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Telemedicine needed to diagnose and treat dysphagia in COVID-19 patients, doctors say

COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind the disease, have caused health care providers to change how they treat patients. Clinicians are now frequently using telemedicine to see their patients for routine checkups, saving office visits for emergencies. The same goes for rehabilitation. For example, researchers are looking for ways to improve the screening, assessment and treatment of patients with COVID-19 […]

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Doctors Thought This 25-Year-Old Had COVID-19 After Showing All the Symptoms—But It Was Actually a Flea-Borne Illness

When a 25-year-old man from Southern California experienced headaches, fever, chills, and muscle pain in July, the first thing his doctor did was test him for COVID-19. The patient tested negative, but his symptoms persisted and he sought care at the emergency department. Eventually—after another negative COVID-19 test and almost three weeks of symptoms—he was diagnosed with murine typhus, a […]

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Doctors fear vital NHS tests could run out ‘in days’

Doctors are being told to “think carefully” before ordering any tests for their patients, amid shortages caused by a supply chain failure at a major diagnostics company. Swiss pharmaceutical firm Roche said problems with a move to a new warehouse had led to a “very significant” drop in its processing capacity. A spokesman said Covid-19 tests would be prioritised. But […]

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AHA News: People in Poor Heart Health More Likely to Give Their Doctors Low Marks

THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2020 (American Heart Association News) — People with poor heart health have worse perceptions of their patient-doctor relationship, according to a new study that also found overall cardiovascular health is worsening in the U.S. The research, published Thursday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, sought to shed light on cardiovascular health and how it squares […]

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The Brain Disorder in the New Netflix Show 'Away' Really Can Cause Stroke-Like Symptoms—Here's What Doctors Say About It

The new TV series, Away, dropped on Netflix earlier this month, and at the heart of this space drama is a little-known brain condition called cerebral cavernous malformation (CCM). Hilary Swank stars as NASA astronaut Emma Green, and Josh Charles takes the role of her on-screen astronaut husband, Matt Logan. While Swank's character embarks on a mission to Mars, her […]

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Patients with privacy concerns three times as likely to withhold details from their doctors

Have you ever kept information from a doctor or other health care provider because you were concerned about the privacy or security of your medical record? If so, new research at The Ohio State University College of Medicine finds you’re not alone, and that could have negative implications during the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers with CATALYST—the Center for the Advancement of […]

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Mysterious blood clots in COVID-19 patients have doctors alarmed

As doctors learn more about what makes COVID-19 so severe for some patients, they have discovered a mysterious and potentially lethal complication of the disease: blood clots. Many doctors have reported seeing an alarming number of COVID-19 patients with blood clots — gel-like clumps in the blood that can cause serious problems, such as heart attack and stroke, according to […]

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