Social distancing measures in the spring of 2020 effectively curbed the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany

Early contact restrictions and school closures prevented over 80 percent of COVID-19 infections and over 60 percent of deaths in Germany within three weeks / quasi-experimental economic study published in PLoS ONE. The measures adopted in mid-March 2020 to contain the COVID-19 pandemic both greatly reduced people’s mobility and effectively prevented the spread of COVID-19 in the following three weeks. […]

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Flaws in ivermectin data suggest COVID-19 meta-analyses need rethinking

Data from individual patients in clinical trials should be made available by researchers, and then requested and reviewed, for meta-analyses of potential therapeutics for COVID-19, argue Kyle Sheldrick and colleagues in a Correspondence published in Nature Medicine. Using the example of research into the use of ivermectin to highlight the risks inherent in current approaches, the authors contend that immediate […]

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Lessons in healthy eating help families fight obesity trend

A Florida nonprofit is proving there’s an appetite for healthy eating among Hispanics who are at risk of medical complications from a poor diet. More than 1,000 people took advantage of education and training offered during the past two years in Wimauma by the nonprofit Hispanic Services Council. At least 275 of them stuck around for a six-week nutrition course […]

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Black women face three-fold increased risk of triple negative breast cancers

An analysis of nearly 200,000 patients who received mammograms between 2006 and 2015 across three U.S. health systems underscores the importance of understanding the heterogeneity of breast cancer risk factors for women of differing races, ages, and disease subtypes. The study, led by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, was published in Cancer Medicine. […]

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1 in 5 parents say kids eat fast food more often since pandemic

For some families, pandemic times have meant increased screen time, attending class from bedrooms and maybe even more dinners from a drive through. While many parents say their family has eaten healthier since the start of the pandemic, one in five report their children ate fast food more often, according to the University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital […]

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Gabrielle Union Opens Up About How Her Journey To Motherhood Impacted Her Relationship

On social media, theirs is a relationship most covet. Two of the world’s biggest stars, two of the most genetically blessed individuals, and two people whose love for one another seems to practically transcend the screen, even enveloping those who are simply scrolling through their feed. The union of Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union is a powerful one, but despite […]

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Fewer ICU beds available in Colorado than during winter COVID surge

Fewer than 200 intensive-care beds were available in Colorado as of Friday morning, meaning the state’s hospitals have less ability to take new patients than at any point during the pandemic. While the virus is part of the problem, hospitals are also seeing people become seriously ill from putting off care last year, and the number of patients with injuries […]

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Training enormous AI models in health care while protecting data privacy

Researchers at Duke University and the University of Pittsburgh have developed a platform that allows multiple hospitals and research centers to share private patient data securely to better train machine learning models. The technology could provide single institutions access to advanced predictive tools they could never develop on their own to both advance research and improve patient outcomes. Called “LEARNER,” […]

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Racial differences in recovery following sports-related concussion identified in young black and white athletes

Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers examined whether race (Black or White) influences outcomes and subjective experiences in young athletes who have sustained a sports-related concussion. Of primary interest were how long it takes for symptom resolution and return to school as well as changes in daily activities and sports behaviors. Findings of the study can be found in the article […]

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CDC: Kids’ long COVID often involves fatigue, headache

Former acting CDC director says to prepare for more school closures this year Richard Besser tells ‘Your World’ that he thinks ‘there are settings where requiring vaccination makes a lot of sense.’ Children experiencing lingering symptoms weeks to months after initial COVID-19 infection, or so-called long COVID, most often face fatigue and headache, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers […]

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