Study finds cancer mapping may solve puzzle of regional disease links

QUT researchers have used nationwide cancer mapping statistics to develop a new mathematical model so health professionals can further question patterns relating to the disease. Epidemiologists use disease atlases to identify disease prevalence and mortality rates and QUT researchers say data could be expanded by including factors such as remoteness to investigate health inequalities. QUT Ph.D. student Farzana Jahan is […]

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Low-carbohydrate diet may be associated with lower risk of blinding eye disease

Following a long-term diet that’s low in carbohydrates and high in fat and protein from vegetables may lower the risk of the most common subtype of glaucoma. In a first-of-its-kind study, a researcher at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) helped discover that if at-risk groups adhere to these dietary restrictions, they may reduce their risk […]

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Antibody levels in COVID-19 may decline within 3 months, study finds

Coronavirus antibody levels may plummet within two to three MONTHS, offering only brief immunity to COVID-19, study suggests Researchers at Chongqing Medical studied 37 symptomatic coronavirus patients and 37 symptomatic patients  They found that more than 90% in both groups had sharp declines in their antibody levels within two to three months  Neutralizing antibody levels fell by 11.7 in symptomatic […]

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Certain personality traits may affect risk of ‘pre-dementia’

A study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society examined five personality traits—neuroticism, extraversion, conscientiousness, agreeableness, and openness—and their links to pre-dementia conditions called motoric cognitive risk (MCR) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) syndromes. Among 524 adults aged 65 years and older who were followed for a median of 3 years, 38 participants developed MCR and 69 developed […]

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Genetic data may up diagnostic efficiency for rheumatic disease

(HealthDay)—Converting genotype information into an interpretable probability value for five different inflammatory arthritis-causing diseases could potentially improve the diagnostic efficiency of rheumatic disease, according to a study published in the May 27 issue of Science Translational Medicine. Rachel Knevel, M.D., Ph.D., from Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues developed a Genetic Probability tool (G-PROB) to calculate the probability of […]

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Coronavirus in Colorado, May 28: A look at the latest updates on COVID-19 – The Denver Post

On Wednesday, there was an increase of 40 deaths of people who had the virus and 21 additional fatalities tied directly to COVID-19 over Monday’s tallies, though there’s a lag in reporting deaths to the state health department — particularly death-certificate data. There were 362 people hospitalized as of Wednesday afternoon, according to state data, the fewest since March 30. […]

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Sedative drug in combination with opioids may be especially dangerous

Results from a study of adults with kidney failure suggest that taking both short-acting benzodiazepines and opioids may put patients at an especially high risk of dying prematurely. The findings appear in an upcoming issue of CJASN. Increasing use of opioids in recent years has led to rising numbers of deaths and hospitalizations due to overdoses. In light of this […]

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Coronavirus in Colorado, May 20: A look at the latest updates on COVID-19

On Tuesday, the state released proposed guidelines for restaurant reopenings that included social distancing, mask requirements for workers and even suggest modifying menus. Gov. Jared Polis has said that he will release a decision on reopening next Monday. The proposed guidelines were released yesterday so that stakeholders could provide feedback, a news release said. But as the state moves to […]

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Coronavirus in Colorado, May 17: A look at the latest updates on COVID-19

As the state continues to reopen under “safer at home” guidelines, the last four Colorado counties with no reported COVID-19 cases search for ways to keep their communities safe while some think a lack of testing is the reason they have no reported cases. Colorado’s health department changed the way it publicly reports coronavirus deaths Friday, introducing a second category […]

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Coronavirus in Colorado, May 16: A look at the latest updates on COVID-19 – The Denver Post

Colorado’s health department changed the way it publicly reports coronavirus deaths Friday, introducing a second category of fatalities after its methods came under scrutiny — including by a state representative who’s calling for the agency’s chief to be investigated. Reporters Jessica Seaman and Alex Burness have the details. In Colorado’s latest coronavirus update, the statewide death toll rose to 1,150. […]

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