Some Outcomes Worse for Black Men With Low-Risk Prostate Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 4, 2020 — African-American men with low-risk prostate cancer have a significantly increased 10-year cumulative incidence of disease progression and definitive treatment than non-Hispanic White men, according to a study published in the Nov. 3 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Rishi Deka, Ph.D., from the VHA San Diego Health Care System in La Jolla, […]

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COVID-19 causes some patients’ immune systems to attack their own bodies, which may contribute to severe illness

Around the world, immunologists who retooled their labs to join the fight against SARS-CoV-2 are furiously trying to explain why some people get so sick while others recover unscathed. The pace is dizzying, but some clear trends have emerged. One area of focus has been the production of antibodies—powerful proteins capable of disabling and killing invading pathogens like viruses. Of […]

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Urban air pollution may make COVID-19 more severe for some

As the pandemic persists, COVID-19 has claimed more than 200,000 lives in the United States and damaged the public health system and economy. In a study published on September 21 in the journal The Innovation, researchers at Emory University found that long-term exposure to urban air pollution may have made COVID-19 more deadly. “Both long-term and short-term exposure to air […]

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Why are coronavirus rates rising in some areas of England and not others?

Growing alarm has been expressed over the rising number of people who are testing positive for COVID-19 in the UK. More tests have been made available and more people have been taking those tests, but that alone does not explain the increases in the numbers of those who have tested positive, nor why there is such variation across different parts […]

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Some states break COVID records as U.S. caseload grows anew – The Denver Post

HOUSTON — Coronavirus hospitalizations and caseloads hit new highs in over a half-dozen states as signs of the virus’ resurgence mounted, with newly confirmed infections nationwide back near their peak level of two months ago. After trending downward for six weeks, the U.S. caseload has been growing again for over a week, particularly in the South and West. Some 34,700 […]

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