Rural availability of sexual assault nurse examiners

For victims of sexual assault, high-quality health care provided by sexual assault nurse examiners (SANEs) is associated with improved health and prosecutorial outcomes. However, very little is known about access to SANEs. Sheridan Miyamoto, assistant professor and SAFE-T Center principal investigator, and Elizabeth Thiede, nursing doctoral student and 2021 ENRS Student Conference Scholarship Award winner,

Determination of vaccine-elicited SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in breastmilk

Scientists have reported that in most cases, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causal agent of the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, mildly infects infants. However, around 10% of infants experienced severe COVID-19 infection who required advanced medical treatments. In rare cases, even asymptomatic infection can result in Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in

Determination of vaccine-elicited SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in breastmilk

Scientists have reported that in most cases, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causal agent of the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, mildly infects infants. However, around 10% of infants experienced severe COVID-19 infection who required advanced medical treatments. In rare cases, even asymptomatic infection can result in Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in

The Real Reason Magnesium Helps You Sleep Better

From powders to capsules to tinctures, magnesium proves to be the wellness trend that helps many people recover from daily stress. Furthermore, its relaxing qualities that impact countless functions in the body also aid in your system’s ability to fall asleep. Healthline reports that this mineral is integral in nearly 600 biological processes and, unfortunately,

Could vitamin D protect Black people against COVID-19?

Previous research has linked vitamin D deficiency to a higher risk of getting COVID-19 and experiencing more severe disease, especially among Black and Hispanic individuals. A new observational study suggests that even “sufficient” vitamin D levels, as guidelines currently define them, are associated with a higher risk of COVID-19 for Black people. Current guidelines for

Aflibercept Won’t Help Vision in Early Diabetic Retinopathy

Intravitreal injections with aflibercept (Eylea) don’t improve the visual acuity of people with nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR), researchers say. The treatments do reduce the risk for center-involved diabetic macular edema and proliferative diabetic retinopathy, however, said Adam R. Glassman, MS, principal investigator of the DRCR Retina Network Coordinating Center, Tampa, Florida. “Some clinicians may decide

Disrupted biochemical pathway in the brain linked to bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder affects millions of Americans, causing dramatic swings in mood and, in some people, additional effects such as memory problems. While bipolar disorder is linked to many genes, each one making small contributions to the disease, scientists don’t know just how those genes ultimately give rise to the disorder’s effects. However, in new research,

Disrupted biochemical pathway in the brain linked to bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder affects millions of Americans, causing dramatic swings in mood and, in some people, additional effects such as memory problems. While bipolar disorder is linked to many genes, each one making small contributions to the disease, scientists don’t know just how those genes ultimately give rise to the disorder’s effects. However, in new research,

Liability Insurance Premiums Spike Across the US: AMA Report

Liability insurance premiums are rising at a rate not seen in nearly 20 years, according to a new report from the American Medical Association (AMA). While the report is based on premium increases that predated the COVID-19 pandemic, it cites experts who predict that the upward trend in insurance costs will continue. These forecasts come