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Health care workers most at risk for COVID-19

Health care workers—particularly nurses—have a higher prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection than non-health care workers, according to researchers at Rutgers, which released baseline results from a large prospective study of participants at Rutgers and affiliated hospitals recruited during the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. The study, published in the journal BMC Infectious Diseases, found that

DBT + Synthetic Mammography Better at Repeat Screening

THURSDAY, Nov. 12, 2020 — At repeat screening, digital breast tomosynthesis plus synthetic mammography (DBT+SM) identifies more cancers than full-field digital mammography (FFDM), according to a study published online Nov. 10 in Radiology. Francesca Caumo, M.D., from the Veneto Institute of Oncology in Padua, Italy, and colleagues conducted a prospective study involving 34,638 women screened

Cutting cancer off at the head

Osaka City University detects cancer cells in 2ml blood samples and connects them back to their origin tumor—creating a new diagnostic tool that may aid in quicker and more accurate anti-cancer measures. Using a 2 ml blood sample from 100 gastric cancer patients, researchers succeeded in identifying cancer cells circulating in the bloodstream and trace

UK at ‘tipping point:’ England braces for more restrictions

Millions of people in northern England are anxiously waiting to hear how much further virus restrictions will be tightened as one of the British government’s leading medical advisers warned Sunday that the country is at a crucial juncture in the second wave of the coronavirus. England’s deputy chief medical officer, Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, said the

Coronavirus clusters in NYC growing at an alarming rate

Fox News Flash top headlines for October 1 The outer-borough COVID spike is growing. New York City Hall revealed late Wednesday that the major southern Brooklyn coronavirus cluster now spans from Brighton Beach all the way to eastern Crown Heights — as officials added a slew of new neighborhoods to the list of those witnessing concerning spikes

Many School Employees at Increased Risk for Severe COVID-19

MONDAY, Sept. 21, 2020 — Nearly half of all school employees meet the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention definition for increased or potentially increased risk for severe COVID-19, according to a study published online Sept. 17 in Health Affairs. Thomas M. Seldon, Ph.D., from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in Rockville,

Ventilators could be adapted to help two COVID-19 patients at once

As the first peak of the COVID-19 pandemic approached, governments feared there would not be enough ventilators—machines that ‘breathe’ for patients when they cannot do so themselves—to help all those who needed one. Now, researchers from King’s College London and Imperial College London have developed a theoretical model for how one ventilator could be used

Hacks you should use at Costco if you’re single

While Costco may be known as a bargain-hunter’s paradise, there’s no denying that many of those bargains tend to be super-sized. While the Duggar family no doubt goes through those giant-sized jars of mayonnaise in no time flat, smaller families may struggle to use up Costco-sized items before their expiration dates. As for people who

12 Trader Joe's Products You Can Shop at Walmart

Running low on your favorite Trader Joe’s seasonings and don’t have time to take a TJ’s trip this weekend? You’re in luck because apparently Amazon isn’t the only retailer that carries Trader Joe’s most popular products online. Walmart does, too, and they boast similar prices to Amazon. Before we get into the products, let’s be

Pride Parades Canceled? Make Your Own at Home

What a long, long time ago June 2019 seems like right now. It was the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, and more than 100,000 people watched or participated in the New York City Pride Parade. We’re in a different world now, with Pride events all over the world canceled. But that most certainly does