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Posthospital follow-up visits for bronchiolitis may not be needed

(HealthDay)—As-needed follow-up is an equally effective posthospitalization follow-up strategy when compared with a scheduled follow-up visit for young children hospitalized for bronchiolitis, according to a study published online July 6 in JAMA Pediatrics. Eric R. Coon, M.D., from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, and colleagues randomly assigned children younger than 24 months

Could vegetables be the fountain of youth?

(HealthDay)—If you want to live longer, you should choose beans over beef for your protein, a new analysis suggests. “These findings have important public health implications as intake of plant protein can be increased relatively easily by replacing animal protein and could have a large effect on longevity,” the researchers reported. Diets high in protein

Diagnosis of glioblastoma: How brain tumors are treated today?

Glioblastoma is a malignant brain tumor that often grows very quickly and as a particularly aggressive applies. Usually the first symptoms, such as headache, dizziness, blurred vision, or paralysis lie between the appearance of symptoms and the diagnosis only a few weeks or months. The therapy must begin quickly. The person and their family can

Coronavirus: less and less people want to be vaccinated

In the fight against the novel Coronavirus, a vaccine is considered to be crucial. But the population would benefit from this also? While in April 2020, 70 percent of the people in Germany were willing to be vaccinated, the number dropped in June to 61 percent. Many people are particularly concerned with possible side effects.

National tick surveillance survey identifies gaps to be filled

New Cornell-led research shows that inadequate funding is the main barrier to better surveillance and control of ticks, including the blacklegged tick, which spreads Lyme disease, the No. 1 vector-borne illness in the country. Insufficient infrastructure, limited guidance on best practices and lack of institutional capacity also are impediments to improved tick monitoring, the researchers

Coronavirus death rate may be lower than previously thought

The coronavirus mortality rate might be lower than previously thought, according to a new study. A group of researchers analyzed data from China and found that the overall mortality rate of COVID-19 was 1.38%. But if they adjusted for cases that likely went unaccounted for due to their mild or asymptomatic nature, the overall mortality

Why a loss of smell may be a sign of coronavirus

Doctors say a complete loss of smell and taste may be an early warning sign of coronavirus… that could appear just hours after a sufferer is infected Doctors are calling for this to be added to other main symptoms of coronavirus Currently these are a continuous cough and/or a high temperature, says PHE But an

Why You Should Be Skeptical About a 'Healthier' Panda Express

Panda Express, an American-Chinese fast food restaurant chain with locations across the U.S. and around the world, has vowed to improve the nutrition of their food. This effort, dubbed the “Panda Promise” (which may or may not be the subtitle of the next Kung Fu Panda movie), aims to achieve several broad goals. To help