Tag: Experts

Single-dose vaccine tested as US experts say no corners cut

A huge international study of a COVID-19 vaccine that aims to work with just one dose is getting underway as top U.S. health officials sought Wednesday to assure a skeptical Congress and public that they can trust any shots the government ultimately approves. Hopes are high that answers about at least one of several candidates

Is COVID-19 ‘One and done?’ experts ponder odds for reinfection

(HealthDay)—Let’s say you’re one of the more than 1.7 million people in the United States who’ve contracted COVID-19, and you’ve been fortunate enough to shake off the virus and recover. What happens when you encounter the COVID-19 coronavirus again? Reinfection is a major concern among public health officials as the nation moves toward reopening the

Experts Reveal the Reason Why Our Muscles Tighten Up

Have you experienced a sudden muscle cramp and tightness after a workout? Not only is it painful to deal with, but it can also limit our movement – which interferes with your exercise routine. What could be the reason behind muscle tightness, and how can we prevent it? Here’s what the experts have to say.

Experts call for steps to stem increases in Legionnaires’

Top U.S. science experts are calling for stronger policies to combat the growing Legionnaires’ disease problem. In a report released Wednesday, the experts said annual cases of Legionnaires’ jumped more than fivefold from 2000 to 2017, and that as many as 70,000 Americans get the disease every year. Legionnaires’ is caused by bacteria that can

Water Check of Öko-Test: uranium, arsenic, pesticides – every 4. Bottled water is charged

Öko-Test examined 53 carbonated mineral water of the variety of “Classic”. Including water places of discounters and supermarkets, but also classic brands. The result: Twelve sparkling varieties contain questionable ingredients such as pesticide-degradation products, uranium, or arsenic. The German drank in the past year, 150 litres of water per head. 11.7 billion litres, according to

E-cigarettes should be used more actively to help smokers quit, experts recommend

“Ongoing nervousness” about the use of e-cigarettes in stop-smoking services can be a “significant” barrier to people finding support, research revealed during “Stoptober” shows. New research by the University of Exeter and University of Melbourne, funded by Cancer Research UK, suggests stop smoking services which are e-cigarette friendly should advertise this more openly, and says

As Alzheimer’s numbers grow among Latinos, need for research grows too, say experts

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) has awarded scientists at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and San Diego State University (SDSU) with a five-year, $4 million grant to boost the number of Latino and other underrepresented minority researchers studying Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and related dementias afflicting seniors of Latino origins, a demographic

Alzheimer’s myths busted: The six most common misconceptions

Alzheimer’s myths busted: Experts reveal the six most common misconceptions patients have – which cause many to DELAY getting checked People worry they will have to stop driving, give up work, and lose their memory Approximately 50 million people around the world are living with dementia Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of the

Smart pills dumb down medical care, experts warn

Enthusiasm for an emerging digital health tool, the smart pill, is on the rise but researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have published a paper in the American Journal of Bioethics that cautions health care providers and policymakers to slow down when it comes to allowing this technology in patient care settings. Smart

Experts Offer Tips for Provider Appeal of Denied Medical Claims

MONDAY, Aug.20, 2018 — Knowing payer policies and regulatory requirements is critical to appealing denials, according to an article published in Medical Economics. Michael Strong, a bill review technical specialist at SFM Mutual Insurance Co. in Bloomington, Minn., and Tammy Tipton, owner of Appeal Solutions Inc. in Oklahoma City, suggest several tips to ease the