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More green spaces can help boost air quality, reduce heart disease deaths

Green spaces—trees, shrubs and grasses—can improve air quality and may lower heart disease deaths, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2020. “We found that both increased greenness and increased air quality were associated with fewer deaths from heart disease,” said William Aitken, M.D., a cardiology fellow with

Newer Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug, Upadacitinib (Rinvoq), May Help Ease Tough-to-Treat Cases

MONDAY, Oct. 19, 2020 — A recently approved rheumatoid arthritis medication appears to be an effective second-line therapy when biologic treatments start to fail, a new clinical trial reports. Arthritis sufferers treated with upadacitinib had a significantly greater reduction in their symptoms and disease activity than people treated with a standard disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD),

Food-focused phone apps help families

Ensuring healthy family meals can be greatly helped by mobile phone apps, mainly due to the appeal of the best apps’ time-saving qualities for busy parents, according to Flinders University experts. “Meal planning apps and features promoting organization present feasible, time-saving solutions that support healthy food provision practices,” says nutritionist and dietitian Professor Rebecca Golley.

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

Study ties blood type to COVID-19 risk; O may help, A hurt

A genetic analysis of COVID-19 patients suggests that blood type might influence whether someone develops severe disease. Scientists who compared the genes of thousands of patients in Europe found that those who had Type A blood were more likely to have severe disease while those with Type O were less likely. Wednesday’s report in the

Brazil to help test Oxford coronavirus vaccine

An experimental vaccine against the new coronavirus developed at the University of Oxford will be tested from mid-June in Brazil, the first country outside Britain to take part in the study, researchers said Wednesday. The vaccine will be tested in Brazil on 2,000 volunteers, who will be recruited starting this week, said the Federal University

Could giving men estrogen help them recover from coronavirus?

US doctors have started giving men with coronavirus ESTROGEN in the hopes after finding the virus kills half as many women Around the world, higher rates of men have been coming down with severe cases of the coronavirus and drying compared to women Some researchers believe it’s due to the female sex hormones mainly produced

Can UV light help hospitals disinfect masks and gowns?

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, hospitals are finding themselves short of masks, gowns and other personal protective equipment (PPE). Some are doing what would previously have been unthinkable—disinfecting and reusing PPE. One way to do this is with ultraviolet (UV) light, which is already used to disinfect patient rooms and operating theatres. In theory, it