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More COVID-19 patients in ICUs are surviving now: study

(HealthDay)—Even as new coronavirus infections soar in the United States, a new study offers one piece of good news: Severely ill COVID-19 patients are significantly more likely to survive now compared to a few months ago. In fact, deaths for COVID-19 patients in intensive care units have fallen by nearly a third in North America,

Helping children with cancer spend more time IV-pole-free

Children being treated for cancer often spend long days receiving chemotherapy intravenously or through a port. They also often require regular blood transfusions, including platelets (which are involved in clotting, and produced in bone marrow), to maintain stability and health. But the platelet administration process is often agonizingly slow, typically taking hours, which means children

Unique tool paves the way for more individualized cancer treatments

Making the latest research results available to doctors increases the opportunities for finding better individualized cancer treatment. For a few years, researchers at Karolinska Insititutet and several other universities have been working on building a digital tool which will make global genomic data easily available as support for treatment decisions. The results are now published

People with some health conditions have more coronavirus 'doorways'

Is THIS why diabetes sufferers are vulnerable to coronavirus? Scientists discover people with some underlying diseases have more ‘doorways’ for infection on their cells People with underlying health conditions like lung disease, diabetes and high blood pressure are at higher risk of severe coronavirus  Researchers at the University of Sao Paulo and the University of

Hospitalized COVID-19 patients with diabetes represent more than 20 percent of ICU population

The COVID-19 pandemic presents new challenges for clinicians caring for infected patients with diabetes, according to new guidance published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Hospitalized patients with COVID-19 and diabetes need to receive glucose-lowering therapy in addition to other complex medical management as a way of minimizing risk for complications

Silicone Mats That Are for So Much More Than Baking

There are countless items in your kitchen that you know for a fact you won’t use every day, but still serve a purpose. Take silicone mats, for example. Unless you’re a regular Betty Crocker, you might not see the point to purchasing silicone mats when you could just buy the occasional roll of parchment paper.

Game theory suggests more efficient cancer therapy

Cancer cells not only ravage the body—they also compete with each other. Cornell mathematicians are using game theory to model how this competition could be leveraged, so cancer treatment—which also takes a toll on the patient’s body—might be administered more sparingly, with maximized effect. Their paper, “Optimizing Adaptive Cancer Therapy: Dynamic Programming and Evolutionary Game

7 Changes To Make If You Want To Lose 20 Pounds Or More

Setting a bigger weight-loss goal, like losing 20 pounds, may feel overwhelming at times. You may get impatient and feel desperate to finallyhit the finish line. But sustainable weight loss requires creating healthy habits, like making gradual dietary changes and incorporating consistent fitness into your weekly schedule. Weight loss ultimately requires the same approaches whether

EU sees ‘moderate to high’ risk of more virus clusters

EU health officials foresee a “moderate to high” risk of more new coronavirus clusters of the type happening in northern Italy, they said in a statement after a meeting Monday. The warning, by the bloc’s Health Security Committee, echoed one by the World Health Organization which said countries around the planet should prepare for a

More pieces of the autism puzzle uncovered

A major international study from the Autism Sequencing Consortium with participation of researchers from the Danish iPSYCH psychiatry project, has recently mapped 102 new autism genes. The new findings provide a new understanding of the biology behind autism, which could in the future be utilised to provide an earlier and more precise diagnosis and better