Wearable technology could transform how patients manage type 1 diabetes

A PRODUCT design graduate from the University of Huddersfield has defeated thousands of entries from around the world to become one of the finalists of the 2020 Global Grad Show with their design for a discrete earring that monitors blood sugar levels and delivers feedback in real-time.
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Proactive management of COVID-19 risk can support employees' return to work

A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation, published by IOS Press, is committed to helping organizations manage the challenges they face during the COVID-19 pandemic by publishing robust, evidence-based research, and commentary. All articles featured here and in the WORK COVID-19 Collection are freely available.
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Interim analysis of phase 3 study shows excellent efficacy of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine

South African study data were used to evaluate the safety of the vaccine in the results just published, but not its efficacy [which refers to the percentage reduction of disease].
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Implementation of Affordable Care Act expands access to early-stage breast cancer diagnosis

Minority women and women in general aged 50-64 in Pennsylvania showed an increased proportion of early-stage breast cancer diagnosis since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
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Researchers present new project for detection of SARS-COV-2 virus in indoor air

Researchers at the Foundation for the Promotion of Health and Biomedical Research of Valencia Region (FISABIO) and the Universitat de València (UV) have presented the AIRCOV project for the detection of the SARS-COV-2 virus in indoor air.
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Toxin produced by E. coli bacteria also has nondiarrheal effects on the digestive tract

For people in wealthy countries, diarrhea is usually nothing more than an uncomfortable inconvenience for a few days. But for a poor child in a developing country, repeated bouts of diarrhea can lead to serious health consequences such as malnutrition, stunted growth and cognitive deficits.
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Researchers examine how COVID-19 face masks can be made more effective

Face masks are helpful in preventing the spread of COVID-19, but researchers believe they can be made even more effective, something that has implications far beyond the current pandemic as masks could become a more commonly used public health intervention.
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Why intensive-care unit beds are focus of coronavirus shutdowns

At the heart of the state’s latest coronavirus stay-at-home orders, which Southern California triggered over the weekend, sits a single metric: Available intensive-care unit beds. That metric, established by the California Department of Public Health, is the most-recent wonky medical term to take a starring role in gauging the state’s fight against the coronavirus — and it is one that officials say is key to preventing the healthcare system from being overrun. Under the new state policy in Calif...
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Imaging, morphologic metrics associated with pathologic response in pancreatic cancer patients

According to an open-access Editor's Choice article in ARRS' American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), post-neoadjuvant therapy (NAT) changes in metabolic metrics from PET/MRI and morphologic metrics from CT were associated with pathologic response and overall survival in patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA).
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Colon lining releases hydrogen peroxide to protect the body from gut microbes

Scientists at UC Davis Health have discovered that an enzyme in the colon lining releases hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) - a known disinfecting compound- to protect the body from gut microbes.
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FDA approves first COVID-19 direct-to-consumer test

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized LabCorp's Pixel COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit for use by any individual 18 years and older without a prescription.
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Physicians don't always recognize radiation therapy side effects in cancer patients

Physicians did not recognize side effects from radiation therapy in more than half of breast cancer patients who reported a significant symptom, a new study finds.
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Study provides a detailed understanding of the interplay between obesity and cancer

Obesity has been linked to increased risk for over a dozen different types of cancer, as well as worse prognosis and survival.
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Sydney boy with autism loses speech while stranded in India due to Covid

Australian mum desperate for flight home after autistic son stops talking without vital therapyA four-year-old Sydney boy with autism stranded in India and separated from his father since March has missed specialist treatment for so long he has become non-verbal.Concerns for the health of Yuvraj Krishna and other Australians stranded overseas have been raised by Labor’s shadow home affairs minister, Kristina Keneally, who is urging the Morrison government to intervene and help reunite the family...
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Researchers identify new therapeutic target to treat patients with type 1 diabetes

Researchers at the University of Utah School of Medicine have identified a new therapeutic target to treat patients with type 1 diabetes.
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UCI researchers develop noninvasive, at-home saliva test to detect COVID-19

Researchers in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at the University of California, Irvine announced promising results in the development of a noninvasive at-home antigen test to detect the spike of SARS-CoV-2 proteins in saliva.
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Study links insulin resistance and ozone exposure to interstitial lung disease

People with pre-diabetes or diabetes who live in ozone-polluted areas may have an increased risk for an irreversible disease with a high mortality rate.
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Study reveals COVID-19 outcomes for Californians with intellectual and development disabilities

A new study published recently in ScienceDirect by researchers from Syracuse University and SUNY Upstate Medical University shows that California residents who receive services for intellectual and development disabilities (IDD) have lower COVID-19 case rates but a higher case-fatality rate than the general population.
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RA patients in remission display higher temperatures than healthy individuals

A pioneering study carried out among patients in remission from Rheumatoid Arthritis has determined that they display significantly higher temperatures than healthy individuals.
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Covid-19's impact on cancer services and research

The National Cancer Research Institute, Cancer Research UK and Public Health England's National Disease Registration Service hosted a Cancer/Covid-19 Research Summit with researchers from different disciplines discussing the impact that Covid-19 is having on cancer services and research.
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Modulation of oral microbiota impacts the cardiovascular benefits of sport

Exercise plays a key role in maintaining good physical and mental health throughout life. There is an increasing amount of scientific evidence that some of the immune system and metabolism benefits provided by sport are related to the thousands of millions of bacteria that colonize the digestive tract, from the mouth to the intestines, known as microbiota.
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Scientists shed light on how neurons form long-term memories

On a late summer day in 1953, a young man who would soon be known as patient H.M. underwent experimental surgery. In an attempt to treat his debilitating seizures, a surgeon removed portions of his brain, including part of a structure called the hippocampus. The seizures stopped.
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New guidelines improved the ability to predict C. diff infection mortality

Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) is the most common health care-associated infection in the United States, causing an estimated 12,800 deaths each year.
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Australian politics live: Peter Dutton withdraws comment labelling Greens leader Adam Bandt an 'enemy of the state'

The Greens leader has accused the Coalition of making a ‘power grab’ that takes away people’s liberty. Follow latest updatesHow Australia’s industrial relations bill will affect you and your workplaceFollow our global coronavirus live blog 1.33am GMT Lols at the ‘staying close to home’We all are. 1.27am GMT As Amy mentioned earlier, Scott Morrison has been on 2GB with Ray Hadley. I’m glad she’s on it as usual, because I confess I’m catching up.Some quick takeouts from that interview. Co...
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New consortium aims to understand principles underlying the formation of coronaviruses

The University of California, Riverside, is the recipient of a 2021 UC Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives, or MRPI, award allowing the campus to put together a UC Coronavirus Assembly Research Consortium.
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66 New Beds In Sleep Train Arena Practice Facility Brings Total To 240

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Sleep Train Arena has expanded its ability to take in COVID-19 patients. The former arena of the Sacramento Kings sent footage from inside the practice facility Wednesday that shows some of its 66 new beds being set up. This brings the total number of beds in the arena and practice facility combined to 240, according to Bryan May, OES chief of Media Relations and Public Information. While the practice facility can start accepting patients now, the arena will be available at ...
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Change in mental status or falls may be misinterpreted as infection in nursing homes

There is a widespread belief that a change in the mental status or an increase in falls in a nursing home resident may indicate an underlying infection.
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Henry Ford Health System is first in the U.S. to perform a procedure using CG-100 intraluminal device

Henry Ford Health System is the first in the country to perform a procedure using the CG-100™ intraluminal device, which is temporarily inserted into the gastrointestinal tract and designed to reduce diverting stoma rates, and the need for an ostomy bag, in patients undergoing gastrointestinal resection procedures due to colorectal cancer treatment.
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Omitting postoperative radiation therapy did not compromise survival for older HR-positive breast cancer patients

Older patients with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer who did not receive radiation therapy after breast-conserving surgery had higher rates of local recurrence but similar 10-year survival rates when compared to patients who received postoperative radiation therapy, according to updated 10-year data from the PRIME II study, presented at the 2020 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 8-11.
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Circulating tumor cell dynamics linked with overall survival in patients with metastatic breast cancer

Early circulating tumor cell dynamics were associated with overall survival in patients with metastatic breast cancer, according to a meta-analysis presented at the 2020 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 8-11.
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