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A new technique that can spot a potential preterm birth in asymptomatic high-risk women, with up to 73% accuracy months before delivery, has been developed by scientists at the University of Warwick. Utilising cutting-edge volatile organic compound analysis technology, designed to characterise airborne chemicals, the scientists ‘trained’ the device using machine-learning techniques to identify the
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Jul 29 2020 A world-leading University of Waterloo spinoff company, that decodes blood samples for potential treatments for illnesses like cancer and COVID-19, is expanding operations with the help of a $5-million USD investment. Bin Ma, a University of Waterloo computer science professor who co-founded Rapid Novor in 2015, says the company’s technology is the
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“We are on the verge of a large-scale community outbreak, which may lead to a collapse of our hospital system and cost lives, especially of the elderly,” the chief executive said. Hong Kong was initially able to contain the virus despite being relatively close to the city of Wuhan in China, where infections were first detected
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US President Donald Trump speaks to the press in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on July 28, 2020. Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images President Donald Trump said Tuesday he still thinks hydroxychloroquine works against Covid-19, despite mounting evidence that the malaria drug is ineffective in treating the virus. 
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jul 28 2020 Depression in mothers during and after pregnancy increased the odds of depression in offspring during adolescence and adulthood by 70%, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The systematic review was recently published in JAMA Network Open.
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Senate Republicans have unveiled their $1 trillion coronavirus relief plan as the virus continues to infect tens of thousands across the country everyday. The bill includes another round of stimulus paychecks for Americans and also sets aside funding for small businesses, Covid-19 testing capacity and schools. Two companies have now began the phase three trials
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Interview conducted by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jul 28 2020 Thought LeadersDr. Robert M. SargisAssociate Professor of MedicineDivision of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism News-Medical speaks to Dr. Robert M. Sargis about his research into whether medication is exposing us to hormone-disrupting chemicals. What led you to begin this research? We have been studying endocrine-disrupting chemicals for many
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In this May 4, 2020 photo provided by the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the first patient enrolled in Pfizer’s COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine clinical trial at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, receives an injection. University of Maryland School of Medicine | AP U.S. drugmaker Pfizer and German biotech BioNTech said
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jul 27 2020 Appendicitis is the most common cause for emergency abdominal surgery in childhood, affecting 80,000 children in the United States each year, but nonoperative treatment options are viable. A study performed by the Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium, led by Peter Minneci, MD, and Katherine Deans, MD, co-founders and directors
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Congressional Republicans are expected to introduce their latest piece of coronavirus relief legislation on Monday, as economic benefits for many Americans run out. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Sunday the administration could “move quickly” to implement any relief — the Treasury Department is responsible for sending stimulus checks out to Americans. On the vaccine front, the
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According to new research published in the preprint server medRxiv* in July 2020, the use of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) among outpatients in clinical trials, without high-risk factors for cardiac arrhythmia, is safe, with gastrointestinal side-effects being the most common side effects and no fatal adverse outcomes. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues all around the world, with
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Over-the-counter (OTC) analgesics like acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) have long been a staple in households for managing pain, fevers, and other common ailments. However, the accessibility of these medications can make them easy to take in dangerous amounts. In a new study, researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the
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Peer mentorship is a critical and more accessible option for professional and personal growth than traditional mentor-mentee relationships, according to a new paper from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The paper, published in the Journal of Investigative Medicine, finds that peer mentorship, especially in academic medicine, is more inclusive and accessible than traditional
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Social distancing dividers for students are seen in a classroom, July 14, 2020. Lucy Nicholson | Reuters Parents everywhere are grappling with the question whether it’s safe to send their children back to school. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released guidelines emphasizing that students get back to the classroom for the sake of their
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So you want to be an anesthesiologist. You like the idea of being in the operating room, being the patient’s guardian angel, and having a laidback lifestyle. Let’s debunk the public perception myths of what it means to be an anesthesiologist, and give it to you straight. This is the reality of anesthesiology. 💌 Sign
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States are taking differing approaches to reopening and closing during the pandemic, and the economy has been feeling the impact. More than half of states have instituted statewide mask mandates to slow the spread of the coronavirus, and some have imposed curfews and group size limits for bars and restaurants.  These five charts illustrate trends in
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jul 22 2020 Study results documenting parental hesitancy to begin and complete their child’s HPV vaccine series were published in The Lancet Public Health by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Based on survey data from the 2017-2018 National Immunization Study, the research team discovered
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In Perinatal Cardiology, fetal cardiology experts provide key information on tools for fetal evaluation through echocardiography / cardiac ultrasonography, with a primary focus on the nature and prenatal detection of structural and functional cardiac heart defects (CHDs). This two-part book will enlighten the readers with details about different types of fetal cardiac abnormalities along with
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