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Study examines COVID-19 among patients receiving home dialysis

Individuals with kidney failure who receive dialysis treatments in clinics (called in-center dialysis) are especially vulnerable to COVID-19, with death rates reported at over 20% in recent studies; however, there has been a dearth of information specific to patients who undergo dialysis sessions at home. A new study appearing in an upcoming issue of JASN […]

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Florida COVID-19 infection rate for young people among highest in 2020

Florida ranked among the states with the highest COVID-19 infection rates for younger residents in 2020, putting the state’s large elderly population at an increased risk for the coronavirus, according to a study from a researcher at Florida Atlantic University. Florida counties with younger populations experienced higher COVID-19 infection rates among residents under 25 years […]

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Prevalence of multiple chronic conditions up among veterans

The prevalence of multiple chronic conditions (MCC) is higher for male and female veterans versus nonveterans, according to a study published online Feb. 23 in the National Health Statistics Reports, a publication from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Peter Boersma, M.P.H., from the National Center for Health Statistics in Hyattsville, Maryland, and […]

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Exposure to superbacteria among visitors to the tropics more extensive than previously thought

Exploring exposure to superbacteria, researchers at the University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital got unexpected results from an international collaborative study conducted in real time among 20 travelers to Southeast Asia. All the participants were found to contract superbacteria within a week after arriving in the destination. A detailed sequence analysis showed that the […]

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Preventing loneliness among children of depressed mothers may help prevent adolescent suicidality

Children of mothers experiencing depressive symptoms are more at risk, as adolescents, of experiencing suicidal thoughts and attempting suicide. New research suggests that this link may be explained by loneliness, potentially opening new ways for youth suicide prevention. The study—by the universities of Exeter, Montréal, Laval and McGill—used data from more than 1,600 families from […]

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COVID-19 awareness and understanding among the public has increased, while skepticism declined, researchers report

When sweeping lockdowns changed nearly every aspect of daily life in March, the world sat up and took notice of the novel coronavirus. Since then, terms such as social distancing, aerosols, asymptomatic, and superspreaders have become common parlance. And the general public has begun paying attention to news about testing and vaccine development and trusting […]

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Response to adjuvant bevacizumab among patients with resected melanoma may vary by age

Younger patients with resected melanoma had some benefit from adjuvant treatment with the anti-VEGF therapeutic bevacizumab (Avastin) while older patients with resected melanoma did not, according to results published in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Preclinical data showed that VEGF, a protein that promotes angiogenesis and is the […]