Health News

Blood test can track the evolution of coronavirus infection

A blood test that quantifies the protein ACE2, the cellular protein that allows entry of the coronavirus into cells, as well as ACE2 fragments produced as a result of interaction with the virus, could be a simple and effective method for monitoring SARS-CoV-2 infection, according to a study led by Javier Sáez-Valero, from the UMH-CSIC […]

Medications

Journalists Track Biden’s First 100 Days

Chief Washington correspondent Julie Rovner discussed Biden’s first 100 days on WAMU/NPR’s “1A” on Wednesday. She also joined Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Central Time” to talk about why hospitals aren’t cooperating with price transparency requirements. Click here to hear Rovner on WAMU/NPR Read Rovner’s “The Great Undoing: Which of Trump’s Policies Will Biden Reverse?” Click here […]

Medications

Journalists Track Biden’s First 100 Days

Chief Washington correspondent Julie Rovner discussed Biden’s first 100 days on WAMU/NPR’s “1A” on Wednesday. She also joined Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Central Time” to talk about why hospitals aren’t cooperating with price transparency requirements. Click here to hear Rovner on WAMU/NPR Read Rovner’s “The Great Undoing: Which of Trump’s Policies Will Biden Reverse?” Click here […]

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Parkinson’s disease: Wearable sensors to track symptoms

EPFL scientists have developed algorithms that, combined with wearable sensors, could help clinicians to monitor the progression of Parkinson’s disease and assess the effects of medications commonly used by people with this neurodegenerative disorder. Parkinson’s disease affects neurons in an area of the brain that controls movement, causing tremors, difficulty walking and other motor problems. […]

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Could sewage monitoring help track COVID-19 hotspots?

Scientists suggest the COVID-19 virus could be tracked through a closer watch on sewage systems worldwide. The virus has been detected in the feces of patients with coronavirus in the Netherlands, U.S., France and Australia. Dr. Pattanathu Rahman, a microbiologist at the University of Portsmouth and Director of TeeGene, and colleagues at Bharathiar University, India […]

Health Problems

Machine learning leads to novel way to track tremor severity in Parkinson’s patients

One of the hallmarks of Parkinson’s disease (PD) is tremors. This involuntary movement disorder reduces quality of life by interrupting patients’ activities such as writing and eating. Neurologists routinely measure tremors using the Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS), which requires patients to perform specific tasks. Unfortunately, this evaluation is based on an onsite physical […]