Fitness watches generate useful information, but increase patient anxiety

  Copenhagen, Denmark (August 4, 2020) — How does measuring our sleep, exercise and heart rates using various apps and fitness watches affect us? Self-quantifying may better the understanding of our individual health, but according to a new study, it also gives rise to anxiety. Is my heart beating slightly fast? Is a heart attack
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A new device provides added protection against COVID-19 during endoscopic procedures

  Sendai, Japan (July 22, 2020) — The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown up unimaginable challenges for healthcare workers. Even simple outpatient procedures such as endoscopies can expose staff to the risk of infection. However, a team of researchers has developed a simple, disposable, and inexpensive device to provide an additional barrier of protection for healthcare
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81 million Americans lacking space or bathrooms to follow COVID quarantine recommendations

  Inadequate room for quarantine/isolation much more common among minorities hardest hit by pandemic, worsening spread within families   Chicago, IL, USA (July 21, 2020) — An article published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine reports that 25 million dwellings that house 81 million Americans lack adequate space or plumbing to allow compliance with
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Front-line physicians stressed and anxious at work and home

  New study reports moderate to severe stress levels in ER doctors during the frenetic early phase of COVID-19 pandemic   San Francisco, CA, USA (July 21, 2020) — Amid the COVID-19 chaos in many hospitals, emergency medicine physicians in seven cities around the country experienced rising levels of anxiety and emotional exhaustion, regardless of
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EULAR: High-Dose Glucocorticoids and IL-6 Receptor inhibition can reduce COVID-19 associated Cytokine Storm related hospital mortality by 65%

  Kilchberg, Switzerland (July 21, 2020) — Findings of a new study show that a widely available immunosuppressant used for treatment of rheumatic musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) accelerates respiratory recovery, lowers hospital-mortality and reduces the likelihood of invasive mechanical ventilation compared to supportive care only. The Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, ARD, the journal of the
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Genetic markers are useful in predicting osteoporotic fracture risk

Findings hold potential for cost savings while improving efficiency of screening Boston, MA, USA (July 20, 2020) — A new study shows that genetic pre-screening could reduce the number of screening tests needed to identify individuals at risk for osteoporotic fractures. Douglas P. Kiel, M.D., M.P.H., director of the Musculoskeletal Research Center in the Hinda
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“Love hormone” oxytocin could be used to treat cognitive disorders like Alzheimer’s

Scientists discover for the first time that oxytocin could be a potential new therapeutic option for cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease Tokyo, Japan (July 20, 2020) — Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disorder in which the nerve cells (neurons) in a person’s brain and the connections among them degenerate slowly, causing severe memory loss,
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Does having Alzheimer’s disease and dementia affect severity of delirium?

  New York, NY; USA (July 17, 2020) — Forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, gradually affect your cognitive function by harming your memory and your ability to think and make decisions. By 2050, experts project that 13.8 million older adults in the United States will develop Alzheimer’s disease and related Dementias (ADRD). Although Alzheimer’s
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Study finds hidden emotions in the sound of words

ITHACA, N.Y., USA (July 14, 2020) – – In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, it’s common to feel stress levels rise every time we hear the word “virus.” But new Cornell-led research reveals that the sound of the word itself was likely to raise your blood pressure – even before “corona” was added to
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Cystic fibrosis: why so many respiratory complications?

  By demonstrating the key role of Vav3 protein, UNIGE researchers highlight how the protein Vav3 creates bacterial docking stations to facilitate lung infections in cystic fibrosis.   Geneva, Switzerland (July 13, 2020) — Cystic fibrosis, one of the most common genetic diseases in Switzerland, causes severe respiratory and digestive disorders. Despite considerable therapeutic advances,
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Tocilizumab: Drug linked to 45% lower risk of dying among COVID-19 patients on ventilators

  Patients who received single intravenous dose of tocilizumab were also more likely to leave the hospital or be off ventilator within a month, despite double the risk of additional infection   Ann Arbor, MI, USA (July 13, 2020) — Critically ill COVID-19 patients who received a single dose of a drug that calms an
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Dream on

  Study shows engaged workers should dare to daydream   St. Louis, MO, USA (July 13, 2020) —  A wandering, daydreaming mind can spur creativity … wait, where was I? Oh, yes, two researchers from Washington University in St. Louis and another from Pontificia Universidad Católica in Chile found that daydreaming carries significant creative benefits, especially
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Age-related hearing loss in patients taking cognitive tests may result in misdiagnoses of dementia

  Leicestershire, UK (July 10, 2020) — The early and correct diagnosis of a cognitive impairment – such as dementia – is crucial as it allows interventions and treatments that may slow the progression of a patient’s symptoms to be quickly put in place. However, a new study by Loughborough University researcher Dr Christian Füllgrabe
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About half of health care workers positive for COVID-19 by serology have no symptoms

The IVY Research Network has completed initial studies evaluating the epidemiology of COVID-19 in health care workers and patients. Nashville, Tennessee, USA (July 9, 2020) — Among 249 front-line health care workers who cared for COVID-19 patients during the first month of the pandemic in Tennessee, 8% tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies by serology testing,
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Teva presents latest data on AJOVY® ▼ (fremanezumab) at EHF Congress

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (July 9, 2020) — Teva Pharmaceutical Europe B.V. has presented results from a pooled analysis of three randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 3 studies assessing AJOVY® ▼ (fremanezumab), indicated for the preventative treatment of migraine in adults, which demonstrate clinically significant reductions in headache and migraine-related disability in the majority of patients studied. The
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How fear transforms into anxiety

Study sheds new insight into the brain mechanisms at work Albuquerque, NM, USA (July 9, 2020) — A deadly coronavirus pandemic, economic instability and civil unrest menace the mental well-being of millions. Understanding how, in vulnerable people, fear from such frightening events evolves into lifelong anxiety, is critical for healing. A University of New Mexico
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The best (and worst) materials for mask

    Tucson, Arizona, USA (July 8, 2020) — It’s intuitive and scientifically shown that wearing a face covering can help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. But not all masks are created equal, according to new University of Arizona-led research. Amanda Wilson, an environmental health sciences doctoral candidate in the
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Therapy delivered electronically more effective than face to face

No difference in the level of satisfaction or function between the two methods of delivery Hamilton, ON, Canada (July 8, 2020) – Cognitive behavioural therapy delivered electronically to treat people with depression is more effective than face to face, suggests an evidence review led by McMaster University. Based on randomized control trials, the systematic review
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COVID-19 brain complications found across the globe

Liverpool, UK (July 8, 2020) — Cases of brain complications linked to COVID-19 are occurring across the globe, a new review by University of Liverpool researchers has shown. Published in The Lancet Neurology, the study found that strokes, delirium and other neurological complications are reported from most countries where there have been large outbreaks of
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Remdesivir can save more lives where ICUs are overwhelmed

  Boston, MA, USA (July 7, 2020) — Amid news that the United States has bought up virtually the entire global supply of remdesivir, a new Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) study outlines how the drug could save lives in countries with less hospital capacity, such as South Africa, where COVID-19 is beginning
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ONKOLOGIE

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MULTIPLE SKLEROSE

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PARKINSON

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