Thursday, 5 Aug 2021

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COVID in Louisiana shows consequences of Delta variant, low vaccination rate

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – Low vaccination rates and the more infectious Delta variant are converging to create a new COVID-19 crisis for Louisiana as the United States and the world face the latest stage of the pandemic.FILE PHOTO: Revelers on Bourbon Street as Louisiana’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases rise amid Delta variant, in New Orleans, […]

Flu shot linked to less severe COVID-19: Study

People who got a flu shot earlier this year may be less likely to suffer a severe COVID-19 infection down the road, according to new research. The study, published in the journal Plos One on Wednesday, analyzed the electronic medical records of more than 74,700 people from the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, […]

Researchers demonstrate comparative risk of mRNA vaccinations vs. COVID-19 in teens

Case Western Reserve University researchers have demonstrated that the risk for myocarditis/pericarditis (heart inflammation) among male teens (12-17) diagnosed with COVID-19 is nearly six times higher than their combined risk following first and second doses of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccination. The risk for myocarditis/pericarditis among girls (ages 12-17) is 21 times greater from COVID-19 than […]

Genetic risk for psychiatric disorders linked to brain changes

(HealthDay)—Polygenic risk scores for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia are associated with ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC) structure and function, according to a study published in the July/August issue of the Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience. Christoph Abé, Ph.D., from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, and colleagues examined whether polygenic risk scores for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia […]

Best Investments For Millennials All Financial Advisors Confirm

There are many myths with regards to millennials and how they manage their finances. We sometimes jump to conclusions that millennials suck at investing and saving for retirement. But if we base it on statistics, it shows that millennials start saving for the future at an early age compared to the boomers and the Generation X. The […]

Certain dermoscopic structures linked to melanoma detection

(HealthDay)—Certain dermoscopic structures associated with melanoma detection may have diagnostic importance, including shiny white structures, pseudopods, and blue-white veil, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published online Aug. 4 in JAMA Dermatology. Natalie M. Williams, M.D., from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and colleagues examined the diagnostic accuracy of individual dermoscopic […]

Achilles injuries skyrocket as America returns to normal

Nearly four months after tearing his Achilles tendon, Russian gymnast Artur Dalaloyan returned to competition, a move already dubbed “heroic” and “miraculous” before he helped his squad earn an Olympic team gold medal in Tokyo. It took American basketball superstar Kevin Durant a full season to recover from an Achilles tear in the 2019 NBA […]

Pioneering therapy provides long-term survival for babies lacking thymus

An investigational treatment pioneered by a Duke Health pediatrician resulted in a one-year survival rate of 77% among children born with a rare condition in which they lack an immune system. The treatment, using cultured thymus tissue (CTT), has been studied at Duke since 1993 for babies born without a thymus gland, which produces the […]

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