Lipid Screen, CVD Assessment Advised in Endocrine Disorders

FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2020 — Lipid screening and cardiovascular risk assessment should be performed for all patients with endocrine disorders, according to an Endocrine Society clinical practice guideline published in the December issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Connie B. Newman, M.D., from the New York University Grossman School of Medicine in New York City, and colleagues […]

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About 17 Percent of Recovered Patients Positive for SARS-CoV-2

FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2020 — About 17 percent of patients who have officially recovered from COVID-19 test positive for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) on repeat nasopharyngeal swab, according to a study recently published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Francesco Landi, M.D., Ph.D., from the Fondazione Policlinico Universitario ‘Agostino Gemelli’ and Catholic University of the Sacred […]

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Czechs extend state of emergency until November 20

Czech lawmakers voted Friday to extend a state of emergency until November 20 as the country saw the first signs of a slowdown in the spread of the coronavirus. The government declared a 30-day state of emergency on October 5 to make decision-making easier at the time of crisis, and it needed the parliament’s consent to extend it. The Czech […]

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Cancer patients, clinicians find value in electronic real-time symptom reporting system

Both cancer patients and their medical teams found it beneficial when patients shared their symptoms in real time using a web- or telephone-based reporting system, according to a national multi-institutional study. Ethan Basch, MD, MSc, at the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, and his colleagues reported in the journal JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics findings from the PRO-TECT […]

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Studies link COVID-19 deaths to air pollution, raising questions about EPA’s ‘acceptable risk’

The pandemic is putting America’s air pollution standards to the test as the COVID-19 death toll rises. The U.S. government sets limits on hazardous air pollutants to try to protect public health, but it can be difficult to determine where to draw the line for what is considered “acceptable risk.” Power plants, factories and other pollution sources release hundreds of […]

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Collecting sperm from COVID-19 patients

How does COVID-19 affect sperm and thus the next generation´s immune system? Researchers from the University of Bergen are collecting sperm to find the answer. So far, 50 COVID-19 patients between 30 and 40 have delivered a sperm sample. Students are next in line. The plan is that participants will return after 12 months for more testing. The project aims […]

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Microbes in the gut could be protective against hazardous radiation exposure

A new study by scientists at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and colleagues published Oct. 30, 2020, in Science, showed that mice exposed to potentially lethal levels of total body radiation were protected from radiation damage if they had specific types of bacteria in their gut. Radiation absorbed in a clinical setting or during an accidental exposure can cause damage […]

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Loss of sex drive: The surprising nut that can boost your libido

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Foods that help improve libido (i.e. sex drive) are known as aphrodisiacs – named after the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite. A certain nut contains the key mineral that may get your juices flowing. Medical News Today […]

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