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Biologic therapy for psoriasis may reduce heart disease

3 days ago from Science Blog

Patients with psoriasis treated with biologic therapy, which are protein-based infusions to suppress inflammation, had a significant reduction in high-risk plaque in heart arteries, over one-year, according to new research...

Glass tables can cause life-threatening injuries

3 days ago from Science Daily

Faulty glass in tables can cause life-threatening injuries, according to a new study, which provides evidence that stricter federal regulations are needed to protect consumers.

Doctors need to watch for punctured lung in COVID-19 patients, study says

3 days ago from UPI

Punctured lungs occur in as many as 1 in 100 hospitalized COVID-19 patients, a new study finds.

Gallup: Governors get highest marks for COVID-19 response; Trump lowest

3 days ago from UPI

Approval ratings for the COVID-19 response by state governors and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are better than they are for President Donald Trump, a Gallup survey showed...

U.S. adds 34K COVID-19 cases; children make up 10% of total

3 days ago from UPI

An additional 34,000 COVID-19 cases and hundreds of new deaths were reported in the United States on Tuesday.

Watch: Jude Law says it's 'odd' people are watching 'Contagion' during the pandemic

3 days ago from UPI

Jude Law appeared on "The Tonight Show" and discussed how it finds it weird that people have started watching his film "Contagion" again during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Tuesday

3 days ago from CBC: Health

Some provinces are scrambling to increase testing capacity as coronavius infections spike across Canada and lineups at COVID-19 testing sites see a significant influx of people. 

NIH is 'very concerned' about serious side effect in coronavirus vaccine trial

3 days ago from LA Times - Health

The NIH has launched an investigation into the case of a patient who suffered spinal cord damage after joining AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine trial.

NIH is 'very concerned' about serious side effect in coronavirus vaccine trial

3 days ago from LA Times - Science

The NIH has launched an investigation into the case of a patient who suffered spinal cord damage after joining AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine trial.

How New Mexico Controlled the Spread of COVID-19

4 days ago from Scientific American

The state went after the disease with widespread testing and science-based targets. Now it is in better shape than its neighbors -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Lung cell images show how intense a coronavirus infection can be

4 days ago from Sciencenews.org

New closeup views of lung cells show just how prolifically the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 can replicate once it infiltrates the respiratory tract.  In the lab, pediatric pulmonologist Camille Ehre and colleagues at...

Hospitalizations steady despite rising COVID-19 cases. But this could change quickly, experts say

4 days ago from CBC: Health

Despite a spike in COVID-19 cases across Canada, hospitalization rates in most provinces have remained steady. Younger people bear the brunt of new infections in the country, but the virus...

Turmeric may ease pain of arthritis, clinical trial suggests

4 days ago from UPI

It's a must for any good curry, and a new clinical trial suggests that turmeric might ease arthritis pain, too.

South Dakota investigates attorney general over fatal crash

4 days ago from UPI

South Dakota's attorney general was involved in a vehicle crash over the weekend that resulted in the death of a pedestrian, officials said.

Medicare saved billions of dollars when statins went generic

4 days ago from UPI

New research finds Medicare saved billions as more generic cholesterol-lowering medications became available, even though the number of Americans using the drugs increased.

Nova Scotia moves blood collection appointments online after calls swamp system

4 days ago from CBC: Health

Some patients have expressed frustration with busy signals when trying to book blood tests by phone, which health officials blamed on too many patients calling to book at peak times.

Drug users, advocates weigh in on why Sask. overdose deaths are at record high

4 days ago from CBC: Health

As of the first week of September, the number of overdoses confirmed (40) and suspected (190) by the Saskatchewan Coroners Service is the highest on record for the province.  

Combining two precision medicines can treat drug-resistant cancers

4 days ago from Science Daily

Launching a dual-pronged attack on tumours using a combination of two innovative precision medicines could treat patients with multiple common cancers, a new clinical trial shows.

Hostility linked with higher risk of death after second heart attacks

4 days ago from Science Daily

Heart attack patients who are sarcastic or irritable could be putting their health at risk. 'Hostility is a personality trait that includes being sarcastic, cynical, resentful, impatient or irritable.'

Gene editing to produce 'super dad' livestock

Modified animals could improve sustainable meat production, but safety and ethical issues remain.

Immune reaction to depression, anxiety may point to improved treatment

4 days ago from UPI

Researchers have linked depression to increased inflammation and anxiety to higher levels of a type of cholesterol, which may improve screening and treatment of both mental health disorders, according to...

Virtual reality trains public to reverse opioid overdoses

4 days ago from Science Daily

The United States has seen a 200% increase in the rate of deaths by opioid overdose in the last 20 years. But many of these deaths were preventable. Naloxone, also...

Why the acceleration in new COVID-19 cases in Canada is concerning

4 days ago from CBC: Health

The steady increase in new cases of COVID-19 in Canada's most populated provinces is a concerning trend, the country's chief public health officer says, as hospitals work to keep intensive...

Excessive lung release of neutrophil DNA traps may explain severe complications in COVID-19 patients

4 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers have detected significant amounts of DNA traps in distinct compartments of the lungs of patients who died from Covid-19. These traps, called NETs, are released massively into the airways,...

Toxic metals can affect student health performance, say scientists

4 days ago from Physorg

A group of medical and environmental researchers from RUDN University evaluated the level of heavy metals in the organism of first-year university students from different countries of the world. The...

Substance use disorders linked to COVID-19 susceptibility

4 days ago from Science Daily

A recent study found that people with substance use disorders (SUDs) are more susceptible to COVID-19 and its complications. The findings suggest that health care providers should closely monitor patients...

Coast Guard cutter NSC Stone completes builder's trials

4 days ago from UPI

The U.S. Coast Guard cutter NSC Stone successfully completed its builder's trials at sea, shipmaker Huntington Ingalls Industries announced on Monday.

VA data breach exposes information of 46,000 veterans

4 days ago from UPI

A data breach involving personal information of about 46,000 veterans was announced on Monday by the Department of Veterans Affairs.