Month: May 2020

Acoustic neuroma, also known as vestibular schwannoma, is a noncancerous and usually slow-growing tumor that develops on the main (vestibular) nerve leading from your inner ear to your brain. Branches of this nerve directly influence your balance and hearing, and pressure from an acoustic neuroma can cause hearing loss, ringing in your ear and unsteadiness.
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.May 30 2020 A combination of genetic shuffling and evolutionary selection of near-identical genetic sequences among specific bat and pangolin coronaviruses may have led to the evolution of SARS-CoV-2 and its introduction into humans, a new study suggests. The results also showed that the virus’ entire receptor binding motif (RBM), a
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Cailin Healy, and an unidentified friend, both of Calabasas, take a selfie together as beach-goers enjoy warm summer-like weather amid state and city social distancing regulations mandated by Gov. Newsom in Huntinton Beach, CA, on April 22, 2020. Allen J. Schaben | Los Angeles Times via Getty Images As the U.S. begins to reemerge from
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May 30 2020 The COVID-19 crisis is not impacting cardiovascular procedures as heavily as it is other therapy areas, since the majority of these procedures are essential, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. GlobalData estimates that 96.7% of cardiovascular procedures performed in the US are essential procedures. These essential procedures include surgeries
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May 30 2020 Toshiba Corporation and a team led by Professor Yozo Nakazawa at the Department of Pediatrics, Shinshu University, (hereinafter “Shinshu University”), have together developed a “tumor-tropic liposome technology” for gene therapy. The technology uses unique, nano-sized biodegradable liposomes developed by Toshiba to accurately and efficiently deliver therapeutic genes to targeted cancer cells, and
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Joe Biden has seen a surge in support from health care professionals as President Donald Trump struggles to bring in cash from those working in an industry under pressure from the coronavirus pandemic.  The apparent Democratic nominee for president is ahead of Trump, not just in many national polls, but also in financial support from
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Mayo Clinic’s Christopher Sletten, Ph.D., ABPP discussing Central Sensitization Syndrome, which is the prevailing theory of the cause of chronic pain & other chronic symptoms. A patient and/or provider understanding of this process can lead to seeking appropriate treatments including the Pain Rehab Center (PRC) at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus. Learn more about the PRC
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Interview conducted by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.May 29 2020 Thought LeadersDr. Lewis SpurginEvolutionary BiologistUniversity of East Anglia News-Medical spoke to Dr. Lewis Spurgin about a new study that looked at ‘real world’ movement data and social contact to understand the spread of COVID-19. What lead you to research contact tracing and epidemic models? The Royal Society
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The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) usually targets older adults and those with underlying medical conditions. Past evidence has shown that the prevalence of infection among children and teens is low. Now, new evidence has shown that children with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) experience a Kawasaki-like illness, called multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C).
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In this file photo, face masks are stacked before getting technical information printed on them at a new factory in Mexico City, Thursday, May 21, 2020. Fernando Llano | AP Federal authorities busted up a massive coronavirus scheme to sell a foreign government 50 million N95 face masks that didn’t actually exist, prosecutors revealed Thursday.
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.May 27 2020 A joint program of UT Southwestern Medical Center and Children’s Health has been approved as a Certified Duchenne Care Center (CDCC) by Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), the nation’s most comprehensive nonprofit organization focused on finding a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The UTSW/Children’s Health collaboration, which involves
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May 27 2020 Thought LeadersProfessor Stefan PöhlmannDr. Markus HoffmannGerman Primate Center News-Medical spoke to researchers from the German Primate Center on their research in determining the activation sequence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Why did you choose to research COVID-19 and possible treatments? We chose to work on COVID-19 because we have a long-standing interest in
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.May 26 2020 Vaping is most heavily concentrated in U.S. schools with a higher proportion of white students, schools in the South and West, and schools where more students smoke cigarettes, a new University of Michigan study shows. Overall, more than one in 10 American middle and high school students report
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Gavin Newsom, governor of California, speaks during a news conference in Sacramento, California, on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. Rich Pedroncelli | AP | Bloomberg via Getty Images California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Tuesday that he would ease the state’s restrictions on barbershops and hair salons for some counties in the state that meet certain
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Hearing loss is a natural part of the aging process. But, noise-induced hearing loss is on the rise, leading to May being recognized as Better Hearing Month. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, approximately 15 percent of adults in the U.S. from 20 to 69 and 5 percent of children
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Republican Gubernatorial-elect Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine gives his victory speech after winning the Ohio gubernatorial race at the Ohio Republican Party’s election night party at the Sheraton Capitol Square on November 6, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. Justin Merriman | Getty Images Ohio Republican Gov. Mike DeWine addressed the controversial debate on wearing masks Sunday,
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