Florida reports 10,000 coronavirus cases for 1st time

Florida reported more than 10,000 new confirmed coronavirus cases for the first time Thursday, an unwanted milestone eclipsed hours before Vice President Mike Pence and Gov. Ron DeSantis meet in Tampa to discuss the state’s response to the disease. The 10,109 new cases are 500 more than the old mark set last week and six times higher than where the […]

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Why is healthcare not a friendly place for intersex individuals?

Do you know what the “I” in LGBTQIA stands for? Medical News Today has spoken to intersex educator Aleksander Berezkin to find out more about what it means to be intersex, with a focus on healthcare and mental health support. “Intersex” is a biological identity that gets little coverage and attention, not just in mass media, but also in terms […]

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New drug reduces stroke damage in mice

Neuroscientists at the University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute have identified a novel drug that could protect the brain during and after a stroke. The study, published today in Science Advances, shows that injured neurons can remain viable if they are prevented from following biochemical pathways that lead to cell death. “No drugs exist in clinical practice that are capable of […]

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Test to detect blood vessel injury, predict survival in COVID-19

Researchers at Yale have found that injury to endothelial cells—the cells lining blood vessels—may be a key driver of COVID-19 severity and death. The findings, published in the June 30 edition of The Lancet Haematology, may help to explain the mysterious blood clotting seen in some patients with COVID-19, a condition associated with the most severe cases and death. The […]

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For cardiac rehab patients, in-home portable air cleaners lower fine-particle pollutant exposure

Using an in-home portable air cleaner (PAC) can significantly reduce exposure to fine-particle air pollutants – a major risk factor for cardiovascular events in people with pre-existing heart disease, reports a pilot study in the July issue of Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention. “We show here for the first time that providing cardiac patients with PAC for use in […]

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Progressive MS linked to faster retinal atrophy than RRMS

(HealthDay)—Progressive multiple sclerosis (PMS) is associated with faster retinal atrophy than relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS), independent of age, according to a study published in the June issue of the Annals of Neurology. Elias S. Sotirchos, M.D., from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, and colleagues followed 178 RRMS, 186 PMS, and 66 control participants with serial optical coherence […]

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