Month: September 2020

Appalachian State University Source: Google Earth A student attending Appalachian State University died after developing complications from the coronavirus, university officials announced on Tuesday.  Chad Dorrill was attending classes online and living off-campus in Boone, North Carolina, according to a statement from Appalachian State University Chancellor Sheri Everts. The 19-year-old was diagnosed with the coronavirus earlier
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Researchers compared sodium glucose transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors to DPP-4 inhibitors. According to the American Heart Association, people that suffer from diabetes are two to four times more likely to die from heart disease as those without it. Diabetics are more likely to have high blood pressure, cholesterol, body weight, and blood sugar, all of
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Governor Andrew Cuomo makes an announcement and holds media briefing on COVID-19 response at New Settlement Community Center, Bronx. Lev Radin | Pacific Press | LightRocket via Getty Images New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned Tuesday of growing coronavirus clusters in large Orthodox Jewish communities around New York City that he worries could spread uncontrollably if
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Clinical review of cannabis hyperemesis syndrome describes the epidemiological and pathophysiological course of illness.  Cannabis, derived from the plant Cannabis sativa, is the most cultivated, trafficked, and used drug worldwide. Approximately 2.5% of the population consumes cannabis making it more rapidly abused than cocaine and opiates. Since the 1960s, its prevalence has surged exponentially in
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How effective are household fabrics at preventing the spread of COVID-19? The issue of mask wearing has become the subject of some debate during the SARS-CoV-2 global pandemic. Opponents of mask wearing frequently cite the lack of high quality evidence specifically examining the effects of mask wearing on the spread of COVID-19. However, conducting such
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South Korean commuters wear protective masks as they crowd after getting off the subway during rush hour on September 15, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. Chung Sung-Jun | Getty Images The official death toll of the coronavirus pandemic is likely lower than the true total, the World Health Organization said Monday, as reported global deaths
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Study shows that even moderate alcohol consumption is associated with high blood pressure, especially in patients with diabetes mellitus. Heavy alcohol consumption and its link to high blood pressure has been studied for a long time with early studies dating back to 1915. However, there have been conflicting reports on the risks and benefits of
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In a speech unveiling his health-care “vision” for America, President Donald Trump made a surprise announcement: that cash cards will soon be sent to millions of seniors using the government health insurance program Medicare.  “Under my plan, 33 million Medicare beneficiaries will soon receive a card in the mail containing $200 that they can use
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Executive Director of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) emergencies program Mike Ryan speaks at a news conference on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Geneva, Switzerland. Denis Balibouse | Reuters As the global death toll from the coronavirus approaches 1 million people, it’s “not impossible” to consider that number doubling if countries don’t uniformly work to
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Researchers measured physiological and psychological changes in the body to investigate whether short simple massage techniques boost relaxation. The body’s mental and physical responses to stressful situations (such as increased heart rate, blood pressure, and brain alertness) are important for preparing the body for action. However, if these stress responses become chronic this can have
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The coronavirus sniffer dogs named Kössi (L) and Miina cuddle with trainer Susanna Paavilainen at the Helsinki airport in Vantaa, Finland where they are trained to detect the Covid-19 from the arriving passengers, on September 22, 2020. ANTTI AIMO-KOIVISTO | AFP | Getty Images Dogs that have been trained to detect the coronavirus have started
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A new research study shows that a safe UV disinfection system effectively kills coronavirus. Recent studies have reported that SARS-CoV-2 can survive on surfaces for several days and that hospitals may be a potential source of transmission due to contaminated surfaces. With an aim to slow the spread of COVID-19, a recent study investigated the
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Researchers characterize the clinical, immunological, and virologic aspects of patients who re-test positive for coronavirus.           The continuing COVID-19 pandemic remains a burden on social, economic, and healthcare systems. As more becomes known about the respiratory syndrome, interventions and preventative measures are being implemented to slow its spread. There is however, a gap in knowledge
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A pedestrian wearing a protective face mask walks past the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Elijah Nouvelage | Bloomberg via Getty Images The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that it erroneously posted guidance that said the coronavirus spreads through airborne particles that
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Cardio and resistance training are equally important when it comes to sculpting the perfect body. But time is of the essence, and hitting the gym twice per day (once for cardio and once for weight) may not be an option. So what’s the best way to build muscle and burn fat all in one trip
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Researchers in China evaluated the future cardiovascular risk of high blood pressure in young people. High blood pressure is a well-recognized risk factor for cardiovascular problems such as heart attack or stroke in later life. Reducing raised blood pressure through healthy lifestyle improvements (such as increasing exercise, losing weight or stopping smoking) and antihypertensive medication
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A patient under respiratory assistance is escorted to the Strasbourg University Hospital by members of the medical staff of the SAMU-SMUR emergency services who wear protective suits and facemasks, in Strasbourg, on March 16, 2020 during a COVID-19 outbreak hitting Europe. Patrick Hertzog | AFP | Getty Images Some European countries, including the U.K. and
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