Researchers at the University of Louisville have discovered an application for their research in fighting the novel coronavirus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. Researcher Paula Bates, John Trent, and Don Miller developed a therapeutic drug that could potentially block the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. Their research was
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Apr 24 2020 A study published in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics found cognitive behavioral therapy to be effective, in treating binge eating disorder in adolescence, with lasting results. Binge-eating disorder, characterized by recurrent episodes of uncontrolled eating that occurs in the absence of compensatory behaviors to prevent weight gain, is the most
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David Ho, scientific director and chief executive officer of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, speaks at the annual Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., on Monday, April 29, 2013. Photographer: Jonathan Alcorn/Bloomberg via Getty Images Jonathan Alcorn | Bloomberg | Getty Images Dr. David Ho has more experience than most with
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Medical staff shows on February 26, 2020 packets of a Nivaquine, tablets containing chloroquine and Plaqueril, tablets containing hydroxychloroquine, drugs that has shown signs of effectiveness against coronavirus. Gerard Julien | AFP | Getty Images Citing a “primary outcome” of death, researchers cut short a study testing anti-malaria drug chloroquine as a potential treatment for Covid-19
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Older adults and those with underlying medical conditions are at risk of experiencing severe coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Younger people appeared to experience only mild illness, but doctors warn that the viral infection may cause sudden strokes. COVID-19, caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), can cause sudden strokes in adults, between the
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A new study shows the role that viral genomic sequencing can play in the current COVID-19 pandemic. The virus severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic has spread rapidly across the globe, infecting over 2.6 million and killing over 183,000. The only intervention currently possible is in the form of non-pharmacological measures, chiefly contact
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The demand for ventilators has dramatically increased over the past months, due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. With the increasing number of infected people across the globe, health systems have become overwhelmed, and equipment shortage is a huge problem. Further, health workers are at a high risk of contracting the virus due to invasive
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Apr 21 2020 Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a highly prevalent neurodevelopmental disorder affecting between 8-10 percent of school-age children. In a recent study published in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, Stewart H. Mostofsky, M.D., director of the Center for Neurodevelopmental and Imaging Research at Kennedy Krieger Institute, and Karen
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States like Georgia should experiment with reopening their economies from their coronavirus shutdowns in order to save small businesses, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Monday, calling it “the biggest story there is.”  “I’m in the camp that just says. ‘We’ve got to try something.’ We have to. And if that makes me into a right-wing lunatic,
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In a new study, Swedish researchers speculate the effects of the present intervention strategies on the healthcare system as the COVID-19 pandemic affects the nation. Their study titled, “Intervention strategies against COVID-19 and their estimated impact on Swedish healthcare capacity,” has not been published yet; however, the findings are available as pre-peer-reviewed study at medRxiv.
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Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin speaks with President Donald J. Trump and members of the coronavirus task force during a briefing in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, April 02, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) The Washington Post Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday said
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Apr 18 2020 Persistent inflammation of the pancreas (chronic pancreatitis) is a known risk factor for developing pancreatic cancer, the third-deadliest cancer in the United States. Tuft cells–cells sensitive to chemical (chemosensory) changes typically found in the intestines and respiratory tract–had previously been discovered in the pancreas, but their function has
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Dr. Andrea Huebner, pediatric neuropsychologist at the Mayo Clinic Children’s Center, provides an overview of the most common learning disabilities and disorders – reading (dyslexia), math (dyscalculia), writing (dysgraphia) – and other learning struggles. For more information, visit http://www.mayoclinic.org/departments-centers/childrens-center?mc_id=us&utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=sm&utm_content=video&utm_campaign=mayoclinic&geo=national&placementsite=enterprise&cauid=100504
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A team of researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has characterized how the gut microbiome develops in the first hours of infancy, providing a critical baseline for how changes in this environment can impact health and disease later in life. The findings were published online by the journal Nature Microbiology. While researchers understand the
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