Human activities promote disease-spreading mosquitoes; more study needed for prevention

Disease-spreading mosquitoes may be more likely to occupy areas impacted by human activities like pesticide use and habitat destruction, than they are areas less disturbed by humans, a recent Oregon State University study found. Working in a national park in...

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

A multidisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Liège (Belgium) has 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,...

Virtual reality trains public to reverse opioid overdoses

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 called Narcan, is a prescription drug that reverses opioid overdoses,...

DNA damage caused by migrating light energy

Ultraviolet light endangers the integrity of human genetic information and may cause skin cancer. For the first time, researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have demonstrated that DNA damage may also occur far away from the point of incidence...

Substance use disorders linked to COVID-19 susceptibility

A National Institutes of Health-funded study found that people with substance use disorders (SUDs) are more susceptible to COVID-19 and its complications. The research, published today in Molecular Psychiatry, was co-authored by Nora D. Volkow, M.D., director of the National...

Covid-19 Live Updates: High School Parties in the U.S. Northeast Delay Start of In-Person Classes

Here’s what you need to know:High school parties force some Northeast schools in the U.S. to delay the return to classes. Several K-12 school districts in the U.S. Northeast have delayed the start of in-person classes in recent days after...

School Closures Cut a Critical Line to Dental Care for Poor Students

Before the pandemic, it was not unusual for Tiffany Foy and a team of other dental hygienists to visit schools in rural and urban parts of Oregon to treat the teeth of thousands of children in a year.Many of the...

49 additional illnesses connected to Salmonella outbreak in onions: PHAC

TORONTO -- The Public Health Agency of Canada says an additional 49 Canadians have become sick due to an ongoing salmonella outbreak linked to red onions from the United States. The agency wrote in a news release that as of...

COVID-19 Takes Heavy Toll on Kidneys

By Robert Preidt               HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- COVID-19 can damage the kidneys and increase patients' risk of needing kidney dialysis, researchers report. The study authors also warned that doctors...

Loneliness Spikes In Older Adults During Pandemic

By Serena McNiff HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The constraints of the coronavirus pandemic have many more older adults feeling lonely this summer than in years past. According to a new poll, many older adults are...
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