SARS-CoV-2 RNA in blood tests not associated with infectious virus  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
The pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has challenged hospitals and laboratory services worldwide. Diagnostic testing for SARS-CoV-2 initially lagged but is now primarily... more
Research provides new evidence for potential blood-based biomarker for Alzheimer's  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
A potential blood-based biomarker for Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases seems even more promising thanks to new research from a Massachusetts General Hospital-led study. more
Study finds large racial/ethnic differences in use of medication for OUD during pregnancy  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 hours
Black non-Hispanic and Hispanic women with opioid use disorder are significantly less likely to receive or to consistently use any medication to... more
Novel antiviral, antibacterial surface can reduce hospital-acquired infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
The novel coronavirus pandemic has caused an increased demand for antimicrobial treatments that can keep surfaces clean, particularly in health care settings. more
New antiviral and antibacterial nanostructured surface  nanowerk · 13 hours
Researchers have found a way to impart durable antiviral and antibacterial properties to an aluminum alloy used in hospitals. more
Simple salt solution can help transport COVID-19 samples to testing laboratories  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
In a new peer-reviewed study appearing in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, published by Elsevier, investigators report that a simple salt solution commonly found in hospitals... more
Study highlights the benefits of palliative care for heart failure patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
Palliative care is valuable for heart failure patients, and, for those who are hospitalized, it can significantly lower the risk of repeated hospital admissions and the... more
Remdesivir for COVID-19 improves time to recovery, peer-reviewed data shows  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Remdesivir is superior to the standard of care for the treatment of COVID-19, according to a preliminary analysis based on data from a randomized, controlled trial. Researchers found... more
Montefiore and Einstein evaluate a new drug combination to fight COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Montefiore Health System Albert Einstein College of Medicine have begun the next stage of the Adaptive COVID-19 Treatment Trial (ACTT), to evaluate treatment options for people... more
Researchers to study the ability of optical radiation to disinfect surfaces  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Now and in the months to come, hospitals and commercial buildings will be tasked with sanitizing large indoor environments to prevent the transmission of viruses like... more
U.S. COVID-19 patients face long hospital stays and high rates of ICU admission  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Hospitalized COVID-19 patients in the U.S. are enduring longer hospital stays and facing higher rates of intensive care unit admission than patients... more
Watchdog who found hospital shortages unfazed by Trump barbs  ABC NEWS · 1 day
The author of a federal report that found U.S. hospitals faced severe shortages of coronavirus test supplies says she is not intimidated by criticism from President Donald Trump more
Chile's hospital ICUs near full capacity as pandemic rages  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Chilean authorities say intensive care units in the country’s hospitals are nearly at capacity amid a flood of coronavirus patients, and some doctors report they are having to make wrenching... more
HORIBA’s Microsemi CRP helps to keep vulnerable patients away from risk during COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
HORIBA UK Ltd, Medical announces that the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust in partnership with the Cornwall Foundation NHS Trust have recently... more
Bringing ‘Poogie’ home: Hospice in the time of COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
After she landed in the hospital with a broken hip, Parkinson’s disease and the coronavirus, 84-year-old Dorothy “Poogie” Wyatt Shields made a request of her children: “Bring me home.” more
The Latest: Kremlin spokesman with virus home from hospital  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has resumed his duties after treatment for the coronavirus in a Moscow hospital more
Australia bushfire smoke linked to hundreds of deaths  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Smoke from Australia's deadly recent bushfires is linked to an estimated 445 deaths and more than 4,000 hospitalisations over several months, a government inquiry heard Tuesday. more
Heart failure patients who experience low health literacy have higher risk of death of hospitalization, mortality  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Patients with heart failure who experience low health literacy are at an increased risk of hospitalization... more
Asia Today: More Australians in class, Tokyo measure to ease  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Students in two more Australian states have returned to school full-time as numbers of virus patients in hospitals across the country fall more
The Latest: Millions of kids in Australia return to schools  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Millions of children in Australia have returned to schools in the states of New South Wales and Queensland as numbers of COVID-19 patients in hospitals across the country... more
Smokers at increased risk of severe COVID-19 according to a large population study  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A new UK study available on the preprint server medRxiv screened 2.4 million users of a symptom reporting application during the coronavirus... more
Study shows cats can harbor SARS-CoV-2 without any symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A recent paper from Spanish researchers at the Hospital Universitario San Pedro-CIBIR, available on the medRxiv* preprint server, suggests that cats may act as asymptomatic dispersers of severe acute respiratory... more
The Latest: Slight increase in hospitalizations in France  ABC NEWS · 3 days
The number of people hospitalized with the virus in France rose slightly Sunday, the first daily increase since mid-April when France’s infections peaked more
Study brings surgeons one step closer to helping babies with Hirschsprung's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Babies with Hirschsprung's disease are born with an incomplete or absent gut nervous system. Children's Hospital Los Angeles investigator Tracy Grikscheit, MD, runs a... more
Kidney transplants: Volume of services correlated with quality of treatment outcomes  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
In complex operations, is there a correlation between the volume of service provided per hospital and the quality of the treatment outcome? This question is addressed... more
No evidence of benefit for chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 patients, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A new study finds that the use of chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine is linked to increased rates of mortality and heart arrhythmias among... more
Parents lack understanding of teens' preferences for best time to talk about end-of-life decisions  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The findings of a survey of adolescent cancer patients and their families at four tertiary care U.S. pediatric hospitals showed... more
Panasonic team develops prototype breathing devices to help hospitalized COVID-19 patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The team at Panasonic Manufacturing UK’s facility in Cardiff have produced 80 prototype breathing devices to assist hospital patients suffering from COVID-19. more
Study presents early data on SARS‐CoV ‐2 testing, outcomes at Australian children’s hospital  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
In the first 30 days since seeing their first patient, the number of children testing positive to COVID-19 at an Australian tertiary... more
COVID-19 may damage the central nervous system  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Researchers at University Hospital Düsseldorf, Germany, have provided important insights into the potential impact that coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) could have on the central nervous system. more
Nasopharyngeal swab vs. saliva for COVID-19 diagnosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
One thing has become apparent in the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19. Early diagnosis and treatment, when necessary, is crucial to prevent the progression of the disease to critical and life-threatening stages where the mortality... more
Universal testing of asymptomatic pregnant women may not be necessary, study suggests  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A study conducted by investigators at Cedars-Sinai suggests that universal testing of asymptomatic pregnant women in labor may not be necessary at every hospital. more
Study may help to improve diagnosis and treatment of allergies  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Results from a study led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital may help to improve the diagnosis and treatment of allergies, pointing to a potential marker of these... more
Skeletal muscles and satellite cells: How exercise leads to longer lives  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A trio of researchers at Ottawa Hospital Research Institute has conducted a review of the ways that periodic activation of satellite cells through exercise can lessen... more
Florida Hospital implement the Babyleo TN500 IncuWarmer beds from Draeger  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Florida Hospital today announced it’s the first in the United States to implement the Babyleo TN500 IncuWarmer beds from Draeger, Inc., a world leader in medical technology. With... more
Philippine police raid illicit hospital for virus patients  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Philippine police say officers have raided a clandestine hospital and drugstore that was secretly treating Chinese nationals suspected of being infected with the coronavirus more
Philippine police raid illegal hospital for virus patients  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Philippine police say officers have raided a clandestine hospital and drugstore that were secretly treating Chinese nationals suspected of being infected with the coronavirus more
The Latest: Philippine police raid illegal hospital  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Philippine police have raided a small clandestine hospital and a drugstore catering to Chinese citizens suspected to be infected with the COVID-19 disease and arrested two Chinese administrators more
Report describes clinical characteristics and outcomes of children hospitalized with COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
While most children infected with the novel coronavirus have mild symptoms, a subset requires hospitalization and a small number require intensive care. more
Health organization: Nicaragua won't allow hospital access  ABC NEWS · 1 week
The Pan-American Health Organization says Nicaragua's government has denied its personnel access to the nation’s hospitals despite having offered access more
The Latest: Hospital reports 2 cases of mysterious syndrome  ABC NEWS · 1 week
A children’s hospital in Miami has reported what could be the first cases in Florida of a rare inflammatory syndrome affecting some children with the coronavirus more
Cuomo: Some hospital visits, Memorial Day gatherings OK  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Sixteen hospitals in New York state will allow visitors as part of a pilot program addressing the heartbreak of COVID-19 patients isolated from their families and friends more
Sleep apnea may increase the risk of severe COVID-19, say researchers  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
An analysis conducted by researchers at the University of Turku and Turku University Hospital in Finland has suggested that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may be a... more
AP PHOTOS: Medical students help virus hospital in Greece  ABC NEWS · 1 week
More than a century ago, the Sotiria hospital in Athens was built as a public sanatorium for patients with tuberculosis, a feared infectious disease that spread through coughing and killed... more
AP PHOTOS: Students help keep Greek COVID hospital on track  ABC NEWS · 1 week
More than a century ago, the Sotiria hospital in Athens was built as a public sanatorium for patients with tuberculosis, a feared infectious disease that spread through coughing... more
Outbreak on edge of Navajo Nation overwhelms rural hospital  ABC NEWS · 1 week
A night of revelry before bars and restaurants shut in New Mexico appears to have led to an outbreak in a detox center and homeless shelter in the city of... more
Primary care-based intervention promotes parent-teen communication  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A primary care-based intervention to promote parent-teen communication led to less distress and increased positive emotions among adolescents, as well as improved communication for many teens, according to a new study by researchers at the Center... more
AP PHOTOS: Recovered Filipino doctor back helping patients  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Uncertainties over the coronavirus remain, but there have been heartwarming anecdotes too, like the acts of courage and sacrifice of people helping deal with the unprecedented crisis at their life’s peril. In... more
Latest styrene gas-leak tragedy in India — A Bhopal redux  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
What is disconcerting to India's environment ministry about the 7 May styrene gas-leak tragedy, that killed 13 and over 1,000 hospitalised, is the inconvenient fact that it happened... more
Asthma linked to longer intubation time in younger COVID-19 patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
New data suggest that asthma is associated with longer time on ventilators for hospitalized younger patients with COVID-19. more
Drugmakers tout COVID-19 vaccines to refurbish their public image  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Johnson & Johnson researchers working on a vaccine against the coronavirus are "just like the heroes in the hospitals" fighting to save patients, J&J CEO Alex Gorsky said on the... more
Accurate mapping of human travel patterns with global smartphone data  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Understanding people's short- and long-distance travel patterns can inform economic development, urban planning, and responses to natural disasters, wars and conflicts, disease outbreaks like the COVID-19 pandemic, and... more
Hospitals, health care sector reel from COVID-19 damage  ABC NEWS · 1 week
The pandemic creating a huge need for health care is actually delivering a devastating financial blow to that sector more
Protective Film Solutions donates over 5,500 protective visors to key workers  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Suppliers of protective glass window films, Protective Film Solutions, has donated more than 5,500 pieces of personal protective equipment to hospitals, care homes and other medical... more
Inside the rush to secure Rio de Janeiro's few COVID-19 beds  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The Sao Jose hospital in the Brazilian working-class city of Duque de Caxias is accepting overflow from other hospitals whose facilities are already maxed out with... more
The Latest: Patient in Pakistan recovers with use of plasma  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The first Pakistani COVID-19 patient who was treated at a hospital with blood donated from a man who survived the disease has fully recovered more
Transition to virtual care during COVID-19 does not limit glycemic outcomes of diabetes inpatients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Data collected over a 15-week period showed that using virtual care to manage diabetes patients in the hospital does not... more
Further evidence does not support hydroxychloroquine for patients with COVID-19  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The anti-inflammatory drug hydroxychloroquine does not significantly reduce admission to intensive care or death in patients hospitalized with pneumonia due to COVID-19, finds a study from France. And... more
Antiviral drug can help accelerate recovery of COVID-19 patients, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
An international team of researchers led by Dr. Eleanor Fish, emerita scientist at the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute, University Health Network, and professor in the... more
As Congress weighs COVID liability protections, states shield health providers  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Coronavirus patients and their families who believe a doctor, nurse, hospital or other provider made serious mistakes during their care may face a new hurdle if they try... more
Mouse model helps track organism’s development from embryonic stage to adulthood  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Scientists at the Stem Cell Research program at Boston Children's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Medical School have devised a mouse model that lets researchers track... more
Genome-based monitoring of multi-resistant pathogen can help improve infection control  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
S. maltophilia strains occur in several natural and human associated ecosystems. The bacterium was long regarded as relatively unproblematic but is now considered to be one of the... more
Virus hot spots flare, hospitals tested as economies reopen  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Coronavirus outbreaks are testing public health networks and the resolve of planners to reopen from pandemic shutdowns more
Bactiguard donates money to facilitate COVID-19 research  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
To contribute to the research on COVID-19, Bactiguard donates SEK 120,000 to Karolinska Institutet (KI) at Danderyd Hospital. more
Colombia steps up anti-virus measures at Brazil border  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Authorities in Colombia are stepping up measures aimed at halting coronavirus infections near the border with Brazil as hospitals grow overwhelmed and cases rise in a vulnerable part of the Amazon home... more
NIH begins clinical study to evaluate hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin for COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A clinical trial has begun to evaluate whether the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, given together with the antibiotic azithromycin, can prevent hospitalization and death from coronavirus disease... more
ACTG initiates clinical trial to evaluate treatment for COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The AIDS Clinical Trials Group, the world's largest and longest established HIV research network, today announced the initiation of ACTG 5395, a clinical trial to evaluate whether the drug combination... more
Tracking an organism's development, cell by cell  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists at the Stem Cell Research program at Boston Children's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Medical School have devised a mouse model that lets researchers track every cell in the body, from the embryonic... more
Virus tests hospitals in pockets of US as some states reopen  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Coronavirus outbreaks are testing the public health networks in pockets of the U.S., while some states prepare to lift lockdown measures, seeing signs of progress more
Under COVID cloud, prisons in rural America threaten to choke rural hospitals  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
As the COVID-19 pandemic swept into Montana, it spread into the Marias Heritage Center assisted living facility, then flowed into the nearby 21-bed hospital. more
SCAI releases recommendations for managing patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions has released an expert consensus statement describing recommendations for the management of patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. more
Potential targets discovered for COVID-19 therapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A team of biochemists and virologists at Goethe University and the Frankfurt University Hospital were able to observe how human cells change upon infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19 in people. more
Researchers discover potential targets for COVID-19 therapy  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A team of biochemists and virologists at Goethe University and the Frankfurt University Hospital were able to observe how human cells change upon infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19 in people. The scientists... more
Study shows 19 out of 25 COVID-19 patients improved with convalescent plasma treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The country's first convalescent plasma transfusion trial results have been published and show 19 out of 25 patients improved with the treatment,... more
Strains in hard-hit Mumbai complicate India's virus recovery  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The coronavirus outbreak in India's hardest-hit state is starting to overwhelm hospitals, prisons and slums, just as the government is planning the country's economic recovery more
COVID-19: Patients improve after heart cell therapy  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Four of six critically ill COVID-19 (coronavirus) patients significantly improved after receiving an experimental therapeutic designed to reduce inflammation, a major cause of death from this disease, according to a recently published case series.... more
Testing suggests 3 percent of NHS hospital staff may be unknowingly infected with coronavirus  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Hospital staff may be carrying SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 disease, without realising they are infected, according to a... more
Estimating the burden of SARS-CoV-2 in France  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
France has been heavily affected by the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic and went into lockdown on the 17 March 2020. Using models applied to hospital and death data, we estimate the impact of the lockdown and... more
Prodded by US, Mexico aims to restart industrial plants  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has pledged to begin reopening Mexico starting Monday, even as the country saw its largest one-day jump in coronavirus cases, hospitals are reeling, and testing... more
Hospital workers complain of minimal disclosure after COVID exposures  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Dinah Jimenez assumed a world-class hospital would be better prepared than a chowder house to inform workers when they had been exposed to a deadly virus. more
New study to evaluate drug combination treatment for uveitis  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Two in 10,000 people are at risk of serious sight loss from a form of eye inflammation known as uveitis. A new clinical research study, led by the University of... more
West Virginia doctor indicted in patient groping cases  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A former doctor at a Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia has been indicted on charges that he molested several male patients and violated their civil rights more
Rotavirus vaccination leads to a decrease in hospitalizations and deaths of children  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Vaccination against rotavirus has led to a significant decrease in hospitalisations and deaths of children due to severe diarrhoea in the Western Pacific region,... more
Brazil cities lurch to lockdowns amid virus crisis red flags  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
With Brazilian hospitals overwhelmed by coronavirus patients, the country's state and city governments are lurching forward with mandatory lockdowns against the will of President Jair Bolsonaro more
Russian hospital fires prompt investigation into ventilators  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Russian health officials has announced an investigation into the safety of ventilators at two hospitals, where fires in intensive care units for coronavirus patients killed a total of six people over the past four... more
Study illuminates the impact of COVID-19 on hospitals and health systems  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In the third week of March 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic escalated, large hospitals in the Northeast experienced a 26 percent decline in average per-facility revenues... more
What happens to waste PPE during the coronavirus pandemic?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
All over the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has seen more and more people admitted to hospital, where the high infection rate of the virus makes use of personal protection equipment... more
Incineration is not needed to dispose COVID-19 biowaste, says environmental scientist  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
An environmental scientist, who led medical waste treatment during the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, says that COVID-19 is one of the "easiest pathogens to... more
Disposing COVID-19 biowaste not limited to incineration  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An environmental scientist, who led medical waste treatment during the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, says that COVID-19 is one of the "easiest pathogens to destroy" and hospitals need not resort to environmentally... more
Hospitals turn to online matchmakers to swap supplies  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches on, a new type of internet matchmaking is helping hospitals get scarce supplies more
Fire at Russian hospital kills 5 coronavirus patients  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A fire at St. George Hospital in St. Petersburg has killed five coronavirus patients more
Smart health system to monitor people in COVID-19 quarantine  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The global coronavirus pandemic has spread to 187 countries and territories, infecting more than 4.17 million people. Most countries, especially those with a skyrocketing caseload, grapple with a lack of... more
Researchers report decline in cancer diagnoses due to COVID-19 crisis  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Cancer care has dramatically changed as a result of the measures taken during the COVID-19 pandemic: many patients have not been going to their GPs, or putting it... more
Novel AI diagnostic can predict COVID-19 based on symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers at King's College London, Massachusetts General Hospital and health science company ZOE have developed an artificial intelligence diagnostic that can predict whether someone is likely to have COVID-19 based... more
What every new baker should know about the yeast all around us  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
With people confined to their homes, there is more interest in home-baked bread than ever before. And that means a lot of people are... more
The Latest: Emergency field hospital opens in Germany  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
An emergency field hospital for COVID-19 patients has officially opened in the German capital, but so far there are no patients more
Ukraine's hospitals under strain, even with few virus cases  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Ukraine’s troubled health care system has been overwhelmed by the coronavirus, even though it has reported a relatively low number of cases at over 15,000 more
Drugmakers tout COVID-19 vaccines to refurbish their public image