• High-Risk US Adults May Not Consistently Wear Masks

    9 days ago - By Medscape

    Most US adults with chronic medical conditions know they face higher odds of severe COVID-19 but that does not mean they avoid high-risk behaviors, survey data suggest.
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  • New U.S. guidance says vaccinated people can travel, but should still wear masks and take other COVID-19 precautions

    9 days ago - By ABC News


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  • Europe Recasts COVID-19 Vaccine Playbook After First-Round Flop

    9 days ago - By Medscape

    Europe, under fire for fumbling its vaccine roll-out and fighting a fresh wave of infections, is scrambling to speed up the pace of injections and avoid being left further behind by Britain and the United States.
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  • COVID-19 Landing in Canada Despite Preflight Testing

    9 days ago - By Medscape

    More than 1000 air passengers arrived in Canada infected with COVID-19 over a recent 4-week period despite obligatory pre-departure testing, according to federal data.
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  • Study examines acute kidney injury after two-stage exchange for prosthetic joint infection

    Study examines acute kidney injury after two-stage exchange for prosthetic joint infection

    9 days ago - By Healio

    Risk of acute kidney injury was greater in patients with preexisting chronic kidney disease than those without after two-stage exchange arthroplasty with a high-dose antibiotic-loaded bone cement spacer, according to results.
    From 2000 to 2017, investigators at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, analyzed 424 patients treated with 455 high-dose antibiotic-loaded bone cement spacers after resection of a periprosthetic joint infection following primary total knee arthroplasty. According to the study, 15% of patients had preexisting chronic kidney disease .
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  • Proper choice of control group nullifies most observed genetic markers for severe COVID-19, study suggests

    9 days ago - By News Medical

    A new study deals with the genetic contribution to severe disease following infection with this virus, showing that the association of severity with specific human genes described in an earlier study is not obvious.
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  • Long-COVID-19 is a significant risk in recovered patients post-hospitalization

    9 days ago - By News Medical

    A new study, which appeared in the British Medical Journal, reports on a retrospective study to examine the incidence and risk factors for ‘long COVID-19', the term used to describe the long-term effects of COVID-19 on affected individuals.
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  • Battle brews over neutral zone where border-crossing parties rendezvous, risking detection and infection

    9 days ago - By News Medical

    In the shadows of Covid travel restrictions, a 42-acre park on the far western edge of the U.S.-Canadian dividing line has become a popular opening in an otherwise closed border, a place where Americans and Canadians can gather without needing permission to go through an official border crossing.
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  • What New Risk Factors Up Risk of Covid-19 Infection?

    What New Risk Factors Up Risk of Covid-19 Infection?

    9 days ago - By Medindia Health

    People with Type II diabetes and a high body mass index are at greater risk of Covid-19 infection. Maintaining healthy weight and high levels of HDL 'good' cholesterol are key to protecting yourself from the infection.
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