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COVID-19 Scan for May 28, 2021

COVID-19 Scan for May 28, 2021

Children have more complications with COVID than with flu, study finds Hospitalization, hypoxemia, pneumonia, and other complications were found more in children who contracted COVID-19 than in those who had seasonal flu, according to a study today in Pediatrics. The researchers drew from databases in France, Germany, Spain, South Korea, and the United States to

Big spikes in overdose cardiac arrests, opioid deaths amid COVID-19

Two new JAMA studies reveal startling jumps in overdose-related cardiac arrests and fatal opioid overdoses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Record overdose-linked cardiac arrests The first study, led by University of California, Los Angeles, researchers and published yesterday in JAMA Psychiatry, involved 33.4 million patient emergency medical services (EMS) encounters from the beginning of the pandemic

News Scan for May 25, 2021

Dentists may have fewer COVID-19 infections than other health workers Monthly dentist surveys showed a cumulative infection rate of 2.6%, according to a study yesterday in the Journal of the American Dental Association (ADA). The researchers say these rates are lower than those in other health workers, such as physicians or emergency medical service professionals.

Ivermectin to prevent COVID-19

Medical News Bulletin – Daily Medical News, Health News, Clinical Trials And Clinical Research, Medical Technology, Fitness And Nutrition News–In One Place Recent reviews and data from peer-reviewed studies, expert meta-analyses, and epidemiological analyses have shown promising results for Ivermectin as a treatment for COVID-19. Ivermectin is an antiparasitic drug with proven antiviral and anti-inflammatory

COVID-19 Scan for May 24, 2021

Age, health conditions are linked with COVID severity in pregnant women Increased age and underlying medical conditions were associated with a greater likelihood for more severe COVID-19 infections in pregnant women, according to a study late last week in Clinical Infectious Diseases. The researchers used the Surveillance for Emerging Threats to Mothers and Babies Network

COVID-19 may have killed 20% more than reported in US

The COVID-19 pandemic may have exacted a 20% higher US death toll than previously estimated, particularly among racial minorities, underscoring the need to adapt policies to address deepening ethnic and sociodemographic disparities, according to a study led by Boston University researchers. The study, published yesterday in PLOS Medicine, consisted of analyzing provisional county-level COVID-19 and

Another new coronavirus has jumped to people

As the world is dealing with a pandemic caused by one novel coronavirus that likely jumped from animals, researchers have identified another novel coronavirus from a child with pneumonia in Sarawak, Malaysia, in 2017-18, reports a study today in Clinical Infectious Diseases. Dubbed CCoV-HuPn-2018, this new virus is the first canine coronavirus (CCoV) to ever

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