Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Virus masks, apps: The race is on to avoid hidden carriers

The worldwide race to protect people against being infected by unwitting coronavirus carriers intensified Thursday, pitting governments against each other as they buy protective gear and prompting new questions about who ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Three US sailors test positive for virus on aircraft carrier

Three US sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, the first cases reported on a US Navy ship currently on deployment, officials said Tuesday.

Pediatrics

Baby carriers recalled because infant can fall out

About 14,000 Infantino soft infant and toddler carriers have been recalled because their buckles can break and put children at risk for falling, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Spain, UK report new virus cases as they hunt down carriers

The U.K. confirmed its fourth case of the new virus from China and Spain reported its second case as European authorities pressed Sunday to contain the spread of the coronavirus by hunting down those who came into contact ...

Oncology & Cancer

Body's natural signal carriers can help melanoma spread

A new study from Finland sheds fresh light on how melanoma cells interact with other cells via extracellular vesicles they secrete. The researchers found that extracellular vesicles secreted by melanoma cells use the so-called ...

Oncology & Cancer

Study supports PSA screening for male BRCA2 carriers

(HealthDay)—Systematic prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening is advised for men who are carriers of the BRCA2 mutation, which is associated with a higher incidence of prostate cancer, younger age at diagnosis, and clinically ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cystic fibrosis carriers at increased risk of digestive symptoms

Researchers have found that carriers of the most common genetic variant that causes cystic fibrosis experience some symptoms similar to those of people with cystic fibrosis. These findings were enabled by large-scale genomic ...

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