Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Viruses in the gut may warn of a deadly disease in preterm infants

Immediately after birth, human infants begin to develop a complex, interwoven fabric of microbes in their gut. Known collectively as the gut microbiome, this diverse ecosystem consists of bacteria, archaea, viruses and fungi, ...

Medical economics

Disparities remain in end-of-life care in New Jersey

Minority patient groups—including those whose primary language is not English and those who have lower middle-income economic status—with a diagnosis of metastatic cancer, are less likely to receive end-of-life palliative ...

Medical research

Designing better contact-tracing apps for the next pandemic

As COVID-19 began to spread last spring, apps were developed to track cellphone signals and other data so people who had been near those who were infected could be notified and asked to quarantine. The novel coronavirus rapidly ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study finds racial equity in crisis standard of care guidelines

There are two simultaneously occurring pandemics in the U.S.: Racism and COVID-19. "These mutualistic pandemics have thrown into stark focus the separate and unequal systems through which people access health care," explained ...

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