Medical research

The role of metabolic signaling in preventing atrial fibrillation

Research from the Yale School of Medicine indicates that a protein kinase that is a master regulator of cell metabolism is critical to preventing atrial fibrillation. The research appeared April 22 in the journal JCI Insight.

Medications

Low-dose lithium may slow kidney aging

Best known therapeutically as a treatment for bipolar disorder, lithium has long intrigued researchers with its potential age-defying properties.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Shanghai hospital pays the price for China's COVID response

A series of deaths at a hospital for elderly patients in Shanghai is underscoring the dangerous consequences of China's stubborn pursuit of a zero-COVID approach amid an escalating outbreak in the city of 26 million people.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Catheter infections decline after preventive efforts

Patients with urinary catheters often get infections. But more comprehensive preventive efforts in health care cut the proportion affected in a group of frail elderly patients from 18 to 4 percent, a study led by University ...

Medications

Aspirin may reduce death in hospitalized COVID-19 patients

Researchers at the George Washington University published findings from the world's largest cohort study showing that hospitalized patients with moderate COVID-19 who were given aspirin early on in their treatment had a lower ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hong Kong's COVID infections exceed 1 million amid outbreak

Hong Kong's cumulative coronavirus infections have exceeded 1 million as the city grapples with a widespread outbreak that has killed more people than the reported COVID-19 deaths in all of mainland China.

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