Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New US guidelines urge a hepatitis C check for most adults

Most American adults need to be checked for hepatitis C, say guidelines released Monday that urge millions more people to get screened for the liver-damaging virus that can fester for decades it's spotted.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Virus outbreak in Iran sickens hundreds, including leaders

After facing sanctions and the risk of war amid tensions with the United States, Iran's Shiite theocracy now has an enemy in the new coronavirus that infiltrated its leadership in plain view of state-controlled media and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

With first case, Latin America prepares for COVID-19 virus

With Brazil reporting the first case of the COVID-19 virus, neighboring countries and other nations around Latin America were attempting to block the possible arrival of the virus.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pence tries to project calm as virus response coordinator

Vice President Mike Pence moved Thursday to project calm in the role of chief coordinator of the government's response to the new coronovirus, as the Trump administration rushed to contain mounting public concerns and steep ...

Cardiology

Can a phone call help restart the heart?

When the heart suddenly stops beating, each passing moment can mean life or death. That is why emergency health providers and advocates are urging states to develop uniform standards and training for telecommunicator CPR.

Oncology & Cancer

Tumor blood vessel detection by a gripping force feedback system

During neuroendoscopic surgery of, for example, brain tumors, the characteristics of the operating space, usually narrower than that of other endoscopic surgeries, are determined by visual inspection through the endoscope. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Getting curious about curiosity

In a world increasingly driven by technology, human skills are becoming more important.

Medical research

Receptors under flow: Mechanosensitive GPCRs

An LMU team has clarified how a receptor which is involved in the regulation of vital physiological processes senses the mechanical forces that act on blood vessels. The findings could suggest new therapies for diseases of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Russia to shut border with China over coronavirus

Russia said Thursday it was closing the border with China to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus and would stop issuing electronic visas to Chinese nationals.

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