Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Brazil Covid variant now dominant in Manaus: researcher

A coronavirus variant from Manaus in northern Brazil, first detected in Japan in January, is now the dominant form of the virus in the hard-hit city, a local researcher told AFP on Wednesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Using wearable activity trackers to distinguish COVID-19 from flu

By analyzing Fitbit data and self-reported symptoms, researchers from Evidation Health and collaborators analyzed trends in heart rate, step count, and symptom duration between patients with flu and those with COVID-19. While ...

Radiology & Imaging

MRI images: More efficient, quieter and faster

Magnetic resonance imaging has become an indispensable tool for medical diagnostics. Using metamaterials—printed circuit boards whose properties can be systematically adjusted—can increase measurement sensitivity by a ...

Surgery

Ultrasound therapy for pain following carpal tunnel surgery

It's not uncommon for patients to experience soreness and hypersensitivity in their hands after having carpal tunnel surgery. Dr. Janelle Van Otterloo, a Mayo Clinic physical therapist, says it's called pillar pain.

Neuroscience

Scientists discover a new connection between the eyes and touch

Tiny eye movements can be used as an index of humans' ability to anticipate relevant information in the environment independent of the information's sensory modality, a team of scientists has found. The work reveals a connection ...

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