Pediatrics

Rx for pain relief: 30 minutes of storytelling

If you know or have kids who've been suffering from the disruption of the pandemic, there may be a pharmaceutical-free way to alleviate their pain and stress: Read them a story.

Medical economics

Mobile robotic system perceived as acceptable for health tasks

(HealthDay)—A mobile robotic system is perceived to be acceptable for use in multiple health tasks, and its use for triage interview is satisfactory for patients, according to a study published online March 4 in JAMA Network ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Zinc, vitamin C won't help against COVID-19

Despite their reputation for boosting the powers of your immune system, a new study reports that vitamin C and zinc supplements don't help COVID-19 patients recover from their illness.

Cardiology

Pandemic 'leads to slump in heart disease tests'

Procedures to diagnose and treat heart disease fell by almost two-thirds in spring 2020 compared to 2019, a study suggested Friday, in the latest sign of the coronavirus pandemic's effect on broader healthcare systems.

Medications

Researcher urges caution using remdesivir to treat COVID-19

While the world has its eyes on vaccines to stop the spread of coronavirus, therapeutics are still necessary to treat hospitalized patients. One of these treatments, remdesivir, is the first and only antiviral agent of its ...

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