Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Children also face long-term effects of COVID-19

Long-term effects of COVID-19 infection are affecting the health of some children and teens, as well as adults. While most children with COVID-19 infection have mild symptoms or have no symptoms at all, the Centers for Disease ...

Surgery

Simple device improves care after kidney transplantation

In a published study, a team from Lawson Health Research Institute has found that a simple device can reduce swelling after kidney transplantation. The geko device, manufactured by Sky Medical Technology Ltd and distributed ...

Medications

Metformin inhibited C. diff spread in three study models

Researchers from Wake Forest School of Medicine in North Carolina have demonstrated that a common diabetes drug inhibits the spread of Clostridioides difficile, or C. diff—a potentially life-threatening infection commonly ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Few SARS-CoV-2 vaccine breakthrough infections reported at SNFs

(HealthDay)—Few cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections have been reported at skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) among those with at least 14 days since receipt of the second dose ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Will summer slow the spread of COVID-19? New research sheds light

At face value, it seems highly plausible that SARS-CoV-2—the virus that causes COVID-19—could behave seasonally, being more prevalent in winter and less so in summer. The four other coronaviruses that commonly circulate ...

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