Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Can medical workers safely reuse face masks in COVID-19 pandemic?

Urgent research at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is investigating whether health care providers can safely reuse protective face masks, which could slow the Covid-19 pandemic and ease a critical equipment shortage ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Is climate change to blame for New England's EEE outbreak?

The question shadows the current outbreak of Eastern equine encephalitis in Southern New England: Is the high number of human cases of the mosquito-borne virus this year part of a natural cycle, or is it linked to the changing ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study suggests expanded range for emerging tick-borne disease

Human cases of Borrelia miyamotoi, a tick-borne infection with some similarities to Lyme disease, were discovered in the eastern United States less than a decade ago. Now new research led by the Yale School of Public Health ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New doubts on Zika as cause of microcephaly

Brazil's microcephaly epidemic continues to pose a mystery—if Zika is the culprit, why are there no similar epidemics in other countries also hit hard by the virus? In Brazil, the microcephaly rate soared with more than ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Acupuncture for oral pain

When George Maloney, a clinical professor at the Tufts School of Dental Medicine, sees a patient in pain, he first determines whether the ache emanates from the nerves or the muscles. For nerve-based pain, he often prescribes ...

Surgery

Geography is destiny in deaths from kidney failure, study shows

The notion that geography often shapes economic and political destiny has long informed the work of economists and political scholars. Now a study led by medical scientists at Johns Hopkins reveals how geography also appears ...

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