Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Health insurance coverage declined during the pandemic

Nearly 2.7 million people in the U.S. lost their health insurance over a 12-week period in the spring and summer of 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study led by researchers at Duke University and Indiana ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Simple, familiar tactics can rein in the COVID variant

Steep declines in delta variant outbreaks in India and, more recently, the U.K., are likely not due to the nations reaching "herd immunity" or viral behavior, but rather because of shifts in human behavior prompted by mounting ...

Medical research

No particular risk of infection of SARS-CoV-2 from cash

How long do coronaviruses remain infectious on banknotes and coins? Is it possible to become infected through contact with cash? Experts at the European Central Bank, in collaboration with the Department of Medical and Molecular ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Depressive symptoms linked to rapid kidney function decline

In a study of adults with normal kidney function, those who had frequent depressive symptoms were more likely to later experience a rapid decline in kidney function. The study will appear in an upcoming issue of CJASN.

Genetics

Researchers identify genes responsible for loss of lung function

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a disease caused by cigarette smoking that reduces lung function and causes difficulty breathing. It is the third leading cause of death worldwide. Current treatments for COPD ...

Oncology & Cancer

Colorectal cancer burden shifting to younger individuals

The burden of colorectal cancer is swiftly shifting to younger individuals as incidence increases in young adults and declines in older age groups, according to the latest edition of Colorectal Cancer Statistics 2020, a publication ...

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