Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tests: 2.5% of Italians had COVID-19, far more in the north

Antibody testing in Italy indicates that nearly 1.5 million people, or about 2.5% of the population, have had the coronavirus. But officials said Monday that huge geographic variations in the results confirmed a nationwide ...

Surgery

Gender gaps in surgical specialties may take decades to close

Women compose half of the entering classes of medical students, yet they are underrepresented in many of the largest surgical specialties. While some efforts are underway to recruit more women into surgical specialties, little ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Care home refused free tests. Now, nearly everyone has virus

It was meant to be a last line of defense to protect the most vulnerable as the coronavirus spread across the United States: Montana officials offered free testing in May for staff and residents at assisted living and long-term ...

Surgery

Better hip replacements when surgeon operates often

The higher the proportion of primary hip replacement operations a surgeon performs annually, the better the results are, a thesis at the University of Gothenburg shows. On the other hand, it makes little difference to the ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Pandemic inspires framework for enhanced care in nursing homes

As of May 2020, nursing home residents account for a staggering one-third of the more than 80,000 deaths due to COVID-19 in the U.S. This pandemic has resulted in unprecedented threats—like reduced access to resources needed ...

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