Vaccination

COVID vaccines: Why the safety process reassures experts

COVID-19 vaccine emergency approvals are around the corner, makers are preparing to ship millions of doses—and experts are trying to reassure the public that the record-breaking speed of development hasn't compromised safety.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Not just COVID: Nursing home neglect deaths surge in shadows

As more than 90,000 of the nation's long-term care residents have died in the coronavirus pandemic, advocates for the elderly say a tandem wave of fatalities is quietly claiming tens of thousands more who are succumbing not ...

Medical research

Senescent cells may be good when it comes to a bad injury

It's called senescence, when stressed cells can no longer divide to make new cells, and it's considered a factor in aging and in some diseases. Now scientists have some of the first evidence that at a younger age at least, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Computer model shows how COVID-19 could lead to runaway inflammation

A study from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Cedars-Sinai addresses a mystery first raised in March: Why do some people with COVID-19 develop severe inflammation? The research shows how the molecular structure ...

Medications

Early steroids improve outcomes in patients with septic shock

Some critically ill patients with septic shock need medications called vasopressors to correct dangerously low blood pressure. When high doses of vasopressors are needed or blood pressure isn't responding well, the steroid ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Does the COVID-19 cytokine storm exist?

Inflammatory proteins, also known as cytokines, play a crucial role in the immune response. If this immune response is too strong, a phenomenon known as "cytokine storm," it can cause harm to the patient. It has been thought ...

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