Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Recommendations for patients with diabetes during COVID-19 outbreak

People with diabetes can be more susceptible to—and can become sicker if infected with—any virus, including the new coronavirus. During this outbreak of COVID-19, it is important to be calm and make smart choices; that ...

Health

How to take your temperature

Always use a digital thermometer to check your temperature. Because of the potential for mercury exposure or ingestion, glass mercury thermometers have been phased out and are no longer recommended.

Health

When it comes to food, be safe not sorry

(HealthDay)—Keeping up on food safety and nutrition can be confusing: One day a food is reported as good for you, and the next a study finds that it's not so healthy after all. It also can be frightening when a foodborne ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Italy, Turkey screen all arriving passengers for coronavirus

Italy and Turkey said Wednesday they were taking the temperatures of all arriving airline passengers in new prevention measures aimed at halting the spread of a virus outbreak that has killed hundreds of people in China.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How diarrhea pathogens switch into attack mode at body temperature

Many bacterial pathogens excrete toxins as soon as they have entered the host in order to suppress its immune response. Researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have analyzed what happens on the molecular level when ...

Medical research

How healthy are you for your age?

On May 22, JoVE will publish details of a technique to measure the health of human genetic material in relation to a patient's age. The method is demonstrated by the laboratory of Dr. Gil Atzmon at New York's Albert Einstein ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Smart thermometer improves flu forecasting

When a flu season is more severe than expected—like this year's—the surge of patients can overwhelm clinics, emergency rooms, and hospitals.

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