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US investigating second suspected case of Chinese virus

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Authorities in Texas are investigating a second suspected case on US soil of a new and deadly Chinese virus, officials said Thursday. Brazos County, northwest of Houston, “is investigating a suspected case of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV),” officials wrote in a statement on Facebook. “The patient traveled from Wuhan, China, […]

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Disability, quality of life, mood may affect sleep in IBD patients

(HealthDay)—Sleep quality is associated with mood state, disability, and quality of life among patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a study published online Jan. 16 in Scientific Reports. Carla Marinelli, from the University Hospital of Padua in Italy, and colleagues evaluated sleep quality among 166 IBD patients to identify possible independent risk factors […]

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Microcomputer implanted in heart patients could improve prognosis

Microcomputer implanted inside heart failure patients could improve prognosis and quality of life The first microcomputer inside the heart for patients with heart failure could improve their prognosis and quality of life. Grandfather-of-seven Andrew Smith, 71, a retired chartered accountant from Truro in Cornwall, was one of the first UK patients to have it fitted, […]

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Researchers create app to help stressed-out caregivers

A group of University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have developed an app-based pilot project to help relieve stress and offer support to caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s or dementia. USask computer science Ph.D. student Jenna Neiser said she has noticed a lack of resources and accessibility in Saskatchewan, when it comes to caregiver health. That’s […]