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COVID-19 could lead to an epidemic of clinical depression

Isolation, social distancing and extreme changes in daily life are hard now, but the United States also needs to be prepared for what may be an epidemic of clinical depression because of COVID-19. We are clinical psychological scientists at the University of Washington’s Center for the Science of Social Connection. We study human relationships, how […]

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Immunotherapy effective in metastatic prostate cancers with specific markers of immune activation

Although metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) typically has limited response to immunotherapy, a subset of patients with pretreatment evidence of active T-cell responses in their tumors experienced prolonged survival after following treatment with ipilimumab in a Phase II trial at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The results, published today in Science Translational […]

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US hospitals rush to find beds for surge of virus patients

With her due date fast approaching, Kelly McCarty packed a bag with nursing tops, a robe, slippers and granola bars. Last week’s ultrasound, she said, showed “this baby is head down and ready to go.” But the new coronavirus has thrown her a curveball, bouncing her and about 140 other expectant moms from their first-choice […]

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Poll finds high anxiety in the time of coronavirus

(HealthDay)—Coronavirus has sent the anxiety levels of Americans soaring, a new online poll shows. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adults found that 48% of respondents were anxious about the possibility of getting the coronavirus, 40% were anxious about becoming seriously ill or dying from coronavirus, and 62% were anxious […]

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Low risk of coronavirus spreading through tears

While researchers are certain that coronavirus spreads through mucus and droplets expelled by coughing or sneezing, it is unclear if the virus is spread through other bodily fluids, such as tears. Today’s just-published study offers evidence that it is unlikely that infected patients are shedding virus through their tears, with one important caveat. None of […]