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COVID-19 Tests for Return to Work May Delay Health Workers

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2020 — Health care workers (HCWs) diagnosed with COVID-19 can have a prolonged recovery of viral RNA, which can delay return to work (RTW), according to research published online Aug. 26 in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. Erica S. Shenoy, M.D., Ph.D., from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and colleagues evaluated average […]

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Review IDs dietary factors linked to lower CRC incidence

(HealthDay)—Decreased colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence is seen in association with use of aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), magnesium, folate, and high consumption of fruits and vegetables, fiber, and dairy products, according to an umbrella review published online Sept. 28 in Gut. Nicolas Chapelle, M.D., from the Institut des Maladies de l’Appareil Digestif in Nantes, France, […]

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Vitamin D deficiency leads to obesity, stunted growth in zebrafish

Using a zebrafish model, researchers from North Carolina State University have found that vitamin D deficiency during early development can disrupt the metabolic balance between growth and fat accumulation. The results suggest a linkage between vitamin D and metabolic homeostasis, or equilibrium. The research team, led by Seth Kullman, professor of biological sciences at NC […]

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Pandemic Has More Americans Turning to Booze

TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2020 — Is the coronavirus pandemic driving people to drink? Yes, a new U.S. survey shows, and the greatest spike in alcohol use is being seen in women. Overall, there was a 14% jump in drinking frequency this past spring among U.S. adults over 30 when compared to last year at the […]

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Nasal calcium rich salts show reduction of exhaled aerosol particles up to 99%

In a paper published in Molecular Frontiers Journal, researchers from Cambridge, Massachusetts have discovered a more effective way of eliminating airborne particles from airways using nasal calcium-rich salts called FEND, which have potential applications in the fight against COVID-19. Sensory Cloud, creators of FEND and a Boston-based technology startup that designs solutions to problems of […]

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U.S. non-English speakers less likely to have SARS-CoV-2 test

(HealthDay)—Non-English speakers are less likely to have completed severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) testing and have a higher proportion of positive tests compared with English speakers, according to a research letter published online Sept. 24 in JAMA Network Open. H. Nina Kim, M.D., from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, […]