How Hospital Visit Bans Are Affecting Families Of Patients
Families have been torn apart by not being able to visit loved ones on their death beds.
30-03-2020 14:32

Survey Shows Just How Dire PPE Shortages Are at Many Hospitals
Only 12% of facilities surveyed have received supplies from the Strategic National Stockpile, researchers from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology report.
30-03-2020 14:07

COVID-19 Daily: New Hydroxychloroquine Data, Dire PPE Shortages
These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about today.
30-03-2020 13:39

ASRS Guidance on Managing COVID-19 Risk in Retinal Procedures
Retinal specialists need to weigh the risk for vision loss against the risk for COVID-19 when deciding which patients need to be seen urgently vs those whose treatment can be delayed.
30-03-2020 13:16

COVID-19: More Hydroxychloroquine Data From France
Further promising data from the Marseille group on the impact of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 patients have been posted, but one French expert warns that doubts remain over the quality of the results.
30-03-2020 13:08

Should Teens Wait to Date?
Teens who wait to date may be emotionally healthier than their peers and rate higher in social and leadership skills, a recent study says.
30-03-2020 12:33

Common Heart Drugs' Risk With COVID-19 Unproven.
Could a blood pressure or diabetes medicine make COVID-19 more severe?
30-03-2020 12:09

A Parent's Guide to Fighting Coronavirus Stress
Stressed-out parents should reach out to others for support during the coronavirus pandemic, child health experts say.
30-03-2020 11:58

What Dental Offices Are Doing to Prevent COVID-19
On March 16, the American Dental Association called on dentists to suspend elective care for three weeks to lower the risk.
30-03-2020 11:45

Safe to Skip Post-TAVR Clopidogrel in Patients on OAC for AF
Bleeding risk was similar in such patients on oral anticoagulation alone or with clopidogrel on top. And OAC alone didn't raise ischemic risk in POPULAR-TAVI; some experts question its methodology.
30-03-2020 11:34

Common Lab Test Changes You Should Know
A doctor's visit often includes a stop at the lab for blood tests. But the last few years have brought changes to how some common lab tests are done.
30-03-2020 11:20

Do Gene Mutations Explain Young COVID-19 Cases?
Plans call for enrolling 500 patients worldwide who are under age 50, have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and admitted to an intensive care unit, and have no underlying health problems such as diabetes, heart disease or lung disease.
30-03-2020 11:17

Last Week Tonight Provides Weekly Recap Of Coronavirus News
John Oliver is back once again to provide an update on this past week's coronavirus headlines
30-03-2020 11:10

Medications Safe To Use In Treatment Of COVID-19 Identified: What Are They?
The World Health Organization and the FDA said that there was no evidence that the consumption of ibuprofen for coronavirus positive patients was harmful.
30-03-2020 11:09

Institute Of Professional Grief Coaching Offers No-Cost Online And Telephone Support During Coronavirus Crisis
Being confined in your home is making you feel a lack of personal connection? The Institute of Professional Grief Coaching will like to offer you a helping hand.
30-03-2020 10:56

Coronavirus Daily Digest: March 30, 2020
A roundup of the latest news about COVID-19
30-03-2020 10:42

How To Stay Fit At Home Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Being physically active is crucial to maintaining immunity and overall well being while being home-quarantined.
30-03-2020 10:33

President Trump Signs Coronavirus Relief Bill
President Donald Trump signed into law a $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief package after the U.S. House voted Friday to approve it.
30-03-2020 10:24

Designer Launch First Medically Approved Protective Masks To Assist With COVID-19 Response
Designer launch the Maker Mask initiative to offer the first medically approved design for 3D printing of protective masks to assist with COVID-19 response. Grassroots effort mobilizes community-based small batch production of masks to fill PPE shortages
30-03-2020 09:56

Company Answers Global Need For Ophthalmology Telehealth Solutions During Coronavirus Pandemic
This Israeli startup company is developing eye-tracking based telehealth solutions for vision care.
30-03-2020 09:39

If A Family Member Has Coronavirus, Here's How To Keep Others Safe
The global death count from COVID-19 neared 34,000 late Sunday, with more than 722,000 confirmed cases.
30-03-2020 07:37

Rising US Temperatures, Rising Rates of Mental Disorders
High climatic temperatures are correlated with self-reported mental health problems, especially when there are 10 hot days in a row, new research suggests.
30-03-2020 06:46

WHO Encourages People To Play Video Games During The COVID-19 Pandemic
Here's why the World Health Organization (WHO) is encouraging you to play video games amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
30-03-2020 06:07

ASRS Guidance on Managing COVID-19 Risk in Retinal Procedures
Retinal specialists need to weigh the risk for vision loss against the risk for COVID-19 when deciding which patients need to be seen urgently vs those whose treatment can be delayed.
30-03-2020 05:57

ESA Team Eyes Astronaut Urine To Build Moon Bases
Researchers working with the European Space Agency (ESA) found that human urine contains a compound that could serve as a plasticizer in the concrete for infrastructures on the Moon.
30-03-2020 05:53

Home Birth: A Better Option Amid Coronavirus Pandemic?
Find out if home birth is the best option for expectant mothers amid COVID-19 pandemic.
30-03-2020 05:44

Stuck At Home? Then How About A Bird's Eye View Of Disney's Empty Parks?
Bored while at home during this quarantine? Then how about getting a bird’s eye view of Walt Disney World?
30-03-2020 05:35

Spinach Juice Health Benefits That Will Surprise You
Here are top spinach juice health benefits that will surprise you.
30-03-2020 05:15

Animal Shelters Are Urging People To Adopt Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to accelerate, animal shelters all across the country are racing to empty their kennels before they are forced to resort to euthanasia by urging people to adopt more animals.
30-03-2020 04:52

COVID-19 Lockdown Tips: How To Protect Teenager's Mental Health
Here are best ways you can help protect the mental well-being of teenagers amid COVID-19 lockdown.
30-03-2020 04:40

COVID-19 Effects: Disease More Deadly In People With Heart Problems
A new study shows that COVID-19 could be more fatal on people with cardiovascular disease and could cause cardiac injury in patients without heart problems.
30-03-2020 04:24

This Calculator Shows How Your Social Distancing Saves People
To help people better understand how their participation in the lockdown could help save others, experts from Poland created an online calculator. The tool shows how many people can benefit from an individual’s effort to self-isolate amid the outbreak. 
30-03-2020 04:02

NASA Preps Powerful Engine To Redirect Asteroids Hitting Earth
NASA has launched a project that would build a machine powerful enough to deflect large asteroids that could hit Earth and threaten humanity.
30-03-2020 03:55

Fauci: US May Have 'Millions Of Cases' Of COVID-19
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said that based on latest disease models the U.S. may soon record "millions of cases" of COVID-19 with deaths ranging from 100,000 to 200,000. 
30-03-2020 03:49

How Social Distancing Is Related To Psychological Fallout
Here's how social distancing is related to psychological fallout.
30-03-2020 03:42

Can The Blood Plasma Of Coronavirus Survivors Be Used To Fight Infection?
As per a new update, a new (and experimental) attempt to save lives will have doctors fusing the blood of British coronavirus patients with blood plasma harvested from “hyperimmune” people who managed to survive the disease since it can supposedly help f
30-03-2020 03:29

3 Warning Signs You Should Get Tested For Coronavirus
These warning signs are sure to make you contact a medical professional immediately for coronavirus testing.
30-03-2020 03:18

Harris County Inmate Release Blocked After One Prisoner Tested Positive For COVID-19
Over at Houston, latest reports reveal that an inmate from Harris County Jail tested positive for COVID-19. This, per health officials, makes him the first ever jail inmate that managed to contract the deadly virus.
30-03-2020 03:07

LA County COVID-19 Update: How Bad Is The Situation?
Per the latest progress report, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has recently announced 344 new cases of the novel coronavirus alongside six new unfortunate deaths because of the coronavirus.
30-03-2020 02:45

NYC Coronavirus Patient Dies In Minutes After Hospital Discharge
According to various latest releases, a 71-year-old woman from Queens, New York, died from the coronavirus a mere few minutes after she had been discharged from the hospital because of the same virus.
30-03-2020 02:32

Get Rid Of Belly Fat By Following This Simple Keto Diet Rule
A fitness expert said that there is an important rule that if people miss out on the keto diet could ruin its weight loss effects.
30-03-2020 02:15

How To Spot Fake Coronavirus Outbreak News
Fake news concerning the coronavirus is just as dangerous as the virus itself.
30-03-2020 01:18

COVID-19 Home Remedies: How To Address Mild Symptoms
Records of early COVID-19 cases show that many people who contracted the novel coronavirus showed only mild symptoms and were able to recover at home without requiring critical care. 
30-03-2020 00:57

Coronavirus Risk Goes Beyond Age, WHO Warns
Analysis of early COVID-19 cases worldwide suggests that gender and chronic health problems, like asthma and heart disease, could make even younger people more likely to get sick and die from the disease.
30-03-2020 00:06

CARAVAGGIO Expands DOAC Pool in Cancer-related VTE
Randomized but open-label data show apixaban was noninferior to dalteparin for efficacy but with less major bleeding, including problematic GI bleeds.
29-03-2020 20:16

COVID-19 Pandemic Hits Iceland: What’s Happening There?
Iceland claims to be leading the world in its testing and contact-tracing capacity.
29-03-2020 20:03

PRONOMOS: Rivaroxaban Bests Enoxaparin for VTE Prophylaxis
New trial results show rivaroxaban was not only noninferior but superior to enoxaparin in reducing venous thromboembolism after nonmajor orthopedic surgery.
29-03-2020 19:36

Healthcare Workers Treating COVID-19 Patients In China Show Symptoms Of Depression
More than 70 percent of medical personnel experienced psychological distress in China amid the outbreak, a new study said.
29-03-2020 19:33

Tepid Response to TAVR in Low-risk Patients With Bicuspid Valves
While it's reasonable to consider TAVR in this population, observers questioned its value over surgery in these typically younger patients.
29-03-2020 18:32

COVID-19 Daily: New Hydroxychloroquine Data, Dire PPE Shortages
These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about today.
29-03-2020 18:04

Fauci Predicts 100K-plus Potential COVID-19 Deaths in US
Dr Anthony Fauci's prediction would take the death toll well past that of the average seasonal flu. The federal government is considering rolling back guidelines on social distancing in some areas.
Associated Press
29-03-2020 17:37

Steps to Boost Your Facility's Capacity Before COVID-19 Surge Hits
A physician leader and a health workforce expert offer recommendations in preparing for an expected rise in COVID-19 cases. Knowledge about local trends in infection rates is key to preparedness.
29-03-2020 16:24

UK TAVI: Similar Outcomes to Surgery in Real World
The trial confirms that the results of previous trials in low- to intermediate-risk patients can also be replicated in real-world clinical practice.
29-03-2020 15:23

Survey Shows Just How Dire PPE Shortages Are at Many Hospitals
Only 12% of facilities surveyed have received supplies from the Strategic National Stockpile, researchers from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology report.
29-03-2020 13:33

Larger Absolute Rivaroxaban Benefit in Diabetes: COMPASS
The new vascular low dose of rivaroxaban has gotten off to a slow start, but these new subgroup results may stimulate use in patients with diabetes and stable coronary or peripheral artery disease.
29-03-2020 12:27

Primordial Cardiovascular Prevention Draws Closer
New results suggest that genetic predisposition to cardiovascular disease can be overcome by low lifetime exposure to LDL cholesterol and high systolic blood pressure.
29-03-2020 11:02

Making Yourself N95 Mask For Coronavirus? Things You Need To Know
According to a tally by Johns Hopkins University, deaths from new coronavirus in the U.S. surged past 2,000 Saturday, doubling in just three days.
29-03-2020 10:07

Rivaroxaban Plus Aspirin Safely Benefits PAD Patients
Results of VOYAGER-PAD show a combined regimen of rivaroxaban and aspirin was safe and reduced ischemic events in peripheral arterial disease patients after lower limb revascularization.
28-03-2020 20:28

VICTORIA: Vericiguat Seen as Novel Success in High-Risk HFrEF
The relative risk reduction was modest, but experts say the benefit in absolute terms was remarkable for already well-treated patients, who are some of the hardest to keep out of the hospital.
28-03-2020 19:31

COVID-19: Telemedicine Gets Real, Real Fast Across Neurology
In the face of COVID-19, neurologists working in stroke, epilepsy, dementia, and other subspecialties are tasked with a quick pivot from in-office patient visits to a new era of online consultations.
28-03-2020 18:55

COVID-19 Daily: Ventilator Rationing, Fast-Turnaround Tests
These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about today.
28-03-2020 17:53

HHS Investigating Complaints Over Ventilator Rationing in Disabled
Advocates say that ventilator plans discriminate against people with mental and physical disabilities.
28-03-2020 17:29

FDA Approves Test That Can Detect Coronavirus in Minutes
The US Food and Drug Administration granted the approval under its Emergency Use Authorization. Abbott said it will start distribution next week and will ramp up manufacturing to 50,000 tests per day.
Reuters Health Information
28-03-2020 17:13

FDA OKs Emergency Use of Convalescent Plasma for COVID-19 Patients
As the number of US patients infected with COVID-19 continues to rise, the FDA is facilitating access to COVID-19 convalescent plasma for use in patients with serious or life-threatening infections.
28-03-2020 16:38

More Than 1 in 3 Cardiologists Burned Out, Many Ready to Bolt
'These are not great signals, I think they're shocking, quite frankly,' one observer remarked.
28-03-2020 16:36

Program Director Survey Shows Variation in CV Imaging Training
A new survey of directors of advanced cardiovascular imaging programs in the United States and Canada shows training is not standardized, and the 'status quo has to change,' researchers say.
28-03-2020 15:52

TAILOR-PCI: Clopidogrel Genotyping Trial Narrowly Misses Endpoint
The trial missed its ambitious primary endpoint of a 50% reduction in cardiovascular events, but commentators felt nonetheless that it shows a clinical benefit and should change practice.
28-03-2020 15:23

High Anxiety in America Over COVID-19
Survey results show COVID-19 is affecting many Americans' mental health, which is not surprising. But one expert warns that if the pandemic goes on much longer anxiety levels could become much worse.
28-03-2020 14:38

Coronavirus Social: Patient Questions, Daily Dispatch, Infographics
Here are some of the top-trending COVID-19 topics dominating the social media conversation among clinicians.
28-03-2020 09:11

Shortages Looming for Respirators, Masks, Gowns
Only about 12% of facilities have been able to get supplemental PPE from federal resources, compared with 25% that have drawn from local donations and 17% from do-it-yourself efforts to cobble together masks and gowns, results show. State and local gover
27-03-2020 18:42

Respirator Masks - In Short Supply
As the coronavirus pandemic stresses the U.S. health care system, personal protective equipment -- including high-tech masks -- are in desperately short supply.
27-03-2020 18:37

COVID-19 Daily: A Hospitalist's Advice, Fighting an 'Infodemic'
These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about today.
27-03-2020 18:23

How Three Countries Have Kept COVID-19 In Check
Although the United States missed its chance to head off a COVID-19 epidemic, and is well on its way to becoming the pandemic's new epicenter, these lessons drawn from other countries could still be used to help manage infections in the months and years
27-03-2020 18:22

Measuring Social Distancing to Slow COVID-19
It takes multiple measures of social distancing to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, a study from Singapore concludes.
27-03-2020 18:04

What Coronavirus Precautions Do You Really Need?
Groceries, deliveries, takeout food – can we bring them into our homes safely in the middle of a pandemic? How do we keep our homes clean? Tips and tricks to help you stay safe.
27-03-2020 17:55

Physicians Pessimistic Despite Increased COVID-19 Test Kits
Physicians were concerned about the safety of their loved ones and themselves and pessimistic about how those outside of the medical community will respond to the pandemic, according to a survey.
27-03-2020 17:26

Physicians Seek to Reassure Amid Hydroxychloroquine Shortage
Concerns over shortages have prompted the American College of Rheumatology and othe groups to send a joint statement to President Trump and the nation's governors asking for continued availability.
27-03-2020 17:17

EMA Panel Backs Zolgensma Gene Therapy for SMA
Zolgensma is a gene therapy that addresses the genetic root cause of spinal muscular atrophy by replacing the defective or missing SMN1 gene to halt disease progression.
International Approvals
27-03-2020 17:07

Dawn of New Lupus Nephritis Treatment After AURORA Trial
The addition of a novel calcineurin inhibitor to the standard of care improves renal response in patients with lupus nephritis, results from the phase 3 AURORA trial show.
27-03-2020 16:42

Off-Label Prescribing Off Limits, Leaving Some Untreated
The off-label use of drugs is unrelenting in dermatology because of the disconnect between the skin diseases dermatologists treat and the small number of effective therapies approved by regulators.
27-03-2020 16:38

CHMP Backs Ozanimod (Zeposia) for Multiple Sclerosis
The oral immunomodulator is indicated for treatment of adults with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) with active disease as defined by clinical or imaging features.
27-03-2020 16:36

Commentary: Lessons on COVID-19 From Low-Income Countries
Physicians in lower-income countries routinely face the logistic difficulties and constrained resources now seen in first-world countries as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
27-03-2020 16:22

Current US Visa Rules Restrict, Limit COVID-19 Physician Pool
More than 4000 non-US citizens matched to US residencies last week, but COVID-19 visa restrictions may keep them from starting. Restrictions also affect physicians working under other visas.
27-03-2020 16:15

U.S. Hospital Beds Were Maxed Out Before Pandemic
At Elmhurst Hospital Center, a 545-bed public hospital, doctors and nurses have only a few dozen ventilators for their patients, some of whom have died while waiting for a bed. A refrigerated truck has been stationed outside the hospital to hold the dead
27-03-2020 16:11

Novel Coronavirus May Be Transmitted via FMT, FDA Warns
The FDA advises that additional safety measures be taken for fecal microbiota transplants after recent studies found evidence of SARS-CoV-2 virus in the stool of infected individuals.
27-03-2020 16:07

Rapid COVID-19 Clinical Practice Guidelines (2020)
Rapid COVID-19 clinical practice guidelines by Wuhan University Novel Coronavirus Management & Research Team and China International Exchange & Promotive Association for Medical and Health Care.
27-03-2020 16:03

COVID-19: Dramatic Changes to Telepsychiatry Rules and Regs
In the wake of drastic rule changes governing telemental health services during the COVID-19 outbreak, experts give the most up-to-date information on how to best navigate this ever-changing landscape.
27-03-2020 15:55

Feeling Sick? Check CDC's COVID-19 Symptom Checker
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has posted a new coronavirus self-checker on its website that might ease your mind and steer you toward any medical help you might need.
27-03-2020 15:45

FDA Clears Ozanimod (Zeposia) for MS; COVID-19 Delays Launch
Ozanimod is the first oral, once-daily sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor modulator approved for adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis.
27-03-2020 15:38

Apple Releases New Coronavirus Screening App
Apple wants to help people find out if they have COVID-19
27-03-2020 15:33

Guidelines on Delaying Cancer Surgery During COVID-19
Cancer surgeries may need to be delayed as hospitals are forced to allocate resources to a surge of COVID-19 patients, says the American College of Surgeons.
27-03-2020 15:30

Stroke Drug Could Help COVID-19 Patients
The research focuses on a drug called tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), which is normally used to quickly dissolve blood clots that cause strokes or heart attacks.
27-03-2020 15:16

Keep Calm: Under 25s With Diabetes Not Hospitalized Due to COVID-19
Reassuringly, COVID-19 in under 25s with diabetes doesn't seem to require hospitalization, early reports from global hotspots indicate. But the pandemic means new cases of type 1 diabetes are being missed.
27-03-2020 15:15

COVID-19: 'Striking' Rates of Anxiety, Depression in HCPs
A significant proportion of healthcare workers treating patients exposed to COVID-19 have symptoms of depression, anxiety, and trouble sleeping.
27-03-2020 15:10

EMA Review of DOACs Concludes Risk-Benefit Remains Positive
The balance between bleeding and risk reduction 'remains positive' for direct oral anticoagulants used for approved indications and no change to product information is needed, an EMA review concludes.
News Alerts
27-03-2020 14:58

Ginkgo Biloba Health Benefits: Fights Anxiety, Enhances Brain Health And More
The old Chinese herb is utilized to fight cognitive decline, but studies remain inconclusive. Read ahead to know more.
27-03-2020 14:57

Less Pain With Cancer Drug to Treat Anal HPV, but It's Expensive
Pomalidomide is potentially a less painful alternative to options such as freezing and laser ablation, and it may have a lower rate of recurrence, but copays cost about $5000 for a month's supply.
27-03-2020 14:57

Myeloma Tx Has Similar Survival Benefit in Very Elderly
Patients over age 80 received similar benefits from treatment as younger patients, according to a new study.
27-03-2020 14:53

Livestock, Poultry Safe From Coronavirus: Expert
The low level of risk to livestock and poultry is good news for U.S. livestock producers, meat packers and consumers, who could use some stability as uncertainty about the coronavirus restricts many normal daily activities, Roth noted.
27-03-2020 14:52

EMA Says Stay on Angiotensin Drugs During COVID-19 Pandemic
The guidance follows similar advice issued by other European and American cardiology societies in light of reports questioning a connection to the virus.
News Alerts
27-03-2020 14:31

source : webmd; medicaldaily; medscape