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New study outlines tool that can assess the chance a disease outbreak is of unnatural origins

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Did coronavirus mutate from a virus already prevalent in humans or animals or did it originate in a laboratory? As scientists grapple with understanding the source of this rapidly spreading virus, the Grunow-Finke assessment tool (GFT) may assist them with determining whether the coronavirus outbreak is …

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Mayo Clinic outlines approach for patients at risk of drug-induced sudden cardiac death in COVID-19

This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (yellow)—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a patient, emerging from the surface of cells (blue/pink) cultured in the lab. Credit: NIAID-RML SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, continues to spread, leading to more than 20,000 deaths worldwide in less …

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CDC outlines U.S. process of evaluating patients for novel coronavirus

Recognizing individuals at risk for 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection is a key part of facilitating infection control and prevention and limiting transmission, according to research published in the Feb. 7 early-release issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Kristina L. Bajema, …

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New AGA guideline outlines treatment best practices for ulcerative colitis patients

Ulcerative colitis (UC), a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer, can be life-altering for patients with moderate to severe disease activity. An increasing number of drugs are available for long-term management of moderate to severe UC, leading to questions about treatment strategies for …

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Report outlines social determinants’ role in cancer and public health

Cancer cell during cell division. Credit: National Institutes of Health A new report outlines the critical role social determinants play in shaping population health, highlighting that health disparities are systemic, and cut across multiple population characteristics, including race/ethnicity, age, disability status, sexual orientation or gender identity, or other characteristics historically …

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Teen vaping study reveals how schools influence e-cigarette use, outlines prevention strategies

Credit: CC0 Public Domain When e-cigarettes hit the U.S. market in 2007, they were promoted as a safer, healthier alternative to traditional, combustible cigarettes. The unintended consequence of vaping devices and e-cigarettes, however, is a new generation of vapers—teenagers—becoming addicted to nicotine. “In just one year, from 2017 to 2018, …

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