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New diagnostic method may predict relapse risk for recovering prescription opioid addicts

New diagnostic method may predict relapse risk for recovering prescription opioid addicts

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain For the first time, Rutgers scientists have used a diagnostic technique in the opioid addiction field that they believe has the potential to determine which opioid-addicted patients are more likely to relapse. Using an algorithm that looks for patterns in brain structure and functional connectivity, researchers were able to distinguish prescription …

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Study: Seroprevalence of anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in Iquitos, Peru in July and August, 2020: a population-based study. Image Credit: NIAID and The Lancet

High seroprevalence in Peruvian population recovering from SARS-CoV-2 infection

Research led by Antonio M. Quispe of Centro de Investigación en Bioingeniería, Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología in Peru examined infection rates in Iquitos, Peru at different time points in 2020. Seroprevalence was found to be 70% in the population, which indicates that most people in the area were infected at some point and developed …

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Virtual post-sepsis recovery program may also help recovering COVID-19 patients

Virtual post-sepsis recovery program may also help recovering COVID-19 patients

Post-sepsis model may help COVID-19 patients after discharge. Credit: ATS A new paper published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society describes a ‘virtual’ recovery program for sepsis patients that may also help post-COVID-19 patients and survivors of other serious illnesses. In “Translating Post-Sepsis Care to Post-COVID Care: The Case for a Virtual …

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In recovering COVID-19 patients, antibodies fade quickly

In recovering COVID-19 patients, antibodies fade quickly In recovering COVID-19 patients, antibodies fade quickly Credit: CC0 Public Domain In the absence of approved, effective treatments for COVID-19, some hospitals have been treating patients with severe COVID symptoms with blood plasma from recovering patients. The blood of recovered patients contains antibodies that act against the coronavirus. …

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When can kids return to sports after recovering from COVID-19?

When can kids return to sports after recovering from COVID-19?

When can kids return to sports after recovering from COVID-19? When can kids return to sports after recovering from COVID-19? UVA cardiologist Dr. Peter Dean warns against a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to children returning to sports after recovering from COVID, especially for youths who get very sick. Credit: University of Virginia A trio …

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Pandemic can worsen odds for people recovering from addiction

Pandemic can worsen odds for people recovering from addiction Pandemic can worsen odds for people recovering from addiction Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Drug use can increase the risks associated with COVID-19 infection, and at the same time, the social and psychological risks of the pandemic can intensify drug use. Recovering from addiction is literally a …

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Extra payments motivate sobriety and employment among people recovering from addiction

Credit: CC0 Public Domain After a yearlong study of people with opioid dependence, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report evidence that adding $8 an hour to their paychecks may help those in recovery stay drug free longer, as well as encourage them to get and hold regular jobs. The researchers say poverty is an independent risk …

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1st US patient with new virus leaves hospital, is recovering

by Carla K. Johnson In this photo taken Jan. 23, 2020, Dr. George Diaz, section chief for infectious diseases at Providence Regional Medical Center, poses for a photo in Everett, Wash. Diaz was part of the team that treated the first U.S. patient infected with the new virus from China, who was admitted to the …

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