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Wearable device lets patients with type 2 diabetes safely use affordable insulin option

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Adults with type 2 diabetes requiring insulin therapy can safely achieve good blood sugar control using regular human insulin (RHI) in a wearable, patch-like insulin delivery device called V-Go, a new study finds. Results of the randomized controlled study—which was accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, …

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Can medical workers safely reuse face masks in COVID-19 pandemic?

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Urgent research at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is investigating whether health care providers can safely reuse protective face masks, which could slow the Covid-19 pandemic and ease a critical equipment shortage endangering medical workers and patients worldwide. Richard Peltier, professor of environmental health sciences in …

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Survey shows emergency physicians may benefit from training on safely handling firearms

Anonymous online survey of 1,074 employees of U.S. acute care services. Credit: KIRSTY CHALLEN, B.SC., MBCHB, MRES, PH.D., LANCASHIRE TEACHING HOSPITALS, UNITED KINGDOM Emergency physicians may benefit from training on safely handling firearms, according to the findings of a survey to be published in the March 2020 issue of Academic …

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Wearable brain stimulation could safely improve motor function after stroke

Multifocal transcranial rotating permanent magnet stimulator (TRPMS). Credit: Blessy John A non-invasive, wearable, magnetic brain stimulation device could improve motor function in stroke patients, according to preliminary late breaking science presented today at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2020. In an initial, randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled clinical trial of …

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Low cardiac troponin levels cannot safely rule out ischemia

(HealthDay)—Even very low concentrations of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I (hs-cTnI) cannot safely rule out inducible myocardial ischemia in patients with symptomatic coronary artery disease (CAD), according to a study published online Jan. 7 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Joan Walter, M.D., Ph.D., from University Hospital Basel in Switzerland, and …

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Direct-to-patient telemedicine cardiology follow-ups may safely save families time, cost

Virtual cardiology follow-ups via computer or smartphone are a feasible alternative to in-person patient follow-ups for some pediatric cardiac conditions. Credit: Children’s National Hospital Health provider follow-ups delivered via computer or smartphone is a feasible alternative to in-person patient follow-ups for some pediatric cardiac conditions, according to the findings of …

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Anti-inflammatory agents can effectively and safely curb major depressive symptoms

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Anti-inflammatory agents, such as aspirin/paracetamol, statins, and antibiotics, can safely and effectively curb the symptoms of major depression, finds a pooled analysis of the available evidence, published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. And the effects are even stronger when these agents are …

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