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Reprogrammed skin cells inserted in brain help Parkinson's patient regain function: study

14 May 2020

Skin cells reprogrammed to produce the neurotransmitter dopamine and inserted deep into the brain of a 69-year-old man with Parkinson's disease have allowed him to tie his shoes again and resume swimming and biking, researchers reported in The New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday. | Video

Reprogrammed skin cells inserted in brain help Parkinson's patient regain function - study

14 May 2020

Skin cells reprogrammed to produce the neurotransmitter dopamine and inserted deep into the brain of a 69-year-old man with Parkinson's disease have allowed him to tie his shoes again and resume swimming and biking, researchers reported in The New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday. | Video

Experimental treatment lowers recurrence risk of bacterial vaginosis in phase 2 test

14 May 2020

(Reuters Health) - Researchers say they have cut the recurrence rate of bacterial vaginosis by one third using an experimental treatment that injects a bacterium known as Lactin-V into the vagina to crowd out the noxious organisms that cause the condition.

Malaria drug touted by Trump for coronavirus fails another test

08 May 2020

The malaria treatment repeatedly championed by U.S. President Donald Trump as a "game changer" in the fight against the novel coronavirus has again failed to show a benefit in patients hospitalized with COVID-19, according to a study released on Thursday.

In U.S., more than 1 in 4 healthcare workers lack paid sick leave - study

30 Apr 2020

(Reuters Health) - Many U.S. healthcare workers on the front lines in the COVID-19 pandemic lack basic health insurance and more than 1 in 4 have no paid sick leave, increasing the risk that they will show up for work even if they are infected with the coronavirus, an analysis in the Annals of Internal Medicine has concluded.

One in five U.S. children with coronavirus may need hospital care - CDC

07 Apr 2020

NEW YORK Up to 20% of U.S. children infected by the novel coronavirus require hospitalization, with infants under age 1 most likely to be in that group, according to the government's first in-depth analysis of the disease in the youngest patient population.

One in five U.S. children with coronavirus may need hospital care - CDC

07 Apr 2020

NEW YORK Up to 20% of U.S. children infected by the novel coronavirus require hospitalization, with infants under age 1 most likely to be in that group, according to the government's first in-depth analysis of the disease in the youngest patient population.

Diabetes, lung and heart disease common in U.S. coronavirus patients: CDC

01 Apr 2020

Diabetes, heart disease and long-term lung problems are the most common underlying conditions among Americans hospitalized with the illness caused by the new coronavirus, but more than one in five people requiring intensive care had no such health issues, according to a report issued on Tuesday.

HIV drug combo fails as treatment for severe COVID-19 in China study

19 Mar 2020

A pill containing two HIV drugs that was touted as a potential treatment for the novel coronavirus was not effective, according to a study released late on Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.

HIV drug combo fails as treatment for severe COVID-19 in China study

19 Mar 2020

A pill containing two HIV drugs that was touted as a potential treatment for the novel coronavirus was not effective, according to a study released late on Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.

World News

Tensions rise in U.S. cities after police shot; Trump pushes crackdown

President Donald Trump on Tuesday taunted state governors for not embracing his proposal to send in the U.S. military to quell unrest, hours after five officers were shot and wounded in an escalation of tensions between law enforcement and crowds protesting the killing of a black man in police custody.