CDC: New cases of novel coronavirus reported in US

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have announced two new cases of novel coronavirus in the United States, bringing the total to five across four states. Recently, reports of a coronavirus outbreak in the city of Wuhan in China’s Hubei Province have flooded the world’s news. The 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) causes respiratory illness of varying severity. Initially, […]

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Healthy data is essential to advances in digital health

Water for food cultivation, hygiene, and of course, consumption, is essential to health and well-being, and many of the public health advances of the past 150 years can be tied directly to advances in the provision of abundant, clean and healthy water. Similarly, abundant, healthy data is essential to the digital health advances we all so confidently expect. At the […]

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Vitamin D deficiency symptoms: Lacking in the sunshine vitamin could cause this condition

Vitamin D is obtained from sun exposure, food and supplements. It promotes calcium absorption in the gut and maintains adequate amounts of calcium and phosphate needed for bone growth and bone remodelling. Vitamin D has other roles in the body including cell growth, immune function and reduction of inflammation. When a person lacks in the vitamin, a dangerous condition can […]

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China virus death toll tops 1,100 as new cases fall

The death toll from China’s coronavirus epidemic climbed past 1,100 on Wednesday but the number of new cases fell for a second straight day, raising hope the outbreak could peak later this month. As Beijing scrambles to contain the outbreak, the number of people infected on a cruise ship off Japan’s coast rose to 174—the biggest cluster outside the Chinese […]

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Costs of ART regimens increasing, outpacing inflation

(HealthDay)—Initial regimens recommended for most people with HIV (PWH) are priced above $36,000 per year, with antiretroviral therapy (ART) cost increases exceeding the inflation rate, according to a research letter published online Feb. 3 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Nicole C. McCann, from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and colleagues characterized costs of recommended initial ART regimens in the United States […]

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Study provides new understanding of mitochondria genome, potential for new avenues of treatment for cancers

A study led by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center furthered understanding about mitochondria, the cell components known as the “powerhouse of the cell.” Knowing more about the genome is crucial given that mitochondria play important roles in tumorigenesis. Findings were published in the Feb. 5 online issue of Nature Genetics and resulted through collaboration with the International […]

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