Coronavirus cases have risen sharply across the Mountain West, Midwest and plains. Over 70% of nonmetropolitan counties are now "red zones," suggesting viral spread is out of control.
Oct. 26, 2020 • ~9 min
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Researchers have found that a targeted therapy with tocilizumab reduced mortality by 30 percent for critically ill COVID-19 patients when administered within the first two days of ICU admission.
Oct. 20, 2020 • ~8 min
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An experimental medication that was recently shown to slow the progression of ALS has now demonstrated the potential to also prolong patient survival.
Oct. 16, 2020 • ~4 min
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A new study shows that people who survive serious COVID-19 infections have long-lasting immune responses against the virus.
Oct. 8, 2020 • ~4 min
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The TestBoston study will facilitate at-home testing on 10,000 people for both the SARS-CoV-2 virus and antibodies against it to increase access to testing and surveillance.
Oct. 6, 2020 • ~5 min
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Surprise medical bills have led to financial pain and suffering on top of whatever ailed a patient in the first place. A recent study shows that the practice drives up costs for everyone.
Oct. 1, 2020 • ~10 min
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Physical therapy and occupational therapy leads to fewer hospital readmissions and lower death risk for patients with pneumonia, a new study shows.
Sept. 30, 2020 • ~4 min
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“Viral history” tool VirScan offers new insights into antibody response to SARS-CoV-2.
Sept. 29, 2020 • ~6 min
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MGH-led study shows light therapy is safe, modulates brain repair, and may benefit patients with moderate traumatic brain injury.
Sept. 23, 2020 • ~8 min
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