AI checks out ‘rash selfies’ to detect Lyme disease

Artificial intelligence and deep learning that look at "rash selfies" could offer a way to more accurately detect and identify Lyme disease.

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
Oct. 16, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: skin infections ticks lyme-disease health-and-medicine

COVID-19 patients get needless antibiotics, data suggests

More than half of patients hospitalized with suspected COVID-19 in Michigan during peak months got antibiotics. Later tests showed 96.5% didn't need them.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
Aug. 31, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 antibiotics hospitals infections health-and-medicine

Lab-made antibody might block coronavirus infection

A new synthetic antibody may prevent the coronavirus from causing infection by blocking attachment to a key enzyme. It shows promise in a study with mice.

Keith Brannon-Tulane • futurity
June 24, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 antibodies viruses drug-development infections health-and-medicine

Masks prevented 66K COVID-19 infections in 1 month in NYC

"This inexpensive practice, in conjunction with social distancing and other procedures, is the most likely opportunity to stop the COVID-19 pandemic."

Keith Randall-Texas A&M • futurity
June 15, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 viruses united-states new-york-city infections featured health-and-medicine

Action averted 530 million COVID-19 infections

Have policies aimed at avoiding COVID-19 infections worked? "I don't think any human endeavor has ever saved so many lives in such a short period of time."

Edward Lempinen-UC Berkeley • futurity
June 12, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: covid-19 viruses government infections featured health-and-medicine

You can’t tell who’s sick from gross coughs or sneezes

Next time you hear someone cough or sneeze, you should probably leave the diagnosis to the doctor, according to a new study.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
June 11, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 infections featured health-and-medicine sounds

Nanotech could diagnose COVID-19 and gauge death risk

A proposed platform uses nanoparticles or magnetic levitation to spot a "fingerprint" for COVID-19 diagnosis and checking death risk.

Kim Ward-Michigan State • futurity
May 19, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 nanotechnology viruses infections magnetism health-and-medicine medical-tests

Asymptomatic spread makes testing key for COVID-19 fight

"Because of asymptomatic spread of the coronavirus, we're going to need a lot more testing and have public health officials actively look for cases."

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
May 15, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: covid-19 symptoms viruses infections health-and-medicine immune-systems

Tiny device detects harmful bacteria in blood

A tiny device that detects bacteria in blood could help diagnose and fight deadly infections, researchers say.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
March 23, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: bacteria drug-resistance e-coli blood infections health-and-medicine

It’s not just people with symptoms who can spread COVID-19

How fast does COVID-19 spread? New research may have an answer. It also shows that people can spread the virus before they feel the symptoms.

UT Austin • futurity
March 16, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 viruses infections featured health-and-medicine

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