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Anne Harding

CORRECTED-'Bold action' urged on outpatient dialysis for undocumented U.S. patients

May 28 2020

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - During the COVID-19 era, all 50 U.S. states should cover standard outpatient dialysis for undocumented immigrant patients with kidney failure, many of whom now rely on emergency-only dialysis, according to new recommendations.

COVID-19 patients may test positive for virus weeks after recovery

May 27 2020

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Some recovered coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients test positive for SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid after hospital discharge, according to new findings.

POC test for chlamydia, gonorrhea as good as lab-based assays

May 19 2020

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new 30-minute point-of-care (POC) test using self-collected vaginal swabs works as well as lab-based molecular diagnostic tests for detecting chlamydia and gonorrhea, new findings show.

Lack of measles shot sets stage for lethal complications

Feb 25 2020

(Reuters Health) - Measles can infect the appendix, the liver and the membranes protecting the brain in people who are not fully immunized against the virus, a new report confirms.

Money worries may have outsize mental health impact on women, Latinos

Jan 23 2020

(Reuters Health) - Most U.S. adults report worrying about at least two financial issues, such as being able to afford medical bills, retirement or a child's college education, new research finds.

Early, heavy marijuana use linked to worse driving performance

Jan 17 2020

(Reuters Health) - Heavy marijuana users who picked up the habit before age 16 have impaired driving skills even when they're not high, a small study suggests.

Dog ownership linked with longer life, especially for heart patients

Oct 08 2019

(Reuters Health) - Dog owners live longer, and canine companionship may be especially good for people with heart disease and those living alone, new research shows.

Marijuana may undermine fertility treatment success

Aug 21 2019

(Reuters Health) - Women undergoing fertility treatment who smoke marijuana may have more success if they quit, recent research suggests.

Vaping impacts blood vessels, even without nicotine

Aug 20 2019

(Reuters Health) - Healthy young people show signs of impaired blood vessel function after just a few puffs of an electronic cigarette, even without nicotine, new research shows.

Common nerve pain drug linked to suicidal behavior, overdose

Jun 17 2019

(Reuters Health) - A class of medications used for nerve and muscle pain, including the popular drug Lyrica, increases users' risks for suicidal behavior, unintentional overdoses, injuries and car accidents - and the risks are particularly high for teens and young adults, new research shows.

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