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Gene Emery

Even with 10-day waiting period, suicide by gun risk surges after purchase

Jun 03 2020

The risk of suicide by firearm jumps 100-fold during the first month after purchasing a handgun, even if the buyer is subject to a 10-day waiting period, according to results from the largest long-term analysis of gun ownership in the United States.

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

May 14 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

May 14 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

May 13 2020

By Gene Emery 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.

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

May 13 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

May 07 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

Apr 29 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

Apr 06 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

Apr 06 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

Mar 31 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.

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