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New York deaths double in 3 days, with worst to come

New York authorities rushed to bring in an army of medical volunteers Wednesday as the statewide death toll from the coronavirus doubled in three days to more than 1,900 and the wail of ambulances in the otherwise eerily quiet streets of the city became the heartbreaking soundtrack of the crisis. As hot spots flared around […]

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New artificial intelligence system can empower medical professionals in diagnosing skin diseases

Researchers in Korea have developed a deep learning-based artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that can accurately classify cutaneous skin disorders, predict malignancy, suggest primary treatment options, and serve as an ancillary tool to enhance the diagnostic accuracy of clinicians. With the assistance of this system, the diagnostic accuracy of dermatologists as well as the general public […]

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COVID-19 infections rise in New York with peak weeks away

Hospitalizations from COVID-19 were rising faster than expected in New York as residents and leaders prepared for a peak in cases that is expected to still be weeks away. Temporary hospitals, and even a morgue in Manhattan, are being setup. Here’s a look at developments in the coronavirus outbreak in New York on Wednesday. ___ […]

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A new strategy for the management of inflammatory pain

A group of researchers from Charité–Universitätsmedizin Berlin has discovered a new mechanism of long-lasting pain relief. The cell-signaling protein interleukin-4 induces a specific type of blood cell to produce endogenous opioids at the site of inflammation. The researchers’ findings have been published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI) Insight. Peripheral nerve inflammation can lead […]

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Man in Washington state first in US to die from new virus

A man has died in Washington state of COVID-19, state health officials said Saturday, marking the first such reported death in the United States. State officials issued a terse news release announcing the death, gave no details and scheduled a news conference. A spokesperson for EvergreenHealth Medical Center, Kayse Dahl, said the person died in […]

Pet Care

A New Buddy for Obu

Sometimes in life, unpredictable events happen, and circumstances change. This happened for Amardeep S. when he moved to New York City from Los Angeles. He originally brought his feline companion with him, but sadly had to surrender his cat when he could no longer provide the care they needed.  As the years passed, the painful […]

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New therapeutic target for acute kidney injury identified

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common and it happens fast. Unlike chronic kidney disease, which often takes years to manifest, patients with AKI experience a rapid deterioration of kidney function over hours or days. Critically ill patients and those undergoing procedures that may affect the kidneys, such as coronary angiography or cardiac surgery, are at […]