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Has Covid killed off the flu?

Has Covid killed off the flu? Experts pose the intriguing question as influenza cases nosedive by 98% across the globe Many feared ‘twin-demic’ of flu, which kills thousands, and Covid-19 this winter  Thirty million people – 20 per cent more than normal – now eligible for the flu jab ‘Surveillance’ data collected by WHO shows how […]

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Scientists develop algorithm to help relieve pressure on the NHS

New research suggests an algorithm could be used to help optimise the sharing of healthcare resources during the COVID-19 pandemic, preventing NHS intensive care units (ICU) from becoming overwhelmed. The study, led by Queen Mary University of London, proposes a load balancing method to transfer critical ICU patients across hospitals and optimally allocate new patients, […]

Pet Care

A Blessing for Benji—and the Residents of Liberty City.

It was a hot June day when Virginia W. noticed that her 10-year-old Shepherd-mix, Benji, was listless and coughing. “He wasn’t feeling good,” Virginia recalls. “He didn’t look like himself. I knew there was something going on.” A resident of Liberty City in Miami, Virginia had visited the  new ASPCA Community Veterinary Center (CVC) last […]

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Sleepio might be just what the professor ordered

Did you know that man is the only animal that purposely delays sleep? Or that sleep disturbance increases at higher altitudes, as well as in times of increased stress? Due to the coronavirus pandemic, everyone seems to be experiencing higher stress—which means that right now Sleepio could really help members of the CU Denver community […]

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Results from the COBRA-REDUCE trial reported

For patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) that also require oral anticoagulation, treatment with a nanotechnology polymer-coated stent plus 14-day dual anti-platelet therapy (DAPT) did not reduce bleeding or establish non-inferior outcomes for thrombotic events compared with a drug-eluting stent (DES) and standard three or six-month DAPT therapy. Findings were reported today at TCT Connect, […]

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Results from the VOYAGER PAD Trial reported

A large subgroup analysis of a randomized clinical trial showed neither a mortality risk nor benefit associated with the use of paclitaxel drug-coated devices (DCD) in the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD). The study also found that the benefit of rivaroxaban use on reducing ischemic limb and cardiovascular outcomes was consistent regardless of whether […]

Pet Care

Is Fostering a Mistake? Get the REAL Scoop on Foster Dogs

During the month of October, we’re taking time to celebrate our rescued canine counterparts and encourage our friends nationwide to open their hearts and their homes to a dog in need—even if just temporarily as a foster caregiver.  An important step in the journeys of countless shelter animals is time in foster homes, and sadly, […]