Want to Protect Yourself from Coronavirus? Do the Same Things You Do Every Winter

Many Americans likely grew a little nervous after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Thursday that a novel coronavirus has spread for the first time within the U.S. But agency officials and other doctors have a simple message for Americans: keep doing what you’re doing to stay healthy. “The best things that you can do are the things that we generally recommend at this time of year to prevent the spread of infectious diseases,” Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said during a Jan. 30 call with reporters. “Wash your hands, cover your cough, take care of yourself and keep alert to the information that we’re providing, because we’ll provide new information as it becomes available.” In Asia, the novel coronavirus known as 2019-nCoV is spreading rapidly, and has reached far enough to warrant being designated a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organization. As of noon Friday, it has infected nearly 10,000 people, most of them in mainland China, and killed 213. But public health officials have emphasized that risk to the American public remains low, and spreading within the U.S. has so far been limited to one wife-to-husband transmission. While 2019-nCoV has never been seen before, it’s part of a family of viruses that are well-known both to doctors and the public; the common cold, for example, can be cause...
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Authors: Zhou DN, Ye CS, Yang QQ, Deng YF Abstract Non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) regulate numerous genes and influence the progression of various human diseases, including cancer. The role of regulatory ncRNAs implicated in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), as well as their target genes, remains unclear. The present study aimed to investigate specific long non-coding (lnc)RNAs, circular RNAs (circRNAs) and mRNAs associated with the molecular pathogenesis of NPC, and to predict the underlying target genes of specific lncRNAs and circRNAs. The expression levels of lncRNAs, circRNAs and mRNAs in NPC and chronic nasopharyngit...
Source: Oncology Letters - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Lett Source Type: research
In conclusion, the present study revealed that the upregulation of RBM47 accelerated the malignant progression of NSCLC, indicating that RBM47 may be a potential biomarker for NSCLC progression and a therapeutic target for NSCLC. PMID: 32218862 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Oncology Letters - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Lett Source Type: research
Authors: Kang Y, Cui Y, Tan M Abstract Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is an epithelial malignancy of the head and neck that is prevalent in China. The present study investigated the molecular mechanisms of microRNA-212 (miR-212) and E74-like factor 3 (ELF3) in NPC cell lines and tissues. Using reverse transcription-quantitative PCR, the present study identified that miR-212 expression was downregulated in NPC cell lines and tissues. Furthermore, an elevated expression level of miR-212 was revealed to inhibit NPC cell proliferation, as determined using a cell counting kit-8 assay in vitro. ELF3 was identified as a d...
Source: Oncology Letters - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Lett Source Type: research
Authors: Wang QS, Wei SR, Xiao HL Abstract Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer-associated mortality in China with 85% of patients having non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Identifying NSCLC driver genes and prognostic markers is critical to reducing these numbers. The studies of retinoblastoma binding protein 6 (RBBP6) performed on NSCLC is limited. The present study aimed to investigate the molecular function and the prognostic potential of RBBP6 in NSCLC using the A549 cell line and patient samples, respectively. The functional effect on cancer cell proliferation and prognostic value of RBBP6 were exa...
Source: Oncology Letters - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Lett Source Type: research
In conclusion, CCL14 is an independent prognostic factor for EOC and upregulation of CCL14 is associated with a more favorable prognosis in patients with EOC. PMID: 32218842 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Oncology Letters - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Lett Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 29 March 2020Source: LWTAuthor(s): Biao Suo, Wenjing Nie, Yuexia Wang, Jingyi Ma, Xiaolong Xing, Zhongmin Huang, Chao Xu, Zhen Li, Zhilu Ai
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Citing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, Aurora Health Care is postponing the opening of its $130 million clinic, ambulatory surgery center and physician office building in Pleasant Prairie. The Pleasant Prairie facility is the first major health care project in southeast Wisconsin announced as delayed by COVID-19 challenges in the health care industry. Aurora Health Care didn’t immediately respond to questions seeking more details on the reasons for the decision. However, parent company…
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[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari will address Nigerians on Sunday by 7:00 p.m., his office has said, amidst criticisms by many Nigerians over his failure to address the country since the COVID-19 pandemic broke.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
[Nation] The number of coronavirus cases in Kenya has risen to 42 after four more cases were confirmed on Sunday.
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The year of the rat is off to an ominous start. “We just stay home and don’t go out,” says Mr. Dong. The 33-year-old researcher, who provided only one name, has no other options. He, his wife and their 3-month-old daughter live in Wuhan, the epicenter of an unfolding global health crisis. They’re treating the forced time at home as a holiday, though he says, “this is different than any of them before.” Families like his huddle in their homes, fearful that if they venture out, they will get sick. Since the first cases of a previously unknown pneumonia-like illness emerged in December, Wuh...
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