NIH launches database to track neurological symptoms associated with COVID-19
The body ’s response to COVID-19 infection on the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscle can be particularly devastating. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 26, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Covid-19 vaccine roll-out. Frequently Asked Questions, House of Commons Library (updated 21st January 2021)
Included in this document are links to resources and guidance on the Covid-19 vaccine programme published by Public Health England, the NHS and other health bodies. Background information on vaccination, published by the House of Commons and Lords Libraries, and the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) is also included. These sources, and others, have been used to address commonly-asked questions about the Covid-19 vaccine programme. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Introducing MicroBIGG-E, a browser for microbial AMR genes and other stress and resistance elements
The Pathogen Detection project now offers the Microbial Browser for Identification of Genetic and Genomic Elements (MicroBIGG-E) that lets you browse anti-microbial resistance (AMR), stress response,  virulence genes and genomic elements found in GenBank published isolate genomes from the NCBI Isolates Browser.  Unlike the  Isolates Browser that provides only a strain-level view of both published … Continue reading Introducing MicroBIGG-E, a browser for microbial AMR genes and other stress and resistance elements → (Source: NCBI Insights)
Source: NCBI Insights - January 25, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: NCBI Staff Tags: What's New Source Type: news

Savings of loss-of-life expectancy and lifetime medical costs from prevention of spinal cord injuries: analysis of nationwide data followed for 17 years - Lien WC, Wang WM, Wang F, Wang JD.
The objectives of this research were to determine the savings of loss-of-life expectancy (LE) and lifetime medical costs (LMC) from prevention of spinal cord injuries (SCI) in Taiwan. METHODS: From the claims database of Taiwan National... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Palestine: Is your pension invested in the occupation?
Last year the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) launched research exposing how Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) funds in England and Wales have invested at least £3.2 billion in companies involved in the illegal Israeli settlements in Palestine, and the violation of Palestinian human rights. Although the investments are significant, the research only covers certain types of investment, so the true scale of financing is almost certainly significantly higher. UNISON believes in the right to a decent and affordable pension. But many members are also concerned that their deferred wages are well invested in compan...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 25, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article LGPS Palestine pensions pensions divestment Source Type: news

NLM Launches a New Online Exhibition - Fifty Years Ago: The Darkening Day
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces Fifty Years Ago: The Darkening Day, a new online exhibition recognizing the 50th anniversary of The Darkening Day, an NLM exhibition on the health aspects of environmental pollution, which opened at the library in 1970 and was subsequently reviewed in the September 29, 1970, issue of the NIH Record, page 11. (Source: NLM General Announcements)
Source: NLM General Announcements - January 25, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

The occurrence of delayed neuropsychologic sequelae in acute carbon monoxide poisoning patients after treatment with hyperbaric or normobaric oxygen therapy - Yang CC, Chuang YF, Chen PE, Tao P, Tung TH, Chien CW.
This study aimed at assessing which one of the 2 therapies is better for treating carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning from the perspective of reducing delayed neuropsychologic sequelae (DNS).We used Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Examining how time from sport-related concussion to initial assessment predicts return-to-play clearance - Pratile T, Marshall C, DeMatteo C.
OBJECTIVE: i) To analyze data of adolescents who have sustained a sport-related concussion (SRC) through the use of Complete Concussion Management Inc. (CCMI) concussion database system; and ii) to determine an optimal time to assess and manage an athlete ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Deaths associated with wheelchairs - Byard RW.
As lethal events associated with wheelchair use are poorly reported in the literature, a search was undertaken of the Forensic Science South Australia (FSSA), Australia, autopsy database over a 20-year period for all cases where individuals who were wheelc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Lower risk of burn injury in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder: a nationwide population-based study - Chan HL, Hsieh YH, Lin CF, Liang HY, Lee SS, Weng JC, Lee MJ, Chen YL, Chen VCH, Gossop M.
Little research has examined burn injury in the pediatric population with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We used data from Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database to identify 15,844 participants aged ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

What Causes Lethargy?
Discussion Lethargy is a common word used to describe a person who is drowsy, sluggish, listless and apathetic. Concentration may be difficult and they may have problems doing simple tasks. Many people actual mean fatigue or lassitude or being more tired when they use the word. In medical terms, lethargy is usually used to describe patients who have some type of excessive tiredness and usually have mental status changes with decreased alertness or arousal. Patients and health care providers both usually qualify the term and give more description to better communicate what is implied when using the term. This is true of man...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 25, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

MIDRC releases first set of COVID-19 images
The first set of images of patients with COVID-19 has gone live in the Medical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 1st COVID-19 annotated dataset is published Radiology harnesses x-ray's versatility and technology to battle COVID-19 NIH launches COVID-19 AI, imaging data center RSNA launches RICORD COVID-19 database (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Allele Frequency Aggregator (ALFA) Release 2 is available!
We are excited to announce the NCBI Allele Frequency Aggregator (ALFA) Release 2 (version 20201027095038) as one of the largest and most comprehensive aggregated variant datasets with allele frequency available as open-access. This release contains 79 dbGaP studies that included 192 thousand subjects and 5.8 trillion combined genotypes that generated allele frequency for 904 million … Continue reading Allele Frequency Aggregator (ALFA) Release 2 is available! → (Source: NCBI Insights)
Source: NCBI Insights - January 22, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: NCBI Staff Tags: What's New dbGaP Allele Frequency Aggregator (ALFA) Source Type: news

OMB: Proposed Designation of Databases for Treasury's Working System Under the Do Not Pay Initiative
Notice from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) proposing which databases to include in the Treasury's Working System under the Do Not Pay (DNP) Initiative. Proposed databases include the Department of Agriculture's National Disqualified List (NDL) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES), among others. Comments are due by February 22, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 22, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

NLM Names Acting Scientific Director for NLM ’s Intramural Research Program and Acting Director for NLM’s Extramural Programs
National Library of Medicine (NLM) Director, Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, has named Valerie Florance, PhD, as Acting Scientific Director of NLM ’s Intramural Research Program and Hua-Chuan Sim, MD, as Acting Director of NLM’s Extramural Programs — effective January 15, 2021. (Source: News from the National Library of Medicine)
Source: News from the National Library of Medicine - January 21, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

NLM Names Acting Scientific Director for NLM 19s Intramural Research Program and Acting Director for NLM 19s Extramural Programs
National Library of Medicine (NLM) Director, Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, has named Valerie Florance, PhD, as Acting Scientific Director of NLM ’s Intramural Research Program and Hua-Chuan Sim, MD, as Acting Director of NLM’s Extramural Programs — effective January 15, 2021. (Source: NLM General Announcements)
Source: NLM General Announcements - January 21, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

NLM Names Acting Scientific Director for NLM's Intramural Research Program and Acting Director for NLM's Extramural Programs
National Library of Medicine (NLM) Director, Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, has named Valerie Florance, PhD, as Acting Scientific Director of NLM ’s Intramural Research Program and Hua-Chuan Sim, MD, as Acting Director of NLM’s Extramural Programs — effective January 15, 2021. (Source: NLM General Announcements)
Source: NLM General Announcements - January 21, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

What's the concern with COVID-19 variants?
Currently, three new variants of the virus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are creating concern. They include: A variant identified in the U.K. This COVID-19 variant (B.1.1.7) has 23 mutations. Several of these mutations are in the spikelike S protein that the virus uses to attach itself to the surface of human cells. Early research suggests [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 21, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Nationwide survey finds physician satisfaction with telehealth
In late November, the?COVID-19 HealthCare Coalition, comprising more than 1,000 health care organizations, technology firms and nonprofits, including?Mayo Clinic, published the?Telehealth Impact Physician Survey results. The survey, managed through Mayo Clinic and led by?Steve Ommen, M.D., medical director, Mayo Clinic Center for Connected Care and?Nilay Shah, Ph.D., chair of Mayo's?Division of Health Care Policy?and Research, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 21, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Treating cervical cancer
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about treating cervical cancer. If your health care provider determines that you have cervical cancer, you'll have further tests to determine the extent, or stage, of your cancer. Treatment for cervical cancer depends on several factors, including the stage of [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 21, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Study findings improve accuracy of breast cancer risk estimates for women with no family history
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- A new multi-institution study led by Fergus Couch, Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic pathologist, provides more accurate estimates of breast cancer risk for U.S. women who harbor inherited mutations in breast cancer predisposition genes. The findings of the CARRIERS Consortium study, which were published Wednesday, Jan. 20 in The New England Journal of Medicine, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 20, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Expert Alert: What's on the horizon for multiple myeloma and other blood cancers
ROCHESTER, Minnesota -- World Cancer Day is Feb. 4, 2021, highlighting how everyone can help reduce the global burden of cancer. In 2018, there were 17.0 million new cancer cases and 9.5 million cancer deaths worldwide. The three major types of blood cancer are leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Multiple myeloma is a cancer that forms [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 20, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic study indicates age has distinct influences on sex-related outcomes after heart attack
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Approximately 1.5 million heart attacks and strokes occur every year in men and women in the U.S. Sex and age play a large part in who experiences a heart attack, the methods used to treat these heart attacks, and the eventual post hospital outcomes of the people who experience heart attacks. Mayo [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 20, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Picking up the pace with rollout of COVID-19 vaccines
The distribution kinks for COVID-19 vaccines are getting ironed out, says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "It's a logistics nightmare, but now you're seeing a plan to administer 1 million doses a day and I think that's very achievable," says Dr. Poland. "And the production of [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 20, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Maintaining your mental health during challenging times
Civil unrest and domestic terrorism at the U.S. Capitol, and the threat of additional violent protests across the nation -- compounded with an ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that has killed more than 400,000 Americans -- has many people struggling with their mental health. Dr. Robert Bright, a Mayo Clinic psychiatrist, says it's a real problem in [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 20, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Are high-protein diets safe for weight loss?
For most healthy people, a high-protein diet generally isn't harmful, particularly when followed for a short time. Such diets may help with weight loss by making you feel fuller. However, the risks of using a high-protein diet with carbohydrate restriction for the long term are still being studied. If a high-protein diet is followed for [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 20, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Rural Vaccine Access Varies Widely, Sources Say
Explores COVID-19 vaccination distribution in rural areas across the country, describes how the lack of a database makes it difficult to track progress and identify areas that need help. While rural Texas hospitals struggle to get ahold of the vaccines, some rural areas in Washington are ahead of the curve and waiting for the rest of the state to catch up. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - January 19, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

How the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted issues of obesity
Obesity increases the risk of severe illness from COVID-19 and other health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and certain cancers. "One of the most prevalent conditions in this country and around the world is increased weight and obesity," says Dr. Donald Hensrud, director of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program. "Approximately 70% of Americans are either overweight or have obesity. This [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 19, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Consumer Health: What is normal weight obesity?
Obesity is a complex disease involving an excessive amount of body fat. It increases your risk of other diseases and health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and certain types of cancer. Obesity is determined by the percentage of body fat, not by weight. If your body fat percentage is high enough, you can have a normal weight [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 19, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Treating myofascial pain syndrome
Myofascial pain syndrome is a chronic pain disorder. In this condition, pressure on sensitive points in your muscles (trigger points) causes pain in the muscle and sometimes in seemingly unrelated parts of your body. This is called referred pain. This syndrome typically occurs after a muscle has been contracted repetitively. This can be caused by [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 19, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Model for rare cancer results instead in obesity
While a typo in a letter or email is a problem it's not a big one, usually. But when that typo is in genetic code, it's a very different matter. Mayo researchers in the lab of L. James Maher, III, Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic biochemist, and their collaborators, are examining a genetic typo that can lead [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 19, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Long Covid, House of Commons Library
Long Covid is a term used to describe symptoms of Covid-19 that persist for longer than 4 weeks. This briefing provides an overview of long Covid, the impacts of this condition and the development of clinical guidance and services for those affected. It also provides links to further reading and to Parliamentary material. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Support for rough sleepers (England), House of Commons Library (updated 14th January 2021)
This House of Commons Library briefing paper outlines the measures taken in England to support rough sleepers, and those at risk of rough sleeping, during the coronavirus outbreak. It discusses the impact of these measures and stakeholder comment. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Are Potential Problems of Congenital Lung Malformations?
Discussion Congenital lung malformations (CLM) are commonly identified with prenatal ultrasound and occur in ~1:2400 live births. The natural history shows that lesions may remain the same, enlarge or appear to disappear. There is a wide-range of clinical manifestations. Patients may be asymptomatic or symptomatic at birth and often develop symptoms later. The overall natural history is difficult to ascertain as there are fewer studies done in older children and adults. Those that are done often lack a good denominator by which to judge the incidence or prevalence. Resection is carried out usually if a patient is symptomat...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 18, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Consumer Health: What is postpartum thyroiditis?
Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of your neck. It produces hormones that regulate your heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature and weight. With postpartum thyroiditis, a thyroid gland that had previously functioned normally becomes inflamed within the first year after childbirth. This is an uncommon condition. While the exact cause [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 18, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Genetic abnormalities and cancer risk
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. During her care, she was found to have a BRCA2 mutation. Her doctor suggested that my brothers and I get tested for this mutation, too. I am a 26-year-old woman, and I am not sure what this means for me and my risk of cancer. ANSWER: Having [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 18, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic to light buildings in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Mayo Clinic is recognizing and celebrating the life and legacy of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by lighting its buildings in Arizona, Florida, Minnesota, and Wisconsin red, white and blue on Monday, Jan. 18. The Plummer Building in Rochester, Minnesota; Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona; and the sign at the Mayo Clinic [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 18, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Opioid overdoses and saving lives with naloxone
Naloxone is a potentially lifesaving medication that can temporarily reverse the effects of an opioid medicine. It can be easily administered to those who overdose. Many who are battling the opioid epidemic would like to see naloxone made more readily available. Dr. Halena Gazelka, host of the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, is also chair of [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 18, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Big Tech and Big Pharma join hands: Oracle to handle US coronavirus vaccination database
(Natural News) Technology firm Oracle announced that it will be in charge of the American COVID-19 vaccination database. In a Dec. 15 press release, the company said it will serve as the central data storage hub for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Oracle’s “national clearing house” will receive data from all U.S. jurisdictions... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consumer Health: The Mayo Clinic Diet -- a lifelong approach to diet and exercise
Being overweight isn't just a cosmetic concern. Obesity is a medical problem that increases your risk of other diseases and health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and certain types of cancer. The good news is that even modest weight loss can improve or prevent the health problems associated with obesity. Dietary [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 17, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

DARZALEX FASPRO ® (daratumumab and hyaluronidase-fihj) Becomes the First FDA-Approved Treatment for Patients with Newly Diagnosed Light Chain (AL) Amyloidosis
January 15, 2021 (HORSHAM, Pa.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of DARZALEX FASPRO® (daratumumab and hyaluronidase-fihj), a subcutaneous formulation of daratumumab, in combination with bortezomib, cyclophosphamide and dexamethasone (D-VCd) for the treatment of adult patients with newly diagnosed light chain (AL) amyloidosis.[1] DARZALEX FASPRO® is the first and only FDA-approved treatment for patients with this blood cell disorder that is associated with the production of an abnormal protein, which leads to th...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

NCBI on YouTube: RAPT and BLAST+ on the Cloud, SARS-CoV-2 genome data in Datasets
It’s time we do another roundup of what’s been happening on YouTube! First up, the NCBI YouTube channel has merged with the NLM YouTube channel. You’ll now be able to find diverse content all on one channel, from tips on using resources to fascinating moments in the history of medicine and more! Use RAPT, the … Continue reading NCBI on YouTube: RAPT and BLAST+ on the Cloud, SARS-CoV-2 genome data in Datasets → (Source: NCBI Insights)
Source: NCBI Insights - January 15, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: NCBI Staff Tags: Quick Tips BLAST Datasets National Library of Medicine (NLM) Read assembly and Annotation Pipeline Tool (RAPT) SARS-CoV-2 Source Type: news

Communications toolkit for local maternity teams to improve communications with Black, Asian and minority ethnic women
NHS England -This toolkit aims to provide helpful suggestions about how to communicate with women of different backgrounds, about the extra support that is available to them, as well as signposting to currently available publications, messaging, insights and templates.ToolkitNHS England - publications (Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection)
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - January 15, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: Equality and diversity Patient involvement, experience and feedback Quality of care and clinical outcomes Source Type: news

Reductions in mortality resulting from COVID-19 quarantine measures in China - Shen J, Wang C, Dong C, Tang Z, Sun H.
BACKGROUND: To explore the impact of quarantine measures on the cause of death. METHODS: We use time series analysis with the data from death cause surveillance database of Suzhou from January 2017 to December 2019 to estimate the expected deaths... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Five ways you can help people access healthcare (and feel good) during Lockdown 3.0
England is in lockdown again. With the constant upheaval and uncertainty, it’s easy to feel powerless and overwhelmed. That’s why we wanted to let you know how Doctors of the World is responding and what you can do to help people who will need to see a doctor during this time. With many businesses closed and health services under pressure amid rising COVID-19 cases, it’s even harder for the most vulnerable and at-risk people in our communities to access healthcare and support. Doctors of the World’s services will continue to operate as they have done since March. The advice line will remai...
Source: Doctors of the World News - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kim Vlasic Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Safety of COVID-19 vaccines for patients with cancer and cancer survivors
As two new COVID-19 vaccines become more widely available, patients with cancer and cancer survivors may wonder if it's safe to be vaccinated. "Because cancer patients and survivors are at higher risk for severe effects from COVID-19 infection, we recommend they get vaccinated as soon as they can," says Robert McWilliams, M.D., a medical oncologist [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 15, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Consumer Health: The lifesaving gift of blood donation
January is National Blood Donor Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about blood donation. Each year, millions of people need a blood transfusion, and the need knows no season. Some may need blood during surgery. Others depend on it after an accident or because they have a disease that requires blood [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 15, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

RefSeq release 204 is now available
online, from the FTP site and through NCBI’s Entrez programming utilities, E-utilities. This full release incorporates genomic, transcript, and protein data available as of January 4, 2021, and contains 262,714,372 records, including 191,411,721 proteins, 35,353,412 RNAs, and sequences from 106,581 organisms. The release is provided in several directories as a complete dataset … Continue reading RefSeq release 204 is now available → (Source: NCBI Insights)
Source: NCBI Insights - January 14, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: NCBI Staff Tags: What's New Eukaryotic genome annotation Human genome RefSeq Source Type: news

Fewer Children Died in 2020, Despite the Pandemic. Experts Are Trying to Figure Out Why
Since the global pandemic began, one of the grimmer features of daily life has been watching the coronavirus death count tick up and up as the months have gone by. With so much unnecessary death in 2020, it’s surprising that in many countries, at least according to preliminary numbers, there was one significant group that actually saw its death rates fall: children. Data from the Human Mortality Database, a research project run by a global team of demographers, suggest that COVID-19 did not reverse years-long declines in child mortality, despite a mortality surge in the general population. Demographers, pediatricians...
Source: TIME: Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Barone Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Pharmacological interventions for self ‐harm in adults
Cochrane authors have reviewed the international literature regarding pharmacological (drug) and natural product (dietary supplementation) treatment trials in the field. A total of seven trials that met inclusion criteria were identified. There is little evidence of beneficial effects of either pharmacological or natural product treatments. However, few trials have been conducted and those that have are small, meaning that possible beneficial effects of some therapies cannot be ruled out. Why is this review important?Self ‐harm (SH), which includes intentional self‐poisoning/overdose and self‐injury, is a major ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news