Positive About Flying? Airlines Look to COVID Tests That Give Results in Minutes Positive About Flying? Airlines Look to COVID Tests That Give Results in Minutes
European airlines are pinning hopes on pre-flight COVID-19 tests that deliver results as fast as pregnancy tests to help restore passengers'confidence in taking to the skies in confined spaces with shared air.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Survey IDs Barriers to Minority Participation in PD Research Survey IDs Barriers to Minority Participation in PD Research
Lack of awareness of research, lack of awareness of the disease, and financial issues are major barriers to minorities'participation in Parkinson's disease research studies, a survey shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Transthoracic Echocardiography Feasible During Prone-Position Ventilation Transthoracic Echocardiography Feasible During Prone-Position Ventilation
A few modifications in technique make it possible to perform transthoracic echocardiography during prone position ventilation, researchers in Mexico report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

CDC Testing Guidance Printed Against Scientists' Objections: NYT CDC Testing Guidance Printed Against Scientists' Objections: NYT
Guidance about novel coronavirus testing posted last month on the CDC's website was not written by the agency's scientists and was posted over their objections, the New York Times reported.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 21, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Russia OKs First COVID Prescription Drug for Sale in Pharmacies Russia OKs First COVID Prescription Drug for Sale in Pharmacies
Russia has approved R-Pharm's Coronavir treatment for outpatients with mild to moderate COVID-19 infections and the antiviral drug could be rolled out to pharmacies this week, the company said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 21, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Silicon Valley Startup Visby's Portable COVID-19 Test Gets FDA Approval Silicon Valley Startup Visby's Portable COVID-19 Test Gets FDA Approval
Silicon Valley medical equipment startup Visby Medical has received Emergency Use Authorization by the FDA for a portable PCR COVID-19 test kit, the first company to do so, according to the FDA on Thursday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Burned Out and Abused: French COVID-19 Testers Strike Over Work Conditions Burned Out and Abused: French COVID-19 Testers Strike Over Work Conditions
Hundreds of workers at COVID-19 laboratories in France went on strike on Thursday, a trade union said, angry over poor working conditions as the coronavirus testing system buckles under huge demand.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Microwave Therapy for Precancerous Actinic Keratosis Microwave Therapy for Precancerous Actinic Keratosis
A new study assesses the safety, efficacy, and feasibility of microwave therapy for the treatment of actinic keratosis. What have we learned?The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Gene-Variant Score Helps Predict Risk of Drug-Induced Liver Injury Gene-Variant Score Helps Predict Risk of Drug-Induced Liver Injury
A polygenic risk score (PRS) that can predict susceptibility to drug-induced liver injury (DILI) could help increase the safety and efficacy of drug trials, according to a international group of researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Genetic Abnormalities Common in Autism-Spectrum Disorder Genetic Abnormalities Common in Autism-Spectrum Disorder
About one in eight children diagnosed with autism-spectrum disorder (ASD) have pathogenic findings after genetic testing, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Clinician Deaths From COVID-19:'A Crisis on a Staggering Scale'Clinician Deaths From COVID-19:'A Crisis on a Staggering Scale '
Mexico has had the most healthcare workers affected, followed by the United States, the United Kingdom, and Brazil, according to new data.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Timing of Radiation Plus Immunotherapy Could Be Key to Antitumor Response in Kidney Cancer Timing of Radiation Plus Immunotherapy Could Be Key to Antitumor Response in Kidney Cancer
Appropriate timing of radiation and immunotherapy likely will improve the antitumor response in kidney cancer, a high-throughput analysis suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Chemoradiotherapy Raises Risk of Thoracic Vertebral Fracture Chemoradiotherapy Raises Risk of Thoracic Vertebral Fracture
Chemoradiotherapy for esophageal cancer increases the risk of thoracic vertebral fractures, researchers in Japan report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Testing Positive: Half of Argentina's Coronavirus Checks Yield Infection Testing Positive: Half of Argentina's Coronavirus Checks Yield Infection
Argentina's coronavirus'positive rate'has topped 50%, underscoring how much work the South American country has to do to bring the virus under control.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Ramping Up for the Second Wave of COVID-19 Ramping Up for the Second Wave of COVID-19
Preparation for a potential second wave of COVID-19 includes increasing the stockpile of equipment and expanding testing exponentially, Admiral Brett Giroir, MD, explains.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Many Providers Don't Follow Hypertension Guidelines Many Providers Don't Follow Hypertension Guidelines
Many providers rely on clinic BP measurements to make a new diagnosis of hypertension, and view BP measured manually with a cuff and stethoscope as accurate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Positive Covid Tests in No-Lockdown Sweden Hit Lowest Rate Since Pandemic Began Positive Covid Tests in No-Lockdown Sweden Hit Lowest Rate Since Pandemic Began
Sweden carried out a record number of new coronavirus tests last week with only 1.2% coming back positive, the health agency said on Tuesday, the lowest rate since the pandemic began.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 10, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Vein Can Often Replace Artery for Blood Gas Analysis Vein Can Often Replace Artery for Blood Gas Analysis
Venous sampling for blood-gas analysis, which is less painful than arterial sampling, should be the preferred approach as long as knowledge of the partial pressure of oxygen or precise lactate level isn't mandatory, according to the authors of an open-label randomized study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 8, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Medical Journal Clubs Shift Online During Pandemic Medical Journal Clubs Shift Online During Pandemic
The longstanding tradition of hosting journal clubs for medical residents and fellows to review the latest research has shifted to a virtual setting during the pandemic and could lead to a more permanent change in the future, according to a group of radiologists.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 8, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

DNA-Methylation Test Shows Promise in Bladder Cancer Detection, Monitoring DNA-Methylation Test Shows Promise in Bladder Cancer Detection, Monitoring
An assay using methylation markers may offer an alternative to more costly, invasive methods for bladder cancer detection and surveillance, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 8, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Peripheral Blood Examination Findings in SARS-CoV-2 Infection Peripheral Blood Examination Findings in SARS-CoV-2 Infection
This report presents qualitative and quantitative CBC and peripheral smear findings in COVID-19 patients as compared with a control group.American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 8, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Coronavirus on Surfaces: What's the Real Risk? Coronavirus on Surfaces: What's the Real Risk?
It is theoretically possible to contract COVID off surfaces, but highly unlikely, says one pediatric infectious diseases doctor. Most people in their everyday lives don't have to obssess over surfaces.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 4, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Testing for RNA and Antibodies Together May Improve COVID-19 Diagnosis Testing for RNA and Antibodies Together May Improve COVID-19 Diagnosis
COVID-19 can be more accurately diagnosed by simultaneously looking for the virus and its antibodies, according to UK doctors who have piloted this approach.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 3, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

US NIH Awards Nine Companies $129 Mln to Scale Up COVID-19 Testing US NIH Awards Nine Companies $129 Mln to Scale Up COVID-19 Testing
The National Institutes of Health is awarding $129.3 million to nine companies to support scaling-up coronavirus testing and manufacturing new testing technologies, the U.S. health agency said on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 3, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Functional MRI Neurofeedback Might Relieve Distressing Hallucinations Functional MRI Neurofeedback Might Relieve Distressing Hallucinations
Real-time functional MRI neurofeedback (rtfMRI-NF) might relieve distressing auditory-verbal hallucinations in people with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders, according to a new review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

US Won't Join Global Effort to Develop COVID-19 Vaccine US Won't Join Global Effort to Develop COVID-19 Vaccine
When countries opt out, that makes it more difficult to meet the goals of lower vaccine costs, better health outcomes, and fewer COVID-19 deaths.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Neural Network Identifies High-Risk Smokers for Lung-Cancer Screening Neural Network Identifies High-Risk Smokers for Lung-Cancer Screening
A new neural network can use chest X-rays to improve the identification of high-risk smokers for lung-cancer screening CT, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Cancer Researcher Demoted Following Finding of Misconduct Cancer Researcher Demoted Following Finding of Misconduct
A misconduct scandal has led to the demotion of a senior cancer researcher for his lack of oversight of a now-former scientist who fabricated data in at least four papers and two grant applications.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 1, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Accuracy of Rapid COVID-19 Tests Is Unclear Accuracy of Rapid COVID-19 Tests Is Unclear
It is not enough evidence to prove point-of-care COVID-19 tests are accurate, according to a research review published on Wednesday by the Cochrane Library.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - August 31, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Texas, Florida, California, New York Will Not Follow New US COVID-19 Testing Plan Texas, Florida, California, New York Will Not Follow New US COVID-19 Testing Plan
Several large US states including Texas are not heeding new federal health officials'calls to reduce COVID-19 testing of some exposed to the virus, joining a broad rebuke of the Trump administration by public health leaders.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - August 31, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Deep-Learning Algorithm Grades Prostate Cancer Biopsy Specimens Deep-Learning Algorithm Grades Prostate Cancer Biopsy Specimens
A new deep-learning system is more accurate than general pathologists at Gleason grading of prostate cancer from biopsy specimens, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - August 27, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

China's BGI Defends COVID-19 Test Kit After Swedish Criticism China's BGI Defends COVID-19 Test Kit After Swedish Criticism
China's BGI Genomics said its coronavirus testing kit has"relatively high accuracy," a day after Sweden said about 3700 people received false positive results.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - August 27, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Thousands of Swedes Got False Positive COVID Result From Bad Test Kit Thousands of Swedes Got False Positive COVID Result From Bad Test Kit
The kit from BGI Genomics could not distinguish between very low levels of the virus and a negative result, and"showed positive in both cases," Sweden's Public Health agency said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - August 27, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

New Model Helps Tell Bacterial From Aseptic Meningitis in Kids New Model Helps Tell Bacterial From Aseptic Meningitis in Kids
A new clinical prediction rule, the meningitis score for emergencies, accurately distinguishes bacterial meningitis from aseptic meningitis in children with cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - August 26, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Not All Cancer Outpatients Require COVID-19 Testing Not All Cancer Outpatients Require COVID-19 Testing
COVID-19 testing is not recommended for most asymptomatic cancer outpatients, according to an expert task force.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - August 25, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Genetic Mutation Linked to Adult-Onset Hearing Loss Genetic Mutation Linked to Adult-Onset Hearing Loss
A mutation in RIPOR2 is a common cause of adult-onset hearing loss, researchers from the Netherlands report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - August 24, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Blood Test Can Spot Patients With NASH at Risk for Liver Disease Blood Test Can Spot Patients With NASH at Risk for Liver Disease
A blood test can identify patients with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and significant fibrosis who are at risk for progressive liver disease, new research indicates.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - August 24, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Endless First Wave: How Indonesia Failed to Control Coronavirus Endless First Wave: How Indonesia Failed to Control Coronavirus
Indonesia has officially reported 6346 deaths from COVID-19, the highest overall toll in Southeast Asia. Including people who died with acute COVID-19 symptoms but were not tested, the death toll is 3 times higher.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - August 21, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

US Students Line Up for Coronavirus Testing as Universities Open US Students Line Up for Coronavirus Testing as Universities Open
Hundreds of New York University students and staff waited in line outside a white tent for coronavirus testing ahead of the resumption of some classesReuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - August 20, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Erythropoietin May Cut Transfusion Needs in Extreme Preemies Erythropoietin May Cut Transfusion Needs in Extreme Preemies
Giving extremely preterm babies a high dose of erythropoietin after birth appears to decreases transfusion requirements, according to a post hoc analysis of the PENUT randomized controlled trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - August 19, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

ASCO Updates Guideline for Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer ASCO Updates Guideline for Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer
Early testing for genomic alterations is now recommended for metastatic pancreatic cancer patients who progress on therapy or experience intolerable toxicity and who are candidates for additional treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - August 19, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Rural Oregon Clinic Steps Onto World Stage Rural Oregon Clinic Steps Onto World Stage
Inside the offices of the Clinical Research Institute of Southern Oregon, Dr. Edward Kerwin and his staff are part of the race to save the world.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - August 19, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Airlines, Airports to Push for COVID Testing as Quarantines Hit Traffic Airlines, Airports to Push for COVID Testing as Quarantines Hit Traffic
Airlines and airports will ask a UN-led task force meeting to recommend countries accept a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of travel as an alternative to quarantines.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - August 18, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

ADHD, Dyslexia May Affect Evaluation of Concussion ADHD, Dyslexia May Affect Evaluation of Concussion
Young people with certain learning disorders may respond differently to concussion tests, which needs to be considered when advising on recovery times, a new study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - August 18, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Non-COVID Clinical Trials Grind to a Halt During Pandemic Non-COVID Clinical Trials Grind to a Halt During Pandemic
Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - August 18, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

LA Mayor Embraces Shift in COVID-19 Testing Strategy: Simplicity and Speed LA Mayor Embraces Shift in COVID-19 Testing Strategy: Simplicity and Speed
The mayor of the second-largest U.S. city has joined a growing clamor among health experts and politicians for a radical shift in the nation's coronavirus testing strategy.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - August 18, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Cancer Diagnoses Plummet During Pandemic in Troubling Trend Cancer Diagnoses Plummet During Pandemic in Troubling Trend
Mean weekly cancer diagnoses declined by nearly 50% at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, raising concerns that cancers will present at more advanced stages.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - August 17, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Tailored Messaging Needed to Get Cancer Screening Back on Track Tailored Messaging Needed to Get Cancer Screening Back on Track
Even pre-pandemic, there was hesitancy over cancer screening."It really is a challenge trying to get people to feel comfortable to come back and be screened," says a CDC division director.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - August 17, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Israeli Hospital Trials Super-Quick Saliva Test for COVID-19 Israeli Hospital Trials Super-Quick Saliva Test for COVID-19
A newly developed saliva test aims to determine in less than a second whether or not you are infected with the novel coronavirus, Israel's largest medical center said on Thursday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - August 14, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Coronavirus Test Blunder Leaves Possible Merkel Successor Red-Faced Coronavirus Test Blunder Leaves Possible Merkel Successor Red-Faced
The leader of the state of Bavaria apologized on Thursday for a coronavirus bungle that meant some 900 people who had tested positive were not told about it.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - August 14, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news