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Released: 6-Apr-2020 5:40 PM EDT
McKelvey Engineering staff creating face shields for health care workers
Washington University in St. Louis

McKelvey Engineering staff are pitching in to create personal protective equipment for health care workers in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Newswise: Johns Hopkins Taps Twitter to Measure Success of Social Distancing
Released: 6-Apr-2020 4:50 PM EDT
Johns Hopkins Taps Twitter to Measure Success of Social Distancing
Johns Hopkins University

By comparing Twitter data from before and after the COVID-19 outbreak, Johns Hopkins University researchers found a profound impact on the movement of Americans – indicating social distancing recommendations are having an effect.

Newswise: LifeBridge Health Virtual Hospital’s COVID-19 Tele-triage Program Sees Exponential Growth In First Weeks of Operation
Released: 6-Apr-2020 4:20 PM EDT
LifeBridge Health Virtual Hospital’s COVID-19 Tele-triage Program Sees Exponential Growth In First Weeks of Operation
LifeBridge Health

With the rapid spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), LifeBridge Health, one of the largest healthcare systems in Maryland, ramped up its tele-triage program to help reduce an overflow of concerned patients in the system’s emergency departments and provider offices in the community.

Released: 6-Apr-2020 4:10 PM EDT
The four horsemen of the COVID-19 pandemic
Singapore University of Technology and Design

It is clear that we must prioritize identifying and alleviating the conditions that made the Covid-19 pandemic possible.

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Released: 6-Apr-2020 4:00 PM EDT
Newswise Expert Panels on COVID-19 Pandemic: Notable excerpts, quotes and videos available
Newswise

Newswise is hosting a series of Expert Panels discussion unique aspects of the COVID-19 Outbreak. This tip sheet includes some notable quotes from the panelists.

Released: 6-Apr-2020 3:55 PM EDT
Covid-19 tool allows health leaders to plan for critical care surge
RAND Corporation

Hospitals can prepare for a surge of patients critically ill with COVID-19, but it will require hospital leaders, practitioners and regional officials to adopt drastic measures that challenge the standard way of providing care, according to a new RAND Corporation report.

Released: 6-Apr-2020 3:35 PM EDT
BIDMC launches clinical trial to assess common anti-clotting medication for treatment of COVID-19-related respiratory failure
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

A team of physician-scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are now enrolling patients in a clinical trial to evaluate a common anti-clotting drug for the treatment of COVID-19-positive patients with ARDS. The newly launched trial follows a special report the team published in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery that suggested the use of a drug called tPA could reduce deaths among patients with ARDS as a complication of COVID-19.

Released: 6-Apr-2020 3:25 PM EDT
Fiber consumption linked to lower breast cancer risk
Wiley

Consuming a diet high in fiber was linked with a reduced incidence of breast cancer in an analysis of all relevant prospective studies. The findings are published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society

Newswise: Cornell aids NYS distillers in making hand sanitizer amidst pandemic
Released: 6-Apr-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Cornell aids NYS distillers in making hand sanitizer amidst pandemic
Cornell University

In the battle to keep workers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly 40 craft distilleries in New York state have turned to making hand sanitizer with guidance from Cornell University.

Released: 6-Apr-2020 2:40 PM EDT
Link between air pollution and corona mortality in Italy could be possible
Aarhus University

The world has been hit hard by coronavirus, and health services and authorities everywhere are struggling to reduce the spread, combat the disease and protect the population.


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