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Released: 29-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST
Artificial Intelligence used in new COVID-19 test improves accuracy
University of Surrey

A new AI-assisted molecular diagnostic platform capable of identifying variants of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases has been developed by scientists in the UK. The low cost, portable device could play a crucial role in preventing future pandemics due to its accuracy and versatility.

Newswise: Eradicating HIV Will Take Collaborative Action and a Commitment to Curb TB Infections
Released: 29-Nov-2023 8:00 AM EST
Eradicating HIV Will Take Collaborative Action and a Commitment to Curb TB Infections
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

The COVID-19 pandemic hampered progress in fighting tuberculosis infections worldwide. Diverted funds meant that one of the world’s leading infectious killers caused 1.3 million deaths in 2022. TB is also the leading cause of death among those with HIV /AIDS worldwide. In 2022, 167,000 people died of HIV-associated TB.

Released: 27-Nov-2023 6:05 PM EST
Maternal vaccination against COVID-19 lowered risk of preterm births, Stanford study finds
Stanford University

During the first two years of the pandemic, a COVID-19 infection during pregnancy increased the risk of preterm birth and NICU hospitalizations.

22-Nov-2023 1:00 PM EST
Study: Spike in premature births caused by COVID, halted by vaccines
University of Wisconsin–Madison

COVID-19 caused an alarming surge in premature births, but vaccines were key to returning the early birth rate to pre-pandemic levels, according to a new analysis of California birth records.

Released: 21-Nov-2023 11:05 AM EST
Computer simulation suggests mutant strains of COVID-19 emerged in response to human behavior
Nagoya University

Using AI and mathematical modeling, researchers found that human behavior, such as lockdowns and isolation measures, can affect the evolution of new COVID-19 strains.

Newswise: Study finds risk factors for severe COVID-19 cases in children
Released: 21-Nov-2023 10:05 AM EST
Study finds risk factors for severe COVID-19 cases in children
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Children who had preexisting health problems or who lived in the Southern United States had a higher risk for severe health outcomes from acute COVID-19 infections, according to researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center. The results, reported in the journal Hospital Pediatrics that is published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, also showed the importance of vaccinations in reducing the severity of illness for those who became infected.

Released: 21-Nov-2023 6:05 AM EST
Long COVID happens in nursing homes, too, study finds
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

COVID-19 raced through nursing homes many times over the past few years. A new study shows the virus can leave a lasting impact – making the older adults who live in these facilities more dependent on staff to help them with basic daily activities for months after their infection.