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Houston Methodist oncologist available to comment on NCI model predicting 10,000 additional breast/colorectal cancer deaths due to COVID-19

24-Jun-2020 10:10 AM EDT, by Houston Methodist contact patient services

The National Cancer Institute predicts the number of people who will die from breast or colorectal cancer in the U.S. will increase by nearly 10,000 over the next decade because of COVID-19's impact on oncology care. 

Charles Geyer, M.D., oncologist with Houston Methodist Cancer Center is available to comment on this topic. According to Geyer, if someone is experiencing potential signs or symptoms of cancer, such as feeling a lump in the breast, it's important to see a doctor right away. "Fear of COVID-19 should not stop someone from getting the care they need, especially if they have a mass that could be cancer," said Geyer. 




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Released: 11-Aug-2020 12:35 PM EDT
Give and Take during the Pandemic
The Electrochemical Society

The pandemic sent shockwaves through the academic community. Some institutions are weathering the storm better than others. At Lewis University (LU), Professor Jason Keleher and his students, Carolyn Graverson, Abigail “Abby” Linhart, and Katie Wortman-Otto, are optimistic. In our series, The ECS Community Adapts and Advances, they share their COVID-19 experiences and hopes for the future.

Newswise: Story Tips From Johns Hopkins Experts on COVID-19
Released: 11-Aug-2020 11:55 AM EDT
Story Tips From Johns Hopkins Experts on COVID-19
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Recently, several physicians hosted a press conference in which one physician claimed that the combination of hydroxychloroquine, the antibiotic azithromycin and the mineral zinc could cure COVID-19. The video footage of that press conference went viral on social media, and soon many social media platforms removed the videos for providing inaccurate, non-scientifically backed claims. But questions from the public may still remain.

Newswise: Will the COVID-19 pandemic give a permanent boost to telemedicine for epilepsy care?
Released: 11-Aug-2020 11:45 AM EDT
Will the COVID-19 pandemic give a permanent boost to telemedicine for epilepsy care?
International League Against Epilepsy

Telemedicine for epilepsy care is more popular than ever. It has many advantages—but can it sustain itself into the future?

Newswise: Managing Children’s Back-to-School Anxiety
Released: 11-Aug-2020 11:20 AM EDT
Managing Children’s Back-to-School Anxiety
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A Rutgers mental health expert discusses how to prepare children to return to school, signs of emotional distress and benefits of virtual learning

Newswise: NYC shoppers 4 times more likely to frequent stores adhering to social distance guidelines
Released: 11-Aug-2020 11:15 AM EDT
NYC shoppers 4 times more likely to frequent stores adhering to social distance guidelines
Cornell University

New York City residents are four times more likely to choose a store where shoppers respect 6 feet of distancing than one where no one is social distancing, according to a Cornell University experiment using 3D simulation.

Newswise: Why Does COVID-19 Impact Only Some Organs, Not Others?
7-Aug-2020 10:55 AM EDT
Why Does COVID-19 Impact Only Some Organs, Not Others?
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

In severe cases of COVID-19, damage can spread beyond the lungs and into other organs, such as the heart, liver, kidney and parts of the neurological system. Beyond these specific sets of organs, however, the virus seems to lack impact. Ernesto Estrada aimed to uncover an explanation as to how it is possible for these damages to propagate selectively rather than affecting the entire body. He discusses his findings in the journal Chaos.

Newswise: Masks, PPE Materials Should Be Hydrophilic
5-Aug-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Masks, PPE Materials Should Be Hydrophilic
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Since the COVID-19 virus spreads through respiratory droplets, researchers in India set out to explore how droplets deposited on face masks or frequently touched surfaces dry. Droplets can be expelled via the mouth or nose and studies have shown a substantially reduced chance of infection once they dry. In Physics of Fluids, the researchers publish their findings that surface wetting properties to reduce the drying time of droplets could help lessen the risk of infection from coronaviruses.

Released: 11-Aug-2020 9:00 AM EDT
School spending cuts? Citizens prefer teachers and administrators to take the hit during economic crises
Binghamton University, State University of New York

With schools around the world looking into various cost-cutting measures in the midst of the COVID-10 pandemic, new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York reveals that citizens prefer teachers and administrative staff to be at the frontline of school spending cuts during times of economic crisis.

Newswise: Researchers Create Mask Filtration Effectiveness Hierarchy
11-Aug-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Researchers Create Mask Filtration Effectiveness Hierarchy
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Infection prevention experts at the UNC Medical Center set out to gather evidence on the fitted filtration efficiency of dozens of different types of masks and mask modifications, including masks sterilized for reuse, expired masks, novel masks sourced from domestic and overseas sources, and homemade masks.

Newswise: Researchers find clues to SARS-CoV-2 infection and explore why COVID-19 impacts patients differently
Released: 11-Aug-2020 8:40 AM EDT
Researchers find clues to SARS-CoV-2 infection and explore why COVID-19 impacts patients differently
McMaster University

Previously, scientists have determined that entry of SARS-CoV-2 into cells occurs through a receptor on the cell surface, known as ACE2. But the McMaster-Waterloo team has found that the ACE2 receptor is at very low levels in human lung tissue.


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