Lower staffing could be a key indicator for how well nursing homes fare during the coronavirus pandemic, new research suggests.
The FDA has cleared the way for a phase 2 trial of the antiviral tablet favipiravir to control COVID-19 outbreaks among staff and residents.
Increasing body weight is associated with decreased activity and blood flow in the brain, according to a new imaging study.
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Older adults with systolic orthostatic hypertension — a sudden drop in blood pressure upon standing — may be more prone to dementia, according to a new study.
Symptomatic and asymptomatic adults carry a similar amount of the virus, a study of infected patients has found. What’s more, 81% of the asymptomatic participants had no outward signs of disease for up to 26 days beyond diagnosis.
A rice cooker or an Instant Pot effectively decontaminates N95 respirators without compromising fit and function, researchers say. They demonstrate the method in a YouTube video.
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Certain health problems are more likely to follow patients after hospitalization for COVID-19. “For some, the road to recovery may take months,” investigators say.
An increase in diabetes-related nontraumatic amputations has been notably severe in younger adults, but a new study finds a rising rate of toe and foot amputations in older Medicare beneficiaries as well.
One hundred million doses of the experimental vaccine will be stockpiled. The deal increases the likelihood that the United States will have at least one safe, effective vaccine by 2021, HHS Secretary Alex Azar said.
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A medicalized program has increased survival rates and reduced hospital referrals during facility-wide virus outbreaks, researchers say.
The governors of six states, including Republicans and Democrats, have formed an interstate compact to negotiate the purchase of 3 million COVID-19 antigen tests.
Homebound adults in assisted living are top users of home-based medical care, but there is plenty of room for better meeting their needs, say investigators.
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Nursing home operators will receive an initial allotment of COVID-19 test kits along with promised diagnostic equipment. They will then be responsible for procuring additional tests directly from manufacturers or medical device distributors, health officials say.
Telehealth use has exploded during the pandemic following temporary Medicare coverage expansions. The White House and CMS would like to keep the changes.
Among more than 18,000 participants without pre-existing depression, those who received active vitamin D3 supplements for five years were no more or less likely to become depressed than a placebo cohort.
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