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Clinical briefs for Thursday, Aug. 13

More than 900 healthcare workers have died of COVID-19; most are people of color … Stay-at-home orders are significantly associated with reduced spread of COVID-19, study finds … Aging memories may not be ‘worse,’ just ‘different’ … Treatment halts memory loss in mice with dementia

Clinical Briefs for Wednesday, August 12

Antibody drugs may have missed window to slow pandemic … FDA agrees to conduct quick review of Biogen’s Alzheimer’s drug … Atrial fibrillation deaths lowest in 45 years, but remain cause for concern … Asthma not a risk factor for severe pneumonia in COVID-19, study finds

Clinical Briefs for Tuesday, August 11

Gilead seeks full U.S. approval for remdesivir … Mouthwashes may provide brief COVID-19 transmission protection, researchers claim … Calcium and vitamin D may help prevent future vertigo episodes, investigators find … Total U.S. life expectancy 78.60 for 2009 to 2011; Hispanic females top the list

Clinical Briefs for Monday, Aug. 10

Online Forum tackles skin integrity, infection control and staffing amid COVID-19 on Tuesday … Speed of coronavirus vaccine development raises safety concerns … Low-dose aspirin regimen in elderly raises serious GI bleed risk by 60% … Residents in under-resourced facilities report high rate of unmet preferences … Two in three hospitalized seniors prescribed drugs not…

Clinical Briefs for Friday, August 7

Potentially inappropriate meds prescribed at ‘high rates’ may increase healthcare visits, costs … Drugmakers ink deal to commercialize promising Parkinson’s drug … Skin disease common in older adults, say researchers … Dip in cancer cases likely reveals treatment delays due to pandemic
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