Testing settled solids in sewage for SARS-CoV-2 more sensitive approach than testing influent

1 day ago   |   By News Medical

Many studies on the containment of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have dealt with the possible role of wastewater in predicting and detecting future outbreaks and understanding the epidemiology of COVID-19 disease. A recent study published on the preprint server medRxiv* in September 2020 shows that solid waste in sewage is a better substrate for testing than influent.
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A Pandemic within a Pandemic - Intimate Partner Violence during Covid-19

1 day ago   |   By New England Journal of Medicine

As Covid-19 cases surged in the United States in March 2020, stay-at-home orders were put in place. Schools closed, and many workers were furloughed, laid off, or told to work from home. With personal movement limited and people confined to their homes, advocates expressed concern about a potential...
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CMS Moves to Boost Home Dialysis, Living Donor Kidney Transplants

CMS Moves to Boost Home Dialysis, Living Donor Kidney Transplants

WASHINGTON - Medicare beneficiaries with end-stage renal disease may soon have easier access to home dialysis and kidney transplants under a final rule issued Friday by the... Read more ...

Case Report Links Parkinson's Disease to COVID-19

Case Report Links Parkinson's Disease to COVID-19

A 45-year-old Israeli man was diagnosed with probable Parkinson's disease several months after being hospitalized with SARS-CoV-2 infection. The Ashkenazi Jewish patient had no... Read more ...

PROFESSOR ROBERT THOMAS presents his top 10 food heroes to help cut your...

PROFESSOR ROBERT THOMAS presents his top 10 food heroes to help cut your risk of cancer

PROFESSOR ROBERT THOMAS: Phytochemicals are amazing gifts from nature that give fruits and vegetables their diverse colours, tastes and aromas. Read more ...

CDC Posted Test Guideline Without Scientific Review

CDC Posted Test Guideline Without Scientific Review

The guidance - which was posted on Aug. 24 and widely criticized by experts - said it wasn't necessary to test people without symptoms of COVID-19 even if they'd been exposed... Read more ...

'You Need a Test': CDC Reverses Guidance for Asymptomatic COVID Contacts

'You Need a Test': CDC Reverses Guidance for Asymptomatic COVID Contacts

Asymptomatic people who have been exposed to COVID-19 should be tested, the CDC said on Friday, in a reversal of controversial guidance the agency introduced in late August. It... Read more ...

White House Reportedly Blocked USPS From Sending 650 Million Face Masks To...

White House Reportedly Blocked USPS From Sending 650 Million Face Masks To Americans

The never-released draft was a part of documentation turned over to a watchdog group The United States Postal Service planned to distribute 650 million reusable cotton face... Read more ...

Many Need Follow-Up Colonoscopy and Don't Know it

Many Need Follow-Up Colonoscopy and Don't Know it

Colon cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death in the United States. Because people with advanced polyps have triple the risk of developing cancer, it's generally... Read more ...

If Worrying Keeps You Up at Night, It Might Be Time to Try Deep Sleep Meditation

If Worrying Keeps You Up at Night, It Might Be Time to Try Deep Sleep Meditation

If you struggle with anxiety that makes it difficult to fall asleep, and stay asleep , deep sleep meditation might help. Deep sleep meditation lets your mind relax and let go... Read more ...

Adverse space weather may have been responsible for the RMS Titanic...

Adverse space weather may have been responsible for the RMS Titanic shipwreck, study suggests

A recent study suggests that incorrect compass readings likely sent the RMS Titanic off course, thanks to adverse space weather on the night of the disaster. Study author Mila... Read more ...

CDC director says face masks “more guaranteed” to protect against...

CDC director says face masks “more guaranteed” to protect against coronavirus than any vaccine

Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , said in a Sep. 16 Senate hearing that using face masks is “more guaranteed” to protect against... Read more ...