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Preclinical study suggests new approach to reduce COVID-19 death among the elderly

New research from the University of Minnesota Medical School and colleagues at the Mayo Clinic reveals a possible new approach to preventing death and severe disease in elderly people infected with SARS-CoV-2. The researchers demonstrated in a preclinical study that senolytic drugs significantly reduced mortality upon infection from a beta-coronavirus closely related to SARS-CoV-2 in… Read More »

Risky Work: SARS-CoV-2 Infections Among Frontline Health Care Workers

Health Care Workers Wearing Personal Protective Equipment getty New results of research by a consortium of thirteen medical centers together with the CDC quantify the risk of infection in health care personnel working with Covid-19 patients.  We have long known that health care workers face some risk of infection with SARS-CoV-2 when caring for Covid-19… Read More »

Racism Linked to Faster Aging Among Blacks

THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The racism black Americans face may age them prematurely, a new study suggests. This aging is occurring at the cellular level — specifically, the shortening of telomeres, researchers say. Telomeres are the repetitive sequences of DNA that sit at the tips of your chromosomes — like the plastic… Read More »

Hepatitis C screening among PrEP users could eliminate hepatitis C infections in gay men in the UK

Increasing the frequency of hepatitis C screening in gay and bisexual men taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in the United Kingdom has the potential to reduce new hepatitis C infections in the UK by 2030, especially if the proportion of men taking PrEP increases to 25%, researchers report in the journal EClinical Medicine. Background Hepatitis C… Read More »