Five ways pets support mental health while social distancing

The American Heart Association, a global force for longer, healthier lives, and its Healthy Bond for Life™ initiative, will bring back Best Friend Fridays™ for the second year. Throughout the month of June, Best Friend Fridays encourages people to incorporate pets into their workday, wherever and however that may be, as pet owners shift their…

Guidance to Oncology Practices on Cancer Care During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has required oncology practices in nearly every community across the United States to make operational changes to protect the safety of patients and staff, adjust to resource shortages, and comply with national and state restrictions on elective procedures. Now that communities across the country are beginning to gradually ease pandemic-related restrictions, oncology…

Spirituality linked to higher quality of life for stroke survivors, caregivers

Higher spirituality among stroke survivors was strongly linked to better quality of life for them and their caregivers who may also feel depressed, according to new research published today in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal. May is American Stroke Month. For many stroke survivors, a caregiver, often a family member or…

José Mª Álvaro-Gracia, nuevo presidente de la Sociedad Española de Reumatología

El Dr. José Mª Álvaro-Gracia Álvaro, jefe del Servicio de Reumatología del Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón de Madrid, es el nuevo presidente de la Sociedad Española de Reumatología, sustituyendo al Dr. Juan J. Gómez-Reino Carnota. En concreto, ocupará este cargo hasta mayo de 2022. El nuevo presidente de la SER se plantea como objetivos,…

Risk factors for COVID-19 death revealed

Largest study to date, analysing NHS health data from 17.4 million UK adults between 01 February 2020 and 25 April 2020, has given the strongest evidence to date on risk factors associated with COVID-19 death. Among the 17.4 million adults in the sample, there were 5,707 deaths in hospitals attributed to COVID-19. People of Asian…

Rolling 50/30 day cycle of lockdown and relaxation for managing COVID-19

An alternating cycle of 50 days of strict lockdown followed by 30 days of easing could be an effective strategy for reducing the number of COVID-19-related deaths and admissions to intensive care units, say an international team of researchers. The coronavirus pandemic has imposed an unprecedented challenge on global healthcare systems, societies and governments. The…

Ampliado el proyecto ARCHE a cáncer de cabeza y cuello

OncoDNA, compañía especializada en medicina de precisión para el tratamiento y diagnóstico del cáncer, acaba de anunciar la ampliación del proyecto ARCHE a casos oncológicos de cabeza y cuello en siete centros hospitalarios españoles, localizados en Madrid, Navarra, Mallorca y Asturias. El objetivo de esta iniciativa es estudiar los mecanismos de sensibilidad y resistencia a inmunoterapia…