Can low-dose radiotherapy treat COVID-19-related pneumonia?

In June of this year, results from the first trial in humans of low-dose radiation therapy (LD-RT) for COVID-19 pneumonia were made publicly available by researchers at Emory University. The study, now formally published in Cancer, was followed soon after by a paper in the Red Journal, which also reported on the use of LD-RT to treat patients with COVID-19 pneumonia.

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Can glucose-lowering drugs impact mortality in COVID-19 patients with type 2 diabetes?

In a preprint paper, “Impact of Glucose-Lowering Drugs on Mortality and Other Adverse Outcomes in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Admitted for COVID-19,” researchers conclude a neutral effect on mortality and other adverse outcomes. Though, given the close relationship between diabetes and COVID-19, they call for more prospective studies.

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Stereotypes and discrimination contribute to HIV-related stigma among nursing staff

Since the earliest study about nursing faculty and students attitudes and beliefs about caring for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) in the early 1990’s, there have only been 17 additional studies. Knowledge in this area of study is still lacking to fill some gaps in understanding attitudes towards people living with the disease.

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Decision conflict before cancer surgery correlates with lower activity after surgery

Nearly one-third of cancer patients who decide to undergo surgery for their condition may have second thoughts, and this decision conflict may lead to less favorable treatment outcomes in both the near- and long-term, according to a team of investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Ariadne Labs, a joint center for health systems innovation at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH).

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