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Call me, maybe? Study probes how people connected during the pandemic

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain When stay-at-home orders were announced as one of the greatest tools in our arsenal against the COVID-19 pandemic, anyone who's vintage enough to have watched forward-looking…

Study questions whether pubs can effectively prevent COVID-19 transmission risk

Professor Niamh Fitzgerald. Credit: University of Stirling A new first-of-its-kind study has questioned whether pub operators can effectively and consistently prevent COVID-19 transmission—after researchers observed risks arising in licensed premises…

Large-scale study finds genetic testing technology falsely detects very rare variants

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A technology that is widely used by commercial genetic testing companies is "extremely unreliable" in detecting very rare variants, meaning results suggesting individuals carry rare disease-causing…

Study finds stories and songs can boost food safety and hygiene

Traditional performing arts could be used in some countries to improve food safety and hygiene, according to a recently published study. Researchers in The Gambia discovered that mothers’ food safety…

New Study: COVID-19 Could Damage Sperm, but Experts Query Results

Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. COVID-19 adversely impacts several markers of inflammation and oxidative stress in semen, a new prospective longitudinal…

Study Flags Cardiovascular Disease in Men With Breast Cancer

Cardiovascular disease and related risk factors can be common among male breast cancer patients, suggests a small study in this rare malignancy. Among 24 male breast cancer patients evaluated over…

Study suggests drug intervention may prevent doxorubicin-induced cardiac injury

Credit: CC0 Public Domain There could be an intervention on the horizon to help prevent heart damage caused by the common chemotherapy drug doxorubicin, new research suggests. Scientists found that…

Large Study Finds High Burden of Acute Brain Dysfunction in Severe COVID-19

(MedPage Today) -- Study Authors: Brenda T. Pun, Rafael Badenes, et al.; Valerie Page Target Audience and Goal Statement: Neurologists, infectious disease specialists, critical care specialists The goal of this…

Study identifies European cities with highest mortality due to air pollution

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain A health impact study has for the first time estimated the mortality burden attributable to air pollution in more than 1,000 European cities. The study, published…

Study: higher vaccine rates associated with indicative language by provider, more efficient

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain New research from Boston Medical Center finds that using clear, unambiguous language when recommending HPV vaccination both increases vaccine acceptance and increases conversation efficiency while preserving…