Digital Health Program Effective for Obese Patients With Hypertension
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Digital Health Program Effective for Obese Patients With Hypertension

A self-administered internet-based intervention resulted in positive short- and long-term health benefits in patients who were obese with hypertension, according to recent study findings. Juan Francisco Lison, MD, PhD, and a team of colleagues investigated the efficacy in terms of body composition and blood pressure parameters of an internet-based intervention. The program had different modules […]

China: Avigan effective in tackling coronavirus
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China: Avigan effective in tackling coronavirus

China’s government researchers say they have found the Japanese-developed anti-flu drug Avigan effective in treating patients infected with the new coronavirus and will promote its use. Zhang Xinmin, director of the National Center for Biotechnology Development, named the drug at a news conference in Beijing on Tuesday. He said the drug was found to be […]

Cheap, Effective Ventilator Made From Ambulance 'Resuscitation Bags' | Health News
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Cheap, Effective Ventilator Made From Ambulance ‘Resuscitation Bags’ | Health News

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) MONDAY, April 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) — With a sudden need for more ventilators due to the coronavirus pandemic, researchers have been busy trying to come up with alternatives to a standard ventilator. Engineers from Georgia Tech and Emory University in Atlanta think they may have developed such a device. […]

VR Effective Substitute for Nurse-Physician Communication Team Training
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VR Effective Substitute for Nurse-Physician Communication Team Training

Findings of a recent study supported the potential use of virtual reality (VR) to substitute conventual simulations for communication team training. Sok Ying Liaw, PhD, and a team of colleagues from Singapore implemented training using tools to evaluate a virtual reality (VR) program versus live simulations on medical and nursing students’ communication skill performances and […]

Is the anti-flu drug Avigan effective in treating COVID-19?
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Is the anti-flu drug Avigan effective in treating COVID-19?

An experimental new study has recently tested the efficacy of favipiravir (Avigan) for treating COVID-19. Share on PinterestThe anti-flu drug favipiravir (Avigan) could combat the new coronavirus, but people should interpret these results with caution. Recently, there has been much media speculation around the Japanese anti-flu drug favipiravir (brand name Avigan) being effective against SARS-CoV-2. […]