U.S. task force still advises against carotid artery stenosis screening

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against screening the general adult population for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis. This recommendation forms the basis of a draft recommendation statement published online Aug. 4 by the USPSTF. Janelle M. Guirguis-Blake, M.D., from Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in Portland, Oregon,…

Coronavirus: more testing in Germany

German diagnostic laboratories can perform per day 100,000 Tests on a SARS-CoV-2. In an international comparison, this test of capacity is high, but I will not yet fully utilised, says the Association of Accredited laboratories in medicine. Topics Of Special Coronavirus More recent contributions to SARS-CoV-2, and Covid-19 can be…

There is still too much racism in universities

Race plays a huge role in the lives of ethnic minority students at university. They can face overt and covert racism which often goes unchecked. In fact, since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, Asian students report having been pelted with stones. This kind of incident doesn’t exist in a…

Hold On, You Can Still Get the Flu in August?

We’re just around the corner from the dreaded flu season (technically, in the US, that's October through May). But as we all know, flu-like symptoms (sore throat, cough—you get the drift) can creep up literally whenever they feel like it. But does that mean you can technically get the flu…say, in August?…

Many kids with chronic illness are still happy: Study

(HealthDay)—Many children deal with chronic health issues—but it doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy life as much as other kids, a new study finds. Researchers found that among more than 1,200 5- to 9-year-olds, those with some of the most common childhood ills were no less happy with their lives than…

Why I'm Still Breastfeeding My 3-Year-Old

Right before my son turned 2, when friends would see him breastfeeding and ask how old he was, I’d reply, “Almost 2.” The response was always the same: “Wow, you’re still breastfeeding?” That general disbelief would be followed by “Good for you!” or “I only lasted a month. Two years…