Pandemic is changing addiction care, for better and worse

(HealthDay)—The COVID-19 pandemic is shaking up America’s approach to addiction treatment, but the fallout hasn’t been all bad, experts say. In-person support meetings either aren’t happening or have been severely curtailed, and addiction centers are facing financial ruin because folks are too afraid of the coronavirus to seek treatment. But…

Why men may fare worse than women against SARS-CoV-2

Data from COVID-19 cases around the world suggest that the new coronavirus hits men harder than women. Differences in men and women’s immune responses to the virus may help explain why. When infected by the new coronavirus, women may mount a more potent adaptive immune response than do men, a…

Smoking Associated With Worse Bladder Cancer Outcomes

FRIDAY, Jan. 11, 2019 — Cigarette smoking is linked to a poor response to cisplatin-based neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) among patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) who undergo radical cystectomy (RC), according to a study published online Jan. 9 in BJU International. Luca Boeri, M.D., from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester,…