FRONT PAGE: Region, Race, And Age Linked With Likelihood Of Cancer Patients Using Telehealth Services
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FRONT PAGE: Region, Race, And Age Linked With Likelihood Of Cancer Patients Using Telehealth Services

Key takeawaysCancer centers in the west were more than six times as likely to offer telehealth visits than other regions in the country.Race, older age, and income level linked to use of telehealth services at cancer centers.Each 10-year increase in patient age decreased the odds of a telehealth video visit by nearly 20 percent in…

FRONT PAGE: COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdowns Sharply Increased Bicycle-Related Injuries; Gun-Related Injuries Rose Too
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FRONT PAGE: COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdowns Sharply Increased Bicycle-Related Injuries; Gun-Related Injuries Rose Too

Key takeawaysDespite regional variations in COVID-19-related restrictions, trends in trauma center activity followed similar patterns in four trauma centers in different regions of the United States.Trauma cases involving bicycle-related injuries increased 100 percent, and gunshot wounds increased 23.5 percent, during lockdown.Study findings indicate allocating more resources for wellness may be a priority in future pandemic-related…

FRONT PAGE: Chance Of Postoperative Complications After Hospital Discharge Increases With Shorter Hospitalization
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FRONT PAGE: Chance Of Postoperative Complications After Hospital Discharge Increases With Shorter Hospitalization

Key takeawaysThe relationship between length of stay (LOS) and post-discharge complications for surgical patients has been underexplored as inpatient stays have decreased over the past two decades.Serious post-discharge complications were lower when hospital stays were longer. Median LOS after surgery dropped by one-third during a five-year period (2014-2019), while post-discharge complications rose 12 percent.The initial…

FRONT PAGE: Surgery Has Survival Benefits For Male Stage IV Breast Cancer Patients Who Are Receptive To Systemic Therapy
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FRONT PAGE: Surgery Has Survival Benefits For Male Stage IV Breast Cancer Patients Who Are Receptive To Systemic Therapy

Key takeawaysMen with Stage IV breast cancer who are receptive to systemic therapy benefit from surgical intervention.Patients also benefitted who received trimodal therapy consisting of systemic therapy, surgery, and radiation compared to just receiving systemic therapy.The authors hope their findings prompt reconsideration of National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines for this group of male breast cancer…

FRONT PAGE: UCI-Led Study Projects Health Insurance And Population Growth Rates Among Undocumented Latino Immigrants With An Eye Toward Health Equity
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FRONT PAGE: UCI-Led Study Projects Health Insurance And Population Growth Rates Among Undocumented Latino Immigrants With An Eye Toward Health Equity

Newswise — Without proper access to health care, older undocumented Latino immigrants will experience higher unmet medical need in the next 20 years, according to a recent study conducted by University of California, Irvine public health researchers.“Unless we see improvements in access to care, our projections show that the share of older uninsured, undocumented Latino…

FRONT PAGE: Carnivores May Adjust Schedule To Avoid Each Other, Researchers Find
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FRONT PAGE: Carnivores May Adjust Schedule To Avoid Each Other, Researchers Find

Newswise — Just as humans may leave their home five minutes early to avoid a talkative neighbor or depart work late to avoid a rude coworker, carnivorous mammals may go out of their way to avoid other species. But they’re not trying to navigate awkward social interactions; rather, they are negotiating space and resources for…

FRONT PAGES: Flexible, Stretchy, Flexible LEDs
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FRONT PAGES: Flexible, Stretchy, Flexible LEDs

Newswise — Sure, you could attach two screens with a hinge and call a cell phone “foldable,” but what if you could roll it up and put it in your wallet? Or stretch it around your wrist to wear it as a watch?The next step in digital displays being developed at the McKelvey School of…

FRONT PAGES: Climate Change Reduces Nutrition And Increases Toxicity At Food Web Base
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FRONT PAGES: Climate Change Reduces Nutrition And Increases Toxicity At Food Web Base

Newswise — HANOVER, N.H. – October 25, 2021 – Climate change impacts on freshwater systems can lower nutrition and increase toxicity at the base of the food web, according to research from Dartmouth College and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.The research, published in Scientific Reports, focused on the effects of warming water temperatures and browning—a discoloration…

FRONT PAGE: Experiments Confirm A Quantum Material’s Unique Response To Circularly Polarized Laser Light
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FRONT PAGE: Experiments Confirm A Quantum Material’s Unique Response To Circularly Polarized Laser Light

Newswise — When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down experiments at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory early last year, Shambhu Ghimire’s research group was forced to find another way to study an intriguing research target: quantum materials known as topological insulators, or TIs, which conduct electric current on their surfaces but not through…

FRONT PAGES: New Concerns About Inland Wetlands
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FRONT PAGES: New Concerns About Inland Wetlands

Newswise — New research led by Flinders University is renewing calls to protect the source of water and aquifers supporting the ecologically significant Doongmabulla Springs Complex in central Queensland from a proposed Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin.As work on the Bravus (previously Adani) mine progresses, leading groundwater scientists warn more research is needed to measure and…

FRONT PAGE: Hospitals Sustained Huge Financial Losses From Lost Revenues During COVID-19 Pandemic As Patients Lost Timely Access To Surgical Services
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FRONT PAGE: Hospitals Sustained Huge Financial Losses From Lost Revenues During COVID-19 Pandemic As Patients Lost Timely Access To Surgical Services

Key takeawaysCurtailing surgical services for even a short time can seriously impact a hospital’s financial securityMaintaining access to surgical care is not all about revenue; it’s about how to efficiently manage surgical patients’ needsHealth care systems should make long-term preparations so they can safely provide elective surgical care during future peaks in COVID-19 caseloadsNewswise —…

FRONT PAGE: Perceptions Of Treatment Risk Vary Based On How Surgeons Communicate Risk Information To Patients
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FRONT PAGE: Perceptions Of Treatment Risk Vary Based On How Surgeons Communicate Risk Information To Patients

Key takeawaysWhen describing treatment risks to patients, using percentages or a range of percentages is more effective than using qualitative terms such as “uncommon” or “sometimes.”Variance in interpretation is generally lower when risks were communicated as point estimates rather than as ranges.Understanding the potential complications of various alternative treatments is important for surgeons to help…

FRONT PAGE: Patients With Stroke Symptoms Are Evaluated Safely For Both Stroke And Trauma With New “STRAUMA Activation”
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FRONT PAGE: Patients With Stroke Symptoms Are Evaluated Safely For Both Stroke And Trauma With New “STRAUMA Activation”

Key takeawaysThe novel STRAUMA activation is feasible and safe in patients with stroke symptoms with signs of trauma, allowing for the expedited evaluation of both stroke and trauma.While this new approach did increase the time to imaging of the brain, it did not impact the time to the start of stroke treatment.The STRAUMA activation did…

FRONT PAGE: Virtual Lung Cancer Screening Is Just As Effective As In-Person Screening
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FRONT PAGE: Virtual Lung Cancer Screening Is Just As Effective As In-Person Screening

Key takeawaysTelemedicine screening preserved access to lung cancer screening during the COVID-19 pandemic for a safety net hospital’s large African American patient population.Despite the opportunity to be screened for lung cancer remotely through telemedicine, lung cancer screenings were down 75 percent during the pandemic.Not only should telemedicine lung cancer screening remain a viable alternative even…

FRONT PAGE: COVID-19 Pandemic Shifted Patient Attitudes About Colorectal Cancer Screening
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FRONT PAGE: COVID-19 Pandemic Shifted Patient Attitudes About Colorectal Cancer Screening

Key takeawaysA survey of adults eligible for colorectal cancer screening patterns found a preference for at-home fecal occult blood testing (FOBT) versus colonoscopy during the COVID-19 pandemic.Survey respondents reported less use of colonoscopy during the pandemic compared to pre-pandemic levels, with factors related to both COVID-19 infection concerns and the financial strain of having copays.FOBT…

Front Page: Space Adventures No Longer Planning Crew Dragon Flight
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Front Page: Space Adventures No Longer Planning Crew Dragon Flight

by Jeff Foust — October 22, 2021 Space Adventures had planned a Crew Dragon mission that would fly higher than the ISS and without professional astronauts on board, a concept similar to the Inspiration4 mission in September. Credit: SpaceX WASHINGTON — Space Adventures has dropped plans to fly space tourists on a high-altitude Crew Dragon…

Front Page: Permafrost Thaw Could Release Bacteria And Viruses
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Front Page: Permafrost Thaw Could Release Bacteria And Viruses

Applications 22/10/2021 2630 views 86 likes When considering the implications of thawing permafrost, our initial worries are likely to turn to the major issue of methane being released into the atmosphere and exacerbating global warming or issues for local communities as the ground and infrastructure become unstable. While this is bad enough, new research reveals…

Front Page: Proba-1, The Mini-Earth-Observer Proba-1 Has Been In Orbit For 20 Years
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Front Page: Proba-1, The Mini-Earth-Observer Proba-1 Has Been In Orbit For 20 Years

ESA’s Proba-1 minisatellite was launched into orbit two decades ago today. It remains fully operational, however, making it the Agency’s oldest serving Earth observing mission. Proba-1 is roughly the size of a hotel fridge but hosts two Earth-observing instruments along with numerous technological firsts.The first in ESA’s family of ‘Project for On-Board Autonomy’ missions, Proba-1…

Front Page: Data-Driven Satellite Ready To Launch
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Front Page: Data-Driven Satellite Ready To Launch

Applications 23/10/2021 221 views 8 likes One of the largest telecommunications satellites ever built in Europe – which will supply high-speed data links for commercial aviation as well as providing connectivity to underserved areas to accelerate digital inclusion – is poised for launch. The SES-17 satellite, built by Thales Alenia Space, introduces cutting-edge innovations that…

Front Page: US Seeks To Contain Beijing Anger After Biden Vows Taiwan Defense
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Front Page: US Seeks To Contain Beijing Anger After Biden Vows Taiwan Defense

US seeks to contain Beijing anger after Biden vows Taiwan defense By Shaun Tandon with Jerome Taylor in Hong Kong Washington (AFP) Oct 22, 2021 US says ‘no change’ in Taiwan policy after Biden defense vowWashington (AFP) Oct 22, 2021 – The White House clarified Friday that there was no change in US policy on…

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