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Dexamethasone decreased mortality in hospitalized COVID-19 patients

1. Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 and treated with dexamethasone showed an overall decrease in 28-day mortality compared to those treated with usual care. 2. Dexamethasone...

Progression of COVID-19 reduced after high-titer convalescent plasma administration

1. Majority of the patients that received high-titer convalescent plasma within 72 hours of mild symptom onset were shown to reduce the coronavirus disease...

Non-White race associated with greater SARS-CoV-2 infection and hospitalization risk

1. Black, Hispanic, and Asian patients had significantly higher infection rates for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) compared to White patients. 2. Asian...

Schizophrenia associated with mortality among adults with COVID-19

1. Schizophrenia spectrum disorders were significantly associated with mortality among adults with COVID-19. 2. Participants with Schizophrenia had 2.7 times the odds of death due...

Increasing vaccine coverage in low and middle-income countries may prevent over 30 million deaths...

1. Vaccination against the ten selected pathogens is projected to avert 69 million deaths between 2000 and 2030. 2. Increases in vaccine coverage and introduction...

Reduced risk of SARS-CoV-2 with presence of antibodies

1. Health care workers with anti-spike antibodies revealed no symptomatic infections during the follow-up period for at least six months. 2. Participants with anti-nucleocapsid IgG...

Risk factors for SARS-CoV-2 seropositivity in health care workers

1. Residence in a community with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) incidence, direct community contact with a positive case, and Black race were associated with...

Naltrexone-bupropion treatment provides a higher response for methamphetamine use disorder

1. Combinatorial naltrexone and bupropion treatment were shown to have a higher response than placebo for patients with methamphetamine use disorder. 2. Furthermore, a higher...

Mental health, overdose, and violence outcomes and the COVID-19 pandemic

1. From March to October 2020, emergency departments in the United States have experienced a higher rate of visits from mental health related concerns,...

Higher consumption of refined grains other than white rice associated with a greater mortality...

1. Higher consumption of refined grains, with the exception of white rice, was associated with a greater risk of total mortality, and mortality from...

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