Monthly Archives: December 2021

Study explores rare cases of myocarditis in adolescents post-COVID-19 vaccination

[ad_1] There has been concern surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine and rare cases of myocarditis in young adults and adolescents. A recent study, published in the journal Circulation, suggests that these rare cases generally have mild symptoms and a short recovery time.  The study, co-authored by paediatric cardiologist Dr. Dongngan T. Truong of the University of Utah,…

Study identifies bacteria that may promote pancreatic cancer

[ad_1] A new study from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has discovered pancreatic bacteria that may promote the growth of pancreatic cancer. These bacteria live in the pancreas as part of the pancreatic microbiome. Previous studies found that the pancreas fosters a microbiome of bacteria, like the microbiome found in the human gut.  Experts estimate…

Could schools benefit from a saliva test for COVID-19?

[ad_1] A new study investigates the effectiveness of a saliva test for detecting COVID-19 in children, which may be helpful in the school setting. Considering the reopening of schools, understanding and preventing COVID-19 transmission is particularly important.  At this point in time, the majority of young children are not yet vaccinated against COVID-19.1,2 Additionally, children that…

Are transparent masks better for communication?

[ad_1] A study of 1000 patients and health care workers was conducted to compare transparent masks to standard masks when it comes to communication. It is thought that a transparent mask could help reduce miscommunication.1 As a part of widespread public health efforts to curb the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, mask wearing has become…