Monthly Archives: December 2020

Los Angeles you have been Warned – LA County Shatters Coronavirus Record

LA County Shatters Coronavirus Record, Racing Toward Catastrophe “Like a speeding car approaching a cliff, if we do not rapidly change course, we are in jeopardy of catastrophic consequences.” In this Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, file photo, people wait in line for COVID-19 testing at a site operated by CORE in Los Angeles. Virtually every […]

Obesity Impairs Immune Cell Function in Cancer, Triggers Tug-of-War for Fue

Research by a Harvard Medical School (HMS)-led research team has uncovered a new mechanism by which obesity can interfere with the immune system’s ability to fight cancer. Their studies demonstrated how, in tumor-bearing mice fed a high-fat diet, cancer cells reprogram their metabolism in response to the increased fat availability, so they can better consume […]

PPE Shortage Crisis Continues at Most Hospitals, Survey Shows

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A majority of hospitals and healthcare facilities surveyed report operating according to “crisis standards of care” as they struggle to provide sufficient personal protective equipment (PPE). For example, in a national survey, 73% of 1083 infection prevention experts said respirator shortages related […]