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Study: Eleven key measures for monitoring general practice clinical activity during COVID-19 using federated analytics on 48million adults’ primary care records through OpenSAFELY. Image Credit: ratlos / Shutterstock

11 key measures to monitor clinical activity during COVID-19

In a recent study published in the medRxiv*preprint server, researchers in the UK described key measures to monitor clinical activity during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected the capacity and delivery of primary and secondary care. After the first wave of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections …

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What 2 new studies reveal about prolonged COVID in Canada | CBC News

Two new large-scale reports provide a clearer picture of the long-term impacts of COVID-19 infections on Canadians and the health care system. A report, released Monday by Canada Statisticsfound that nearly 15 percent of people who have contracted COVID-19 say they experienced persistent symptoms such as fatigue, shortness of breath, or mental confusion three months …

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Is running cardio? Image shows young woman running in the park at sunset

Is running cardio?

You can certainly feel your heart beating out of your chest during a session, but is running cardio exercise? We know it’s important to aim for a variety of cardio, strength, and flexibility exercises during an average week, but sometimes it’s hard to know which sports and activities fall into which category. About 50 million …

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Epstein-Barr virus hepatitis masquerading as painless jaundice

Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection typically presents with pharyngeal symptoms and subclinical transaminitis. We present the case of a 27-year-old woman with no known medical history who consulted for painless jaundice and dark-colored urine of three days’ evolution. Her review of her systems was negative for fever, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, pruritus, or rash. Her last …

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Researchers highlight the importance of evaluating risk factors for osteoporosis in RA

The risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) stems from the specific causes of the disease, the treatment of the disease, and the factors faced by the general population, according to the researchers, who stressed the importance of evaluating the factors risk in these patients. Researchers in a new study compiled a …

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Canadian research could lead to simple test, possible treatment, long COVID

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Local news Researchers are now working on a blood test, the first of its kind, that could diagnose prolonged COVID. Dr. Douglas Fraser, principal investigator in London, Ontario, team that identified unique biomarkers associated with prolonged COVID. Photo per brochure article content Researchers in London, Ontario, have identified unique biomarkers that …

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