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Tomorrow’s Health: predicting COVID deaths, childhood cancer cases & rotator cuff surgery failures

Published: Nov. 30, 2021 at 8:26 AM EST
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WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - Researchers say they’ve come up with a reliable way to determine which COVID-19 patients will most likely die from the disease.

Scientists in Montreal looked at hundreds of patients and found that the amount of viral RNA in the blood was directly associated with mortality.

Childhood cancer cases

A new study finds there were no decreases in new cancer diagnoses among children in Canada during the first nine months of the pandemic.

Research from other countries, including the United Kingdom, show a steep reduction in new cases, and studies from the United States suggest a drop as well.

Rotator cuff surgery failures

Engineers at Washington University in Saint Louis have developed scans that have uncovered new connections between rotator cuff tendons and their bony attachments.

Researchers say the discovery sheds new light on why rotator cuff surgery frequently fails.

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