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Paul John Scott

Paul John Scott is the health correspondent for NewsMD and the Forum News Service. He is a novelist and was an award winning magazine journalist for 15 years prior to joining the FNS in 2019.


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The Mayo Clinic's modeling project is its digital crystal ball for identifying emerging high-transmission hot spots across the country. Mayo data scientist Dr. Curtis Storlie says Minnesota is now on track to double its highest case numbers. "We're probably half way," Storlie said. "From what we're seeing ... the peak in cases could be anywhere from next week to the first week of February, with an estimate of Jan. 24 as our case peak for the state."
A new survey has learned that while nearly all gastroenterologists recommend colonoscopy for colon cancer screening, one out of four primary care doctors recommend noninvasive methods.
Experts say latest form of COVID-19 shows a virus can play "the long game" by getting milder, but in some countries only.
Drugs would be taken multiple times a day, in place of monoclonal antibody infusions.
Macalester professor's new book is a provocative look at the limitations of today's treatment industry in the face of the modern opioid epidemic. The "reckoning" in Amy C. Sullivan's title stands for the collision between the polite traditions of getting sober in the 12 Steps and the need for ideology-free medical care in the face of a deadly scourge.
Children, dry air, small droplets all focus of new findings on the agents of transmission
Experts say one of the strongest reasons for third shots in the healthy is to limit their spread to those who refuse vaccination
There were 46 deaths, 251 hospitalizations and over 6,700 cases among the fully vaccinated for the latest week available
Author of review article says dispute reflects a focus on individual rights while ignoring responsibilties
Finding suggests population could act as a reservoir for viral mutation; uncertain whether deer can reinfect humans