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Study: False widow spiders carry harmful strains resistant to common antibiotic treatments

A team of zoologists and microbiologists from NUI Galway have published a new study showing that common house spiders carry bacteria susceptible to infect people, with the Noble False Widow spiders also carrying harmful strains resistant to common antibiotic treatments.
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CARES Act helped reduce social interaction of viral spread

As case rates of COVID-19 reach new heights across the nation, many states and cities are tightening stay-at-home restrictions to stop the spread.
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Self-harm among certain primary school-aged children prompts calls for intervention efforts

New research reveals that some primary school-aged children have self-harmed, prompting calls for intervention efforts to start earlier.
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Smiling or grimacing can reduce the pain of needle injection by 40%

The coming of winter means cooler temperatures, shorter days and flu shots. While no one looks forward to a vaccination, a study led by the University of California, Irvine, has found that either a sincere smile or a grimace can reduce the pain of a needle injection by as much as 40 percent.
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Australian politics live: economy grows 3.3% in September quarter; NSW Covid restrictions lifted

OECD warns Australia over China exports; US ambassador to Australia accuses China of spreading ‘disinformation’; refugee advocates have partial win against Peter Dutton in high court – follow the latest updatesAfghans outraged at image of Australian soldier drinking from prosthetic legSports rorts inquiry accuses government of obstructing its investigationFollow our global coronavirus live blog 4.18am GMT And with 28 comebacks in that QT, we are done. (there were a few ‘coming back’ mentions...
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Previously uncharacterized protein regulates mitochondrial NAD transporter

For their growth, cells need various nutrients and vitamins. So-called solute carriers (SLC), proteins that can transport such substances across the boundaries of cellular membranes, play a central role in metabolism.
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Repurposed mouse model sheds light on spectrum of COVID-19 disease symptoms

A repurposed mouse model can develop symptoms of both severe COVID-19 (lung damage, blood clots, abnormal blood vessels, and death) and also of milder disease, including loss of the sense of smell, according to a recent University of Iowa study published in Nature.
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PTC299 inhibits SARS-CoV-2 replication and suppresses production of inflammatory cytokines

In an article published in the journal Virus Research, a team of researchers from various US institutions discussed their study that evaluated the antiviral activity of PTC299 against a group of RNA viruses in vitro.
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Frequent peak air pollution exposure associated with reduced test scores for third graders

Fine particulate matter (PM2.5), the tiny particles responsible for hazy air pollution, are detrimental to children's health even inside the classroom. Mounting evidence has linked chronic exposure with poor academic performance in K-12 students.
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OHDSI awarded $10 million FDA contract to support Biologics Effectiveness and Safety program

Researchers within the Observational Health Data Services and Informatics (OHDSI) community were recently awarded a $10 million contract from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to provide support to the Biologics Effectiveness and Safety (BEST) program, which was launched by the FDA Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) in 2017.
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Researchers describe cellular mediator that makes muscle adaptation to exercise possible

The onset of any physical exercise program causes muscle pain that can hinder movements as simple as getting up from a sofa. With time and a little persistence, the muscles become accustomed to the effort, developing more strength and endurance.
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Cleaning surfaces with hydrogen peroxide-based disinfectants may pollute indoor air

Cleaning surfaces with hydrogen peroxide-based disinfectants has the potential to pollute the air and pose a health risk, according to research led by University of Saskatchewan.
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Three leading organizations join hands to address global challenges in dementia

To address the growing public health crisis of dementia, three leading organizations announced funding for 23 small-scale pilot projects as part of this year's Pilot Awards for Global Brain Health Leaders.
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Microfiber- and nanofiber-based wearable monitors could keep track of patient’s vital signs

A shirt that monitors your blood pressure or a pair of socks that can keep track of your cholesterol levels might be just a few years away from becoming reality.
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Researchers develop new method to customize lysins for targeting unwanted bacteria

Researchers from the Antimicrobial Resistance Interdisciplinary Research Group at Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, MIT's research enterprise in Singapore, have developed a method to produce customizable engineered lysins that can be used to selectively kill bacteria of interest while leaving others unharmed.
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Major encampment cleanups resume at 3 sites in San Pedro, Harbor City

Comprehensive encampment cleanups are expected to resume at three sites in the San Pedro and Harbor City areas, under a motion approved by the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday, Dec. 1. Such cleanups, which require people to remove their tents and belongings for an area, were suspended in March at the start of the novel coronavirus pandemic, in response to public health guidelines that discouraged displacing people living on the streets, and not allowing them to shelter-in-place. In July, some...
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MU researcher identifies resources to assist overburdened family caregivers

After Jo-Ana Chase heard her mother had successful heart surgery, she was relieved when her mom was finally discharged from the hospital and sent home to be cared for by her brother.
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Alcohol-free hand sanitizer works just as well as alcohol-based products to control COVID-19

A new study from researchers at Brigham Young University finds that alcohol-free hand sanitizer is just as effective at disinfecting surfaces from the COVID-19 virus as alcohol-based products.
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Australian politics live: economy grows 3.3% in September quarter, national accounts reveal

OECD warns Australia over China exports; US ambassador to Australia accuses China of spreading ‘disinformation’; refugee advocates have partial win against Peter Dutton in high court – follow the latest updatesAfghans outraged at image of Australian soldier drinking from prosthetic legSports rorts inquiry accuses government of obstructing its investigationFollow our global coronavirus live blog 1.22am GMT Sky News has a new host.Cory Bernardi will host his own show, ‘Bernadi’ from next year....
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COVID-19 may exacerbate mental health symptoms among pregnant and postpartum women

Though childbirth is often anticipated with optimism and enthusiasm, approximately 10 to 20 percent of pregnant individuals also experience mental health challenges during the weeks immediately before and after birth.
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Medically active component of cannabis does not impact driving ability, study shows

A landmark study on how cannabis affects driving ability has shown that cannabidiol (CBD), a cannabis component now widely used for medical purposes, does not impair driving, while moderate amounts of the main intoxicating component tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) produce mild driving impairment lasting up to four hours.
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Telomere shortening helps prevent cancer in humans

As time goes by, the tips of your chromosomes--called telomeres--become shorter. This process has long been viewed as an unwanted side-effect of aging, but a recent study shows it is in fact good for you.
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Sacramento County Hospitals Prepare To Store, Distribute Coronavirus Vaccines

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More than 40 Dana-Farber studies to be presented at the virtual 62nd ASH Annual Meeting

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers will present more than 40 research studies at the virtual 62nd American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting on December 5-8, including two studies that were selected for inclusion in the official press program.
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Nanomedicine's giant step into the fight against the COVID-19

A recent editorial in Nature Nanotechnology discusses the enormous feat of scientific innovation, with messenger RNA (mRNA)-based vaccines developed to deliver the gene sequence of specific SARS-CoV-2 viral proteins into host cells using nanotechnology platforms.
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First PSMA-targeted PET imaging drug approved for men with prostate cancer

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Gallium 68 PSMA-11 (Ga 68 PSMA-11) - the first drug for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging of prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) positive lesions in men with prostate cancer.
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Study may help to better understand the pathological process involved in brain diseases

A team of researchers at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has taken a major step toward understanding the mechanisms involved in the formation of large clumps of tau protein, a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease and several other neurodegenerative disorders.
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Older adults may be coping with COVID-19's mental health effects better than other age groups

Older adults are especially vulnerable to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic--with higher risks of severe complications and death, and potentially greater difficulties accessing care and adapting to technologies such as telemedicine.
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Research suggests plant flavonols could serve as effective antivirals for SARS-CoV-2

Researchers in Algeria have reviewed some of the evidence suggesting that flavonols commonly found in many plants and vegetables could be used as a therapeutic approach to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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Study shows link between menopause symptom burden and lower work performance

With a large percentage of women in the workplace aged between 40 and 59 years, the challenge of women managing menopause symptoms while at work is commonplace.
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