Remdesivir disrupts SARS-CoV-2 more effectively than other similar drugs

In the treatment of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, antiviral drug remdesivir has emerged as a promising candidate.
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Skin cancer has increased significantly in the last four decades

Incidence rates of skin cancer (cutaneous malignant melanoma) have increased more than 550% in males and 250% in females since the early 1980s in England - according to a new study by Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS).
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Children determine emotion by what they hear, rather than what they see

Children determine emotion by what they hear, rather than what they see, according to new research.The first-of-its-kind study, by Durham University's Department of Psychology, looked at how children pick up on the emotions of a situation.
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Novel platform uses modified virus to combat pancreatic cancer

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London and Zhengzhou University have developed a powerful therapeutic platform that uses a modified virus for the treatment of pancreatic cancer.
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Pain-free microneedle patch can capture biomarkers from interstitial fluid

Blood draws are no fun. They hurt. Veins can burst, or even roll -; like they're trying to avoid the needle too, Oftentimes, doctors use blood samples to check for biomarkers of disease: antibodies that signal a viral or bacterial infection, such as SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, or cytokines indicative of inflammation seen in conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and sepsis.
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FDA takes action on alcohol-based hand sanitizers from Mexico

As part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's continuing efforts to protect consumers from potentially dangerous or subpotent hand sanitizers, the agency has placed all alcohol-based hand sanitizers from Mexico on a countrywide import alert to help stop products that appear to be in violation from entering the U.S. until the agency is able to review the products' safety.
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Drugged driving is outpacing drunk driving, shows study

A recent study of drugged driving, by a team of University of Cincinnati researchers, shows that a sizable percentage of individuals reported the use of marijuana and other illicit drugs while operating behind the wheel.
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Study shows how gut bacteria can dull the efficacy of radiotherapy

A study led by Ludwig Chicago Co-director Ralph Weichselbaum and Yang-Xin Fu of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center has shown how bacteria in the gut can dull the efficacy of radiotherapy, a treatment received by about half of all cancer patients.
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Sodium fluorescein may improve the safety and outcomes of vestibular schwannoma surgery

Removing a vestibular schwannoma -; a slow-growing, benign tumor that develops in the nerves connecting the inner ear to the brain -; is a delicate procedure. Surgeons must differentiate the tumor from nearby nerves, arteries, and other intracranial structures.
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Genetic interactions may shed light on NGLY1 deficiency

In 2012, four-year-old Bertrand Might became the first-ever patient diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called N-glycanase (NGLY1) deficiency. The discovery of this condition and Bertrand's diagnosis allowed doctors to look for other children with the same genetic defect. Since then, more than 60 additional patients have been found.
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Australia news live: NSW to ease Covid restrictions as vaccine information campaign launches

Household gatherings, weddings and other events can be larger from Friday as NSW and Victoria record no new community cases. Follow live• NSW hotspots; State-by-state restrictions and lockdown rules explained • Lucky break or gold standard? How NSW got Covid under control• Follow the global coronavirus liveblog 2.19am GMT Let’s just catch up on the news of the morning. 2.06am GMT And just to clarify because we missed the start of the NSW press conference earlier, those restrictions will ...
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8 Health Benefits from Taking a Nap

Almost two years ago, my life changed as I transitioned from working night shift to the 2nd shift. My sleeping has improved and it feels good to have the entire weekend with my family. It doesn’t matter what shift I’m working, there’s nothing like a good nap. During the Christmas break, I was getting in a nap almost every day. My nap times came around late in the evening and it kept me up most of the night. Ever since I was a teenager, I love to clean up in the middle of the night. My daughter...
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Rapid reopening crucial in promoting the second wave of COVID-19

The spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has affected almost a hundred million people, with over two million deaths being attributed to this illness over the past 12 months or so. The only means to counter this so far has been through non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs).
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Antibodies and inflammatory markers may help identify COVID-19 cases and predict severity

A new preprint appearing on the medRxiv server describes the changes that occur in numerous antibodies and inflammatory molecules with age and at varying stages, or severity, of the infection and resulting illness. The results may help to predict the risk in individual cases.
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Economic support policies may prevent child maltreatment

Providing economic relief to struggling families can lead to another positive effect -- fewer cases of child neglect, according to new research by the University of Washington.
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New NIH grant supports research on Alzheimer's disease caused by gene mutations

A new grant from the National Institute On Aging at the National Institutes of Health will support ongoing research at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to address Alzheimer's disease caused by gene mutations.
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San Fernando Valley restaurants prepare for their ‘lifeline,’ outdoor dining, to return Friday

Jennifer Febre’s MacLeod Ale Brewing Co. has a strong fan base, but even with devoted customers, her Van Nuys business has been struggling to stay afloat since the pandemic swept across the city. With her staff reduced to a skeleton crew and operations reduced to takeout, even her “hardcore fans” started disappearing since stay-at-home orders went into effect in November. “It has been incredibly slow,” she said, noting that her brewery was able to operate as a restaurant because it has a kitchen...
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'Post-acute COVID-19 syndrome' likely to substantially impact NHS in England

Researchers in the UK have warned that cardiometabolic and pulmonary events among coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) survivors following their discharge from hospital is likely to have an ongoing and substantial impact on the National Health Service (NHS) in England.
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£1.6 million grant awarded to advance development of MND drug candidate

Researchers from the University of Sheffield's Institute for Translational Neuroscience have been awarded a £1.6 million grant from the Medical Research Council.
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Autistic children may be more likely to misinterpret healthy arguments between their parents

A new study suggests children on the autism spectrum may be more likely to misinterpret healthy arguments between their parents as being negative, compared to children who aren't on the autism spectrum.
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Microwaves used to inactivate aerosolized pathogens

As the pandemic has continued to spread globally, studies indicate the COVID-19 virus may be contained in aerosols that can be generated and spread through breathing, coughing, sneezing, or talking by infected individuals.
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Elevated levels of certain immune cells in the blood linked to COVID-19 severity

Individual variations in how the immune system responds to SARS-CoV-2 appear to impact the severity of disease.
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Moderna vaccine fully neutralizes new SARS-CoV-2 variants, study shows

Researchers in the United States have conducted a study showing that Moderna’s mRNA-1273 vaccine neutralizes all circulating variants of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) tested to date.
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New recommendations to improve apps for controlling and monitoring NTDs

A study performed by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya provided eight recommendations for improving the online technology to help with the treatment and diagnosis of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).
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Why medical students should not let medicine define them [PODCAST]

“Doctors are indeed noble for what they do. Their work is undoubtedly physically intense and emotionally taxing. But the notion that they are ‘superhuman’ and ‘different’ from the rest of society is exactly the trap that we fall into the moment we don our white coats as medical students. It is because of this trap […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Air purifiers may increase the spread of airborne virus transmission in confined spaces

The positions of air inlets and outlets in confined spaces, such as elevators, greatly affect airborne virus transmission. In Physics of Fluids, by AIP Publishing, researchers from University of Nicosia in Cyprus show while air purifiers would be expected to help, they may actually increase the spread.
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Neonatal antibiotic exposure linked to reduced weight and height in boys

Exposure to antibiotics in the first days of life is thought to affect various physiological aspects of neonatal development.
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Health care worker dies after second dose of COVID vaccine, investigations underway

Tim Zook’s last post on Facebook brimmed with optimism. “Never been so excited to get a shot before,” he wrote on Jan. 5, above a photo of the Band-Aid on his arm and his COVID-19 vaccination card. “I am now fully vaccinated after receiving my 2nd Pfizer dose.” Zook, 60, was an X-ray technologist at South Coast Global Medical Center in Santa Ana. A couple of hours later, he had an upset stomach and trouble breathing. By 3:30 p.m. it was so bad his colleagues at work walked him to the emergency r...
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Covid-19 vaccine: Woman to restart chemotherapy after jab

Vicki Meredew, who received a leftover vaccine dose, will continue palliative treatment for a brain tumour.
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Most poor countries will not achieve mass Covid-19 immunisation until 2024

Forecast predicts handful of developed countries fully vaccinated by late 2021 while others race to catch upCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMost poor countries will not achieve mass Covid-19 immunisation until at least 2024 and some may never get there, according to a new forecast, which maps a starkly divided world over the next few years in which a handful of developed countries are fully vaccinated while others race to catch up.Countries such as the UK, US, Israel ...
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