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Study reveals how older environmentalists consider death care

Traditional burial in a graveyard has environmental costs.
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Acceptance of COVID-19 vaccine has increased significantly under Biden administration

Under the Biden Administration, New Yorkers' acceptance of the Covid-19 vaccine has increased significantly. In September, 55% of residents reported they would take the vaccine when it became available and this January, 64% reported they would take it.
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Fred Hutch researchers predict a 4th wave of SARS-CoV-2

Recently, researchers from France and the USA analyzed the complexities of vaccine implementation during the 3rd wave of SARS-CoV-2 infections and potentially future waves, using a mathematical model calibrated to data from King County, Washington.
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Australia news live: Melbourne Holiday Inn closes after Covid outbreak believed to be linked to use of nebuliser

Victoria backtracks on raising international arrivals cap as residents of Holiday Inn transferred to Pullman hotel. Follow all the latest news and updates, liveFollow the global Covid live blogVictoria Covid hotspots; NSW Covid hotspotsWHO team says theory Covid began in Wuhan lab ‘extremely unlikely’AstraZeneca vaccine: why Australia is forging ahead as South Africa tackles Covid variant 3.18am GMT Independent senator Rex Patrick has called on the chair of the Australian Financial Complaint...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Melbourne, Liberal party, Greg Hunt, Wuhan, Howard


Is Your Diet Promoting Acne Breakouts? Find Out What To Eat Instead

What’s your comfort food? Cheeseburger? Pasta? Bet it’s pizza. Putting on Netflix, getting comfy on the couch, and ordering pizza sounds like a perfect evening plan. You enjoy that delicious pasta and wake up with a pimple the next morning.  Spoiler alert! Do you know your comfort food is playing with your skin? Yes. There are certain types of food promoting acne breakouts, and your favorite cheeseburger is one of them. No kidding.  These foods call out to the hormones in yo...
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A known tumor suppressor gene plays role in stress protection of adult progenitor cells

Adult progenitor cells are present in the Drosophila fly as early as its larvae stage. These cells are the only ones that are maintained throughout development and they are responsible for giving rise to adult tissues and organs.
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Racism and anti-gay discrimination associated with risk for criminal justice involvement

New research by Morgan Philbin, PhD, at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and colleagues looks at why Black young men who have sex with men (YMSM) are disproportionately subject to high rates of arrest and incarceration.
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UIC researchers receive $10.15 million grant to develop treatment for dry eye conditions

Researchers at University of Illinois Chicago have been awarded a five-year, $10.15 million grant to develop a broad-spectrum immunomodulatory eye drop to treat patients with severe dry eye and ocular surface disease due to inflammatory and immune system disorders.
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Modified CRISPR/Cas9 complex targets specific histones

Finding a needle in a haystack is hard enough. But try finding a specific molecule on the needle.
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Both mRNA vaccines protect against emerging variants of SARS-CoV-2

Researchers in the United States and Canada have conducted a study showing that just a single dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is likely to protect against emerging variants.
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BMI, male sex, smoking, depression and metabolic syndrome contribute to biological aging

A 'biological age' score predicts that being male, overweight, a smoker and having depression all contribute to biological aging, a study published today in eLife reports.
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A new approach for detecting and treating two rare pediatric diseases before birth

Scientists have devised a new approach for detecting and potentially heading off the effects of two rare pediatric diseases before birth.
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Study shows relation between mothers' income level and children's finger length

Low-income mothers feminize their children in the womb by adjusting their hormones, whereas high-income mothers masculinize their children, a major study based on finger length, led by a Swansea University expert, has found.
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SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 may soon become the dominant variant in US

A team of scientists from the United States has recently explored the prevalence and transmission dynamics of the B.1.1.7 variant (UK variant) of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in the United States. The study reveals that because of 35-45% increased transmissibility, B.1.1.7 may soon become the US's dominant variant. The study is currently available on the medRxiv* preprint server.
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Updated spina bifida guidelines cover care across the entire lifespan

Globally, nearly 300,000 babies are born with neural tube defects including spina bifida (SB) each year.
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WHO and Chinese scientists concluded it's 'extremely unlikely' the coronavirus leaked from a lab, after a 4-week investigation

A cyclist rides in front of the closed Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan, China on February 9, 2021. Getty Experts from the WHO and China conducted a month-long investigation into the coronavirus' origins. They concluded that the virus almost certainly did not leak from a Wuhan lab. The virus most likely jumped from bats to an intermediary animal host, then to humans. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A year into the pandemic, the origins of the coronavirus are still a m...
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New molecular tool can be used to study single synapses of neurons

Neurons are the primary cells of the nervous system, and the signals that are transmitted between them are responsible for all our actions and our cognitive ability.
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Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine effective against variants, study shows

Researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine in New York have conducted a study demonstrating the effectiveness of the Pfizer-BioNtech BNT162b2 vaccine against recently emerged variants of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – the agent that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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Lawsuit blames man’s COVID-19 death on commingling residents at Culver City care center

A woman has filed a lawsuit alleging her 88-year-old father died from COVID-19 last year after staff at a Culver City assisted-care facility allowed residents to commingle and failed to enforce social distancing. Jessica Hopman’s complaint against Sunrise Villa Culver City, seeking unspecified damages on behalf of Gerald Hopman, was transferred last week from state to federal court because the claims made fall under a federal emergency preparedness act. “Defendants’ failure to protect Mr. Hopman...
Tags: Health, New York, News, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Pasadena, Local News, Villa, Southern California, U S District Court, Centers for Disease Control, AG, Innova, Culver City, California Department of Public Health


MSK researchers report an underlying cause of COVID brain

One of the dozens of unusual symptoms that have emerged in COVID-19 patients is a condition that's informally called "COVID brain" or "brain fog."
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New drug shows promise in treating pancreatic and breast cancers

ProAgio, a drug developed by Georgia State University biology professor Zhi-Ren Liu and his team, is effective at treating pancreatic cancer and prolonging survival in mice, according to a study published in the journal Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
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New study to evaluate the effectiveness of drugs on preventing COVID-19 progression

McMaster University researchers are leading a large international study to test drugs to treat COVID-19 patients.
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Direct exposure to deadly fires increases the risk for mental health disorders

In 2018, a faulty electric transmission line ignited the Camp Fire in Northern California, ultimately consuming 239 square miles and several communities, including the town of Paradise, which was 95 percent destroyed. At least 85 people died.
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Researchers create bone replicas using a hot nano-chisel

A holy grail for orthopedic research is a method for not only creating artificial bone tissue that precisely matches the real thing, but does so in such microscopic detail that it includes tiny structures potentially important for stem cell differentiation, which is key to bone regeneration.
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LA County leaders seek faster release of FEMA funds to help extend hotel rooms for homeless

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday, Feb. 9, to lobby the federal government to more quickly fund the sheltering people experiencing homelessness in programs such as Project Roomkey — if not provide the funding upfront. The approval of the motion, authored by Supervisors Janice Hahn and Hilda Solis, comes on the heels of the Biden Administration’s announcement last month that the Federal Emergency Management Agency would provide 100% reimbursement, rather than the typical 7...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Washington, La, Government, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Fema, Community, Homeless, Biden, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council


New discovery revises the ‘text book view’ of cell migration

Research groups at University of Helsinki and Institut Jacques Monod, Paris, discovered a new molecular mechanism that promotes cell migration.
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Model estimates COVID-19 cases in the U.S. to be three times greater than reported

World health experts have long suspected that the incidence of COVID-19 has been higher than reported.
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People with dementia found to have significantly increased risk for COVID-19

A study led by Case Western Reserve University researchers found that patients with dementia were at a significantly increased risk for COVID-19-;and the risk was higher still for African Americans with dementia.
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Robotic endometriosis surgery leads to better fertility preservation outcomes

Endometriosis is a condition that causes tissue similar to the type that grows inside a woman's uterus to grow on the outside, often affecting the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and pelvic tissue.
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Coronavirus live news: annual vaccine may be needed, says J&J chief; Spain tops 3m cases

Johnson & Johnson boss says repeat Covid doses could go on for several years; Venezuela to receive 100,000 doses of Sputnik V vaccine; Athens to enter stricter lockdownWhat are the new UK anti-Covid border restrictions?Wuhan lab leak theory of Covid origin ‘unlikely’ says WHO teamEurope’s oldest person survives Covid and set to celebrate 117th birthdayMuslim families complain to UN over Sri Lankan Covid cremations 12.20am GMT Tony Bennett is vaccinated, and he wants you to know about it!Both...
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