Study demonstrates long-term neuropsychological consequences following SARS-CoV-2 infection

The study, published in the pre-print server medRxiv, demonstrates the presence of long-lasting neuropsychological sequelae after COVID-19, regardless of the respiratory disease's severity.
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Australia news live: attorney general Christian Porter to speak to media at 3pm AEST

The attorney general says ‘the things that are claimed to have happened did not happen’. Follow latest updates• Australia’s Covid vaccine tracker: when will you get your jab? • Follow the global coronavirus liveblog 4.23am GMT Christian Porter says it is for other people to determine if there should be an independent investigation. 4.22am GMT The attorney-general says he did not have sexual relations with the woman who made the claims.Q: Is your defence here that you didn’t sleep with th...
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SARS-CoV-2 viremia predicts severe COVID-19 disease outcomes

The SARS-CoV-2 plasma viremia has been linked to severe disease and death in COVID-19 cases in small-scale cohort studies. The current study, published on the pre-print server medRxiv, aimed to study the mechanisms behind this relationship.
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Early antibody response predicts COVID-19 outcome

To address this gap, researchers from the U.S. evaluated the timing of antibody production against SARS-CoV-2 in hospitalized patients. They used a highly sensitive multiplexed bead-based immunoassay that allows for early detection of anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies. The study is published on the preprint server medRxiv.
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Quantifying SARS-CoV-2 viral load in hospitalized patients

A new paper, published on the medRxiv preprint server, investigates the role of subgenomic RNA transcripts in SARS-CoV-2 infection. Earlier, scientists believed that subgenomic RNA could be traceable infective markers to monitor infectivity.
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A model of vaccine-derived herd immunity against COVID-19 in heterogeneous populations

A recent theoretical paper, currently available on the medRxiv preprint server, unveils a novel vaccination model that shows how a herd immunity threshold (HIT) value which considers heterogeneity is substantially lower in comparison with a HIT value of assuming a homogeneous population – with many implications for further vaccination planning.
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Concerning mutation in New York SARS-CoV-2 should be monitored, warn researchers

Researchers at the New York State Department of Health in the United States have said concerning mutations within the B.1.526 lineage of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that has recently become prevalent in New York State warrant further monitoring.
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Survey reveals impact of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination in the UK

Researchers at Imperial College London in the UK have reported on round five of the REal-time Assessment of Community Transmission-2 (REACT-2) program – a cross-sectional community survey measuring the prevalence of antibodies against the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) among adults in England.
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Child abuse cases may have declined during the pandemic, study shows

While natural disasters and economic recessions traditionally unleash an uptick in child abuse, a new study suggests that cases may have declined in the first months of the pandemic, compared with the same timeframe in previous years.
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New computer algorithm offers a path toward pan-influenza and coronavirus vaccine

A novel computer algorithm that could create a broadly reactive influenza vaccine for swine flu also offers a path toward a pan-influenza vaccine and possibly a pan-coronavirus vaccine as well, according to a new paper published in Nature Communications.
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Study reveals how cells build 'mini-muscles' underneath their nucleus

Research groups at the University of Helsinki uncovered how motor protein myosin, which is responsible for contraction of skeletal muscles, functions also in non-muscle cells to build contractile structures at the inner face of the cell membrane.
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Study: The pandemic has worsened the condition of 70% of people with chronic pain

The pandemic has impacted significantly on people who suffer chronic pain. A study performed by the eHealth Lab, a research group affiliated with the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya's eHealth Center, has shown that 70% of the people with chronic pain have seen their condition worsen in terms of severity, frequency of episodes and interference in their daily activities.
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The benefits and risks of using online health forums and services

The internet provides a major source of exchanging health information through online portals and new media. Internet users can access health sites and online forums to obtain health information.
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Children with MIS-C have highly activated immune systems, study finds

Taking the first deep dive into how the immune system is behaving in patients with multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have found that children with this condition have highly activated immune systems that, in many ways, are more similar to those of adults with severe COVID-19.
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Disruption of lung biological clock may explain flu risk in adults who survived premature birth

Disruptions in the circadian rhythms in lung cells may explain why adults who survived premature birth are often more at risk of severe influenza infections, suggests a study in mice published today in eLife.
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Yale researchers identify multiple genes involved in suppression of axon regeneration

When central nervous system cells in the brain and spine are damaged by disease or injury, they fail to regenerate, limiting the body's ability to recover.
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Novel drug for preventing Alzheimer's disease found to be safe and effective in animals

Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Massachusetts General Hospital have identified a new drug that could prevent Alzheimer's disease by modulating, rather than inhibiting, a key enzyme involved in forming amyloid plaques in the brain.
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Coronavirus-like nanoparticles could serve as a positive control for COVID-19 tests

Rapid COVID-19 tests are on the rise to deliver results faster to more people, and scientists need an easy, foolproof way to know that these tests work correctly and the results can be trusted. Nanoparticles that pass detection as the novel coronavirus could be just the ticket.
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A simple blood draw may help discover tumor reactive immune cells to treat advanced melanoma

According to a new study led by Yale Cancer Center and Department of Neurology researchers, a simple blood draw may be the first step in helping to discover tumor reactive immune or T cells to treat advanced melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer.
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Sequential administration of immunotherapy and targeted therapy prolongs anti-tumor responses

Advanced melanoma is one of the deadliest types of cancer, with a 5-year survival rate of only 27% for patients with distant metastases.
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Areas hardest hit by COVID-19 in LA County are least likely to be vaccinated

In the push to inoculate as many people as possible with a limited supply of coronavirus vaccine, public health officials in Los Angeles County have noticed a disturbing trend they say is indicative of the coronavirus pandemic overall and the health care system in general. Those in communities hit hardest by the coronavirus were now the least likely to be vaccinated, and those disparities fell largely along both economic and racial lines. Among the top 10 communities with the highest rates of co...
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Smoke 100 Cigarettes Right Now If You Want a Vaccine in North Carolina (Kidding, Please Don't)

Have you smoked 100 cigarettes in your life? Can you take up, and kick, a pack-a-day habit in the next two weeks? Are you capable of looking a health professional square in the eye and lying? I do not condone these things, but if any of the above applies to you, and you are a North Carolina resident, you may be…Read more...
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New nanoparticle-delivered COVID-19 vaccine candidate shows efficacy in ferret model

Researchers from Cleveland Clinic's Global Center for Pathogen Research & Human Health have developed a promising new COVID-19 vaccine candidate that utilizes nanotechnology and has shown strong efficacy in preclinical disease models.
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Researchers make gametes from xenogenic mouse stem cells

Making gametes such as sperm and eggs from pluripotent stem cells, primitive cells that can make all the tissues, greatly contributes to efficient reproduction of livestock animals and future assisted reproductive medicine. Researchers pave the way to achieve this goal using a body of xenogenic animals.
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Study evaluates the effectiveness of methoxyflurane versus standard care for pain management in the ED

Initial management with inhaled methoxyflurane in the emergency department did not achieve the prespecified substantial reduction in pain, but was associated with clinically significant lower pain scores compared to standard therapy.
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Researchers develop a genetic patch to prevent hereditary deafness

They can hear well up to about forty years old, but then suddenly deafness strikes people with DFNA9. The cells of the inner ear can no longer reverse the damage caused by a genetic defect in their DNA.
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With coronavirus trending downward, LA County inches to within reach of less-restrictive red tier

Los Angeles County took a huge leap Tuesday, March 2,  in hopes to reopen its economy and further loosen its public health limits, watching its coronavirus case rates fall to just shy of the threshold for the state’s less-restrictive red tier. According to the state’s latest update, the county’s adjusted case rate stood at 7.2 cases per day per 100,000, right on the cusp being able to move out of the most restrictive “purple” public health tier — a status it has never attained since the state in...
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Survey: Dentists find an increase in patients experiencing stress-related dental conditions

More than 70 percent of dentists surveyed by the American Dental Association Health Policy Institute are seeing an increase of patients experiencing teeth grinding and clenching, conditions often associated with stress.
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FAIR Health study highlights the impact of COVID-19 on pediatric mental health

In March and April 2020, mental health claim lines for individuals aged 13-18, as a percentage of all medical claim lines, approximately doubled over the same months in the previous year.
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New drug could prevent Alzheimer's by modulating key enzyme involved in amyloid plaque formation

Amyloid plaques are pathological hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease (AD) -- clumps of misfolded proteins that accumulate in the brain, disrupting and killing neurons and resulting in the progressive cognitive impairment that is characteristic of the widespread neurological disorder.
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