Neonates exposed to SARS-CoV-2 can sustain adverse health outcomes

The incidence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) transmission from mothers to newborns appears low and may be linked to biological as well as social factors. However, studies focusing on the factors associated with neonatal viral testing outcomes.
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Australia news live: Homebush Covid vaccine hub to open on 10 May as NSW says 6m to receive shot this year

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SARS-CoV-2 virus neutralized with half-second exposure to very high temperature

As reported in the journal Biotechnology and Bioengineering, the team from Texas A&M University developed a simple fluidics system that measures the sub‐second heat inactivation of coronaviruses.
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Clinical trial to test existing antibiotic for treating serious S. aureus infections begins

A clinical trial to test the antibiotic dalbavancin for safety and efficacy in treating complicated Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) bacteremia has begun.
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Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT162b2) vaccine successfully curbs COVID-19 in Israel

Researchers in Israel have shown that three national programs established by the Israeli government have successfully reduced cases of severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and death caused by the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
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Researchers identify potential therapeutic target to prevent neurodegeneration after a stroke

Researchers with the Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute at UT Southwestern have identified a new protein implicated in cell death that provides a potential therapeutic target that could prevent or delay the progress of neurodegenerative diseases following a stroke.
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Study reveals mechanisms that cause muscle weakness in patients with Becker disease

Muscle weakness in patients with Becker disease is caused by unusual electrical activity in muscle fibres termed 'plateau potentials' that make them temporarily inactive, says a study published today in eLife.
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Study shows link between EHR usability and nurse burnout, surgical patient outcomes

Nurses and other clinicians rely heavily upon the electronic health record (EHR) to provide patient care. This includes clinical decision-making, care planning, patient surveillance, medication ordering and administration, and communication with other health care team members.
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Regular exercise improves vascular function in patients with autoimmune rheumatic diseases

The risk of developing atherosclerosis - a narrowing of the arteries as cholesterol plaque builds up, leading to obstruction of blood flow - is higher for people with autoimmune rheumatic diseases than for the general population.
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Research provides deep and detailed look at how common anesthetic causes unconsciousness

In a uniquely deep and detailed look at how the commonly used anesthetic propofol causes unconsciousness, a collaboration of labs at The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at MIT shows that as the drug takes hold in the brain, a wide swath of regions become coordinated by very slow rhythms that maintain a commensurately languid pace of neural activity.
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Neural implant can help monitor activity in multiple brain regions at the same time

How do different parts of the brain communicate with each other during learning and memory formation? A new study by researchers at the University of California San Diego takes a first step at answering this fundamental neuroscience question.
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Researchers use natural polymer coatings to improve bone-implant integration

Traffic accidents, tumor resections, and congenital diseases can cause significant trauma, which can lead to large bone deformations and/or bone loss. Although bone has some capacity to regenerate, large bone defects cannot be healed without major medical procedures.
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Study can help improve the clinical handling of giardiasis cases

Researchers from the degree in medicine of the CEU Cardenal Herrera of Castellón, in collaboration with the Paediatrics and Microbiology Departments of the University Hospital of La Plana in Villarreal, have conducted an observational study of the cases of giardiasis among children under 15 diagnosed between 2012 and 2019 in the Departamento 3 de Salud records of Castellón province.
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Daily prebiotic intake can reduce anxiety levels and improve wellbeing

A new study from the University of Surrey has found that 4-weeks of daily galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) prebiotic intake can reduce anxiety levels and result in an overall improvement in wellbeing in young women.
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Study finds factors contributing to drug abuse among disadvantaged, rural youth

Having grown up poor in a rural village in Zimbabwe, Wilson Majee saw firsthand as a child the lack of educational opportunities that were easily accessible and how that impacted the youth in his village.
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Scientists identify many genes that are important in fruit flies' neuron development

Neurons result from a highly complex and unique series of cell divisions. For example, in fruit flies, the process starts with stem cells that divide into mother cells (progenitor cells), that then divide into precursor cells that eventually become neurons.
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Household aerosols now emit more harmful volatile organic compound air pollution than all UK vehicles

Aerosol products used in the home now emit more harmful volatile organic compound (VOC) air pollution than all the vehicles in the UK, new research shows.
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New breakthrough method for quickly, accurately diagnosing cardiac arrhythmias

Researchers from Belgium, the Netherlands, Russia, and Italy have developed a breakthrough method for quickly, accurately, and reliably diagnosing cardiac arrhythmias.
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UCI biologists develop new mouse model to study late-onset Alzheimer's disease

University of California, Irvine biologists have developed a new genetically engineered mouse model that, unlike its predecessors, is based on the most common form of Alzheimer's disease.
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Physician suicide: We need safe spaces to talk about it [PODCAST]

“Suicide is a path, whether fast or slow, that a person chooses to take because of their own reasons. We certainly can never predict suicide or truly understand it. But with that said, every time it happens, it is a tragic loss of life that time can and will never heal. We must do more […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Researchers design "nanotraps" to capture and destroy SARS-CoV-2 viruses

Researchers at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago have designed a completely novel potential treatment for COVID-19: nanoparticles that capture SARS-CoV-2 viruses within the body and then use the body's own immune system to destroy it.
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Heat treatment for less than a second completely inactivates SARS-CoV-2

Arum Han, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, and his collaborators have designed an experimental system that shows exposure of SARS-CoV-2 to a very high temperature, even if applied for less than a second, can be sufficient to neutralize the virus so that it can no longer infect another human host.
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New insights on how certain blood types may predispose to diseases

People with certain blood types are more likely to have blood clots or bleeding conditions, kidney stones, or pregnancy-induced hypertension, suggests a study published today in eLife.
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Single dose of Covid vaccine can nearly halve transmission of virus, study finds

Research from Public Health England suggests that protection conferred a fortnight after vaccinationSee all our coronavirus coverageA single dose of a Covid-19 vaccine can slash transmission of the virus by up to half, according to a Public Health England study.The PHE finding offers further hope that the pandemic can be brought under control as it indicates that vaccinated people are far less likely to pass the virus on to others. Continue reading...
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U-M study finds low HPV vaccination rate among young adult men in the U.S.

The COVID-19 vaccine isn't having any trouble attracting suitors. But there's another, older model that's been mostly ignored by the young men of America: the HPV vaccine.
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Prenatal exposure to tobacco smoke and pollution associated with child behavioral problems

A pregnant woman's exposure to tobacco smoke and pollution from road traffic can influence the development of behavioral outcomes in early childhood.
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ANTICOV clinical trial to test new treatment for people with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in Africa

The ANTICOV clinical trial, conducted in 13 African countries, has started the recruitment of participants to test a new drug combination, nitazoxanide + ciclesonide, to treat people with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 before their cases become severe.
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New treatment reduces the severity of ARDS in influenza-infected mice

A new treatment is among the first known to reduce the severity of acute respiratory distress syndrome caused by the flu in animals, according to a new study.
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Vaccinating adolescents could help prevent third wave of Covid in UK – study

Slowing down relaxation of coronavirus restrictions also among measures suggested by Tony Blair Institute for Global ChangeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageVaccinating older children and slowing down the relaxation of coronavirus restrictions are among measures that could help to prevent a third wave of Covid in the UK, according to a report from an organisation set up by the former prime minister Tony Blair.The government’s roadmap suggests all Covid restrictions coul...
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Cholestenone could be a new antibacterial drug against H. pylori

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), a gram-negative pathogen that has infected half of the world's population is a Group I carcinogen according to the WHO. H. pylori resides in the gastric mucosa causing gastritis, ulcers, gastric cancers and malignant lymphoma of the stomach.
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