Long COVID also affects children, study finds

Older children and children with allergies or asthma were found to have greater odds of having persistent symptoms even months after recovery.
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Potent monoclonal antibody shows promise against emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern

In a new study currently available on the bioRxiv* preprint server, a group of US-based researchers developed a panel of neutralizing monoclonal antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 that can block viral attachment to cells – and pinpointed a specific one that can potently neutralize all tested variants of concern.
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Safety and efficacy of Pfizer and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines even better than clinical trials predicted

Researchers in the UK and United States have demonstrated the efficacy of one dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine against infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in a real-world community setting in the UK.
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SCAI releases expert consensus statement on best practices in cardiac catheterization lab

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions has released an expert consensus statement providing cardiologists, cath lab directors, and hospital leadership guidance for contemporary cath lab standards.
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Millions of people are missing their second COVID-19 doses, and that has experts worried about herd immunity

lechatnoir/Getty Images The CDC said millions of people who got one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine are missing their second. Some fear possible adverse reactions and others are simply unable to get the second dose. Experts worry it will only be more difficult to achieve herd immunity if that 8% increases. See more stories on Insider's business page. Over the weekend, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed millions of Americans who've had their first vaccin...
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State schools chief praises LAUSD’s coronavirus reopening strategy

As students return to school Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner and LAUSD Board Pres. Kelly Gonez join dance teacher Carrie Dolin as she goes through a warmup with students online at Pacoima Middle School on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) As students return to school Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner speaks with students as they social distance at Pacoima Middle School’s cafete...
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Researchers investigate how the brain's circadian rhythm control center regulates behavior

Our bodies and behaviors often seem to have rhythms of their own. Why do we go to the bathroom at the same time every day? Why do we feel off if we can't go to sleep at the right time? Circadian rhythms are a behind-the-scenes force that shape many of our behaviors and our health.
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Non-traditional risk factors impact African American patients with coronary artery disease

A retrospective analysis of risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD) in young African American patients is being presented today at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions 2021 Virtual Scientific Sessions.
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New model may explain the perplexing asymmetrical motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease (PD) is characterized by slowness of movement and tremors, which often appear asymmetrically in patients.
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New method could be used to develop more effective treatments for cancer, metabolic disorders

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have developed a new method that makes it possible to control human hormones and metabolism.
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Recovered COVID-19 patients show signs of long-term immunity

A study conducted by researchers in the United States has found that most patients who recovered from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) showed signs of long-lasting immunity against the causative agent severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
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Two compounds can cause musty, moldy scents in cocoa

Chocolate is a beloved treat, but sometimes the cocoa beans that go into bars and other sweets have unpleasant flavors or scents, making the final products taste bad.
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Higher ratio of green spaces associated with reduced disparity in coronavirus infection rates

A higher ratio of green spaces at the county level is associated with a lower racial disparity in coronavirus infection rates, according to a new study.
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UH center seeks to investigate vaccine hesitancy in Houston's underserved communities

With COVID-19 vaccines more readily available than ever, there remains vaccine hesitancy in diverse communities across metropolitan Houston and beyond.
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FDA issues noncompliance notice for failing to submit clinical trial summary results to

Being transparent about the results of completed clinical trials enables important advances in the development of medical products and helps ensure a safe, effective and efficient clinical research enterprise.
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Cognitive neuroscience could inspire the development of emotionally intelligent robots

Human beings have the ability to recognize emotions in others, but the same cannot be said for robots. Although perfectly capable of communicating with humans through speech, robots and virtual agents are only good at processing logical instructions, which greatly restricts human-robot interaction (HRI).
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Brazilian coronavirus variant could pose a bigger threat than previously assumed

A new study with the University of Copenhagen represented indicates that the coronavirus variant called P.1, which originated in Brazil, could pose a bigger threat than previously assumed.
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Researchers develop first 3D organoid models of the pancreas from human stem cells

This year, more than 60,000 adults in the United States will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and, statistically, as few as 10 percent will survive five years after diagnosis, according to the American Cancer Society.
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Using naturalistic driving data for early detection of mild cognitive impairment and dementia

Using naturalistic driving data and machine learning techniques, researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia's Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science have developed highly accurate algorithms for detecting mild cognitive impairment and dementia in older drivers.
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Purified exosomal product accelerates wound healing in preclinical models

Difficult-to-treat, chronic wounds in preclinical models healed with normal scar-free skin after treatment with an acellular product discovered at Mayo Clinic.
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Young people of color with a higher income more likely to participate in cancer clinical trials

People of color, those with a higher income and younger individuals are more likely to participate in clinical trials during their cancer treatment according to a new study from the University of Missouri School of Medicine.
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Australia news live: Melbourne announces new Covid quarantine facility; Frydenberg talks up budget plans

Victoria says 500-bed $15m facility to be built in Mickleham; Australia’s medicine regulator expected to determine whether death of two men in NSW linked to coronavirus jab. Follow the day’s news live Second unconfirmed blood clot death reported in NSW Comparing US and UK Covid case numbers suggests Australia’s India flight ban based on ‘fear factor’Budget to focus on jobs and economic recovery, Josh Frydenberg says 1.30am BST And yes that was merely the calm before the storm. Frydenberg:Nev...
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Virtual reality could be a valuable tool for preventing falls in older people

Researchers at the University of Bath investigating how virtual reality (VR) can help improve balance believe this technology could be a valuable tool in the prevention of falls.
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Processed diets may promote diseases characterized by low-grade infection and inflammation

Processed diets, which are low in fiber, may initially reduce the incidence of foodborne infectious diseases such as E. coli infections, but might also increase the incidence of diseases characterized by low-grade chronic infection and inflammation such as diabetes, according to researchers in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University.
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Mutation in a cancer-causing gene could exacerbate cerebral cavernous malformations in the brain

Researchers have discovered an explanation for why cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs)--clusters of dilated blood vessels in the brain--can suddenly grow to cause seizures or stroke.
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Involuntary job changes are frequent among breast cancer patients

Breast cancer diagnosis: Around 88 percent of patients survive the dangerous disease in the first five years. Work is important for getting back to normality.
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Study explores link between text anxiety and poor sleep

College students across the country struggle with a vicious cycle: Test anxiety triggers poor sleep, which in turn reduces performance on the tests that caused the anxiety in the first place.
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Nanobodies may be the key to blocking tick-borne bacterial infection

Tiny molecules called nanobodies, which can be designed to mimic antibody structures and functions, may be the key to blocking a tick-borne bacterial infection that remains out of reach of almost all antibiotics, new research suggests.
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Topical therapy can help safely reduce side effect of cancer treatment

Patients with advanced colorectal cancer may be spared from a toxic side effect caused by a type of targeted therapy used to treat the cancer with the help of another drug normally used to treat melanoma, according to a study led by researchers at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
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Australia news live: two men reported to have died of blood clots after receiving Covid vaccine

Australia’s medicine regulator expected to investigate to determine whether death of 55-year-old and another in his 70s linked to jab. Follow the day’s news live • Comparing US and UK Covid case numbers suggests Australia’s India flight ban based on ‘fear factor’• Budget to focus on jobs and economic recovery, Josh Frydenberg says 12.28am BST Okay Victoria, what’s going on this morning. Why are there easels set up ahead of the big presser? Are they going to paint a treasure map leading to th...
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