How SARS-CoV-2 vaccination symptoms differ from early COVID-19 symptoms

A new study published on the preprint server medRxiv* presents an analysis of the differences between recorded vaccination side effects vs. early COVID-19 symptoms. The researchers focused on four vaccines, namely, Pfizer-BioNTech (PB) mRNA (BNT162b2) vaccine, based on messenger ribonucleic acid encoding the viral spike protein; the Moderna mRNA (mRNA-1273) vaccine; the Oxford-AstraZeneca (O-AZ) adenovirus-vectored vaccine; and the Janssen adenovirus-vectored Ad26.COV2.S).
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Novel microfluidic device used to manipulate major whey protein

After gaining world attention by 'unboiling' egg protein, Flinders University scientists have now used an Australian-made novel thin film microfluidic device to manipulate Beta-lactoglobulin (β-lactoglobulin), the major whey protein in cow's, sheep's and other mammals.
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The 6 best at-home teeth whitening kits in 2021, according to dentists

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky At-home teeth whitening kits help lift surface stains, but many are expensive and hurt your teeth. We asked six professional dentists to recommend their go-to at-home teeth-whitening products. Our top pick, Crest 3D White Professional Effects, is effective, simple, and fairly affordable. Wanting whiter teeth in a world of first impressions and social media needs no explanation. But which at-home teeth whitening kits won't make your pearlies sensitive afte...
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Woman Hospitalized With 'Covid-19' Was Actually Suffering a Vaping Injury

For one 32-year-old woman, the covid-19 pandemic was a red herring for lung problems so serious they landed her in the hospital twice over three months. In a recent case report, doctors detail how the woman, originally suspected of having covid-19, actually turned out to have EVALI, a rare condition linked to the use…Read more...
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Facebook Is Mulling Linking Oculus Workouts With Apple Health

While Facebook and Apple haven’t been on the best terms as of late, the social media giant is reportedly considering letting Oculus users sync up their workout data to Apple Health, according to Bloomberg.Read more...
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Oova raises $1.2M to develop a better at-home kit for detecting a woman’s best time to conceive

Oova officially launched its Oova Kit Tuesday after receiving $1.5 million in seed funding led by BBG Ventures with participation by Company Ventures. The kit includes an at-home test that quantitatively measures two hormones, informing a woman — and her doctor — of her fertile days and confirming ovulation. The New York-based company was founded in 2017 by Amy Divaraniya, CEO, who holds a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences with a focus on genetics. She personally struggled to conceive due to irregula...
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The Link Between Hepatitis C & Psoriasis

Even though hepatitis C and psoriasis are two completely different conditions, they still share a connection. According to research, if you’re diagnosed with hepatitis C you may notice an onset of psoriasis. It’s also believed that if one condition gets treated (when you have both hepatitis C and psoriasis), the other one may flare up. We’re breaking down what research says behind the connection between psoriasis and hepatitis C. What Is Psoriasis? Psoriasis is a condition that affects over 7....
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Sick leave eligibility rules in the U.S. widen racial inequalities in the labor market, finds study

Paid sick leave is one of the most powerful tools for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases and ensuring all workers can access treatment-;yet tens of millions of workers across the U.S. lack coverage.
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Covid case figures fall five days in row for first time since February

Decrease first without national lockdown but numbers do not include impact of lockdown easing on 19 JulyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe number of new Covid-19 cases in the UK has fallen for five days in a row for the first time since February, but this figure does not include the impact of 19 July restriction easing.On Sunday the UK recorded 29,173 new cases, down from 48,161 logged on 18 July. It is the first time since the pandemic that a sustained drop has not ...
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Researchers develop new exosome formulation to deliver VEGF antibodies for synergistic therapy

Researchers from the Institute of Process Engineering of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing Chaoyang Hospital and the University of Queensland have developed a new formulation based on regulatory T-cell exosomes (rEXS) to deliver vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) antibodies for choroidal neovascularization therapy.
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Coronavirus hospitalizations soar to more than 800 in LA County; another 1,966 cases posted

COVID-19 hospitalization numbers continued an unsettling upward climb in Los Angeles County on Monday, July 26, with state figures showing more than 800 people now being treated for the virus, more than double the number from just two weeks ago. According to the state, there were 825 people hospitalized due to COVID in the county, up from 745 the day prior. On July 12, there were only 372 people hospitalized in the county. There were 182 people in intensive care, up from 161 on Sunday, according...
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Mount Sinai researchers use cerebral organoids to study frontotemporal dementia

Frontotemporal dementias are a group of fatal and debilitating brain disorders for which there are no cures.
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Nasal swabs reveal muted antiviral response in patients who developed severe COVID-19

Over the past 18 months, researchers have learned much about COVID-19 and its viral cause, SARS-CoV-2. They know how the virus enters the body, coming in through the nose and mouth and beginning its infection in the mucus layers of the nasal passageway.
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Fortis Life Sciences acquires nanoComposix

Fortis Life Sciences has completed its acquisition of nanoComposix, a premiere nanomaterials company focused on solutions for assay development and diagnostics.
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CD8+ T cells show gene-dependent variation in cross-reactivity to human coronaviruses

A new study discusses how both different responses to the infection itself and to COVID-19 vaccines are likely the result of genetic differences.
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Excessive body fat can increase the risk of dementia

It's the global epidemic that affects two in every five adults, but as obesity continues to expand waistlines worldwide, researchers at the University of South Australia are warning that harmful body fat can also increase the risk of dementia and stroke.
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Australia Covid live update: Sydney to open walk-in AstraZeneca clinics as NSW records 145 cases; Victoria records 11; Queensland and SA record one new local case each

NSW reports 145 local Covid-19 cases overnight; no lockdown announcement for Victoria today after 11 new local cases recorded; SA to lift lockdown from midnight tomorrow and another vaccine record. Follow the latest updatesNSW update: Sydney to open walk-in AstraZeneca clinics as weeks of strict lockdown loomNSW government quietly announces two hours of vaccine leave for public workersFriends mourn death of ‘hard-working’ Sydney student, Adriana Midori Takara, 38Restrictions: NSW; Vic; Qld; SA; ...
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Air quality improvement linked with reduced risk of dementia

Improving air quality may improve cognitive function and reduce dementia risk, according to several studies reported today at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2021 in Denver and virtually.
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Watch: More long covid cases seen in kids

The vast majority of the pandemic’s 4.1 million covid infections in children have been mild. However, doctors are concerned about a growing number of long-haul covid cases and a rare but dangerous inflammatory disease, particularly among Black and Latino children.
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Variations in human ACE2 genetics associated with coronavirus susceptibility

In a recent study, the researchers sought to understand the genetic variability in ACE2 that may contribute to inconsistent clinical outcomes of COVID-19.
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Brazil: Why are so many pregnant women dying from Covid?

One in five women that died from coronavirus in Brazil didn't have access to an intensive care unit.
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Increasing your risk of IBD through processed food

In this interview, News-Medical speaks to Dr. Neeraj Narula about ultra-processed food and how this can increase your risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease(IBD).
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US monitoring over 200 people for potential monkeypox exposure

Individual who contracted the disease caused by a virus similar to smallpox returned to Texas from Nigeria in JulyUS health officials are monitoring more than 200 people for potential exposure to monkeypox, after an individual who contracted the disease in Nigeria returned to Texas in July.Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by a virus similar to smallpox. According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it was discovered in 1958 when two outbreaks occurred in colonies o...
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CDC study on efficacy of mRNA vaccines against symptomatic COVID-19

A new study posted to the medRxiv* preprint server derives measures of substantial efficacy for these vaccines in preventing mild to moderate COVID-19 from a group of outpatients with and without a history of vaccination.
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Monoclonal antibody CT-P59 demonstrates potent antiviral efficacy against SARS-CoV-2 delta variant

A Korean study has recently demonstrated antiviral potency of monoclonal antibody CT-P59 against the delta variant of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The experiments conducted in animals infected with the delta variant have shown that CT-P59 is able to reduce symptom intensity and viral replication in the respiratory tract. The study is currently available on the bioRxiv* preprint server.
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One dose of mRNA vaccine reduced COVID risk for at least four months in health care workers

A new study compared the efficacy of mRNA vaccines against the original strain of the SARS-CoV-2 and SARS-CoV-2 VoCs among HCWs in Quebec after receiving their first and second doses.
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California and New York City to mandate vaccine for government workers

While Department of Veterans Affairs becomes first major federal agency to require healthcare workers to receive Covid shotCalifornia and New York City announced Monday that they would require all government employees to get the coronavirus vaccine or face weekly Covid-19 testing, and the Department of Veterans Affairs became the first major federal agency to require healthcare workers to receive the shot. Related: Fauci says health officials considering mask guidance revision for vaccinated ...
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Australia Covid live update: Victoria eases lockdown after 10 new cases; NSW records 172 local coronavirus cases

SA to exit lockdown at midnight; NSW records 172 local Covid-19 cases overnight; Victoria lockdown to ease from midnight after state records 10 cases; Queensland records no new cases overnight. Follow all the day’s newsMajor delay in Novavax deal, with 51m doses not expected until 2022Covid tests being flown interstate as Sydney swamped by surgeNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; Vic restrictions; Vic hotspotsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 3.30am BST...
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SARS-CoV-2 delta variant associated with several vaccine breakthrough cases in Houston

Their findings reveal that about 58% of all new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases are due to the delta variant and that the prevalence of vaccine breakthrough cases associated with the variant is as high as 20%. The study is currently available on the medRxiv* preprint server while awaiting peer review.
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New biomarkers in the eyes could unlock the key to management of diabetic retinopathy

New biomarkers found in the eyes could unlock the key to helping manage diabetic retinopathy, and perhaps even diabetes, according to new research conducted at the Indiana University School of Optometry.
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