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Coronavirus live news: UK adds France to quarantine list from 4am BST on Saturday

UK move takes effect as of 4am BST on Saturday; Pandemic has killed three quarters of a million people; Germany case jump shows ‘unsettling trend’; Iraq reports record daily Covid-19 casesNetherlands and Malta set to be added to England quarantine list Greece: UK passengers barred from flights over confusing formCovid-19 may have been circulating in New Zealand for weeksMobile crematorium in Bolivia as deaths surgeUK coronavirus live: latest news 10.01pm BST Hundreds of thousands of holidaym...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Greece, France, Germany, Iraq, Los Angeles, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, United States, Infectious Diseases, New Zealand, Bolivia

Coronavirus live news: Russia says first batch of vaccine ready in two weeks; Spain cases jump by nearly 1,700

Country struggling with ; Moscow ; Germans told to New Zealand begins mass testing as Australia records deadliest dayFrench and Dutch on alert over rise in casesLost on the frontline: the 900 US health workers who have diedUK economy plunges into deepest recession since records beganUK coronavirus updates – live 7.21pm BST The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported 5,119,711 cases of coronavirus. That is an increase of 55,540 cases from its previous count. The CD...
Tags: Science, Australia, Cdc, Russia, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, Turkey, US news, United States, Infectious Diseases, New Zealand, Moscow, Selcuk

Human milk based fortifiers improve health outcomes for the smallest premature babies

More than 380,000 babies are born prematurely in the United States each year, according to the March of Dimes. 'Preemies' can be severely underweight babies and struggle to get the nutrients they need from breast milk alone, so neonatal intensive care units provide an additional milk fortifier, either in the form of cow's milk or manufactured from donor breast milk, to keep them healthy.
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The Space Force Unveils 'Spacepower,' Its Plan to Conquer Space

The Space Force has released a 64-page military doctrine, explaining why the United States needs to flex its muscles in space and how the nascent military branch will seek to maintain dominance in a domain so far untouched by warfare.Read more...
Tags: Science, Military, United States, United States Military, Defence, Space Force, Space Force Doctrine, Space Defence

Stanford experts recommend strict, costly approaches for reopening schools

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently highlighted the importance of students' returning to the classroom in its COVID-19 return-to-school guidance. Jason Wang, MD, PhD, of Stanford Health Policy also believes it's time for kids in the United States to get back to school. But he believes school districts could better protect their 55 million K-12 students by adhering to an additional set of strict measures.
Tags: Science, Stanford, United States, American Academy of Pediatrics, Jason Wang, Stanford Health Policy

Emergency visits for thunderstorm-related respiratory illnesses

Researchers used atmospheric and lightning data for all counties in the continental United States from 1999 through 2012 to see if increases in emergency department visits for respiratory illnesses among older adults happen in the days surrounding thunderstorms because vulnerable groups and those with common chronic respiratory diseases may be susceptible to the atmospheric changes caused by these storms.
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Stronger rains in warmer climate could lessen heat damage to crops, says study

Intensified rainstorms predicted for many parts of the United States as a result of warming climate may have a modest silver lining: they could more efficiently water some major crops, and this would at least partially offset the far larger projected yield declines caused by the rising heat itself.
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Why do so many refugees move after arrival? Opportunity and community

Many refugees in the United States move to a different state soon after arrival, according to a new dataset on nearly 450,000 people who were resettled between 2000 and 2014. And when they move, they are primarily looking for better job markets and helpful social networks of others from their home country -- not more generous welfare benefits. These findings counter the stereotype that refugees are destined to become a drain on state resources over the long run.
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Researchers find link between Atlantic hurricanes and weather system in East Asia

Climate researchers led by the University of Iowa have found a link between hurricanes that form in the Atlantic Ocean - and threaten the United States - and a weather system in East Asia. A jet stream originating in East Asia carries an atmospheric wave to the Atlantic Ocean that affects wind shear - a key element in whether tropical storms develop.
Tags: Science, Atlantic, United States, Atlantic Ocean, East Asia, University of Iowa

Prioritizing cancer care during pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced oncology clinicians and administrators in the United States to set priorities for cancer care because of resource constraints. As oncology practices adapt to a contracted health care system, expertise gained from partnerships in low-resource settings can be used for guidance.
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Three-quarters of migrants traveling to US through Mexico experience food insecurity

A survey of Central American migrants traveling through Mexico on their way to the United States found that 74 percent of them experienced a degree of food insecurity, ranging from having only one meal to no food at all for one day or longer. Factors associated with more severe food insecurity include more days in active transit, and the experience of illness by the migrant or their travel companion.
Tags: Science, Mexico, US, United States

Increase in immigration has little impact on the wages of US citizens

A new study in Review of Economic Studies suggests that a large increase in the stock of immigrants to the United States would have little impact on the wages of native US citizens. Allowing for more high-skill immigration could be detrimental to some highly skilled workers in the country, but disproportionately beneficial to low skilled workers.
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Did the election of Donald Trump affect Europeans' support for US trade agreement?

A survey conducted immediately before and after the 2016 US presidential election reveals that the election of Donald Trump had a negative effect on Europeans' image of the United States, but it did not seem to affect the willingness of Europeans to sign a trade and investment agreement with the country.
Tags: Science, US, United States, Donald Trump

New research: Treatment advancements help reduce mortality from unruptured brain aneurysms

Mortality rates after treatment of unruptured intracranial aneurysms have substantially decreased in the past decade, according to new findings presented today at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery's (SNIS) 17th Annual Meeting. The study, Trends in Mortality and Morbidity after Treatment of Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysm in the United States, 2006-2016, analyzed data from 21,609 patients in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) database across a 10-year period. The research compares tw...
Tags: Science, United States, NeuroInterventional Surgery, Treatment of Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysm

Number of US patients with newly identified cancers before, during COVID-19 pandemic

Changes in the number of patients with newly identified cancer before and during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States are examined in this observational study.
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Experts issue back-to-school guidelines for pediatric solid organ transplant recipients

As school districts look ahead to a very different school year, pediatric infectious disease experts from across the United States convened to outline back-to-school safety guidelines for solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients. The group, led by Kevin J. Downes, MD, attending physician in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), published their recommendations today in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society.
Tags: Science, United States, SOT, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia CHOP, Kevin J Downes

Assessing telemedicine unreadiness among older adults during COVID-19 pandemic

This study uses 2018 data from the National Health and Aging Trends Study to assess how common it is for older adults in the United States to be unprepared to access video or telephone telemedicine because of disability or inexperience with technology.
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Anatomy of an acne treatment

Sarecycline, a drug approved for use in the United States in 2018, is the first new antibiotic approved to treat acne in more than 40 years. Now, researchers at Yale and the University of Illinois-Chicago have discovered how its unique chemical structure makes it effective.
Tags: Science, United States, Yale, University of Illinois Chicago

Janelle Monae's Horror Film Antebellum Is Off the Release Schedule, Unsurprisingly

With Tenet, the film industry’s leader in playing chicken with the coronavirus, having a new release date (or lack thereof) every week or so, it seems unlikely that the theatrical distribution market is going to wind back up anytime soon, at least in the United States. One of the few films left with a summer release…Read more...
Tags: Science, Lionsgate, United States, Theaters, Janelle Monae, Tenet, Antebellum, Christopher Renz, Gerard Bush

Microsoft Reportedly Looking to Buy TikTok as Trump Admin Edges Closer to Crackdown

After what seems like a lifetime of political flak and negative media attention, the China-based company ByteDance might finally surrender ownership of TikTok in the United States. This afternoon, Fox Business Network correspondent Charles Gasparino tweeted, and Bloomberg reported, that Donald Trump plans to order…Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, China, Bloomberg, United States, Donald Trump, Fox Business Network, Charles Gasparino, Bytedance, Tiktok

Mammoth Biosciences’s CRISPR-based COVID-19 test receives NIH fundings through RADx program

CRISPR tech startup Mammoth Biosciences is among the companies that revealed backing from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Rapid Accleration of Diagnostics (RADx) program on Friday. Mammoth received a contract to scale up its CRISPR-based SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test in order to help address the testing shortages across the U.S. Mammoth’s CRISPR-based approach could potentially offer a significant solution to current testing bottlenecks, because it’s a very different kind of test when co...
Tags: Health, TC, Science, Biology, Articles, Tech, United States, Fda, Biotech, Nih, Genetic Engineering, Crispr, Biotechnology, Startup Company, UCSF, GSK

Mammoth Biosciences’s CRISPR-based COVID-19 test receives NIH funding through RADx program

CRISPR tech startup Mammoth Biosciences is among the companies that revealed backing from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) program on Friday. Mammoth received a contract to scale up its CRISPR-based SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test in order to help address the testing shortages across the U.S. Mammoth’s CRISPR-based approach could potentially offer a significant solution to current testing bottlenecks, because it’s a very different kind of test when c...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Science, Biology, Funding, Tech, United States, Fda, Biotech, Nih, Genetic Engineering, Crispr, Biotechnology, UCSF, GSK

Genomics startup Helix receives $33 million in NIH funding to scale COVID-19 testing

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) is revealing the first beneficiaries of its Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) program, and San Mateo-based Helix is on the receiving end of $33 million in federal funding as a result. Helix is a health tech startup founded in 2015 that focuses on insights derived from personal genomics, but the company has also developed a COVID-19 test that detects the presence of SARS-CoV-2 using RT-PCR methods. The funding will be used to support Helix’s ...
Tags: Health, TC, Science, Medicine, Tech, United States, Genomics, Helix, Fda, Biotech, Nih, San Mateo, EUA, National Institute of Health, U S National Institutes of Health NIH, Coronavirus

The NAACP Wants ISPs to Keep Students of Color Connected Through the Entire Pandemic

Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) to the chief executives of 20 internet service providers in the United States urging them to keep providing internet to students of color, for free, until they are able to attend classes in-person.Read more...
Tags: Science, Education, United States, Digital Divide, Naacp, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Keep The Kids Connected, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund LDF

As a Covid-19 survivor, I don't have blind faith in health experts. Here's why | Fiona Lowenstein

Since contracting Covid-19, I have witnessed first-hand the limitations of expert advice for a novel pandemicAs Covid-19 spreads across the United States, it leaves a slew of misinformation and conspiracy theories in its wake. The racist myths and Trumpian attempts to discredit public health officials are driven by a fundamental disbelief in science and the experts who understand it. The rise of such thinking on the right has led to a virulent defense of the scientific establishment from the lef...
Tags: Science, US news, United States, Crimp, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID, Fiona Lowenstein, Douglas Crimp

American Cancer Society updates guideline for cervical cancer screening

An updated cervical cancer screening guideline from the American Cancer Society reflects the rapidly changing landscape of cervical cancer prevention in the United States, calling for less and more simplified screening.
Tags: Science, United States, American Cancer Society

Major depressive episodes far more common than previously believed, new Yale study finds

The number of adults in the United States who suffer from major depressive episodes at some point in their life is far higher than previously believed, a new study by the Yale School of Public Health finds.
Tags: Science, United States, Yale, Yale School of Public Health

Study highlights mental health risks facing healthcare workers during pandemic

A new study finds healthcare workers in the United States are struggling with a suite of mental-health challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study reports healthcare workers are at greater risk than the general public of experiencing health problems such as depression.
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Coronavirus live news: Australia sees record 723 new cases as global infections near 17m

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam urges people to stay indoors as much as possible; Brazil reports nearly 70,000 new infections overnight; France sees highest new daily cases in a month. Follow the latest updatesGlobal cases near 17mAustralian state of Victoria reports record cases and deathsUS passes 150,000 coronavirus deaths amid fresh surge in casesObey rules to avoid second Covid-19 lockdown, leaders warnSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.18am BST California, Florida and Texas, the three larg...
Tags: Hong Kong, UK, Texas, Science, Australia, France, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, United States, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Miami, Victoria

Face-touching behaviors before, during COVID-19 pandemic

Videos recorded in public transportation stations, streets and parks among the general population in China, Japan, South Korea, Western Europe and in the United States were used to analyze mask-wearing and face-touching behavior in public areas before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tags: Science, United States, China Japan South Korea Western Europe

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