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If you fall into this category, a coronavirus vaccine may not work for you – BGR

The earliest estimates suggest that a successful, viable coronavirus vaccine could reach the finish line and be ready for the general population by the end of this year. However, a change in the impact on the coronavirus pandemic would not happen overnight. Vaccinating everyone will be a major logistical challenge. Even so, there are concerns that a coronavirus vaccine won’t …

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Clear masks help in communicating with the deaf

Many deaf and hard of hearing people rely on facial features and reading language, also known as lip reading, to communicate. And most of the masks available cover the lips, which convey important communication cues. There is a workaround that people who rely on lips and facial features can help: clear masks. The Delaware Speech-Language-Hearing Association, a nonprofit group for …

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Restrictions re-imposed in parts of Ireland

Dublin, August 8th (IANS): Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin announced that restrictions will be put in place in some parts of the country due to the increase in COVID-19 cases. The latest measure, which was taken on Friday at midnight and will initially last two weeks, affects counties of Kildare, Offaly and Laois, all of which are located in the …

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55% of Coronavirus Patients Still Have Neurological Issues Three Months Later: Study

While lung scars, heart and kidney damage can all be caused by COVID-19, doctors and researchers are starting to measure the possible long-term effects of the virus on the brain. And many “long-distance” or COVID-19 patients who continued to show symptoms for months after the initial infection had expired report neurological problems such as confusion and difficulty concentrating (or brain …

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High risk of dementia for those who become dizzy when standing

New York, August 7th (IANS): Researchers have found that people who feel dizzy or light-headed when they stand up are at increased risk of developing dementia. The condition known as orthostatic hypotension occurs when people experience a sudden drop in blood pressure while standing, according to the study published in the journal Neurology. The study found the association with dementia …

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Studies offer hope for RSV prevention

August 06, 2020 3 min read Source / information Disclosure: Meissner reports no relevant financial information. Please see the studies for all other authors relevant financial information. ADD THEME TO EMAIL ALARMS Receive an email when new articles are published Please enter your email address to receive an email when new articles are published . “data-action = subscribe> Subscribe We …

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The 31st International Symposium on Human Identification will be virtual in 2020

August 6, 2020 Forensic DNA experts from around the world will practically gather for the 31 in 2020st International Symposium on Human Identification (ISHI). The largest annual meeting devoted exclusively to DNA forensics begins on September 14th with a live keynote by genetic detective CeCe Moore together with Paul Fronczak, who was abandoned as a toddler 55 years ago. Moore …

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Faster, cheaper and easier Yale COVID-19 test

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused thousands of cases worldwide, but test kits and staff are still in short supply. The current technique of virus detection using the quantitative polymerase chain reaction of reverse transcriptase (RT-qPCR) is involved and the assay kits are expensive. As a result, a new study by Yale University researchers was published on the preprint server medRxiv …

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