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Will there be a coronavirus vaccine before the New Year? What you need to know

Experts hope that a vaccine against the SARS-CoV-2 virus will be available sooner rather than later. SOPA Pictures / Getty Images For the latest news and information on the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. While many public health experts have criticized the US’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, one doctor said global vaccine development efforts have so far been …

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New imaging method reveals the sugary shield of HIV in unprecedented detail

An artist’s impression – based on cryo-EM cards and computer simulations – shows how glycans form a protective shield that helps HIV hide itself from the immune system. Photo credit: Zachary Berndsen, PhD, Ward Lab at Scripps Research Scientists at Scripps Research and Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed a method by which the thicket of slippery sugar molecules that …

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Pre-existing mental illnesses related to delirium in the intensive care unit

Patients treated for psychiatric disorders before being admitted to the intensive care unit for episodes of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) were at higher risk of developing delirium during their hospital stay, researchers reported. In patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome with pre-existing psychiatric illnesses, delirium was found in the intensive care unit in 48.3%, compared with 32.6% of patients …

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Asymptomatic children have low levels of coronavirus compared to children with symptoms

An analysis of over 800 pediatric cases of the novel coronavirus infection found that most asymptomatic children had significantly low virus levels compared to symptoms. These results give cause for concern about the use of low sensitivity diagnostic tests to screen the pediatric population. However, the study published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology indicated that the reason for this …

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Wash Your Mask Daily: The Ultimate Guide to Face Covering World News

W.We hook them on our faces, laugh, sneeze, and stutter into them, then crumple them into our pockets or pockets to find them again and do it all over again. Despite official advice that we should wear a fresh face every time we step into an enclosed public space, a YouGov survey found that many people wear multiple traditional costumes …

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The Netherlands confirm 2 cases of bird flu

The Hague, Netherlands Farmers in the Netherlands were ordered to keep all birds on poultry farms after the country confirmed two cases of avian flu. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, two of the six swans found in the province of Utrecht tested positive for bird flu on Thursday. It has also been suggested that a …

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A new staging system can influence treatment decisions for non-metastatic prostate cancer

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.23 October 2020 Doctors and biostatisticians at the University of Michigan’s Rogel Cancer Center led the development and validation of a staging system to better predict outcomes and make treatment decisions for men with non-metastatic prostate cancer. Despite being one of the most common cancers in the world, prostate cancer remains one of the few major …

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The constant cleaning of Covid has its own dangers

On Wednesday, Sophie Hinchliffe cleaned a toilet in her home in Essex with Harpic Active Fresh liquid and sprayed the shiny flush plate with Dettol all-in-one disinfectant spray (“kills colds and flu viruses”). Then she shared the story with her 3.8 million Instagram followers. Ms. Hinch, as she is called, is the UK’s best “clean fluencer” and a bestselling author …

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NIH grant of $ 109 million to expand research on Alzheimer’s and Down syndrome

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.October 22, 2020 The Alzheimer Biomarkers Consortium – Down Syndrome (ABC-DS), a multi-institution research team led by members of the University of California at Irvine, has an unprecedented five-year grant from the National Institutes of $ 109 million Get Health (NIH) to expand research on Alzheimer’s disease biomarkers in adults with Down syndrome. The UCI’s principal …

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Recovered COVID-19 patients show cognitive deficits

Researchers in the UK and US have reported results showing that patients who recovered from Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) had significant cognitive deficits. Study: Cognitive Deficits in Individuals Who Recovered from COVID-19 Compared to Controls: An Online Study with N = 84,285. Photo credit: Andrii Vodolazhskyi / Shutterstock The study, which is based on cognitive test data from more than …

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