Connecting genetic variants to changes in expression levels to understand immune-mediated diseases — ScienceDaily


[ad_1] Researchers in Japan have compiled a first-of-its-kind genetic database for autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases. This resource will allow experts to more deeply understand how immune disorders develop and plan future drug discovery projects. Scientists also hope this atlas of immune-related genome data may eventually be applied to investigations of infectious diseases like COVID-19. “To […]

Two novel biobanks offer investigatory targets for cocaine and oxycodone addiction — ScienceDaily


[ad_1] A major hurdle to developing new and effective treatments for drug addiction is better understanding how exactly it manifests itself before, during and after chronic use. In a paper published online in the April 21, 2021 issue of the journal eNeuro, an international team of researchers led by scientists at University of California San […]

New ways to classify and study spinal cord neurons could inform therapies for illness or injury — ScienceDaily


[ad_1] Spinal cord nerve cells branching through the body resemble trees with limbs fanning out in every direction. But this image can also be used to tell the story of how these neurons, their jobs becoming more specialized over time, arose through developmental and evolutionary history. Salk researchers have, for the first time, traced the […]

Penn Medicine discovery illuminates human sweat gland evolution — ScienceDaily


[ad_1] Humans have a uniquely high density of sweat glands embedded in their skin — 10 times the density of chimpanzees and macaques. Now, researchers at Penn Medicine have discovered how this distinctive, hyper-cooling trait evolved in the human genome. In a study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers […]

From Denisovans to the human immune response — ScienceDaily


[ad_1] Describing the genetic diversity of human populations is essential to improve our understanding of human diseases and their geographical distribution. However, the vast majority of genetic studies have been focused on populations of European ancestry, which represent only 16% of the global population. Scientists at the Institut Pasteur, Collège de France, and CNRS have […]

Eat your way to a dreamy sleep: The secret to a good night’s rest lies in the ‘brain’ in your gut


[ad_1] What you eat and when you eat it has an enormous effect on your body clock, your sleep and, by extension, how many years you will live.  By ‘eat’ we mean pretty much anything you take in — food, beverages, alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, medication, herbal remedies and supplements. Each play a role in either […]

Gut microbiome plays role in autism, study finds — ScienceDaily


[ad_1] A new study has demonstrated that autism spectrum disorder is related to changes in the gut microbiome. The findings are published this week in mSystems, an open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. “Longitudinally, we were able to see that within an individual, changes in the microbiome were associated with changes in behavior,” […]

My sister was a devoted doctor… but I couldn’t help her heal herself


[ad_1] ‘I was 18 months older but my cheeky little sister was the leader,’ says Esther, who is now 31. ‘She was confident and fiercely intelligent, with a smile that lit up a room’. Esther is pictured left while Rebecca is pictured right As children, Esther and Rebecca Marshall were often mistaken for twins.  ‘I […]

New findings and novel technology could inform COVID-19 treatment and vaccine-development efforts — ScienceDaily


[ad_1] Two studies published in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens provide new evidence supporting an important role for the immune system in shaping the evolution of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. These findings — and the novel technology behind them — improve understanding of how new SARS-CoV-2 strains arise, which could help guide treatment […]

New test to study language development in youth with Down syndrome — ScienceDaily


[ad_1] Expressive language sampling (ELS) is a useful tool for measuring communication development in youth with Down syndrome, a new multi-site study has found. The study, co-led by Angela Thurman and Leonard Abbeduto from the UC Davis MIND Institute and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, focused on language as an outcome measure to […]

Q&A: How the scars of Flint’s water crisis shake city’s faith in Covid-19 vaccine


[ad_1] In 2014, the state’s public officials assured the residents that their water was safe to drink. It wasn’t. Now, with the coronavirus vaccine rolling out across the country, some Flint residents are wondering whether or not it’s safe to take. Hesitancy is particularly high in some Black communities, which have a history of being […]

For Black runners, every stride comes with a fear they can’t outrun


[ad_1] He wears a brightly colored wool hat in the winter, fearing a dark one could get him mistaken for a ski mask-donning attacker. He throws on a reflective vest to make it clear he’s a runner and not a loiterer. When he sees police officers, he waves emphatically so they can remember him as […]

Pokémon at 25: How 151 fictional species took over the world


[ad_1] Written by Oscar Holland, CNN When the Gameboy titles “Pocket Monsters: Red” and “Pocket Monsters: Green” were first released in Japan in 1996, few could have predicted what came next. The concept was simple enough: Players would traverse a fictional world capturing, training and battling the creatures that inhabited it — a mission encapsulated […]

New study finds Netflix needs more Latinx shows and movies


[ad_1] The Netflix (NFLX) diversity audit was conducted last year by the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, an entertainment industry diversity think tank, which unveiled its findings on Friday. Researchers examined 126 Netflix original movies and 180 original scripted series posted on the platform from January 2018 through December 2019. The demographic analysis revealed just 4.5% […]

The week in 43 photos


[ad_1] Law enforcement officers investigate the scene of Tiger Woods’ rollover crash in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, on Tuesday, February 23. The golf icon sustained serious leg injuries in the accident. Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/Shutterstock Members of Congress observe a moment of silence on the steps of the US Capitol on Tuesday, February 23. More […]

White House lifts Trump order that temporarily banned certain immigrant visas during pandemic


[ad_1] The move opens up legal avenues to migrate to the US that former President Donald Trump had closed off, arguing at the time that it was in the best interest of the economy in the early months of the pandemic. Biden charged in a proclamation Wednesday that Trump’s order “does not advance the interests […]

The New York Times paints a grim picture of its own workplace culture


[ad_1] In a note signed by Times Publisher A.G. Sulzberger, CEO Meredith Kopit Levien and Executive Editor Dean Baquet, Times leadership said the result of an eight-month investigation of its own workplace “calls for us to transform our culture.” They likened that plan to the company’s shifts to being digital-first and subscription-first — efforts that […]

Congress rocked by consequential battles that will shape Biden’s presidency


[ad_1] After four years of politics by tweeted decree, normal service is resuming inside the Beltway in all its brutal, hypocritical, and high-stakes glory as everyone with power tries to wield it to set the tone for the coming years. The White House is standing firm behind Neera Tanden, its pick for budget director, though […]

The immigration debate has a blind spot


[ad_1] “Without immigration it becomes increasingly impossible to sustain entitlements, much less a functioning health care system, or a local tax base in rural and suburban cities and communities across the country,” says Ali Noorani, president of the National Immigration Forum, a centrist immigration advocacy group. After Trump sought to slash legal immigration through legislative […]

30% of people with Covid-19 continue to have symptoms up to 9 months after infection, study finds


[ad_1] People of color have been vastly underrepresented in US-based vaccine trials for the last decade, according to a new study released Friday by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Harvard, Emory and other institutions. The study, which examined data from 230 vaccine trials with nearly 220,00 participants, found that White people made up […]

Black-footed ferret is first endangered American animal to be cloned


[ad_1] Elizabeth Ann was made from the cells of Willa, another black-footed ferret who lived more than 30 years ago, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) said as they revealed her to the world on Thursday. She was born to a surrogate mother in December, and scientists hope she will eventually be able to […]

This ballerina alleged racism at her company. Now, Chloé Lopes Gomes says it’s time for change


[ad_1] Written by Chloé Lopes Gomes In 2018 I became the first Black ballet dancer to join Berlin’s principal ballet company, the Staatsballett. Joining this kind of ballet institution was my dream — it’s one of the best in the world. But last October, I was told that my contract would not be renewed this […]

‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ isn’t the only must-watch this Black History Month


[ad_1] Amid America’s reckoning on race, streaming platforms are putting Black storytelling front and center. And it’s not just your typical historical aspak like the hit “Roots” or “Selma.” So if there is one change you can make in your streaming selections this year, be intentional in seeking out both the stories of systemic racism […]

White House announces sweeping immigration bill


[ad_1] The legislation faces an uphill climb in a narrowly divided Congress, where House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has just a five-vote margin and Senate Democrats do not have the 60 Democratic votes needed to pass the measure with just their party’s support. Administration officials argued Wednesday evening that the legislation was an attempt by President […]

Black-owned beauty brands to shop now


[ad_1] (CNN) —   We don’t know about you, but our beauty routine could definitely use a refresh. And while we’re looking to spend our hard-earned money on new products, there are a whole lot of Black-owned beauty brands that have award-winning, top-rated products we’re dying to try (and beauty staples we already use and […]

Is ‘Natural Immunity’ From Covid Better Than a Vaccine?


[ad_1] On the heels of last month’s news of stunning results from Pfizer’s and Moderna’s experimental Covid-19 vaccines, Senator Rand Paul tweeted a provocative comparison. The new vaccines were 90 percent and 94.5 percent effective, Mr. Paul, Republican of Kentucky, said. But “naturally acquired” Covid-19 was even better, at 99.9982 percent effective, he claimed. Mr. […]

Cliff Joseph, Artist, Activist and Therapist, Dies at 98


[ad_1] Cliff Joseph, an artist raised in Harlem who in the 1960s and ’70s led protests against major New York museums to advocate for the inclusion of Black artists, and who later pioneered the practice of multiculturalism in the field of art therapy, died on Nov. 8 in a hospital in Chicago. He was 98. […]

Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, ‘modernist’ French president, dies at 94


[ad_1] France’s former president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, who brought about rapid social change and was a leading force in founding the European Union, died Wednesday at the age of 94 from complications linked to Covid-19, his family said. Although Giscard d’Estaing only served a single term as president from 1974 to 1981, his death marks […]

President-elect Joe Biden picks Janet Yellen for US treasury secretary


[ad_1] Issued on: 01/12/2020 – 03:25 President-elect Joe Biden announced Monday he will nominate former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen to lead the Treasury, topping a slate of economic officials who would break racial and gender barriers in the US government. The rollout of Biden‘s economic team comes after running mate Kamala Harris made history […]

Deep learning predicts woman’s risk for breast cancer


[ad_1] Micrograph showing a lymph node invaded by ductal breast carcinoma, with extension of the tumour beyond the lymph node. Credit: Nephron/Wikipedia Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have developed a deep learning model that identifies imaging biomarkers on screening mammograms to predict a patient’s risk for developing breast cancer with greater accuracy than traditional […]

Study is the first to link microbiota to dynamics of the human immune system


[ad_1] (From left) Researchers Emily Fontana, Luigi Amoretti, Joao Xavier, Roberta Wright, and Jonas Schluter in the lab. Credit: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center researchers have uncovered an important finding about the relationship between the microbiota and the immune system, showing for the first time that the concentration of different […]

Why coronavirus rules should be about more than just stopping transmission


[ad_1] Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The success or failure of coronavirus regulations is often assessed on whether they affect the rate of transmission in the community, and whether or not people comply with them. But what about the ethics behind the measures? With inevitable and complex value judgments at play, responses to COVID-19 have shown […]

Markets extend rally as Biden, vaccine lift global prospects


[ad_1] Issued on: 25/11/2020 – 04:32 Asian markets rallied Wednesday following a blockbuster performance on Wall Street as vaccine successes and easing US political uncertainty boosted investor confidence in the economic recovery. Signs that infection rates in Europe are slowing enough to allow some countries to ease lockdown measures added to the sense of hope […]

Antimicrobial soap additive worsens fatty liver disease in mice


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers found evidence that triclosan—an antimicrobial found in many soaps and other household items—worsens fatty liver disease in mice fed a high-fat diet. The study, published November 23, 2020 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, also details the molecular mechanisms […]

Team discovers new connection between Alzheimer’s dementia and Dlgap2


[ad_1] Andrew Ouellette and Sarah Neuner. Credit: Tiffany Laufer A gene known for helping facilitate communication between neurons in the nervous system has been discovered to be connected with Alzheimer’s dementia and cognitive decline, according to a national research team led by The Jackson Laboratory and University of Maine. Catherine Kaczorowski, associate professor and Evnin […]

More protests in Brazil after black man killed by supermarket security guards


[ad_1] Issued on: 23/11/2020 – 01:12 New demonstrations against racism took place Sunday outside Carrefour supermarkets in Brazil to protest the death of a black man beaten to death by white guards at a Porto Alegre store branch. A video taken Thursday night in the southern city showed 40-year-old welder Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas repeatedly […]

Protests erupt in Brazil after supermarket security guards beat Black man to death


[ad_1] Issued on: 21/11/2020 – 11:00 The death of a black man beaten by white security guards at a supermarket sparked protests across Brazil Friday as the country celebrated Black Consciousness Day. A video of Thursday night’s incident in the southern city of Porto Alegre captured on a witness’s mobile phone was broadcast on social […]

The New Parisienne: Meeting the women who are changing the city


[ad_1] Issued on: 20/11/2020 – 14:53 In a special edition, we unpack the myth of the Parisian woman who is frequently portrayed as being svelte and seductive while also often white; her so-called individual sense of style becoming the global benchmark for beauty. Annette Young talks to Lindsey Tramuta, the author of ‘The New Parisienne’, […]

Ovarian cancer cells cooperate to metastasize


[ad_1] Intermediate magnification micrograph of a low malignant potential (LMP) mucinous ovarian tumour. H&E stain. The micrograph shows: Simple mucinous epithelium (right) and mucinous epithelium that pseudo-stratifies (left – diagnostic of a LMP tumour). Epithelium in a frond-like architecture is seen at the top of image. Credit: Nephron /Wikipedia. CC BY-SA 3.0 Any given tumor […]

How the Out-of-Control Pandemic Is Speeding the Hunt for Vaccines


[ad_1] The coronavirus is spreading out of control in the United States, overwhelming health systems and killing more than 1,100 Americans a day. But there is a slender silver lining: It is hastening the testing of vaccines that could eventually end the pandemic. The surging virus has already allowed Pfizer and Moderna to accelerate the […]

Moderna’s Covid Vaccine: What You Need to Know


[ad_1] The scientists randomly assigned volunteers to get either the Moderna vaccine or a placebo. The trial was blinded, meaning that neither the volunteers nor the people running the trial knew who got what. Over time, some of the volunteers got sick with Covid-19. To get a preliminary sense of how the trial was going, […]

Lewis Hamilton wins seventh Formula One title, equalling Schumacher’s record


[ad_1] Issued on: 15/11/2020 – 13:49 Lewis Hamilton cemented his position as one of Formula One’s true greats when he equalled Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of seven world titles on Sunday, another staggering achievement for a boy who grew up in modest circumstances. Hamilton‘s victory in Istanbul — the 94th of his career — allowed […]

Combined intimate partner violence that includes sexual violence is common and more damaging


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Women who experience sexual violence combined with other forms of intimate partner violence suffer greater damage to their health and are much more likely to attempt suicide, according to a study led by researchers at the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care published today [12 November] in the […]

Structural racism is a driver of health disparities, report declares


[ad_1] Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The history of structural racism in the U.S. must be acknowledged as a driver of health problems and shortened lives for Black people and other racial and ethnic groups, says an American Heart Association report that seeks to spark action to fix the problem. “Structural racism has been and remains […]

New Type of Test May Better Discern Immunity to the Coronavirus


[ad_1] A new type of test can detect a person’s immune response to the coronavirus better than a widely used antibody test, according to research released on Tuesday. The test, if authorized by the Food and Drug Administration, would be the first commercial product to detect the response of a T cell — a type […]

VP-elect Kamala Harris ticks many firsts, but the old problem of racism still lurks


[ad_1] As a bi-racial, multi-ethnic woman, Kamala Harris has broken down many barriers in her political career. But after her latest election victory, the US vice president-elect will need to tackle the country’s entrenched racial divides as her party scrambles to address some of the darker lessons of the 2020 election results.  Before a sea […]

Seaweed extract found to have promising effects in brain cancer treatment


[ad_1] Sugar kelp (Saccharina latissimia) cultivated by GENIALG partner, Seaweed Energy Solutions (SES). Credit: SES A compound found in brown seaweeds could help to treat one of the most common and aggressive forms of malignant brain tumor. The compound’s promising effects were discovered by researchers in the EU-funded project GENIALG (GENetic diversity exploitation for Innovative […]

Could SARS-CoV-2 evolve resistance to COVID-19 vaccines?


[ad_1] Schematic illustrating three ways that standard samples from COVID-19 clinical trials can be repurposed to assess the risk that vaccine resistance will evolve. 1. The complexity of B-cell and T-cell responses can be measured using blood samples. Different neutralizing antibodies are depicted above in different colors. More complex responses indicate more evolutionarily robust immunity. […]

Bolivia’s Arce sworn in as socialists return to power after turbulent year


[ad_1] Issued on: 09/11/2020 – 07:18Modified: 09/11/2020 – 07:20 Bolivia’s Luis Arce was sworn in as president on Sunday, ushering the country’s powerful socialist party back into power a year after long-term leftist leader Evo Morales was ousted amid angry protests that sparked off a political crisis. Arce, 57, was inaugurated in a ceremony in […]

Neural stem and progenitor cell diversity in brain development may contribute to cortical complexity


[ad_1] Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Stem and progenitor cells exhibit diversity in early brain development that likely contributes to later neural complexity in the adult cerebral cortex, this according to a new study published Nov. 6 in Science Advances. Researchers from the Center for Neuroscience Research (CNR) at Children’s National Hospital say this research expands […]

Children produce different antibodies in response to SARS-CoV-2


[ad_1] Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Children and adults produce different types and amounts of antibodies in response to infection with the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, a new study from researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons has found. The differences in antibodies suggest the course of the infection and immune response is distinct […]

New Zealand’s Ardern taps LGBT, Maori MPs for trailblazing cabinet


[ad_1] Issued on: 02/11/2020 – 19:34Modified: 02/11/2020 – 19:35 Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern unveiled what she called an “incredibly diverse” cabinet Monday that includes New Zealand’s first openly gay deputy prime minister and a foreign minister with a Maori facial tattoo. The centre-left leader revamped her ministerial line-up in the wake of a landslide election […]

France fears fresh wave of domestic violence amid second Covid-19 lockdown


[ad_1] Issued on: 02/11/2020 – 13:47 During its first Covid-19 lockdown in the spring, France saw a steep rise in domestic abuse cases. As the country’s 67 million have now entered a second lockdown, women’s rights groups fear that the isolation will spark a new wave of domestic violence, and have put a number of […]

‘Islam is being hyper-politicised in France, but Muslims are not in the debate’


[ad_1] The resurgence in attacks by radical Islamists on French soil has rekindled fierce debates on Islam, secularism and discrimination in France, home to Europe’s largest Muslim population. But Muslim voices are largely kept out of the conversation. On October 2, the day President Emmanuel Macron unveiled his plan to fight “Islamist separatism” in France, […]

Ancient Dog DNA Shows Early Spread Around the Globe


[ad_1] Among the other findings, Dr. Larson said he found it particularly intriguing that once dogs had become domesticated, and even while they were sometimes breeding with wolves, no new wolf DNA entered their genomes. By contrast, pigs, for example, were brought to Europe by farmers from Anatolia. But the genes of those first domesticated […]

A step closer to mapping the rodent brain


[ad_1] Credit: Blue Brain Project / EPFL The rodent Hippocampal formation is one of the most exhaustively studied regions in the mammalian brain but until now, there has not been a comprehensive knowledge base of its synaptic physiology. In a front cover paper published in the journal Hippocampus, researchers at EPFL’s Blue Brain Project present […]

Common treatment for diabetic macular edema not effective in Black individuals


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain A medication frequently used to treat diabetic macular edema, which is the most common cause of blindness in people with diabetes, is less effective when used to treat the condition in Black patients, new study results show. Led by researchers at Boston Medical Center, the study demonstrated that Black patients […]

Moderna hails diversity of COVID trial participants


[ad_1] Biotech firm Moderna said Thursday that it had successfully recruited ethnic minorities, older people and those with underlying health issues for its COVID-19 vaccines trial, after it pushed to enrol groups most vulnerable to the virus. Moderna said it had now signed up all 30,000 participants for the phase-3 trial, and more than 25,000 […]

Popping the digital filter bubble


[ad_1] Issued on: 21/10/2020 – 10:36 Ever wondered why 2 people can search for the same thing online and get 2 totally different results? The answer is online echo chambers and digital filter bubbles – social media and search engines that skew our access to information and algorithms that artificially promote content they think should […]

Gut bacteria linked to weight gain following chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Approximately 30% of breast cancer patients who receive chemotherapy treatment gain weight, though it is unclear why this phenomenon occurs in some women but not in others. Beyond weight gain, chemotherapy is also known to increase the risk of high blood pressure and glucose intolerance, a prediabetes condition. Although this […]

As US battles COVID-19, flu shot misinfo spreads


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain US health officials are pushing Americans to get vaccinated against the flu to help prevent hospitals already busy battling COVID-19 from being overwhelmed this winter, but false claims are threatening their efforts. Misinformation on social media, particularly that a flu shot will increase the risk of contracting the coronavirus or […]

Public health experts fear devastating impact of flu and COVID-19 on vulnerable adults


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) issued a new Call to Action report detailing the risks of co-infection with influenza (flu) and COVID-19 in adults with chronic health conditions, and the importance of flu vaccination during the 2020-2021 season. The goals of the report, The Dangers of Influenza and […]

Researchers collaborate on universal antibody test for COVID-19


[ad_1] U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases researchers Laura Prugar (blue mask), Kathleen Huie (print mask) and Nicole Josleyn (purple mask) use a microneutralization assay and a high-throughput fluorescent imaging system to determine levels of neutralizing antibody to SARS-CoV-2 in convalescent patients. Credit: John W. Braun Jr., USAMRIID VIO Researchers with the U.S. […]

As New Yorkers prepare to vote, COVID-19 stays top-of-mind


[ad_1] More than one New Yorker in seven (15%) believes the economy will recover fully by next March, while about a third (32%) say that recovery will take a year, and some (6%) believe the economy will never fully recover. Nearly half of respondents (46%) believe that New York City’s economic recovery is tied to […]

Lack of diversity among cardiovascular health-care professionals continues


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Despite working for more than two decades to address underrepresentation of women in cardiology, disparities among cardiovascular professionals continue to exist. Profound inequities also exist for individuals underrepresented in medicine, such as African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans, who constitute 32 percent of the U.S. population but only eight […]

Scientists develop new precise therapeutic leukemia vaccine


[ad_1] High expression of Eps8 and PD-1/PD-L1 in acute leukemia and construction of microcapsule vaccine loading with new epitope Eps8 and PD-1 antibody Credit: WEI Wei Exploration of new leukemia antigens and construction of appropriate delivery systems using FDA-approved material are important strategies for developing leukemia vaccines for clinic use. Researchers from the Institute of […]

Robust networks that persist into old age


[ad_1] Maintaining friendships, helping each other: people who live alone at an advanced age and want to stay in their own home benefit from solid networks. Credit: Philippe Leone/Unsplash Being able to grow old and die in one’s own home is something people want, including those who live alone. Behind the life situation of the […]

NFL teams with critical mass of women executives have fewer football player arrests


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Keeping players on the field and out of the courtroom is key for a team’s success. A new study provides a possible pathway to reduce off-the-job player misconduct and it starts at the top. The researchers, Profs. Mary Graham and Bhavneet Walia from Syracuse University along with Chris Robinson from […]

India cases cross 7 million as experts warn of complacency


[ad_1] Indians wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus wait at a bus stop in Bengaluru, India, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. India’s confirmed coronavirus toll crossed 7 million on Sunday with a number of new cases dipping in recent weeks, even as health experts warn of mask and distancing fatigue setting in. (AP […]

India’s coronavirus cases top 7 million as experts warn of health-measure fatigue


[ad_1] Issued on: 11/10/2020 – 07:36 India’s confirmed coronavirus toll crossed 7 million on Sunday with a number of new cases dipping in recent weeks, even as health experts warn of mask and distancing fatigue setting in. The Health Ministry registered another 74,383 infections in the past 24 hours. India is expected to become the […]

US viewer preference for right-wing TV media linked to fewer preventive measures against COVID-19


[ad_1] Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Viewer preference for right-wing US TV media is linked to significantly fewer preventive measures against COVID-19 and behaviours likely to increase the risk of infection, finds research published in the online journal BMJ Global Health. The media has a key role in disseminating health information. And to better understand the […]

Pandemic has widened existing gaps in access to abortion services across Europe


[ad_1] Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The coronavirus pandemic has widened existing gaps in access to abortion services across Europe, finds a review of country-wide policy changes in response to COVID-19, published in the journal BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health. But enforced innovations adopted in some countries, such as telemedicine and the provision of abortion at […]

What’s Special About Bat Viruses? What We Don’t Know Could Hurt Us


[ad_1] Bats were once of interest mainly to specialists and devoted conservationists. But the global pandemic pushed the animals squarely into the spotlight as the apparent original source of the novel coronavirus. Now, once arcane research into the large number of viruses that live in bats has acquired a new urgency, along with discussions of […]

How the brain helps us navigate social differences


[ad_1] Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Our brain responds differently if we talk to a person of a different socioeconomic background from our own compared to when we speak to someone whose background is similar, according to a new imaging study by UCL and Yale researchers. In the study, published in the journal Social Cognitive and […]

Black children more than twice as likely to die after surgical complications


[ad_1] Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain When it comes to surgery, minority children lag far behind white children, according to two analyses of large national databases being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2020 annual meeting. One found Black children are more than twice as likely as white children to die following surgical complications that require an unplanned […]

How can I volunteer for a COVID-19 vaccine study?


[ad_1] AP Illustration/Peter Hamlin; How can I volunteer for a COVID-19 vaccine study? Governments and companies are setting up websites where people can sign up. Enthusiasm is high: More than 400,000 people have signed a diversity of the population, including those at high risk of severe illness from the virus. So volunteers can include people […]

As France’s César Awards call ‘Action!’ on new era, women rally for Polanski ouster


[ad_1] Issued on: 29/09/2020 – 16:12 Feminist groups in France on Tuesday staged a virtual protest slamming the board of the César Academy, the French Oscars, over reviled star director Roman Polanski’s continuing role at France’s flagship cinema academy. The César board elects a new presidency on Tuesday, months after a high-profile implosion saw the […]

Black Microbiologists Push for Visibility Amid a Pandemic


[ad_1] A few days before her fifth-grade science fair, Ariangela Kozik awoke to the overwhelming scent of poultry past its due. It was exactly what the young scientist had been hoping for. “Whew,” she recalled thinking at the time. “There is definitely something growing in here.” She rushed into her kitchen, where a neat stack […]

Dealing with the global tsunami of mental health problems during and post COVID-19


[ad_1] Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain In a special session addressing global mental health before, during and after the COVID-19 pandemic held at the ESCMID Conference on Coronavirus Disease (ECCVID) Professor Vikram Patel (Harvard Medical School, U.S.) will present a new review of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global mental health. He will explain: […]

Study offers new details on pediatric mental health boarding


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain A Dartmouth-led study, published in the journal Pediatrics, offers new details about pediatric mental health boarding in emergency departments across the country, a problem that has steadily increased in the last 10 years and been made worse by a shortage of psychiatric resources. Boarding refers to the practice of admitting […]

9 in 10 Americans not yet immune to COVID, CDC director says


[ad_1] by Robin Foster and E.j. Mundell, Healthday Reporters The head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told a Senate committee on Wednesday that 90% of Americans are still at risk of contracting the virus. “The preliminary results in the first round [of a very large, ongoing CDC study] show that a […]

ESC 2020: Studie klärt Einsatz von Bluttransfusionen bei anämischen Patienten mit Herzinfarkt


[ad_1] Die Beschränkung von Bluttransfusionen bei anämischem Patienten mit Herzinfarkt auf jene mit sehr niedrigen Hämoglobinspiegeln spart Blut, ohne sich negativ auf die klinischen Ergebnisse auszuwirken. Dies ist das Ergebnis der REALITY-Studie, die am 01. September in einer Hotline-Sitzung auf dem ESC-Kongress 2020 (1) vorgestellt wurde. Anämie betrifft ungefähr 5–10% der Patienten mit Myokardinfarkt und […]

The “gold” in breast milk


[ad_1] The photo shows Professor Dorothee Viemann (right) and Dr. Sabine Pirr, senior physician at the intensive care unit for premature and full-term infants at Hannover Medical School (MHH), appearing with a premature baby. The photo was taken prior to the corona pandemic. Credit: © Sven Döring für VolkswagenStiftung Breast milk strengthens a child’s immune […]