Emergency relief needed: COVID-related lockdowns have led to a 50% crash in immunization rates for polio and measles

Emergency relief needed: COVID-related lockdowns have led to a 50% crash in immunization rates for polio and measles

According to [the UN Children’s Fund and the World Health Organization], immunization rates in some countries have fallen by as much ...
Why COVID kills more men than women

Why COVID kills more men than women

For every 10 women claimed by [COVID] in the United States, 12 men have died, found an analysis by Global Health 50/50, ...
Viewpoint: Are health advocates and politicians overselling the value of masks?

Viewpoint: Are health advocates and politicians overselling the value of masks?

The public assumes that research performed since the beginning of the pandemic supports mask mandates. Policy makers and the media ...
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Eating plant-based burgers doesn’t cause ‘man boobs’

[December 2019, cattle veterinarian James] Stangle cautioned that Impossible’s meat substitute, which debuted in the spring of 2019 and started ...
‘It’s like a severe hangover’: Pfizer COVID vaccine volunteers suffered flu like side effects, but they quickly passed

‘It’s like a severe hangover’: Pfizer COVID vaccine volunteers suffered flu like side effects, but they quickly passed

While [Pfizer’s COVID] vaccine has proven to be safe and effective in the late-stage trials that comprised of thousands of ...
Childhood asthma linked to maternal depression during pregnancy

Childhood asthma linked to maternal depression during pregnancy

Researchers had the parents of 4,231 children fill out well-validated questionnaires on psychological stress in the second trimester of pregnancy, ...
Long hauler phenomenon explained? In some COVID survivors, normally protective antibodies turn on their own cells

Long hauler phenomenon explained? In some COVID survivors, normally protective antibodies turn on their own cells

At some point, the body’s defense system in [some COVID survivors shifts] into attacking itself, rather than the virus, [a ...
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3D printed vulvas help women and health practitioners better understand the female body

Over the past year, Granville has been creating 3D-printed models of the female anatomy aimed at enhancing training and patient ...
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Temper the celebration: 2-shot Pfizer COVID vaccine appears 90% effective but it’s not known for how long or its impact on severe cases

Pfizer and BioNTech's vaccine is reportedly successful in preventing 90% of infections according to early data from a Phase 3 ...
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Ketogenic high fat diet could prevent and even reverse heart failure, study finds

In an animal model, drastic heart failure in mice was bypassed by switching to high fat or “ketogenic” diets, which ...
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Quack or fact: Can a copper bracelet cure arthritis or other pains?

Although people have adorned themselves with copper since prehistory, the marketing of copper bracelets as a treatment for arthritis pain appears to date back only to ...
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Super fit and unafraid of COVID? Think again, as lingering symptoms often debilitate the healthiest

Like many healthy people, [57-year-old Brendan Delaney] figured his symptoms, a mild fever and a cough, would pass soon enough ...
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Viewpoint: Not all the COVID news is gloomy

Clearly, the pandemic has not ended. So far some 215,000 Americans have lost their lives to the coronavirus, and reliable estimates suggest ...
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Using GM crops to safely feed more people is a ‘no brainer,’ plant scientist says

Whether drought, disease, or simply increasing the efficiency of crops, [Borglaug Institute director Elsa] Murano and her colleagues work every ...
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What our COVID world might look like over the next year

Now — with health authorities saying it may not be until at least the end of 2021 before there’s a ...
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Colder weather is arriving. What do we know about indoor vs outdoor transmission of COVID?

As autumn settles in and the holidays loom, it’s worth pausing to ponder what we’ve learned about COVID-19 transmission over ...
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How to assess your risk of pancreatic cancer

Previously, it was thought that someone’s risk for pancreatic cancer was increased only if two or more family members were ...
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Has a less deadly version of COVID evolved in Europe?

In England, the proportion of people infected by the coronavirus who later died was certainly lower in early August than ...
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Childhood trauma leaves signs in our blood and can be inherited, studies suggest

[Researchers] identified a biological mechanism by which traumatic experiences become embedded in germ cells. People who live through traumatic experiences ...
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Childhood trauma: The kids are not alright, and part of the explanation may be linked to epigenetics

The old adage about kids being resilient and able to bounce back from early traumas isn't necessarily borne out by ...
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EU opposition to GM crops encourages hunger in developing nations, US trade official warns

A senior U.S. official blasted EU plans for greener farming on [October 27], accusing Brussels of risking worldwide starvation by ...
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Viewpoint: Can you inherit anorexia and other eating disorders?

Experts have long known that eating disorders stem from a combination of hereditary and environmental factors, but no one had ever ...
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First new human organs found in three centuries – camera-shy salivary glands in your head

A team of researchers in the Netherlands has discovered what may be a set of previously unidentified organs: a pair ...
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Why are food allergies on the rise, and what can we do about it?

More of the population has food allergies than ever before – and around the world, they are sending more and ...
Climate conundrum: Weather changes causing more diseases in livestock that lead to methane release and higher temperatures

Climate conundrum: Weather changes causing more diseases in livestock that lead to methane release and higher temperatures

Climate change is affecting the spread and severity of infectious diseases around the world — and infectious diseases may in ...
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A COVID tale of two universities: This historically Black Alabama college got its opening right; their mostly White neighbor flubbed it

[The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa and Birmingham campuses] were supposed to have the same clean slate when classes resumed amid ...
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Toilet wisdom: Why some people never gain weight

A small group of people have been thin since birth and have always found it very difficult to gain weight ...
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Colds you’ve had in the past may provide some protection from COVID

[N]ew research suggests the colds you've had in the past may provide some protection from COVID-19. The study, authored by ...
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