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Should children get a COVID vaccine?

Should children get a COVID vaccine?

Brenda Goodman | 
[W]ith COVID cases plummeting in the United States and children historically seeing far less serious cases than adults, a panel ...
Texas man who rejected a COVID shot in January received life-saving transplant after the virus destroyed his lungs in a matter of weeks

Texas man who rejected a COVID shot in January received life-saving transplant after the virus destroyed his lungs in a matter of weeks

Carolyn Crist | 
Joshua Garza, 43, of Sugarland, [Texas], decided not to get vaccinated in January because he didn’t think he needed it ...
Psilocybin ‘magic mushrooms’ shown to be as effective as pharmaceuticals in treating depression

Psilocybin ‘magic mushrooms’ shown to be as effective as pharmaceuticals in treating depression

Sarah Edmonds | 
The psychedelic drug psilocybin – found in “magic mushrooms” performed just as well as a widely used antidepressant in easing ...
The US is experiencing the mildest flu season in memory. Here’s why

The US is experiencing the mildest flu season in memory. Here’s why

Brenda Goodman | 
The U.S. is seeing historically low levels of influenza this season, which started in September 2020. This time last year, ...
‘Long COVID’: One third of symptomatic survivors have long haul symptoms

‘Long COVID’: One third of symptomatic survivors have long haul symptoms

Dennis Thompson | 
About 33% of COVID-19 patients who were never sick enough to require hospitalization continue to complain months later of symptoms ...
Is the flu more dangerous than COVID, as many people believe? Study shows risk of COVID death is 3.5 times higher

Is the flu more dangerous than COVID, as many people believe? Study shows risk of COVID death is 3.5 times higher

"We can now say definitively that COVID-19 is much more severe than seasonal influenza," said… Dr. Amol Verma, a researcher ...
Could a low-carbohydrate diet send Type 2 diabetes into remission?

Could a low-carbohydrate diet send Type 2 diabetes into remission?

Amy Norton | 
[An] analysis of 23 small trials found that low-carb diets worked better than other eating plans in helping people lose ...
Here’s how we might develop life-saving vaccines even faster

Here’s how we might develop life-saving vaccines even faster

Allison Shelley | 
So far, every spillover of a pathogen from wildlife to humans — from SARS in 2003 to the H1N1 avian flu in 2009, ...
Flashing red on college campuses: As schools reopen, universities emerge as COVID petri dishes

Flashing red on college campuses: As schools reopen, universities emerge as COVID petri dishes

Robert Preidt | 
[Researchers] studied 30 [US college] campuses nationwide with the highest numbers of reported coronavirus cases and found that more than half ...
Prescription-strength omega-3 fatty acid fish oil supplements don’t prevent heart disease, study finds

Prescription-strength omega-3 fatty acid fish oil supplements don’t prevent heart disease, study finds

Ernie Mundell, Steven Reinberg | 
Prior research into a prescription medicine derived from fish called Vascepa, announced earlier this year, suggested it might be of real value ...
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What’s next from stem cell research? Diabetes treatments and safer kidney transplants

Kathleen Doheny | 
Treatments for eye diseases are considered among the most promising for stem cells, which have been under study for more ...

Stem cell hope for heart failure

Dennis Thompson | 
Stem cells injected directly into heart muscle can help patients suffering from severe heart failure by improving an ailing heart's ...

Studies suggest genetic role in obesity

Randy Dotinga | 
The following is an excerpt. Two new studies offer some solace to those who can't control their weight despite diet and exercise by providing more evidence ...
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Stem cell transplants may show promise for MS

Denise Mann | 
New research suggests that stem cell transplants to treat certain brain and nervous system diseases such as multiple sclerosismay be ...
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Fighting breed-related diseases

Ann Hohenhaus | 
The refinement of purebred dogs over the past four or five centuries has created interesting versions of Canis familiaris, such ...
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