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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

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

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?

[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

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

[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

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

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