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Gov't plans to start shipping COVID-19 vaccine quickly after approval

2 days ago from UPI

Distribution of any new COVID-19 vaccine will begin within 24 hours of its approval by federal regulators, a top Trump administration official said Wednesday.

A new discovery in regenerative medicine

2 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers have made an unexpected world-first stem cell discovery that may lead to new treatments for placenta complications during pregnancy.

Lil Nas X to release 'C is for Country' children's book

2 days ago from UPI

"Old Town Road" rapper Lil Nas X will release the picture book "C is for Country" in January 2021.

Watch live: Sony's PlayStation 5 Showcase with game, console updates

2 days ago from UPI

Sony is hosting a livestreamed PlayStation 5 showcase on Wednesday at 4 p.m. EDT.

Study links 2018 drop in overdose deaths to change in China drug policy

2 days ago from UPI

A change in drug manufacturing regulations played a more significant role in reducing opioid-related overdose deaths in the United States in 2018 than any domestic public health initiatives, an analysis...

Elevated blood clotting factor linked to worse COVID-19 outcomes

2 days ago from UPI

Most people now know that COVID-19 can cause blood clots, potentially leading to paralysis, stroke, heart attack and death.

U.S. COVID-19 cases, deaths spike; antibody drug shows promise

2 days ago from UPI

The United States saw a rise in COVID-19 cases on Tuesday at a level not seen in more than a month, according to updated figures from Johns Hopkins University.

The best weighted vests for your next tough workout

2 days ago from PopSci

Up your intensity. (Natalie Runnerstrom via Unsplash /)Ready to take your workout to the next level? Weighted vests could be the answer. These wearable exercise tools contain small weights, which add an extra...

To evade COVID-19, dialysis patients bring their treatment home

2 days ago from LA Times - Science

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, more patients are administering dialysis to themselves at home rather than receiving it in a clinic. But there are challenges.

To evade COVID-19, dialysis patients bring their treatment home

2 days ago from LA Times - Health

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, more patients are administering dialysis to themselves at home rather than receiving it in a clinic. But there are challenges.

Researchers ask, how sustainable is your toothbrush?

2 days ago from Physorg

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have examined the sustainability of different models of the most commonly used oral health product—the toothbrush—to ascertain which is best for the planet and associated...

New method for combating antibiotic resistance in microbes

2 days ago from Physorg

Bacteria in biofilms are 1,000 times more resistant to antibiotics, disinfectants, mechanical treatment, and other types of stress. A chemist from RUDN University suggested a method to prevent the formation...

A new discovery in pluripotent stem cells and induced regenerative medicine

2 days ago from Physorg

An international collaboration involving Duke-NUS Medical School and Monash University researchers has made an unexpected world-first stem cell discovery that may lead to new treatments for placenta complications during pregnancy.

Waste from the food chain could hold the clue to treating eye infections worldwide

2 days ago from Physorg

A new laboratory model that can be used to test treatments for preventing and curing eye infections caused by fungi, bacteria and viruses, while also reducing the number of animals...

60% of lung cancer patients saw COVID-19-related treatment delays, study finds

2 days ago from UPI

Nearly 60% of people undergoing treatment for lung cancer experienced disruptions in care this spring because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an analysis published Wednesday by JAMA Oncology.

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Wednesday

2 days ago from CBC: Health

As schools reopen across much of the country, some are voicing concern about the rising number of COVID-19 cases among students and that not enough is being done to protect...

Late childhood peer group status linked to heightened adult circulatory disease risk

2 days ago from Science Daily

Late childhood peer group status may be linked to a heightened risk of developing circulatory system disease --- conditions that affect the normal functioning of the heart and blood vessels...

Saints WR Michael Thomas to miss time due to high-ankle injury

2 days ago from UPI

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas is expected to miss time due to a high-ankle injury.

Biological sex affects genes for body fat, cancer, birth weight, study says

2 days ago from UPI

Researchers say your biological sex affects gene expression in nearly every type of tissue -- influencing body fat, cancer and birth weight.

Injectable hydrogel could someday lead to more effective vaccines

2 days ago from Physorg

Vaccines have curtailed the spread of several infectious diseases, such as smallpox, polio and measles. However, vaccines against some diseases, including HIV-1, influenza and malaria, don't work very well, and...

Population Density Does Not Doom Cities to Pandemic Dangers

3 days ago from Scientific American

Crowding, connections among communities and other factors seem to better explain infection and mortality rates -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Mexico identifies submerged wreck of Mayan slave ship

3 days ago from Physorg

Archaeologists in Mexico said Tuesday they have identified a ship that carried Mayan people into virtual slavery in the 1850s, the first time such a ship has been found.

Fish exposed to noise pollution likely to die early: study

3 days ago from Physorg

Fish stressed by noise are less able to fight off disease while prolonged exposure can lead to an early death, according to research published Tuesday, the latest outlining the consequences...

As Brazil's wetlands burn, rain is 'only hope'

3 days ago from Physorg

Lieutenant Silva's face is grim as he watches his firefighters try—and fail—to control one of the thousands of wildfires ravaging Brazil's Pantanal, the world's biggest tropical wetlands.

Young Canadians spreading COVID-19 in all kinds of ways

3 days ago from CBC: Health

There's lots of blame directed at big parties, but younger Canadians may also be fuelling the spread of COVID-19 in far more mundane ways — from family gatherings to cottage...

Some psoriasis meds may also help prevent heart disease

3 days ago from UPI

Biologic therapy for the skin condition psoriasis may reduce patients' risk of heart disease, new research suggests.

Many MS patients struggle with finances, forgo treatments

3 days ago from UPI

More than three-quarters of Americans with multiple sclerosis experience financial difficulties that often prevent them from getting treatment, new research claims.

William Gates Sr., father of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, dies at 94

3 days ago from UPI

William Gates Sr., the father of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, died on Monday, his son announced. He was 94 years old.