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NFL, college football frenzy floods weekend sports schedule

1 week ago from UPI

Thirteen NFL games and 19 college football clashes will flood TV screens around the United States this weekend as the sport makes its full return for regular seasons amid the...

Brooks Koepka to skip U.S. Open due to injuries

1 week ago from UPI

Brooks Koepka, who has been dealing with hip and knee issues this year, withdrew from next week's U.S. Open at Winged Foot Golf Club.

Coronavirus: What's happening around the world on Thursday

1 week ago from CBC: Health

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres called for $35 billion US more for the World Health Organization's ACT Accelerator program to back vaccines, treatments and diagnostics for the novel coronavirus.

How loss of single gene fuels deadly childhood brain cancer

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers describe how the functional loss of a single gene negatively impacts neural development and promotes the growth of a particularly deadly form of pediatric brain cancer.

COVID-19 may have been in LA as early as last December, study suggests

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers detected an unexpected 50 percent increase in patients presenting with respiratory illnesses at UCLA Health facilities in the months before the pandemic.

Research on the impact of ACE-i and ARBs for patients with COVID-19 continues to evolve

1 week ago from Science Daily

Low blood pressure, or hypotension, in COVID-19 patients with a history of hypertension appears to be a risk factor for kidney damage and death. Reducing hypertension medications if and when...

Editorial: Trump lied and Americans died

1 week ago from LA Times - Health

We knew that Trump failed miserably in responding to the coronavirus threat. Thanks to Bob Woodward, we now know he intentionally downplayed the risks.

Nonharmful stress protects against disease in offspring

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers report what is believed to be the first study in a mammalian model documenting the reprogramming of heritability to promote disease resilience in the next generation.

Seven in 10 Americans willing to get COVID-19 vaccine, survey finds

1 week ago from Science Daily

Almost seven in 10 Americans would be interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine when one becomes available, according to a new study. But researchers say there are concerning gaps in...

EPA faces TSCA risk evaluation overload

1 week ago from C&EN

Agency takes on 20 more chemical assessments after missing deadline to complete previous 10

Antibiotic molecule enables immune system to kill HIV infected cells

1 week ago from Science Daily

A class of antibiotic molecules called pleicomacrolides inhibit the Nef protein, which HIV uses to evade the body's immune system.

Placer County rescinds COVID-19 health emergency, prompting health officer to resign

1 week ago from LA Times - Health

Residents will still be expected to follow California's overall guidance, but the county says it will not enforce the state rules.

Fewer than 60% of Americans believe vaccines are safe, effective, study finds

1 week ago from UPI

Fewer than 60% of Americans believe vaccines are safe and effective, according to an analysis published Thursday by the Lancet. The findings are significant, given the global quest for a...

Researchers publish striking images of SARS-CoV-2 infected cells

1 week ago from Science Daily

The UNC School of Medicine lab of Camille Ehre, PhD, generated high-powered microscopic images showing startlingly high SARS-CoV-2 viral loads on human respiratory surfaces, ready to spread infection in infected...

Bars, restaurants are COVID-19 infection hotspots, study confirms

1 week ago from UPI

Relaxation of face mask requirements in restaurants, coffee shops and bars could make those venues prime areas for transmission of the new coronavirus, research shows.

Coronavirus: What's happening around the world on Thursday

1 week ago from CBC: Health

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres called for $35 billion US more for the World Health Organization's ACT Accelerator program to back vaccines, treatments and diagnostics for the novel coronavirus.

Antibody responses in COVID-19 patients could guide vaccine design

1 week ago from Science Daily

A comprehensive analysis of antibody responses in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients could inform the development of an effective vaccine, according to a new study.

Gut microbiome data may be helpful in routine screening of cardiovascular disease

1 week ago from Science Daily

Previous studies have found the human gut microbiome, bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract, is associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD). This study used machine learning to analyze data from nearly 1,000...

Fatter legs linked to reduced risk of high blood pressure

1 week ago from Science Daily

Adults with a higher percentage of fat tissue in their legs were less likely than those with a lower percentage to have high blood pressure. Research findings held true even...

Paratrooper dies in accident at Georgia's Fort Stewart

1 week ago from UPI

An 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper died during airborne training in Georgia on Wednesday, officials said.

How do people prefer coronavirus contact tracing to be carried out?

1 week ago from Science Daily

New research shows that people prefer coronavirus contact tracing to be carried out by a combination of apps and humans.

Epigenetic changes precede onset of diabetes

1 week ago from Science Daily

Epigenetic changes in the islets of Langerhans of the pancreas can be detected in patients several years before the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. These changes are responsible for the...

Levodopa may improve vision in patients with macular degeneration

1 week ago from Science Daily

Investigators have determined that treating patients with an advanced form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) with levodopa, a safe and readily available drug commonly used to treat Parkinson's disease, stabilized...

Pain tolerance among cannabis users

1 week ago from Science Daily

A recent study examining pain among cannabis users suggests that -- unlike long-term opioid use -- regular cannabis use does not appear to increase pain sensitivity.

Cost puts HIV-preventing PrEP out of reach for many

1 week ago from UPI

The daily drug regimen known as PrEP is a nearly foolproof way to prevent HIV infection. But a new study suggests that many high-risk Americans may be giving the medication...

Green light therapy shown to reduce migraine frequency, intensity

1 week ago from Science Daily

A new study found that green light therapy resulted in about a 60% reduction in the pain intensity of the headache phase and number of days per month people experienced...

EDs should tailor clinical decision support to avoid antibiotic over-prescribing

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers found that a unique set of factors of the emergency department (ED) makes standard Clinical Decision Support (CDS) systems not as effective in helping to reduce antibiotic overprescribing in...

Concussion discovery reveals dire, unknown effect of even mild brain injuries

1 week ago from Science Daily

Even mild concussions cause severe and long-lasting impairments in the brain's ability to clean itself, and this may seed it for Alzheimer's, dementia and other neurodegenerative problems.