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Op-Ed: Hard lessons we learned from the COVID-19 tragedy at San Quentin prison

2 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

As the virus spread through the overcrowded prison, the amount of sickness and death has been staggering, despite all our efforts as doctors to mitigate the suffering.

Suspect in Portland protest killing, Michael Forest Reinoehl, shot dead by police

2 weeks ago from UPI

Authorities said the man suspected of fatally shooting a far-right activist in Portland, Ore., last weekend has died after being shot by law enforcement attempting to take him into custody.

Suspect in fatal Portland shooting killed by police

2 weeks ago from UPI

Authorities said the man suspected of fatally shooting a far-right activist in Portland, Ore., last weekend has died after being shot by law enforcement attempting to take him into custody.

DOJ: 2K arrested in 9 cities under Operation Legend

2 weeks ago from UPI

The Justice Department said agents have arrested more than 2,000 people under a two-month law enforcement initiative targeting violent crime in nine cities.

Common meds linked to faster mental decline in seniors

2 weeks ago from UPI

A group of widely used medications might speed up older adults' mental decline -- especially if they are at increased risk of dementia, a new study hints.

Self-administered COVID-19 tests to replace observed testing

2 weeks ago from Harvard Science

Starting Friday, the University will begin transitioning to self-administered, unobserved COVID-19 testing for authorized Harvard affiliates instead of the current practice of observed testing at designated campus facilities. The shift comes after approval from...

Teens, seniors often drive the least safe cars, study says

2 weeks ago from UPI

Seniors and teens are more likely to drive vehicles that lack important safety features, a new study finds.

Personal use of permanent hair dye not associated with greater risk of most cancers or cancer death

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Women who use permanent hair dye products to colour their hair at home do not experience greater risk of most cancers or greater cancer related mortality.

Orange County COVID-19 deaths top 1,000 even as new cases start to stabilize statewide

2 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

The fallout from the recent summer surge in new coronavirus cases is here: More deaths.

Pittsburgh Pirates to wear No. 21 on Roberto Clemente Day

2 weeks ago from UPI

Major League Baseball and the Pittsburgh Pirates will honor baseball legend Roberto Clemente by wearing his No. 21 during a game against the Chicago White Sox next week.

Marine Corps stands up Network Activity to prevent cyberattacks

2 weeks ago from UPI

The Marine Corps this week stood up a dedicated group to upgrade its ability to prevent and counter cyberattacks -- and minimize disruptions and shortages.

Who should get the COVID-19 vaccine first?

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Nineteen global health experts from around the world have proposed a new, three-phase plan for vaccine distribution -- called the Fair Priority Model -- which aims to reduce premature deaths...

Strict new guidelines lay out a path to heritable human gene editing

2 weeks ago from Sciencenews.org

Gene editing to make heritable changes in human DNA isn’t yet safe and effective enough to make gene-edited babies, an international scientific commission says. But in a Sept. 3 report, the group...

NYC's Whitney museum reopens after 5 months

2 weeks ago from UPI

New York City's Whitney Museum of American Art reopened Thursday, nearly six months after shuttering in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

US FDA weighs in on minimizing nitrosamines in drugs

2 weeks ago from C&EN

Guidance provides recommended daily limits for 6 impurities

What would it actually take to have a COVID-19 vaccine by October?

2 weeks ago from PopSci

Since the beginning of the pandemic, vaccine developers have raced to bring a COVID-19 vaccine to market at unprecedented speeds. More than 150 vaccine candidates are under development, with 37 already being tested...

Exposure to cadmium in the womb linked to childhood asthma and allergies

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Babies born with higher levels of cadmium in their umbilical cord blood may be more likely to develop childhood asthma and allergies, according to new research.

Helping teens with type 1 diabetes improve diabetes control with MyDiaText

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Adolescence is a difficult period of development, made more complex for those with Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). The challenges of managing multiple doses of daily insulin administration, blood glucose...

Treatment for canine ocular condition using turmeric

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Researchers have produced a therapeutic derived from turmeric, a spice long-praised for its natural anti-inflammatory properties, that shows promise in decreasing ocular inflammation in dogs suffering from uveitis, an inflammation...

Novel insights of how prostate cancer causes secondary tumors

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

An increased awareness on a molecular level of what mechanisms prostate cancer cells use to become mobile and start spreading may in the long run provide new opportunities for treatment...

Diabetes-in-a-dish model uncovers new insights into the cause of type 2 diabetes

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Researchers have developed a novel 'disease-in-a-dish' model to study the basic molecular factors that lead to the development of type 2 diabetes, uncovering the potential existence of major signaling defects...

Vaccine protection against COVID-19 related issues

2 weeks ago from Harvard Science

Most people with COVID-19 have relatively mild disease, but a subset of them develop severe pneumonia and respiratory failure, potentially leading to death. In new research published today in Nature Medicine,  immunologist Dan H....

AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine to be tested at five U.S. military sites

2 weeks ago from UPI

Five Department of Defense facilities will participate in the Phase III trial of a COVID-19 vaccine, the Pentagon announced Thursday.

Canada's top doctor advises some to consider wearing masks during sex

2 weeks ago from UPI

Canada's top doctor has advised some people to consider wearing masks during sex and avoid kissing due to COVID-19.

CDC: Opioids leading cause of drug overdose deaths in first half of 2019

2 weeks ago from UPI

More than 80% of all drug overdose deaths reported across the country in the first half of 2019 involved opioids, according to figures released Thursday by the U.S. Centers for...

Permanent hair dyes may not raise risk for most cancers, study shows

2 weeks ago from UPI

Investigators found that personal use of permanent hair dyes was not associated with any increase in the risk of developing bladder, brain, colon, kidney, lung, blood or immune system cancer.

Antibiotics affect breast milk microbiota in mothers of preterm infants, study finds

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Researchers have found that mothers of preterm babies have highly individual breast milk microbiomes, and that even short courses of antibiotics have prolonged effects on the diversity and abundance of...

Investigational COVID-19 vaccine candidate prevents severe clinical disease in animals

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

New research demonstrates that a candidate COVID-19 vaccine elicited robust immune response in Syrian golden hamsters and prevented severe clinical disease -- including weight loss, pneumonia and death.