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In-depth contact tracing casts doubt on N.B. doctor as source of spring COVID-19 outbreak

3 weeks ago from CBC: Health

Dr. Jean Robert Ngola has been blamed as the source of a COVID-19 outbreak in Campbellton, N.B., but an investigation by CBC’s The Fifth Estate and Radio-Canada reveals contact tracing...

A closer look at the vaccines Canada is betting on to stem the spread of COVID-19

3 weeks ago from CBC: Health

The federal government has announced that it has signed deals with four companies to reserve millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines under development. The candidate vaccines represent a variety of...

COVID-19 in kids, teens mostly mild, rarely fatal, study says

3 weeks ago from UPI

Severe COVID-19 is rare in kids and teens, and death is exceptionally rare, occurring only in those with serious underlying conditions, according to a new study.

Eating in evening linked to less nutritious diet

3 weeks ago from UPI

Consuming most of your daily calories in the evening is associated with a less nutritious diet and higher calorie intake, a new study shows.

Air pollution, digestive tract disorders and the connection between them – revisited

3 weeks ago from Science Blog

Strong evidence suggests there is a link between air pollution and compromised gut health. This topic was first explored on the Air Quality Matters blog on Feb. 26, 2014 in...

CDC orders moratorium on evictions through end of December

3 weeks ago from UPI

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday ordered a moratorium on evictions through Dec. 31.

Las Vegas Raiders place WR Tyrell Williams on injured reserve

3 weeks ago from UPI

The Las Vegas Raiders have placed veteran wide receiver Tyrell Williams on season-ending injured reserve.

White House says U.S. won't join global COVID-19 vaccine initiative

3 weeks ago from UPI

White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere said Tuesday the United States will not participate in a global COVID-19 led by the World Health Organization.

All the pros—and cons—of convalescent plasma therapy for COVID-19

3 weeks ago from PopSci

Convalescent plasma treatment has been around for a century. (Pexels/)Follow all of PopSci’s COVID-19 coverage here, including breakdowns of the safest swimming options, safest dining options, and a tutorial on safest long-distance travel...

Brazilian Partnership to Begin Producing NASA-Designed COVID-19 Ventilator

The Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency has approved the commercial manufacture of VITAL, a breathing device designed specifically to address the needs of coronavirus patients.

Ford defends Ontario's top doctor as calls for his resignation or removal grow louder

3 weeks ago from CBC: Health

Premier Doug Ford is defending Ontario's chief medical officer of health amid growing calls for new leadership as the province enters a critical new stage of the COVID-19 pandemic.

1 in 20 older Americans smoke pot regularly, survey finds

3 weeks ago from UPI

Marijuana use is on the rise among older Americans, with one in 20 saying they had used within the previous month, according to a new study.

Hydration bladders for outdoor adventures

3 weeks ago from PopSci

Stay hydrated. (Yanny Mishchuk via Unsplash /)Nothing’s more important than staying hydrated when hiking, and an excellent way to do this is with a hydration bladder. These water containers sit in special pockets...

NATO receives PGMs purchased through joint procurement program

3 weeks ago from UPI

The NATO Support and Procurement Agency on Tuesday received the first of three shipments of precision guided munitions planned for 2020, the alliance announced.

First randomised trial backs safety of common heart drugs in COVID-19 patients

3 weeks ago from Science Daily

Heart patients hospitalized with COVID-19 can safely continue taking angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), according to new research.

Severe COVID-19 despite or even due to the strong immunity

3 weeks ago from Science Daily

Critically ill patients present a similar or even stronger immunity against the virus than convalescent patients. This supports the theory that severe infections might be linked to an exaggerated immune...

The best ankle weights for a sculpted lower body

3 weeks ago from PopSci

Add a little extra to your workout. (Amazon/)If you’re looking to take your workouts to the next level, ankle weights will do the muscle blasting trick. Strap them on while you’re doing...

Face shield or face mask to stop the spread of COVID-19?

3 weeks ago from Science Daily

If CDC guidelines aren't enough to convince you that face shields alone shouldn't be used to stop the spread of COVID-19, then maybe a new visualization study will. Researchers simulated...

Study tracks human milk nutrients in infant microbiome

3 weeks ago from Science Daily

A new study in mice helps explain why gut microbiomes of breastfed infants can differ greatly from those of formula-fed infants.

Scientists identify promising new ALS drug candidates

3 weeks ago from Science Daily

Scientists have taken a significant step forward in the search to find effective new drug candidates for the treatment of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as motor neuron disease.

A surprising opportunity for telehealth in shaping the future of medicine

3 weeks ago from Science Daily

Expanded telehealth services at UT Southwestern have proved effective at safely delivering patient care during the pandemic, leading to an increase in patients even in specialties such as plastic surgery,...

BTS to perform on 'Today,' 'America's Got Talent'

3 weeks ago from UPI

K-pop group BTS will perform its new single "Dynamite" on "Today" and "America's Got Talent."

FDA data reveals racial discrepancies in cardiovascular drug trials

3 weeks ago from UPI

FDA data shows that Black Americans are recruited for drug trials at substantially lower rates than White Americans -- 75% of cardiovascular drug trials from 2015-2019 had major racial discrepencies,...

Channing Tatum to release 'Sparkella' children's book

3 weeks ago from UPI

Channing Tatum will publish "The One and Only Sparkella," a picture book inspired by his daughter, Everly, in 2021.

First treatment identified for fainting

3 weeks ago from Science Daily

Fainting affects one in two people during their lifetime. Those with recurrent episodes are often afraid to socialize or go to work. Today researchers report the first effective therapy.

Blood pressure-lowering is even more beneficial than previously thought

3 weeks ago from Science Daily

Blood pressure medication can prevent heart attacks and strokes - even in people with normal blood pressure.

Robin Williams 'wasn't in his right mind' before death, says widow

3 weeks ago from UPI

Susan Schneider Williams, the widow of Robin Williams, discussed the late actor's unwitting struggle with Lewy body dementia.

Pregnant women's flu vaccines don't raise risk of autism, study confirms

3 weeks ago from UPI

Pregnant women are understandably worried about everything that goes into their bodies. But here's one worry they can cross off that list: flu shots.