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The protein OAS1 has a protective effect against COVID-19 susceptibility and severity

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Researchers at the Lady Davis Institute (LDI) at the Jewish General Hospital have discovered that increased levels of the protein OAS1 are associated with reduced mortality and less severe disease requiring ventilation among patients...

COVID-19: prolonged school closures and distance learning dramatically impact children’s reading ability

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The ability to read is foundational to education, but prolonged school closures and distance learning due to the pandemic have imposed unique challenges on the teaching of many fundamental skills. When in-person classes resume,...

If the rich world continues to hoard vaccines the pandemic will drag on for...

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Just 10 countries account for three quarters of the 191 million COVID-19 vaccinations that were given through mid-February, a sign that the race to vaccinate the world is hardly on even footing. And if...

COVID-19: two-thirds of hospitalizations are due to four conditions – obesity – hypertension –...

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A modeling study suggests a majority of adult COVID-19 hospitalizations nationwide are attributable to at least one of four pre-existing conditions: obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and heart failure, in that order. The study, published today in...

SARS-CoV-2 – Diamond Princess outbreak: airborne transmission accounted for more than 50 percent...

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Among the many startling images of the early coronavirus pandemic were the luxury cruise ships that garnered the nickname "floating incubators." No situation was more riveting than the ill-fated Diamond Princess, a British-registered ship that...

COVID-19: due terzi dei ricoveri ospedalieri sono dovuti a quattro condizioni: obesità – ipertensione...

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Uno studio di modellazione suggerisce che la maggior parte dei ricoveri adulti COVID-19 a livello nazionale sono attribuibili ad almeno una delle quattro condizioni preesistenze: obesità, ipertensione, diabete e insufficienza cardiaca, in questo ordine. Lo...

Covid-19: il sesso è un potenziale aiuto non farmacologico per dormire

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Nel migliore dei casi, la metà di tutti i canadesi riferisce di avere problemi ad addormentarsi e a rimanere addormentati. Lo stress di vivere una pandemia sta solo peggiorando le cose. Tuttavia, i consigli sull'insonnia raramente...

Covid-19: Sex is a potential non-pharmacological sleep aid

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At the best of times, half of all Canadians report that they have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. The stress of living through a pandemic is only making matters worse. Yet advice on...

There is a positive causal relationship between the size of HDL cholesterol particles and...

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HDL cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein cholesterol), or "good cholesterol," is associated with a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease as it transports cholesterol deposited in the arteries to the liver to be eliminated. This contrasts with...

The important role of vitamin B6 in the protection against COVID-19

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Who would have thought that a small basic compound like vitamin B6 in bananas or fish could be key to a robust response against COVID-19? Studies have so far explored the benefits of vitamins D...

Il vaccino Pfizer COVID-19 si è dimostrato efficace al 94% in uno studio che...

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Il vaccino Pfizer COVID-19 si è dimostrato efficace al 94% in uno studio che ha coinvolto 1,2 milioni di persone in Israele, la prima ricerca nel mondo reale sottoposta a revisione paritaria che conferma il potere delle...

Researchers from Tohoku University have developed a biobattery-powered microneedle patch can deliver drugs and...

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A pain-free, organic and biodegradable drug delivery patch may be on the horizon for home health care patients soon. Researchers from Tohoku University have developed a biobattery-powered device capable of both delivering large molecule...

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has proven 94 percent effective in a study involving 1.2...

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The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has proven 94 percent effective in a study involving 1.2 million people in Israel, the first peer-reviewed real world research confirming the power of mass immunization campaigns to bring the...

Il Covid-19 può diffondersi dall’aria all’interno di un’auto

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I ricercatori dell'Università della Florida hanno raccolto il virus SARS-CoV-2 che causa il COVID-19 dall'aria all'interno di un'auto guidata per 15 minuti da un paziente di cui è stata confermata la malattia. L'autista aveva sintomi minimi, senza...

SARS-CoV-2 doesn’t infect the entire body in the same way

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COVID-19, the disease caused by the pandemic coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, is primarily regarded as a respiratory infection. Yet the virus has also become known for affecting other parts of the body in ways not as...