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Covid-19 can spread from the air within a car

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Researchers at the University of Florida collected the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes COVID-19 from the air within a car driven for 15 minutes by a patient confirmed to have the illness. The driver had...

Effectiveness of 13vPCV on children with bacterial pneumonia

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A UNSW Sydney-led medical research team has called for a new vaccine, improved strategies and enhanced monitoring to combat serious complications from childhood pneumonia. The researchers examined the impact of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine...

Researchers have identified the processes that cause wheezing in the lungs

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A team of engineers has identified the 'violent' physical processes at work inside the lungs which cause wheezing, a condition which affects up to a quarter of the world's population. The researchers, from the University...

Un nuovo trattamento può eliminare i batteri superficiali utilizzando la luce blu e il...

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Un nuovo trattamento per eliminare i batteri superficiali utilizzando la luce blu e il carvacrolo, un fenolo derivato da oli commestibili, crea una reazione fotossica specifica dei batteri che non contribuisce alla resistenza agli...

Il propranololo può essere usato per trattare le malformazioni cavernose cerebrali

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Il propranololo, un farmaco efficace contro gli emangiomi infantili ("nevi alla fragola", simili a voglie), può anche essere usato per trattare le malformazioni cavernose cerebrali, una condizione caratterizzata da vasi sanguigni deformi nel cervello e...

New treatment can eliminate surface bacteria using blue light and carvacrol

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A new treatment for eliminating surface bacteria using blue light and carvacrol, a phenol derived from edible oils, creates a photoxic, bacteria-specific reaction that does not contribute to antibiotic resistance. The technique, developed by...

Propranolol can be used to treat cerebral cavernous malformations

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Propranolol, a drug that is efficacious against infantile haemangiomas ("strawberry naevi," resembling birthmarks), can also be used to treat cerebral cavernous malformations, a condition characterized by misshapen blood vessels in the brain and elsewhere....

Heart drug Vascor shows significant efficacy in interfering with SARS-CoV-2 entry into human cell...

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A federally approved heart medication shows significant effectiveness in interfering with SARS-CoV-2 entry into the human cell host, according to a new study by a research team from Texas A&M University and The University...

Three decades-old antibiotics administered together can offer an alternative to opioid-based painkillers

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hree decades-old antibiotics administered together can block a type of pain triggered by nerve damage in an animal model, UT Southwestern researchers report. The finding, published online today in PNAS, could offer an alternative...

Inhalation of depleted uranium from exploding munitions did not lead to Gulf War illness...

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Inhalation of depleted uranium from exploding munitions did not lead to Gulf War illness (GWI) in veterans deployed in the 1991 Persian Gulf War, a new study co-authored by a leading researcher of the...

Adolescents: The risk of compulsive internet use has grown in the coronavirus pandemic

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Loneliness is a risk factor associated with adolescents being drawn into compulsive internet use. The risk of compulsive use has grown in the coronavirus pandemic: loneliness has become increasingly prevalent among adolescents, who spend...

Evolution of immunity levels up to four months following COVID-19 infection

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Australian scientists have described the evolution of immunity levels up to four months following COVID-19 infection, finding that while antibody levels drop dramatically in the first one to two months, the decrease then slows...

Dipendenza dal lavoro: aumento del rischio di depressione – stress – impatto sulla vita...

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Come cultura, siamo arrivati ​​a dare valore alla crescita e alla produttività, rendendo il lavoro retribuito non solo una necessità, ma una preoccupazione centrale nella vita delle persone.  Tuttavia, questo atteggiamento nei confronti del lavoro...

People with psychosis have weaker connectivity in the upper temporal area

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Just as a small airport would have challenges handling massive plane traffic, people with psychosis may experience communication difficulties because non-language parts of the brain are trying to manage communications tasks, new research from...

Work addiction: increased risk of depression – stress – impact on the person’s social...

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As a culture, we’ve come to value growth and productivity, making paid work not only a necessity, but a central concern in peoples’ lives. Yet this attitude towards work is harming us more than...